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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 5.99
Born in France in 1809, Louis Braille was the fourth child of a village saddler. At the age of three, he stabbed himself in the eye with a pointed tool taken from his father's work bench. Some thirteen years later he again took a sharp tool from the same bench and used it to create a code of raised dots punched through sheets of paper. With the patience... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00
Constantine Samuel Rafinesque was a quintessential nineteenth-century American scientist and naturalist. Exalted by some, cursed by others, Rafinesque gave Latin names to over 6,700 plant species, was acknowledged by Darwin for his early insights into biological variation, and is frequently mentioned in the great natural history archives. Yet he has... more...
- Kensington 2000; US$ 18.99
Who are the great scientists throughout the ages, and what exactly did they do to earn their importance? From Archimedes to Newton to Einstein to Hawking, The Scientific 100 provides the fascinating answers. Vivid biographical sketches chronicle the lives and accomplishments of the world's preeminent scientists. And in the tradition of the Citadel... more...
- Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 9.99
In MY WATERY SELF: AN AQUATIC MEMOIR, author/scientist Stephen Spotte traces a fascinating trail through a life that began in West Virgina coal camps, drifted through reckless bohemian times of countercultural indulgence in Beach Haven, New Jersey, and led to a career as a highly-respected marine biologist. Together, these stories form a view not... more...
- Kensington 1998; US$ 18.70
?The story of one of the most prolific, independent, and iconoclastic inventors of this century . . . fascinating.?-- Scientific American Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents,... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2015; US$ 15.99
Marian Lindberg grew up being told that Walter Lindberg, the man who raised her father, was a brave explorer who had been murdered in the Amazon. She took her father?s claims at face value, basking in her exotic roots, until she started to notice things. The unverified legend became a riddle she couldn?t solve. As Lindberg moved from journalism... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 37.99
Charles Darwin is much more than the account of a charming, shy, rich naturalist who lived in the reign of Queen Victoria and had many remarkable insights. It is, in part, the story of the intellectual life of the West over the last two centuries. Darwin was himself the product of his times, and as he acknowledged, he formed his biological theory... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 21.99
'The perfect Christmas book for those already restless for spring' - Tim Adams, Guardian Best Biographies of 2016 Lab Girl is a book about work and about love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the discoveries she has made in her lab, as well as her... more...
- Instaread 2015; US$ 2.99
Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Becoming Steve Jobs ? Summary of entire book ? Introduction to the Important People in the book ? Analysis of the Themes and Author?s Style more...