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- Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95
This is a classic American tale of dreams and obsession--the suspenseful, brilliantly written account of one eccentric man?s hunger to open space travel to us all: to let us rocket into orbit, return to earth, and soar yet again--thus transforming space travel forever. They All Laughed at Christopher Columbus Gary Hudson was seven years old when... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99
A Life in Twilight reveals the least-known and most enigmatic period of J. Robert Oppenheimer?s life, from the public humiliation he endured after the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission?s investigation into his alleged communist leanings and connections to his death in 1967. It covers Oppenheimer?s continued work as a scientist and philosopher and... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 8.99
Albert Einstein is an icon of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, he is most famous for his theory of relativity. He also made enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and cosmology, and for his work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. A self-pronounced pacifist, humanist, and, late in his life, democratic socialist, Einstein... more...
- Kensington Publishing Corp. 1998; US$ 17.99
[ Wizard ] brings the many complex facets of [Tesla's] personal and technical life together in to a cohesive whole.... I highly recommend this biography of a great technologist. --A.A. Mullin, U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, COMPUTING REVIEWS. "[Along with A Beautiful Mind ] one of the five best biographies written on the brilliantly... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 1996; US$ 8.99
His fingers move across the surface of a shell, feeling the ridges and contours, searching for clues, gathering information unnoticed by the untrained eye. For Dr. Geerat Vermeij's fingers are his eyes. One of the most accomplished evolutionary biologists of our time and the world's leading authority on an ancient "arms race" among mollusks, Dr.... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 14.95
Albert Einstein was the most famous and influential thinker of his time. His theories of relativity, quantum mechanics, and statistical physics gave birth to a new era in scientific thought and changed the ay people see the universe and their place in it. The Everything Einstein Book walks you through his rise from a lowly patent clerk to a groundbreaking... more...
- HopeRoad 2012; US$ 11.65
Mary Seacole was born in Jamaica in 1805. She came to England in the hope of serving as a nurse in the Crimean War. Through sheer tenacity she eventually travelled to the Crimea with a letter of introduction from an English doctor to Florence Nightingale. After reading this letter, ?the Lady with the Lamp,? said she would be very happy to do all... more...
- Crotona Verlag (Aquamarin) 2012; US$ 22.16
Hauptbeschreibung Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker hat es wie kein Zweiter verstanden, die seit fast vier Jahrhunderten andauernde Trennung zwischen Geistes- und Naturwissenschaft zu überwinden. In der Welt der Physik ebenso zu Hause wie im Reich der Philosophie, errichtete er eine Brücke zwischen dem Denken Platons und der modernen Quantenphysik. Eine... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 25.99
W.D.Hamilton (1936-2000) was responsible for a revolution in thinking about evolutionary biology - a revolution that changed our understanding of life itself. He played a central role in the realization that what matters in evolution is not the survival of the individual but of the survival of its genes. This provided the solution to the long standing... more...