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- Crotona Verlag (Aquamarin) 2012; US$ 18.12
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 Brücke, die noch... more...
- Argo-Navis 2013; US$ 9.99
It started with 200 pounds of tomatoes harvested from a tiny plot of polluted Chicago dirt. It ended with a new a new life on a broken down farm in Brown County Indiana, where the Murphey family settled, trading the urban fast track for a simpler existence. This book chronicles the Murpheys' first 2 years at Bean Blossom Farm - a luminous portrait... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95
Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867?1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie?s daughter, the renowned international activist Eve Curie, this biography chronicles Curie?s legendary achievements in science, including her pioneering efforts in the... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99
In 1849, 11-year-old John Muir immigrated from Scotland to America. Here, he rose from farmer and sawmill worker to become a noted authority on the botany, glaciers, and forestry of the nation's wilderness. Best known for his long association with the Yosemite Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, Muir also explored, mostly afoot, the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 30.00
Much has been written about Albert Einstein, technical and biographical, but very little remains as valuable as this unique hybrid of a book written by Einstein?s colleague and contemporary. Both rich in personal insights and grounded in a deep knowledge of twentieth-century science, Phillip Frank's biography anchors the reader with a lucid overview... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964) was one of the most brilliant of British scientists - and one of the most controversial. A trail-blazing geneticist and physiologist, who used himself as his own guinea-pig, he was also a highly successful populariser of science, a dedicated Marxist, and a devotee of Hindu culture. His private life was often tempestuous:... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99
A Jew who left Germany when Hitler came to power, Sir Ernst Chain was a winner, with Sir Alexander Fleming and Lord Florey, of the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1945. Later he was a significant figure in the use of the semi-synthetic penicillins which, from the mid-1950s onwards, revolutionized the use of the antibiotic in more than... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99
First published in 1972, Ronald W. Clark's definitive biography of Einstein, the Promethean figure of our age, goes behind the phenomenal intellect to reveal the human side of the legendary absent-minded professor. Here is the classic portrait of the scientist and the man: the boy growing up in the Swiss Alps, the young man caught in an unhappy first... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99
It is almost a century since Thomas Alva Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light - and exactly one hundred years since he built the first successful phonograph (forerunner of the gramophone). The man who declared that "genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration," and who on average lodged a... more...
- M-y Books Ltd 2011; US$ 2.99
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