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  • The Scientist as Rebelby Freeman Dyson

    New York Review Books 2014; US$ 17.95

    From Galileo to today?s amateur astronomers, scientists have been rebels, writes Freeman Dyson. Like artists and poets, they are free spirits who resist the restrictions their cultures impose on them. In their pursuit of nature?s truths, they are guided as much by imagination as by reason, and their greatest theories have the uniqueness and beauty... more...

  • Neil Armstrongby Jay Barbree; John Glenn

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Much has been written about Neil Armstrong, America?s modern hero and history?s most famous space traveler. Yet shy of fame and never one to steal the spotlight Armstrong was always reluctant to discuss his personal side of events. Here for the first time is the definitive story of Neil?s life of flight he shared for five decades with a trusted... more...

  • Charles Darwin: pocket GIANTSby Stephen Webster

    The History Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    When Darwin announced his theory of evolution by natural selection, he did more than transform biology. Before his great work, humans were comfortably different from other life, a special creation. By showing how life on Earth evolved, Darwin told us that humans too are part of nature. His decisive experience - a five-year round-the-world voyage on... more...

  • Looking for Darwinby Lloyd Spencer Davis

    Random House New Zealand 2014; Not Available

    An award-winning zoologist travels in Charles Darwin's footsteps, and in search of the meaning of life. In one of the most inhospitable places on Earth, zoologist Lloyd Spencer Davis comes face to face with an enraged leopard seal. Towering ice cliffs, a ferocious creature of the deep, and the extreme Antarctic environment all turn Davis's world... more...

  • Curious Mindsby John Brockman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00

    What makes a child decide to become a scientist? ?For Robert Sapolsky?Stanford professor of biology?it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible. ?Physicist Lee Smolin traces his inspiration to a volume of Einstein?s work, picked up as a diversion from heartbreak. ?Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and the author of Flow ,... more...

  • They All Laughed at Christopher Columbusby Elizabeth Weil

    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...

  • A Life in Twilightby Mark Wolverton

    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...

  • Einsteinby Jürgen Neffe; Shelley Frisch

    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...

  • Wizardby Marc Seifer

    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...

  • The Everything Einstein Bookby Shana Priwer

    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...