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  • Triumph Over Darknessby Lennard Bickel

    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...

  • Constantine Samuel Rafinesqueby Leonard Warren

    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...

  • The Scientific 100by John Simmons; Lynda Simmons

    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...

  • My Watery Selfby Stephen Spotte

    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...

  • Wizardby Marc Seifer

    Kensington 1998; US$ 17.99

    ?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...

  • Wilbur and Orvilleby Fred Howard

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 24.95

    Definitive, crisply written study tells the full story of the brothers' lives and work ? from their early childhood and initial fascination with flight, the historic first flight at Kitty Hawk, more. more...

  • The End of the Rainy Seasonby Marian Lindberg

    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...

  • Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli | Summary & Analysisby Instaread

    iDreamBooks Inc 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...

  • Ivor Browne, the Psychiatrist: Music and Madnessby Ivor Browne

    Cork University Press 2009; US$ 9.99

    Ivor Browne is Professor Emeritus, University College, Dublin and retired as Chief Psychiatrist of the then Eastern Health Board in 1994. This book charts the growth of one man's journey in relation to psychiatry and human development more...

  • The Life and Work of George Booleby Desmond MacHale

    Cork University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    This book, aimed at the general reader and now available again, is the first full-length biography of George Boole (1815?1864) who has been variously described as the founder of pure mathematics, one of the fathers of computer science and discoverer of symbolic logic. more...