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  • Francis Crickby Matt Ridley

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    Francis Crick?the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life?will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code?the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that... more...

  • Ugly: My Memoirby Robert Hoge

    Hachette Australia 2013; US$ 17.81

    The unique and inspiring story of a boy born with the odds against him and the family whose love and support helped him overcome incredible hardships. more...

  • Einsteinby Philipp Frank

    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...

  • Reason for Hopeby Jane Goodall; Phillip Berman

    Grand Central Publishing 1999; US$ 20.65

    Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of humanity.Now, in a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest. more...

  • Fasterby James Gleick

    Little, Brown and Company 2000; Not Available

    From the bestselling, National Book Award-nominated auhtor of Genius and Chaos, a bracing new work about the accelerating pace of change in today's world. Most of us suffer some degree of "hurry sickness." a malady that has launched us into the "epoch of the nanosecond," a need-everything-yesterday sphere dominated by cell phones, computers, faxes,... more...

  • Reason for Hopeby Jane Goodall; Phillip Berman

    Grand Central Publishing 1999; Not Available

    Dr. Jane Goodall's revolutionary study of chimpanzees in Tanzania's Gombe preserve forever altered the very, definition of humanity.Now, in a poignant and insightful memoir, Jane Goodall explores her extraordinary life and personal spiritual odyssey, with observations as profound as the knowledge she has brought back from the forest. more...

  • Edisonby Ronald Clark

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    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 patent every... more...

  • J.B.Sby Ronald Clark

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • The Life of Ernst Chainby Ronald Clark

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    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 one... more...

  • Einsteinby Ronald Clark

    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...