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  • Dorothy Hodgkinby Georgina Ferry

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 7.99

    Dorothy Hodgkin (1910-1994) was renowned for her medically-important work on penicillin, vitamin B12 and insulin. Fully engaged with the political and social currents of her time, she participated in some of the greatest upheavals of the 20th century: women's education; the globalisation of science; the rise and fall of communism; and international... more...

  • 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$ 18.70

    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, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern... 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...

  • Charles Darwinby A N Wilson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2017; US$ 37.99

    Charles Darwin is much more than the account of a charming, shy, rich naturalist who lived in the reign of Queen Victoria and had many remarkable insights. It is, in part, the story of the intellectual life of the West over the last two centuries. Darwin was himself the product of his times, and as he acknowledged, he formed his biological theory... more...

  • Lab Girlby Hope Jahren

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 21.99

    A New York Times bestseller. Lab Girl is a book about work and about love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the discoveries she has made in her lab, as well as her struggle to get there; about her childhood playing in her father's laboratory; about... more...