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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bringing Nothing To The Partyby Paul Carr

    Orion Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99

    Having covered the first dot com boom, and founded a web-to-print more...

  • Charles Darwinby Andrew Norman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the “destroyer of mythical beliefs,? some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy in the history of science and religion. When... more...

  • Rider of the Pale Horseby McAllister Hull; Amy Bianco; John Hull

    University of New Mexico Press 2005; US$ 9.99

    A recollection of life in the workshops where nuclear bomb components were constructed during the Manhattan Project. more...

  • A Tale of Two Continentsby Abraham Pais

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 88.50

    "People like myself, who truly feel at home in several countries, are not strictly at home anywhere," writes Abraham Pais, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists, near the beginning of this engrossing chronicle of his life on two continents. The author of an immensely popular biography of Einstein, Subtle Is the Lord , Pais writes engagingly... more...

  • The Physicistsby C.P. Snow

    House of Stratus 2010; US$ 9.99

    C P Snow?s sketches of famous physicists and explanation of how atomic weapons were developed gives an overview of science often lacking. This study provides us with hope for the future as well as anecdotes from history. more...

  • Finding Longitude: How ships, clocks and stars helped solve the longitude problemby National Maritime Museum; Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour device. Official publication of the National Maritime Museum's ?Ships, Clocks and Stars? exhibition. more...