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  • 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 head... more...

  • The Life of Ernst Chainby Ronald Clark

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 5.99

    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... more...

  • Madame Curieby Eve Curie

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95

    Marie Sklodowska Curie (1867?1934) was the first woman scientist to win worldwide acclaim and was, indeed, one of the great scientists of the twentieth century. Written by Curie?s daughter, the renowned international activist Eve Curie, this biography chronicles Curie?s legendary achievements in science, including her pioneering efforts in the... more...

  • My Life's Journeyby Wai-Fah Chen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 74.00

    Dr Wai-Fah Chen — a Chinese-born American academic and widely recognized structural engineering specialist in the field of mechanics, materials, and computing — has certainly led a fascinating life. A well-respected leader in the field of plasticity, structural stability, and structural steel design over the past half-century, he has... 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...

  • Nature's Championby James R. Troyer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Through the pioneering efforts of ecologist B. W. Wells (1884-1978), thousands of North Carolinians learned to appreciate and protect the state's diverse plant life long before ecology and conservation became popular causes. A keen observer of the natural landscape, Wells provided the first scientific descriptions in modern terms of the forces... more...

  • Nature's Oracleby Ullica Segerstrale

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    W.D.Hamilton (1936-2000) was responsible for a revolution in thinking about evolutionary biology - a revolution that changed our understanding of life itself. He played a central role in the realization that what matters in evolution is not the survival of the individual but of the survival of its genes. This provided the solution to the long standing... more...

  • Paperboyby Henry Petroski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.00

    Anyone wondering what sort of experience prepares one for a future as an engineer may be surprised to learn that it includes delivering newspapers. But as Henry Petroski recounts his youth in 1950s Queens, New York?a borough of handball games and inexplicably numbered streets?he winningly shows how his after-school job amounted to a prep course in... more...

  • Paradise of Bombsby Scott Russell Sanders

    Beacon Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    This award-winning collection moves from the dark and technically astonishing title essay?on growing up within the confines of a huge Army arsenal in Ohio?to reflections on mountain hikes, limestone quarries, and fathers teaching their sons. more...

  • A Physicists Labour In War And Peaceby E W Kellermann

    M-y Books Ltd 2011; US$ 2.99

    20th ; austria ; born ; cosmic ; funding ; max ; nazis ; physics ; showers; autobiography ; cosmic rain ; cosmic showers ; physics ; physics law ; physics of the universe ; science ; science and atheism ; science and cosmology ; science and life ; science and technology more...