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  • Reason for Hopeby Jane Goodall; Phillip Berman

    Grand Central Publishing 1999; US$ 22.87

    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...

  • 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...

  • My Life's Journeyby Wai-Fah Chen

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 128.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Half Lifeby Frank Close

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 33.75

    The memo landed on Kim Philby's desk in Washington, DC, in July 1950. Three months later, Bruno Pontecorvo, a physicist at Harwell, Britain's atomic energy lab, disappeared without a trace. When he re-surfaced six years later, he was on the other side of the Iron Curtain. One of the most brilliant scientists of his generation, Pontecorvo seemed to... more...