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  • Bringing Nothing To The Partyby Paul Carr

    Orion Publishing Group 2008; Not Available

    A fascinating and hilarious expose of how a group of young opportunists, chancers and geniuses found instant fame and fortune by messing about on the web. And one man's attempt to follow in their footsteps. Having covered the first dot com boom, and founded a web-to-print publishing business during the second one, Paul counts many of the leading... more...

  • Pilot in the Wildby John Bassi

    Jacana Media 2014; US$ 9.99

    John Bassi has dedicated most of his life to the plight of wildlife in Africa, specializing in operating helicopters and becoming one of the leading game-capture pilots and conservationists. Raised in north eastern Zimbabwe, he was inspired by a life of living and working in wilderness areas throughout sub-Saharan Africa. Fueled by a passion for wilderness... 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...

  • Macmillan Library Teaching and Learning Support: Heroes of Australian Scienceby Charlotte Forwood; Sharon McCormack

    Macmillan Education Australia 2014; US$ 1.81

    These teaching and learning support notes accompany the Heroes of Australian Science series. This series presents a selection of scientists whose work has contributed to furthering scientific knowledge, ideas and understandings and who consequently, have played a part in influencing and changing the ways we live. 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...

  • Dorothy Hodgkinby Georgina Ferry

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • Jane Goodallby Dale Peterson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 17.95

    This essential biography of one of the most influential women of the past century shows how truly remarkable Jane Goodall?s accomplishments have been. Goodall was a secretarial school graduate when Louis Leakey, unable to find someone with more fitting credentials, first sent her to Gombe to study chimpanzees. In this acclaimed work, Dale Peterson... more...

  • Triumph Over Darknessby Lennard Bickel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Darwin: All That Mattersby Alison Pearn

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    Charles Darwin's name is among the most recognised in the world, and more than 100 years after his death his books are still best-sellers; there are more than ten modern editions of the most famous, On the Origin of Species , currently available. His theories of descent with modification and of sexual selection are among the most influential ever... more...