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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Wizardby Marc Seifer

    Kensington 1998; US$ 17.99

    Wizard ] brings the many complex facets of [Tesla's] personal and technical life together in to a cohesive whole. . .. I highly recommend this biography of a great technologist." --A.A. Mullin, U.S. Army Space and Strategic Defense Command, COMPUTING REVIEWS "[Along with A Beautiful Mind ] one of the five best biographies written on the brilliantly... 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 Boy Who Played with Fusionby Tom Clynes

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    By the age of 11, Taylor Wilson had mastered the science of rocket propulsion. At 13, his grandmother's cancer diagnosis drove him to investigate medical uses for radioactive isotopes. And at 14, Wilson became the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion. How could someone so young achieve so much, and what can Wilson's story teach parents... more...

  • Travelling to Infinityby Jane Hawking

    Alma Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Complete with exclusive photographs of the couple, this moving and engaging memoir written by Stephen Hawking?s first wife covers the turbulent years of her marriage with the astrophysics genius, her traumatic divorce, and their recent reconciliation   Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the most famous and remarkable scientists of our age and... more...

  • My Watery Selfby Stephen Spotte

    Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • The Accidental Zillionaireby Laura Rich

    Wiley 2003; US$ 44.95

    The first in-depth look at one of the world's richest-and mostsecretive-businessmen Though his wealth is certainly no secret, the world's fourthrichest man remains an enigma. Paul Allen made his fortune as BillGates's partner in Microsoft, supplemented it with questionable,though often profitable, venture capital schemes, and has sinceinvested his... more...

  • Men of Achievementby Jr Phillip G. Hubert

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    In Men of Achievement Philip Hubert writes about the famous inventors Benjamin Franklin, Robert Fulton, Eli Whitney, Elias Howe, Samuel Morse, Charles Goodyear, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as many others. Although it reviews their inventions it also examines the inventor: their origins, hopes, aims, principles, disappointments,... more...