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  • The Man Who Talks with Flowersby Glenn Clark

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    During his life time George Washington Carver was referred to as the black Leonardo da Vinci. His research into alternative crops to replace cotton, such as peanuts, soybeans and sweet potatoes revolutionized Southern farming. Carver was born into slavery, once slavery was abolished Carver traveled expensively to study and educate himself. He was the... more...

  • Einsteinby Andrew Robinson; Diana Kormos Buchwald Diana Kormos Buchwald

    Palazzo Editions LTD 2016; US$ 9.99

    Albert Einstein's universal appeal is only partially explained by his brilliant work in physics, as Andrew Robinson demonstrates in this authoritative, accessible, and richly illustrated biography. The main narrative is enriched by twelve essays by well-known scientists, scholars, and artists, including three Nobel Laureates. The book presents clearly... more...

  • Wangari Maathaiby Namulundah Florence

    Lantern Books 2014; US$ 9.99

    Nobel Peace Prize laureate, fighter for democratic space, founder of the Green Belt Movement, and inspiration for women and grassroots activists throughout the world, the environmentalist Wangari Maathai (1940-2011) was a complex and multifaceted figure. In this book, fellow Kenyan Namulundah Florence offers an expansive examination of Maathai’s... more...

  • The Everything Einstein Bookby Shana Priwer; Cynthia Phillips

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 14.95

    Albert Einstein was the most famous and influential thinker of his time. His theories of relativity, quantum mechanics, and statistical physics gave birth to a new era in scientific thought and changed the ay people see the universe and their place in it.  The Everything Einstein Book  walks you through his rise from a lowly patent clerk to a groundbreaking... more...

  • In the Eye of the Stormby John Houghton

    Lion Hudson 2013; US$ 10.82

    For John Houghton, the Chief Executive of the Met Office at the time of the Great Storm in 1987, and founding member of the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), childhood curiosity about the natural world led to a quest for answers through science. Inspired by new, exciting developments in space and computing technologies... more...

  • Cielo de octubre (Rocket Boys)by Homer Hickam

    HarperCollins Español 2017; US$ 11.24

    Es una historia de romance y pérdida, y un intenso retrato de la vida en un punto extraordinario de la historia de Estados Unidos, es una crónica de triunfo. more...

  • No Better Timeby Molly Knight Raskin

    Da Capo Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    No Better Time tells of a young, driven mathematical genius who wrote a set of algorithms that would create a faster, better Internet. It's the story of a beautiful friendship between a loud, irreverent student and his soft-spoken MIT professor, of a husband and father who spent years struggling to make ends meet only to become a billionaire almost... more...

  • Woman in the Wildernessby Miriam Lancewood

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 19.08

    An inspirational story of adventure and bravery, of a young woman living a primitive, nomadic life in the wilds of the South Island. more...

  • Shackledby Chris Turney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    In 2013, Australian earth scientist Chris Turney led an ambitious expedition to Antarctica. It promised so much - discovery, history, adventure - but came with great risk. The story of Turney's ship, the Shokalskiy , and the plight of the 71 people on board was broadcast around the world. We watched, listened and read as they became trapped on Christmas... more...

  • The Enigma of Kidsonby Jamie Blackett

    Quiller 2017; US$ 30.99

    The Enigma of Kidson is a scintillating and often hilarious biography of an inspirational and controversial history master, Michael Kidson, who taught a generation of pupils at Eton for forty years. Forget Eton, think Mr Chips, The History Boys and Dead Poets Society. Kidson was a maverick; funny, eccentric, breathtakingly rude, quick-tempered, insulting,... more...