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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Physicist's Labour in War & Peaceby E W Kellermann

    M-Y Books 2011; US$ 4.99

    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...

  • Darling Judiby Various; John Miller

    Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available

    A celebration of Britain's favourite actress, Judi Dench The very name Judi Dench encourages a warm and admiring response from the public and fellow actors alike. Her wide-ranging career includes numerous Shakespearean performances (most recently in ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at the RSC) and contemporary theatre (in plays by, among others, David... more...

  • Dry Waterby Tammie Matson

    Hachette Australia 2011; Not Available

    When she was fifteen, Tammie Matson went on safari with her father to Zimbabwe - and it changed her forever. Back in Australia she turned her life upside down to build her future in Africa. Returning to the safari camps - this time as a worker - she out-ran a charging lioness, played with a cheetah, stumbled across poachers and watched with amazement... more...

  • 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...