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  • Becoming Steve Jobsby Brent Schlender; Rick Tetzeli

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; Not Available

    We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed. Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered. The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned... 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...

  • Becoming Steve Jobsby Brent Schlender; Rick Tetzeli

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 24.90

    We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed. Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered. The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned... 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...

  • 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...

  • My Watery Selfby Stephen Spotte

    Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    Stephen Spotte, a marine scientist, was born and raised in West Virginia. He has been a field biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, Mississippi); curator and later director of Aquarium of Niagara Falls (New York); curator of the New York Aquarium and Osborn Laboratories of Marine Science (Brooklyn,... 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; Not Available

    Tom Clynes is a contributing editor at Popular Science and regularly writes for National Geographic and Men's Journal . His work has also appeared in GQ , the Guardian , the Washington Post, Conservation Magazine, Bicycling and many other publications. more...