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  • 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...

  • Future Crimesby Marc Goodman

    Transworld 2015; US$ 31.98

    * THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have lead to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and... more...

  • Cousteauby Axel Madsen

    Open Road Distribution 2015; US$ 11.99

    One of the most influential men of the 20th century, Jacques Cousteau was an eco-emissary whose own life of derring-do brought him fame and the means to proselytize his cause. Ecologist, adventurer, celebrity, businessman, Cousteau was a brilliant and complex individual, and Madsen?s biography captures him in style. Madsen, who knew the Cousteau family... 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...

  • J.B.Sby Ronald Clark

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    J. B. S. Haldane (1892-1964) was one of the most brilliant of British scientists - and one of the most controversial. A trail-blazing geneticist and physiologist, who used himself as his own guinea-pig, he was also a highly successful populariser of science, a dedicated Marxist, and a devotee of Hindu culture. His private life was often tempestuous:... more...

  • The Life of Ernst Chainby Ronald Clark

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 7.99

    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 one... 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...

  • Edisonby Ronald Clark

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    It is almost a century since Thomas Alva Edison, the world's greatest inventor, gave the world electric light - and exactly one hundred years since he built the first successful phonograph (forerunner of the gramophone). The man who declared that "genius is 1 per cent inspiration and 99 per cent perspiration," and who on average lodged a patent every... 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...

  • 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...