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  • Better Offby Eric Brende

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    What happens when a graduate of MIT, the bastion of technological advancement, and his bride move to a community so primitive in its technology that even Amish groups consider it antiquated? Eric Brende conceives a real-life experiment: to see if, in fact, all our cell phones, wide-screen TVs, and SUVs have made life easier and better -- or whether... more...

  • Crashing Throughby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    In his critically acclaimed bestseller Shadow Divers , Robert Kurson explored the depths of history, friendship, and compulsion. Now Kurson returns with another thrilling adventure?the stunning true story of one man?s heroic odyssey from blindness into sight. Mike May spent his life crashing through. Blinded at age three, he defied expectations by... more...

  • When It Gets Darkby Thomas DeBaggio

    Free Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    Adeptly navigating between elegy and celebration, fear and determination, confusion and clarity, DeBaggio delivers an exquisitely moving and inspiring book that will resonate with all those who have grappled with their own or their loved ones' memory loss and with death. With his first memoir, Losing My Mind , Thomas DeBaggio stunned readers by laying... more...

  • The Coalwood Wayby Homer Hickam

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    It's fall, 1959, and Homer "Sonny" Hickam and his fellow Rocket Boys are in their senior year at Big Creek High, launching handbuilt rockets that soar thousands of feet into the West Virginia sky. But in a season traditionally marked by celebrations of the spirit, Coalwood finds itself at a painful crossroads. The strains can be felt within the Hickam... more...

  • The Northern Lightsby Lucy Jago

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

      Science, biography, and arctic exploration coverage in this extraordinary true story of the life and work of Norwegian scientist Kristian Birkeland, the troubled genius who solved the mysteries of one of nature?s most spectacular displays.      Captivated by the otherworldly lights of the aurora borealis, Birkeland embarked on a lifelong quest to... more...

  • Bedside Mannersby David Watts

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 19.00

    In beautifully crafted vignettes, physician and NPR commentator David Watts explores the world of modern-day medicine and reveals the emotional truths and practical realities at the heart of the doctor-patient relationship. Bedside Manners is an engaging, often surprising investigation into what happens when we sit down and talk openly about vital... more...

  • American Nursingby FAAN PhD RN Vern L. Bullough; MLS Lilli Sentz

    Springer Publishing Company 2004; US$ 114.99

    From the frontier to the university, this exciting collection traces the development of the nursing profession through the biographies of individual nurses since 1925 that helped to create its unique history. Among the notable nurses featured in this volume are Faye Abdellah, Virginia Henderson, Margaret Kerr, Thelma Schorr, and many more. more...

  • Avoid Boring Peopleby James D. Watson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    From Nobel Prize-winning scientist James D. Watson, a living legend for his work unlocking the structure of DNA, comes this candid and entertaining memoir, filled with practical advice for those starting out their academic careers.   In Avoid Boring People , Watson lays down a life?s wisdom for getting ahead in a competitive world. Witty and uncompromisingly... more...

  • Hermann Graßmannby Hans-Joachim Petsche

    Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 78.61

    Founder of n-vector algebra, Hermann Grassman was an obscure high school teacher who made many lasting contributions to physics and linguistics. This biography details the complex network of internal and external factors that shaped Grassman?s development. more...

  • The Beauty of Loveby Jorge Posada; Laura Posada; Joe Torre

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 19.99

    JORGE and LAURA POSADA were accustomed to being on top of the world. After a romantic courtship, the lives of these newlyweds were filled with unimaginable success and joy. But all of that changed when their first-born son was diagnosed with craniosynostosis, a birth defect that causes an abnormally shaped skull. Their priorities swiftly changed,... more...