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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Direct Redby Gabriel Weston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    ?What a terrific book?.[Weston] leaves you feeling that if push came to shove you?d want to be operated on by her.? ?Nicholas Shakespeare, author of Bruce Chatwin: A Biography   The continuing popularity of doctor shows on TV?from Scrubs , House , and Grey?s Anatomy to the television phenomenon ER ?indicates a widespread fascination... more...

  • Hermann Graßmannby Hans-Joachim Petsche

    Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 76.20

    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...

  • Carrierby Bonnie J Rough

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 15.99

    When Bonnie J. Rough receives the test results that confirm she is a carrier of the genetic condition hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia , or H.E.D., it propels her on a journey deep into her family?s past in the American West. At first glance, H.E.D. seems only to be a superficial condition: a peculiar facial bone structure, sparse hair, few teeth,... more...

  • Strange Beautyby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 20.00

    With a New Afterword "Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized... more...

  • The Time Travellerby Bruce Henderson; Ronald L Mallett

    Transworld 2009; US$ 12.68

    Ron Mallett was just 10 when his father died suddenly. Devastated, he found solace in the science fiction of H.G. Wells, believing that if he could build a time machine, he could go back into the past, warn his father and perhaps save his life. Ronald Mallett is now a professor of theoretical physics. Remarkably, this working-class African American... more...