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- Wiley 2003; US$ 44.95 US$ 39.50
The first in-depth look at one of the world's richest-and most secretive-businessmen Though his wealth is certainly no secret, the world's fourth richest man remains an enigma. Paul Allen made his fortune as Bill Gates's partner in Microsoft, supplemented it with questionable, though often profitable, venture capital schemes, and has since invested... more...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
What makes a child decide to become a scientist? ?For Robert Sapolsky?Stanford professor of biology?it was an argument with a rabbi over a passage in the Bible. ?Physicist Lee Smolin traces his inspiration to a volume of Einstein?s work, picked up as a diversion from heartbreak. ?Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, a psychologist and the author of Flow ,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.95
It all started when Douglas Adams demolished planet Earth in order to make way for an intergalactic expressway?and then invited everyone to thumb a ride on a comical cosmic road trip with the likes of Arthur Dent, Ford Prefect, and the other daft denizens of deep space immortalized in The Hitchhiker?s Guide to the Galaxy. Adams made the universe a... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.15
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Birkhäuser Basel 2009; US$ 76.02
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...