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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...

  • 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 Nursing, 3by Vern L. Bullough; Lilli Sentz

    Springer Publishing Company 2004; US$ 105.00

    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...

  • Richard Dawkinsby Alan Grafen; Mark Ridley

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 18.99

    This sparkling collection explores the impact of Richard Dawkins as scientist, rationalist, and one of the most important thinkers alive today. Leading figures from science, philosophy, literature, and the media reflect on the breadth and range of Dawkins' contributions to science and public debate, from evolutionary theory and artificial life,... more...

  • Direct Redby Gabriel Weston

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    ?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

    Springer 2009; US$ 99.95

    Hermann Grassmann whose career was spent as a high-school teacher in Stettin is known as the founder of n-dimensional vector algebra as well as for his lasting contributions to physics and linguistics. This biography goes into detail of the complex network of internal and external factors that shaped Grassmann's development. more...

  • The Forgotten Geniusby Stephen Inwood

    MP Publishing 2009; US$ 6.99

    Robert Hooke stood out as an inventive, versatile, and prolific scientist and architect in an age of brilliant minds. But for three hundred years his reputation has been overshadowed by those of his two great contemporaries, his friend Sir Christopher Wren and his rival Sir Isaac Newton. He was an inventor, astronomer, and anatomist, as well as a candid... more...

  • My Dream of Starsby A. Ansari; H. Hickam

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 11.99

    In her heartwarming and empowering memoir, space pioneer Anousheh Ansari tells the story of her childhood in Iran and her family's exodus to America after the Islamic Revolution. After settling down in Texas, Anousheh built a computer technology firm from the ground up, which eventually realized a net worth of $750 million and ultimately allowed... more...

  • Direct Redby Gabriel Weston

    Doubleday Canada 2010; US$ 19.95

    In this powerful and sometimes shocking account, a surgeon reveals her experience of hospital life with rare frankness. In her mid-twenties, Gabriel Weston - an arts graduate with no scientific qualification beyond high school-level biology - decided to become a surgeon. She enrolled at night school, then went through many years of medical school... more...

  • Carrierby Bonnie J Rough

    Counterpoint 2010; US$ 15.95

    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...