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- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 10.49
Francis Crick?the quiet genius who led a revolution in biology by discovering, quite literally, the secret of life?will be bracketed with Galileo, Darwin, and Einstein as one of the greatest scientists of all time. In his fascinating biography of the scientific pioneer who uncovered the genetic code?the digital cipher at the heart of heredity that... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 3.62
In this collection of stories by naturalist and animal lover Gerald Durrell, we are introduced to an eccentric cast of characters, including a perfume-wearing truffle pig and his jealous owner; an ageing set of alcoholic southern belles; a young, handsome sea captain who meets a tragic fate; a whisky-drinking hangman in Paraguay who is haunted by his... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 1.95
The extraordinary story of Christine Townend and an Indian animal shelter Christine Townend is an extraordinary person, who has dedicated her life to helping the most vulnerable creatures in our society ? the animals that we rely on for food, labour or just companionship. In the 1970s she founded Animal Liberation in an attempt to prevent... more...
- Counterpoint 2012; US$ 16.99
Dissatisfaction with nature flows throughout Western civilization, as deep as its blood, as abiding as its bones. Convinced to the marrow that something is deeply wrong with nature, . . . the Western world tries to remake it into something better.? For Priscilla Stuckey, this is a fundamental and heartbreaking misconception: that nature can be fixed,... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 34.95
Here is a comprehensive profile of Vito Volterra, a pioneer of functional analysis and author of fundamental research in integral equations, elasticity theory and population dynamics. His stand against facism was unpopular, but his work remains undiminished. more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.86
'She should never have kept the business going after her husband died. Running a betting shop is no job for a woman. Especially when she's got bad legs.' After a short stay at hospital herself, Evelyn Prentis wondered what was in store for her when she returned to work. From the door-slamming Miss Cromwell to Mrs Silver's shoplifting and Mrs May... more...
- Algonquin Books 2012; US$ 14.95
By the time most of us meet our doctors, they?ve been in practice for a number of years. Often they seem aloof, uncaring, and hurried. Of course, they?re not all like that, and most didn?t start out that way. Here are voices of third-year students just as they begin to take on clinical responsibilities. Their words focus on the odd transition... more...
- Bentham Science Publishers 2013; US$ 39.00
Most scientists and engineers are familiar with the name Josef Stefan primarily from the Stefan-Boltzmann law. However, it is interesting to know that this is the same Stefan who lent his name to the solid-liquid phase change problem, and concepts related to molecular diffusion and convective motion driven by surface evaporation or ablation. This invaluable... more...