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- Transworld 2011; US$ 11.27
Science is just one way of looking at life. As a neuroscientist working at the forefront of medical research it is Ruth McKernan's way. When her father, Billy, succumbed to a mystery illness and slipped from consciousness into coma, Ruth watched his life ebb away with a mixture of love and terror. She struggled for control by using her scientific... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
It is difficult today to imagine life before standard time was established in 1884. In the middle of the nineteenth century, for example, there were 144 official time zones in North America alone. The confusion that ensued, especially among the burgeoning railroad companies, was an hourly comedy of errors that ultimately threatened to impede progress.... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 14.24
Noted scientist and kayak adventurer undertakes a journey of spiritual healing Jon Turk has kayaked around Cape Horn and paddled across the Pacific Ocean to retrace the voyages of ancient people. But, the strangest trip he ever took was the journey he made as a man of science into the realm of the spiritual. In a remote Siberian village,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1992; US$ 28.19
This biography of Charles Darwin attempts to capture the private unknown life of the real man - the gambling and gluttony at Cambridge, his gruelling trip round the globe, his intimate family life, worries about persecution and thoughts about God. Central to all of this, his pioneering efforts on the theory of evolution now that recent studies have... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 22.99
A psychiatric resident's firsthand account reveals his struggles with the homeless, suicidal, and paranoid, and his frustrations with hospital politics and the limitations of an inexact science. Fresh from medical school, Robert Klitzman began his residency in psychiatry with excitement and a sense of mission. But he was not prepared for what he found... more...
- Law of Time Press 2011; US$ 16.99
One time is ending, but another is just beginning, an entirely new era in the history of the Earth: the noosphere. This is the message of José Argüelles. In this authorized Biography, Stephanie South leads the reader into the world of one of the most unique visionaries in history, exploring the nature of time, telepathy, Earth changes, prophecy, synchronicity... more...
- Algonquin Books 2008; US$ 14.95
Carolyn Jourdan, an attorney on Capitol Hill, thought she had it made. But when her mother has a heart attack, she returns home?to the Tennessee mountains, where her father is a country doctor and her mother works as his receptionist. Jourdan offers to fill in for her mother until she gets better. But days turn into weeks as she trades her suits... more...
- 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$ 7.33
'Which of these stories is true and which is semi-true I have, of course, not the slightest intention of telling you, but I hope this will not detract from your enjoyment . . .' Gerald Durrell introduces an eccentric cast of characters in this entertaining collection of stories, first published in 1991. In the title story, we join his family in... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2012; US$ 1.81
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...