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- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95
Part I is devoted to Niels Bohr's mission to promote an "open world" between nations, that is, full sharing of information in the scientific and technical, as well as in the cultural spheres the scientific and technical, as well as in the cultural spheres. He started his mission immediately upon escaping from Nazi-occupied Denmark in the autumn of... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2006; US$ 24.95
The history of medicine is much more than the story of doctors, nurses, and hospitals. Seeking to understand the patient's perspective, historians scour the archives, searching for rare personal accounts. Bringing together a trove of more than 400 family letters by Charles Dwight Willard, Suffering in the Land of Sunshine provides a unique window... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2007; US$ 30.00
Wings over Illinois recounts World War II veteran Arthur Abney?s illustrious aviation career, effectively documenting a span in our own nation?s history from the vantage of the skies. Abney describes a lifetime of experience, from his time as an eager young pilot with the Flying Egyptians to his tour of service during World War II, his years... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00
Life, on the Line ] may be the best, most inspiring chef memoir ever written." ? American Way "[ Life, on the Line ] is full of energy and without pretense." ? Chicago Tribune "The next great food memoir." ? Details "This must-read for the culinary crowd is the literary equivalent of caviar and Krug. Foodies will marvel at Achatz's... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 16.00
For readers of The Astronaut Wives Club, The Mercury 13 reveals the little-known true story of the remarkable women who trained for NASA space flight. In 1961, just as NASA launched its first man into space, a group of women underwent secret testing in the hopes of becoming America?s first female astronauts. They passed the same battery of... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.95
When Newton was not yet twenty-five years old, he formulated calculus, hit upon the idea of gravity, and discovered that white light was made up of all the colors of the spectrum. By 1678, Newton designed a telescope to study the movement of the planets and published Principia , a milestone in the history of science, which set forth his famous laws... more...
- Atria Books 2007; Not Available
Contents Preface A Stunning Discovery in the Cellar Ancient Logic: Bible and Inquisition Failed Experiments with Falling Bodies A Science "Irregular" in the Age of the Engineer The Meridian of Paris "Come See the Earth Turn" Mathematical Bedlam A New Bonaparte The Force of Coriolis The Panthéon The Gyroscope The Coup d'État and the... more...