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- Instaread 2015; US$ 2.99
Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Becoming Steve Jobs ? Summary of entire book ? Introduction to the Important People in the book ? Analysis of the Themes and Author?s Style more...
- 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...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 59.99
This book presents unpublished excerpts from extensive correspondence between Niels Bohr and his immediate family, and uses it to describe and analyze the psychological and cultural background to his invention of the quantum theory of the atom. 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
In a rare blend of scientific fact and poetic truth, the acclaimed author of A Natural History of the Senses explores the activities of whales, penguins, bats, and crocodilians, plunging headlong into nature and coming up with highly entertaining treasures. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 17.00
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; US$ 19.95
In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00
René Descartes (1596?1650) is one of the towering and central figures in Western philosophy and mathematics. His apothegm ?Cogito, ergo sum? marked the birth of the mind-body problem, while his creation of so-called Cartesian coordinates has made our intellectual conquest of physical space possible. But Descartes had a mysterious and mystical side,... more...
- Greystone Books 2010; US$ 14.99
The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks to them, prevailing ideas about feminine nature soft, nurturing, submissive were upended. Ladies of the Field tells the story of seven... more...