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  • Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli | Summary & Analysisby Instaread

    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...

  • Darwin's Theory of Evolutionby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 5.99

    After setting sail aboard the Beagle to carry out a scientific expedition, Charles Darwin made some surprising discoveries: using the example of finches on the Galapagos Islands, he concluded that each of the 13 species he found must have evolved from one common ancestor and adapted to best suit their environment. This led to him developing his theory... more...

  • The Political Arena (1934-1961)by Finn Aaserud

    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...

  • Love, Literature and the Quantum Atomby Finn Aaserud; John L. Heilbron

    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    This book presents unpublished excerpts from extensive correspondence between Niels Bohr and his immediate family, and uses it to describe and analyze the psychological and cultural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...

  • Suffering in the Land of Sunshineby Emily K. Abel

    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...

  • Moon By Whale Lightby Diane Ackerman

    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...

  • The Mercury 13by Martha Ackmann

    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...

  • Newtonby Peter Ackroyd

    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...

  • Pendulumby Amir D. Aczel

    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...

  • Descartes's Secret Notebookby Amir D. Aczel

    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...