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  • Struck by Geniusby Jason Padgett; Maureen Ann Seaberg

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 27.00

    The remarkable story of an ordinary man whose world was transformed when a traumatic brain injury left him with an extraordinary mathematical gift. more...

  • Charles Darwinby Andrew Norman

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    Charles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the “destroyer of mythical beliefs,? some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy in the history of science and religion. When... more...

  • The Essential Darwinby John Gribbin; Mary Gribbin

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 7.28

    Charles Darwin was the epitome of the Victorian gentleman amateur scientist, living entirely off inherited wealth and the income from his books. At the same time, however, he was the most professional scientist of his day. Darwin's life is full of contrast. In his youth, he seemed likely to become a wastrel, yet he became a hard-working and renowned... more...

  • A Passion For Treesby Maggie Campbell-Culver

    Transworld 2014; US$ 36.34

    Given the extent of his influence on 17th-century life, and his lasting impact on the British landscape it is remarkable that no book has been written before about John Evelyn. He was a longstanding friend of Samuel Pepys (who wrote of him, ' A most excellent person he is, and must be allowed a little for conceitedness; but he may well be so, being... more...

  • Deus Ex Machinaby Mel Croucher

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 15.99

    The billion dollar video games industry had to start somewhere, and this is the hilarious, heartbreaking, inside story of how it all began and where it's all headed. And in the middle of it all there was a game hailed as the best ever written. It was called Deus Ex Machina. It was a creative triumph and it was a commercial disaster. Meet the pirates,... more...

  • Cataloging the Worldby Alex Wright

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99

    The dream of capturing and organizing knowledge is as old as history. From the archives of ancient Sumeria and the Library of Alexandria to the Library of Congress and Wikipedia, humanity has wrestled with the problem of harnessing its intellectual output. The timeless quest for wisdom has been as much about information storage and retrieval as creative... more...

  • Do No Harmby Henry Marsh

    Orion 2014; US$ 32.87

    An astonishingly candid insight into the life and work of a modern neurosurgeon - its triumphs and disasters. more...

  • Do No Harmby Henry Marsh

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    An astonishingly candid insight into the life and work of a modern neurosurgeon - its triumphs and disasters. more...

  • Faraday, Maxwell, and the Electromagnetic Fieldby Nancy Forbes; Basil Mahon

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    The story of two brilliant nineteenth-century scientists who discovered the electromagnetic field, laying the groundwork for the amazing technological and theoretical breakthroughs of the twentieth century Two of the boldest and most creative scientists of all time were Michael Faraday (1791-1867) and James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879). This is the... more...

  • Macmillan Library Teaching and Learning Support: Heroes of Australian Scienceby Charlotte Forwood; Sharon McCormack

    Macmillan Education Australia 2014; US$ 2.72

    These teaching and learning support notes accompany the Heroes of Australian Science series. This series presents a selection of scientists whose work has contributed to furthering scientific knowledge, ideas and understandings and who consequently, have played a part in influencing and changing the ways we live. more...