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  • The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Starsby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 11.52

    #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science more...

  • X-15 Diaryby Richard Tregaskis

    Open Road Media 2016; US$ 14.99

    The riveting true story of the world?s fastest plane and the first manned flights into outer space. First tested in 1959, the X-15 rocket plane was at the forefront of the space race. Developed by the US Air Force and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in collaboration with North American Aviation, the X-15 was sleek, black,... more...

  • Glory Gameby Joost Van der Westhuizen; Odette Schwegler

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2016; US$ 7.99

    In 2011 the world was shocked when the news broke that Joost van der Westhuizen, known for years as the golden boy of South African rugby and a former Springbok captain, had been diagnosed with motor neuron disease (MND). This rare condition attacks the central nervous system, causing progressive disability. There is no known cure. All who have... more...

  • Tesla For Beginnersby Robert I. Sutherland-Cohen; Owen Brozman; Jane Alcorn

    For Beginners 2016; US$ 15.95

    The father of modern-day electricity and considered by some to be the ultimate ?mad scientist,? Nikola Tesla filed nearly 300 patents in his lifetime. Many of these patents resulted in functioning inventions; others were little more than wide-eyed dreams?or still await possible development.  Tesla For Beginners  examines the man behind the alternating... more...

  • The Man Who Ate the Zooby Richard Girling

    Random House 2016; US$ 25.37

    A lively and fascinating biography of Frank Buckland, ?the forgotten man of Victorian science?, surgeon, natural historian, bestselling writer and early conservationist ? an eccentric giant of his time Frank Buckland was an extraordinary man ? a surgeon, a natural historian, a sell-out lecturer, a bestselling writer, a museum curator? and a conservationist,... more...

  • Richter's Scaleby Susan Elizabeth Hough

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 21.95 US$ 18.88

    By developing the scale that bears his name, Charles Richter not only invented the concept of magnitude as a measure of earthquake size, he turned himself into nothing less than a household word. He remains the only seismologist whose name anyone outside of narrow scientific circles would likely recognize. Yet few understand the Richter scale itself,... more...

  • Spacemanby Mike Massimino

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00

    HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED what it would be like to find yourself strapped to a giant rocket that?s about to go from zero to 17,500 miles per hour? Or to look back on Earth from outer space and see the surprisingly precise line between day and night? Or to stand in front of the Hubble Space Telescope, wondering if the emergency repair you?re about to make... more...

  • Stories from Afieldby Bruce L. Smith

    UNP - Bison Books 2016; US$ 18.95

    Over the past four decades, Bruce L. Smith has worked with most big-game species in some of the American West?s most breathtaking and challenging landscapes. In Stories from Afield , readers join Smith on his adventures as a naturalist, sportsman, and wildlife biologist, as he pulls us into the field of learning and discovery across wilderness areas... more...

  • Sir Edward Appleton G.B.E., K.C.B., F.R.S.by Ronald Clark

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Sir Edward Appleton G.B.E., K.C.B., F.R.S is a 12-chapter text about the life of Sir Edward Appleton. Born on September 6, 1892, Sir Edward Appleton was a Principal of the Edinburgh University, a Bradford man himself, Nobel prize-winner, and a distinguished scientist who has first mapped the ionosphere, the invisible outer shell of the earth?s atmosphere... more...

  • Einstein's Greatest Mistakeby David Bodanis

    Little, Brown Book Group 2016; US$ 24.99

    Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionised our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life he was also ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. This stunning downfall... more...