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  • On Strawberry Hillby Paula Ivaska Robbins; Char Miller

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    While not a biography of legendary American forester and conservationist Gifford Pinchot, On Strawberry Hill: The Transcendent Lov e of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling explores a vital and transformative facet of his personal life that, until now, has remained relatively unknown.? At its core, Paula Ivaska Robbins?s On Strawberry Hill:... more...

  • Poisonedby Alan Bell; Jan Schlichtmann

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 25.99

    After years of prosecuting hardcore criminals, rising legal star Alan Bell took a private sector job in South Florida?s newest skyscraper. Suddenly, he suffered such bizarre medical symptoms, doctors suspected he'd been poisoned by the Mafia. Bell's rapidly declining health forced him to flee his glamorous Miami life to a sterile bubble in the remote... more...

  • Woman in the Wildernessby Miriam Lancewood

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 19.08

    An inspirational story of adventure and bravery, of a young woman living a primitive, nomadic life in the wilds of the South Island. more...

  • Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solvedby Stuart B. Mushlin

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Master clinician Dr. Stuart Mushlin has cracked his share of medical mysteries. Recounting some of his most puzzling and illuminating cases, he reveals the challenges he?s faced in a suspenseful page-turner, filled with real-life enigmas you?ll have to read to believe. Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solved is a heartfelt reflection... more...

  • The Quintessence of Irving Langmuirby Albert Rosenfeld; D. ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 72.95

    The Quintessence of Irving Langmuir is a biography on the life of Irving Langmuir. The book was created to complement the volume entitled ?The Collected Works of Irving Langmuir. This selection was created to introduce the person and his works. Special attention has been given to Langmuir?s early life and family background. The text begins with... more...

  • David Rittenhouseby Brooke Hindle

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 57.00 US$ 51.87

    One of the great figures of the American Enlightenment, David Rittenhouse of Pennsylvania rose from his work as a mechanic and clockmaker of exquisite craftsmanship to informed, careful astronomy and effective experimental work in optics, magnetism, and psychology. This book shows how he applied his scientific ability to public projects and, eventually,... more...

  • A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulfby John Muir; Terry Gifford

    Vertebrate Publishing 2017; US$ 3.99

    ?Many a beautiful plant cultivated to deformity, and arranged in strict geometrical beds, the whole pretty affair a laborious failure side by side with divine beauty.? A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf is the second book in John Muir ?s Wilderness-Discovery series. It is within this work that we are really given strong clues toward Muir?s future... more...

  • Devenir altruiste, que du bonheur !by Clara Sabinne

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    À la découverte des initiatives altruistes trop souvent méconnues... Clara nous emmène du côté lumineux de l?existence. À ses côtés, nous rencontrons Frédéric et nous découvrons son association qui a déjà planté près de 4 millions d?arbres à Madagascar. Nous partons ensuite pour Calais, Bruxelles et Dortmund où nous suivons des altruistes qui améliorent... more...

  • Finding Fibonacciby Keith Devlin

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    In 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy of the medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known as Fibonacci, whose book Liber abbaci has quite literally affected the lives of everyone alive today. Although he is most famous for the Fibonacci numbers?which, it so happens, he didn't invent?Fibonacci's greatest contribution... more...

  • Un Belge sur Marsby Pierre-Emmanuel Paulis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Une fois la construction de la Station Spatiale Internationale (ISS) terminée, l'Homme se lancera un nouveau défi spatial : retourner sur la Lune et ensuite se lancer dans la grande aventure martienne En 2002, Pierre-Emmanuel Paulis, enseignant détaché à l'Euro Space Society de Dirk Frimout, et passionné par la conquête de l'espace, a participé... more...