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  • Spare Partsby Joshua Davis

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 17.99

    The true story of four underdogs from the mean streets of Phoenix and how they took on the best from MIT in the National Underwater Robotics Championship The story that inspired the major motion picture produced by George Lopez, directed by Sean McNamara, and starring Marissa Tomei, Jamie Lee Curtis, Steven Michael Quezada, and George Lopez, ... more...

  • The Man Who Knew Infinityby Robert Kanigel

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; US$ 18.48

    In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the pre-eminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realising the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled.... more...

  • The Man Who Knew Infinityby Robert Kanigel

    Little, Brown Book Group 2014; Not Available

    In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the pre-eminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realising the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy arranged for Srinivasa Ramanujan to come to England. Thus began one of the most improbable and productive collaborations ever chronicled.... more...

  • Spare Partsby Joshua Davis

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 14.99

    Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended... more...

  • Victor Vaughanby Richard Adler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Victor Vaughan's career at the University of Michigan spanned more than four decades, beginning with his graduate studies in physiological chemistry during the 1870s and ending in 1921 with his retirement after three decades as dean of the medical school. Not only was he instrumental in modernizing medical training at Michigan, his work in areas... more...

  • Sunita Williams: A Star in Spaceby Aravinda Anantharaman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    An Adventure of Intergalactic Proportions! Sunita Williams?s story is one of having to settle for second choices. She grew up wishing to be a professional swimmer. Then she wanted to train as a vet. Instead she went on to join the Naval Academy and serve as a pilot. Before long, however, space was calling. A new dream was born in Sunita. But it wasn?t... more...

  • Wheel Manby R. K. Keating

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Robert M. Keating's story is America's story. Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1862 to poor Irish immigrants, he was just 13 when his father died suddenly. A precocious boy with a knack for mechanics, Keating filed his first patent at 22, started his own bicycle company at 28, and at 32 was producing one of the most innovative bicycle... more...

  • Jane Goodallby Dale Peterson

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 17.95

    This essential biography of one of the most influential women of the past century shows how truly remarkable Jane Goodall?s accomplishments have been. Goodall was a secretarial school graduate when Louis Leakey, unable to find someone with more fitting credentials, first sent her to Gombe to study chimpanzees. In this acclaimed work, Dale Peterson... more...

  • Darwin's Sacred Causeby Adrian Desmond; James Moore

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 30.00

    In this remarkable book, Adrian Desmond and James Moore restore the missing moral core of Darwin?s evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about human origins. There has always been a mystery surrounding Darwin: How did this quiet, respectable gentleman, a pillar of his parish, come to... more...

  • Alan Turing: The Enigmaby Andrew Hodges; Douglas Hofstadter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 16.95

    It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This acclaimed biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the... more...