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Science & Technology

  • Flightby John Heminway

    Ebury Publishing 2015; Not Available

    By the time she died, Anne Spoerry was celebrated as 'the Mother Teresa of Flying Doctors', having improved the lives of an estimated 1,200,000 people during the course of her extraordinary career in Africa. As an aviator, physician and adventurer, she was celebrated for her courage and determination; as a young woman, she had worked for the French... more...

  • The Upright Thinkersby Leonard Mlodinow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us.   Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress and the key events in the development of science. In the process,... more...

  • Moore's Lawby Arnold Thackray; David Brock; Rachel Jones

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 35.00

    Our world today—from the phone in your pocket to the car that you drive, the allure of social media to the strategy of the Pentagon—has been shaped irrevocably by the technology of silicon transistors. Year after year, for half a century, these tiny switches have enabled ever-more startling capabilities. Their incredible proliferation has altered... more...

  • Los Inventores (Spare Parts)by Joshua Davis; Enrique Mercado

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 14.99

    " Los inventores es una de esas historias raras que es difícil soltar. Narrada de manera impecable, es hilarante y también triste." --Chris Anderson, autor de The Long Tail En junio de 2004 el equipo de la preparatoria Carl Hayden, de Phoenix, sorprendió a todos los asistentes a la competencia anual de robótica auspiciada por la nasa cuando... more...

  • The Man Who Stalked Einsteinby Bruce J. Hillman; Birgit Ertl-Wagner; Bernd C. Wagner

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 25.99

    The story of the conflict between Albert Einstein and chief Nazi physicist Philipp Lenard, who spent a lifetime trying to discredit him. more...

  • Birth of a Theoremby Cédric Villani; Malcolm DeBevoise

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    In 2010, French mathematician Cédric Villani received the Fields Medal, the most coveted prize in mathematics, in recognition of a proof which he devised with his close collaborator Clément Mouhot to explain one of the most surprising theories in classical physics. Birth of a Theorem is Villani's own account of the years leading up to the award.... more...

  • Breakthroughby Jack Andraka; Matthew Lysiak

    Scribe Publications Pty Ltd 2015; US$ 17.99

    An inspiring teenage memoir from globally renowned young scientist Jack Andraka.  Have you ever had a problem you would give everything to solve ? a problem so difficult you would spend years searching for a solution? When Jack Andraka was thirteen, he had a whole pile of problems like this. An outsider at school, he knew he didn?t... more...

  • The Man Who Changed Everythingby Basil Mahon

    Wiley 2015; US$ 15.95

    James Clerk Maxwell (1831- 1879) changed our perception of reality and laid the foundations for many of the scientific and technological advances of the twentieth century. An unassuming and modest man, who simply wanted to understand how the world around him worked, he made fundamental contributions to every aspect of physical science. By discovering... more...

  • How to Think Like Einsteinby Daniel Smith

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 9.99

    Daniel Smith works in publishing as a writer, editor, and researcher of non-fiction. His previous books include How to Think Like Steve Jobs , How to Think Like Sherlock , Is Their Alot Wrong with this Centence? , and other books. more...

  • Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by Warby Brandon R. Brown

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    Planck's Law, an equation used by physicists to determine the radiation leaking from any object in the universe, was described by Albert Einstein as "the basis of all twentieth-century physics." Max Planck is credited with being the father of quantum theory, and his work laid the foundation for our modern understanding of matter and energetic... more...