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Science & Technology

  • My Watery Selfby Stephen Spotte

    Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    In MY WATERY SELF: AN AQUATIC MEMOIR, author/scientist Stephen Spotte traces a fascinating trail through a life that began in West Virgina coal camps, drifted through reckless bohemian times of countercultural indulgence in Beach Haven, New Jersey, and led to a career as a highly-respected marine biologist. Together, these stories form a view not... more...

  • Science, Utility and Maritime Powerby Roger Morriss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, Samuel Bentham influenced the technology and administrative ideas employed in the management of the British navy. His influence stemmed from his passion for science, his desire to achieve improvements based on a belief in the principle of Utility, and his experience gained over eleven years in Russia.... more...

  • Future Crimesby Marc Goodman

    Transworld 2015; US$ 31.98

    Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have lead to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly... more...

  • Half Lifeby Frank Close

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 33.75

    The memo landed on Kim Philby's desk in Washington, DC, in July 1950. Three months later, Bruno Pontecorvo, a physicist at Harwell, Britain's atomic energy lab, disappeared without a trace. When he re-surfaced six years later, he was on the other side of the Iron Curtain. One of the most brilliant scientists of his generation, Pontecorvo seemed to... more...

  • Tales from Both Sides of the Brainby Michael S. Gazzaniga

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 18.99

    Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain. Foreword by Steven Pinker. In the mid-twentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga, ?the father of cognitive neuroscience,? was part of a team of pioneering... more...

  • Tales from Both Sides of the Brainby Michael S. Gazzaniga

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    Michael S. Gazzaniga, one of the most important neuroscientists of the twentieth century, gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on that unlikely couple, the right and left brain. Foreword by Steven Pinker. In the mid-twentieth century, Michael S. Gazzaniga, ?the father of cognitive neuroscience,? was part of a team of pioneering... more...

  • Brilliant!by Bob Johnstone

    Prometheus Books 2015; US$ 11.99

    A revolution in the way we use artificial lighting is underway, one that is every bit as sweeping and significant as Edison?s invention of the light bulb. The technology of light emitting diodes (LEDs) is ready for widespread implementation. Its impacts will include a reduction in energy consumption for electric lighting by up to 80 percent. Brilliant!... more...

  • Half-Lifeby Frank Close

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    It was at the height of the Cold War, in the summer of 1950, when Bruno Pontecorvo mysteriously vanished behind the Iron Curtain. Who was he, and what caused him to disappear? Was he simply a physicist, or also a spy and communist radical? A protégé of Enrico Fermi, Pontecorvo was one of the most promising nuclear physicists in the world. He spent... more...

  • The Orbital Perspectiveby Ron Garan

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 27.95

    Ron Garan experienced something unique and extraordinary?living in orbit on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months. The ISS is arguably the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertaking in human history, and no one nation constructed it alone. Garan delves into the origins and global importance of the ISS, and then digs deeper... more...

  • The Orbital Perspectiveby Ron Garan

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 27.95

    Ron Garan experienced something unique and extraordinary?living in orbit on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months. The ISS is arguably the most ambitious, technologically complicated undertaking in human history, and no one nation constructed it alone. Garan delves into the origins and global importance of the ISS, and then digs deeper... more...