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Science & Technology

  • Richter's Scaleby Susan Elizabeth Hough

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    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...

  • 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...

  • A Truck Full of Moneyby Tracy Kidder

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00

    ?A perfectly executed, exquisitely reported parable of the Internet age and the wild, mad adventure that is start-up culture.??Charles Duhigg Fortune, mania, genius, philanthropy?the bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains gives us the inspiring story of Paul English, the founder of and Lola. Tracy Kidder, the ?master of... more...

  • Body of Waterby Chris Dombrowski

    Milkweed Editions 2016; US$ 12.99

    Chris Dombrowski was playing a numbers game: two passionspoetry and fly-fishing; two children, one of them in utero; and an income hovering perilously close to zero. Enter, at this particularly challenging moment, a miraculous email: can?t go, it?s all paid for, just book a flight to Miami . Thus began a journey that would lead to the Bahamas and... more...

  • Viktor Schaubergerby Jane Cobbald

    Floris Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    Second edition of a concise introduction to Schauberger's life and thinking. Viktor Schauberger's knowledge of natural energies led to inventions which, if properly harnessed, could solve the world's energy crisis. Unfortunately most peop find his ideas difficult to understand or accept. more...

  • The First Transplant Surgeonby David Hamilton

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2016; US$ 46.00

    -->. This is a new account, of how, in the early 1900s, the French-born surgeon Alexis Carrel (1873–1944) set the groundwork for the later success in human organ transplantation, and gained America's first Nobel Prize in 1912. His other contributions were the first operations on the heart, and the first cell culture methods. He was prominent... more...

  • The 37th Parallelby Ben Mezrich

    Atria Books 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    This real-life The X-Files and Close Encounters of the Third Kind tells the true story of a computer programmer who tracks paranormal events along a 3,000-mile stretch through the heart of America and is drawn deeper and deeper into a vast conspiracy. Like ?Agent Mulder? of The X-Files, computer programmer and sheriff?s deputy Zukowski is obsessed... more...

  • Les Origines du caoutchoucby Léon Audebert de La Morinerie; Ligaran

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    Extrait : "La savant La Condamine au cours de sa Relation abrégée d'un voyage fait dans l'intérieur de l'Amérique méridionale, signalait en ces termes, à la date de juillet 1743, les propriétés d'une résine désignée sous le nom de cahuchu en la province de Quito : « Fraîche, on lui donne avec des moules la forme qu'on veut, elle est impénétrable à... more...