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  • "Our Gallant Doctor"by James Goodwin

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 16.99

    On September 13, 1942, HMCS Ottawa was sunk by a German U-boat. Dr. George Hendry, exhausted from hours of difficult surgery, was lost, along with many others. more...

  • 'What Do You Care What Other People Think?'by Richard P Feynman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98

    Richard Feynman ? Nobel Laureate, teacher, icon and genius ? possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled gift for telling the extraordinary stories of his life. In this collection of short pieces and reminiscences he describes everything from his love of beauty to college pranks to how his father taught him to think. He takes... more...

  • 109 East Palaceby Jennet Conant

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 17.99

    They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace. There, behind a wrought-iron gate and narrow passageway just off the touristy old plaza, they were greeted by Dorothy... more...

  • The 37th Parallelby Ben Mezrich

    Atria Books 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 17.99

    This real-life mix of The X-Files meets 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. Computer programmer and a sheriff's deputy like ?Detective Mulder? of the X-Files ,... more...

  • 50 Brilliant Minds in the Last 100 Yearsby Rodney Castleden

    Omnipress 2014; US$ 2.99

    We sometimes meet people who possess an exceptional brain that is outstanding in its penetration and imagination ? a brilliant mind that is completely out of the ordinary. We know these people are exceptional, but most of us would find it hard to explain exactly why. more...

  • A. G. STROMBERG - FIRST CLASS SCIENTIST, SECOND CLASS CITIZENby Richard Guy Compton; Gregory George Wildgoose; Elza G. Zakharova

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2011; US$ 199.00

    Armin G Stromberg was arguably one of the founding fathers of the technique of stripping voltammetry frequently used in chemical analysis, yet he is virtually unheard of in Western scientific circles. He was a brilliant scientist, but due to his German an more...

  • AC/DCby Tom McNichol

    Wiley 2011; US$ 31.00

    "You'll never look at your wall socket the same again." ?Evan Ratliff, coauthor, Safe: The Race to Protect Ourselves in a Newly Dangerous World "From the twisted copper wires of electricity's early years McNichol spins a story buzzing with genius and fraud, ambition and infamy, hilarity and humiliation. It's a joy to read: a comic operetta of American... more...

  • An Accidental Statisticianby George E. P. Box

    Wiley 2013; US$ 35.95

    Celebrating the life of an admired pioneer in statistics In this captivating and inspiring memoir, world-renowned statistician George E. P. Box offers a firsthand account of his life and statistical work. Writing in an engaging, charming style, Dr. Box reveals the unlikely events that led him to a career in statistics, beginning with his job... more...

  • The Accidental Zillionaireby Laura Rich

    Wiley 2003; US$ 44.95

    The first in-depth look at one of the world's richest-and most secretive-businessmen Though his wealth is certainly no secret, the world's fourth richest man remains an enigma. Paul Allen made his fortune as Bill Gates's partner in Microsoft, supplemented it with questionable, though often profitable, venture capital schemes, and has since invested... more...

  • Achieving the Rareby I-Juliana Christy

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 49.00

    Robert F Christy was a fascinating physicist who was one of the key players in some of the most dramatic events of the 20th century.He was one of Oppenheimer's students, whom Oppenheimer hailed as “one of the best in the world.” He was a co-creator of the world's first nuclear reactor and the first atom bombs, of which the... more...