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  • "Our Gallant Doctor"by James Goodwin

    Dundurn 2007; US$ 35.00

    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$ 11.27

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • 500 jours pour Marsby Étienne Tellier; Romain Charles

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99

    L?homme est-il psychologiquement capable d?endurer le confinement d?un voyage sur Mars ? Un an et demi enfermé dans un grand bunker coupé de la lumière du jour, au service de la recherche scientifique et sans aucun contact possible avec l?extérieur ; voilà en quelques mots l?expérience vécue par les six volontaires recrutés pour le programme «... 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$ 122.00

    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

    AC/DC tells the little-known story of how Thomas Edison wrongly bet in the fierce war between supporters of alternating current and direct current. The savagery of this electrical battle can hardly be imagined today. The showdown between AC and DC began as a rather straightforward conflict between technical standards, a battle of competing methods... more...

  • An Accidental Statisticianby George E. P. Box

    Wiley 2013; US$ 37.95

    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...