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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; Not Available

    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... 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...

  • 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$ 27.95

    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$ 34.95

    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 as... 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...

  • Adele Marion Fieldeby Leonard Warren

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 185.00

    Adele Marion Fielde, born in 1839, was a teacher, an evangelist, a social activist, scientist, lexicographer, writer and lecturer. As an American missionary in China, she became a local teacher and evangelist, struggling to reconcile her Baptist upbringing with her restless intellect. As an energetic social activist, she was a major figure in the suffragist... more...

  • The Adventures and Inventions of Stewart Blackerby Barnaby Blacker

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 1.99

    Stewart Blacker was a remarkable figure. His inventions were used with significant effect both in WW1 and WW2. Most notable of these was the synchronised machine gun, attached to fighter planes that could fire through the propeller. He also designed the PIAT anti tank weapon which was used with dramatic effect during WW2, from Normandy until the end... more...