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- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 39.99
The controversy over the use of primates in research admits of no easy answers. We have all benefited from the medical discoveries of primate research--vaccines for polio, rubella, and hepatitis B are just a few. But we have also learned more in recent years about how intelligent apes and monkeys really are: they can speak to us with sign language,... more...
- Transworld 2017; US$ 28.19
It's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth... more...
- Dundurn 2017; US$ 9.99
Ten Canadian experts make one powerful argument: Canadians cannot shy away from failure if we hope to succeed. We are defined as much by what we have attempted as what we have achieved ? and from the lightbulb to the Avro Arrow, Canada?s attempts have been mighty. As Canada turns 150, we look back at the hard lessons learned along the way. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Is science beautiful? Yes, argues acclaimed philosopher and historian of science Robert P. Crease in this engaging exploration of history?s most beautiful experiments. The result is an engrossing journey through nearly 2,500 years of scientific innovation. Along the way, we encounter glimpses into the personalities and creative thinking of some of... more...
- Pearson Education 2005; US$ 19.99
?The best magic is that which involves absolutely no sleight-of-hand, only the unexpected yet natural workings of nature. Physics, Fun, and Beyond is chock full of just this kind of magic?simple yet fascinating experiments, easy to follow and colorful drawings, and fun facts. Simply wonderful!? ? Roald Hoffmann , 1981 Nobel Prize Laureate... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 13.99
With the advent of modern household products and office suppliesóbinder clips, clothespins, rubber bands, ballpoint pens, toothpicks, paper clips, plastic utensils, and matches and barbeque lightersótroublemakers of all stripes have the components needed to build an impressive, if somewhat miniaturized, arsenal. Detailed, step-by-step instructions... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2010; US$ 25.00
The Fiendishly Fun Way to Master Electronic Circuits! Fully updated throughout, this wickedly inventive guide introduces electronic circuits and circuit design, both analog and digital, through a series of projects you'll complete one simple lesson at a time. The separate lessons build on each other and add up to projects you can put to practical... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 13.99
Culling common household items to create an uncommon arsenal of miniature gadgets and sidearms, this guidebook provides do-it-yourself spy enthusiasts with 35 different surveillance tools and weapons. From a mini-catapult in a breath-mint tin to milk-jug cap blow-dart wristwatches, this handbook details how to achieve clandestine ends practically... more...
- Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25
The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science is Neil Downie's biggest and most astounding compendium yet of science experiments you can do in your own kitchen or backyard using common household items. It may be the only book that encourages hands-on science learning through the use of high-velocity, air-driven carrots. Downie, the undisputed maestro... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 11.99
Calling all future Amelia Earharts and Chuck Yeagersthere?s more than one way to get off the ground. Author and physics teacher Bobby Mercer will show readers 35 easy-to-build and fun-to-fly contraptions that can be used indoors or out. Better still, each of these rockets, gliders, boomerangs, launchers, and helicopters are constructed for little or... more...