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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • The Moral Arcby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 17.99

    Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand... more...

  • Evolutionby Edward J. Larson

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    ?I often said before starting, that I had no doubt I should frequently repent of the whole undertaking.? So wrote Charles Darwin aboard The Beagle , bound for the Galapagos Islands and what would arguably become the greatest and most controversial discovery in scientific history. But the theory of evolution did not spring full-blown from the head... more...

  • In the Shadow of the Moonby Francis French

    University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Tells the story of the exciting and challenging years in space flight, with two superpowers engaged in a titanic struggle to land one of their own people on the moon. This book explores the inspirations, ambitions, personalities, and experiences of the select few whose driving ambition was to fly to the moon. 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...

  • Making of the Atomic Bombby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 22.00

    Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes?s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political... more...

  • Powerby Alan Blackwell; David MacKay

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Seven leading writers discuss powerful topics: from the influence of democracy and cinema to mathematical theory and music. more...

  • The Spirit Of Russian Scienceby M Levinshtein

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 42.00

    The Spirit of Russian Science comprises dozens of short and funny true stories about the relations between people working in science, the ways people of science interacted, and their attitudes towards life. On the one hand, these stories are very Russian. On the other hand, the spirit of science displayed is very international. One cannot help feeling... more...

  • Science in the Contemporary Worldby Eric G. Swedin

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    An introductory A-Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. more...

  • Science in the Early Twentieth Centuryby Jacob Darwin Hamblin

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    An A-Z resource on the history of science from 1900 to 1950, examining the dynamic between science and the social, political, and cultural forces of the era. more...