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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #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,... more...

  • The Honest Brokerby Roger A. Jr Pielke

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    A practical guide for scientists, politicians and citizens to the relationship between science and politics. more...

  • In Search of the True Universeby Martin Harwit

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 46.00

    This book examines how our understanding of the cosmos advanced rapidly during the twentieth century and identifies factors contributing to this progress. more...

  • A Short History of Nearly Everythingby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 18.00

    One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife... more...

  • The Case for a Creatorby Lee Strobel

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 11.99

    Lee Strobel investigates the latest scientific discoveries to see whether they form a solid basis for believing in God. more...

  • Pathfindersby Jim Al-Khalili

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic. In Pathfinders , Jim al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world. All scientists have stood on the shoulders of giants. But most historical accounts today suggest that the achievements of the ancient Greeks were not matched until... more...

  • CSIRO at Seaby Vivienne Mawson; David J Tranter; Alan F Pearce

    CSIRO Publishing 1988; US$ 39.95

    The story of what was the CSIRO Divisions of Fisheries and Oceanography traced through members of staff. more...

  • Sparkby Dr John J. Ratey; Dr John J. Ratey; Eric Hagerman; John Ratey

    Quercus 2010; US$ 5.99

    Exercise is not only good for the body: it can transform your mind too. We all know that exercise is good for the body. But did you know that it can transform your mind? This new scientific revolution will teach you how to boost brain cells, protect yourself against mental illness and dementia, and ensure success in exams and the workplace.... more...

  • The Discoverersby Daniel J. Boorstin

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.  In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes... more...

  • Madness Crackedby Mick Power

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 54.99

    The recent publication of DSM-5 highlighted the two opposing views that exist within psychology and psychiatry as to how we deal with mental disorders. This book provides an introduction to the history of psychiatry and clinical psychology, looking at how people have attempted to classify the various problems and disorders they face more...