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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...

  • 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...

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experimentsby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    A dazzling, irresistible collection of the ten most ground-breaking and beautiful experiments in scientific history. With the attention to detail of a historian and the story-telling ability of a novelist, New York Times science writer George Johnson celebrates these groundbreaking experiments and re-creates a time when the world seemed filled... more...

  • Aladdin's Lampby John Freely

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Aladdin?s Lamp is the fascinating story of how ancient Greek philosophy and science began in the sixth century B.C. and, during the next millennium, spread across the Greco-Roman world, producing the remarkable discoveries and theories of Thales, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Ptolemy, and many others. John... more...

  • The Age of Wonderby Richard Holmes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.95

    The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.  When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain,... more...

  • The Weather Experimentby Peter Moore

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 30.99

    A history of weather forecasting, and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible By the 1800s, a century of feverish discovery had launched the major branches of science. Physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and astronomy made the natural world explicable through experiment, observation, and categorization.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Ascent Of Manby Jacob Bronowski

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    Dr Jacob Bronowksi's The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation... more...