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  • The Man Who Touched His Own Heartby Rob Dunn

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 11.69

    The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants... more...

  • The Man Who Touched His Own Heartby Rob Dunn

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 34.37

    The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants... more...

  • The Man Who Touched His Own Heartby Rob Dunn

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants... more...

  • Half-Lifeby Frank Close

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99

    Bruno Pontecorvo dedicated his career to hunting for the Higgs boson of his day: the neutrino, a nearly massless particle considered essential to the process of nuclear fission. His work on the Manhattan project under Enrico Fermi confirmed his reputation as a brilliant physicist and helped usher in the nuclear age. He should have won a Nobel Prize,... more...

  • Atlas of Great Cometsby Ronald Stoyan; Storm Dunlop

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    A stunning visual reference on thirty of the greatest comets that have been witnessed and documented since the Middle Ages. more...

  • Poverty Knowledge in South Africaby Grace Davie

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Discusses unconventional ways of measuring and addressing poverty in South Africa, which remains one of the country's biggest challenges. more...

  • Die meteorologische Medizin des Corpus Hippocraticumby Anne Liewert

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    Der Traktat ?Über die Umwelt?, eine der ältesten und berühmtesten Schriften des Corpus Hippocraticum, enthält eine Abhandlung über den Einfluss der Umwelt auf die menschliche Gesundheit. Diese komplexe medizinische Theorie, für die sich auch in zahlreichen weiteren Werken der Sammlung Belege finden, lässt sich in einen engen Zusammenhang mit der Humorallehre... more...

  • The Moral Arcby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 32.99

    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...

  • Health and Healing from the Medieval Gardenby Peter Dendle; Alain Touwaide

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015;

    The important and ever-shifting role of medicinal plants in medieval science, art, culture, and thought, both in the Latin Western medical tradition and in Byzantine and medieval Arabic medicine, is the focus of this new collection. Following a general introduction and a background chapter on Late Antique and medieval theories of wellness and therapy,... more...

  • Finding Zeroby Amir D. Aczel

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    The story of how we got our numbers--told through one mathematician's journey to find zero more...