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  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year New Yorker Reviewers? Favorite American Library Association Notable Book People Top Ten Book of the Year Washington Post Book World Top Ten Book of the Year Salon.com Best Book of the Year USA Today Ten Books We Loved Reading O, The Oprah Magazine ... more...

  • The Genome Warby James Shreeve

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    The long-awaited story of the science, the business, the politics, the intrigue behind the scenes of the most ferocious competition in the history of modern science?the race to map the human genome. On May 10, 1998, biologist Craig Venter, director of the Institute for Genomic Research, announced that he was forming a private company that within three... more...

  • Gravityby Brian Clegg

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 26.99

    A history of gravity, and a study of its importance and relevance to our lives, as well as its influence on other areas of science. Physicists will tell you that four forces control the universe. Of these, gravity may the most obvious, but it is also the most mysterious. Newton managed to predict the force of gravity but couldn't explain how it... more...

  • The Quantum Universeby Brian Cox; Jeff Forshaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    The Quantum Universe brings together two authors on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand the world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good? The... more...

  • Creating a Physical Biologyby Phillip R. Sloan; Brandon Fogel

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    In 1935 geneticist Nikolai Timoféeff-Ressovsky, radiation physicist Karl G. Zimmer, and quantum physicist Max Delbrück published ?On the Nature of Gene Mutation and Gene Structure,? known subsequently as the ?Three-Man Paper.? This seminal paper advanced work on the physical exploration of the structure of the gene through radiation physics and suggested... more...

  • Ockham's Razorsby Elliott Sober

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    This book uses philosophy, science and probability to analyse why simpler theories are better than theories that are more complex. more...

  • Communities of Science in Nineteenth-Century Irelandby Juliana Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change. more...

  • The Meaning of Scienceby Tim Lewens

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    What is science? Is it uniquely equipped to deliver universal truths? Or is it one of many disciplines - art, literature, religion - that offer different forms of understanding? In The Meaning of Science , Tim Lewens offers a provocative introduction to the philosophy of science, showing us for example what physics teaches us about reality, what biology... more...

  • The Spirit Of Russian Scienceby M Levinshtein

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 68.00

    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...