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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 Intelligibility of Natureby Peter Dear

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Throughout the history of the Western world, science has possessed an extraordinary amount of authority and prestige. And while its pedestal has been jostled by numerous evolutions and revolutions, science has always managed to maintain its stronghold as the knowing enterprise that explains how the natural world works: we treat such legendary scientists... more...

  • Complexityby Melanie Mitchell

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 12.99

    A fascinating look at the exciting new sciences of complexity and what they reveal about everything from ant colonies to the World Wide Web, now available in paperback more...

  • The Disappearing Spoon...and other true tales from the Periodic Tableby Sam Kean

    Transworld 2011; US$ 12.68

    Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, 52) lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history? The periodic table is one of our crowning scientific achievements, but it's also a treasure trove... more...

  • History of Science 3153by Richard Jones; Ken Kirby; Charles Kelly

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 24.99

    This is a university text book offered to support a history of modern science course. more...

  • Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolutionby Toby E. Huff

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This study, beginning with the Dutch-invented telescope of 1608 and then Galileo's discoveries, casts the European advancements in modern science, technology, and economic development into a global framework. more...

  • The Quantum Universeby Brian Cox; Jeff Forshaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 14.09

    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 bizarre... more...

  • The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introductionby William Bynum

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction explores the history of Western medicine, examining the key turning points, discoveries, and controversies in its rich history from classical times to the present. more...

  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaursby Lisa Randall

    Random House 2016; US$ 15.50

    66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed. The impact annihilated the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. But what if this catastrophe was the sign of something greater: an opening vista onto the interconnectedness of the universe itself? This is... 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...