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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...

  • Napoleon's Buttonsby Penny Le Couteur; Jay Burreson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.00

    Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined... more...

  • The Double Helixby James D. Watson

    Scribner 2011; US$ 12.99

    The classic personal account of Watson and Crick’s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind . By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was... more...

  • Chaosby James Gleick

    Open Road Media 2011; US$ 17.99

    The “highly entertaining” New York Times bestseller, which explains chaos theory and the butterfly effect, from the author of The Information ( Chicago Tribune ). For centuries, scientific thought was focused on bringing order to the natural world. But even as relativity and quantum mechanics undermined that rigid certainty in the first half... more...

  • Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicineby Joseph Needham; Lu Gwei-Djen; Nathan Sivin

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 161.00

    A further volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation on China which introduces the history of medicine. more...

  • God's Mechanicsby Guy Consolmagno

    Wiley 2010; US$ 15.95 US$ 13.99

    In God's Mechanics, Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindset—so-called "techies"—while practicing religion. A full fledged techie himself, he relates some classic philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his own personal take on his Catholic beliefs to provide,... more...

  • The New Digital Ageby Eric Schmidt; Jared Cohen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness. Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley’s great leaders, having taken... more...

  • The Great Influenzaby John M. Barry

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 19.00

    The definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic. "Monumental"-Chicago Tribune. At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years,... more...

  • The Spirit Of Russian Scienceby M Levinshtein

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 21.00 US$ 19.11

    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...