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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...

  • Real Scienceby John Ziman

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 61.00

    A systematic, carefully reasoned, but non-technical analysis of the nature and significance of scientific knowledge. 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...

  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Livedby Adam Rutherford

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and... more...

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Editionby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 18.00

    One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail — well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife... more...

  • Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions - 50 Years Onby William J. Devlin; Alisa Bokulich

    Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 102.59

    In 1962, the publication of Thomas Kuhn’s Structure ‘revolutionized’ the way one conducts philosophical and historical studies of science. Through the introduction of both memorable and controversial notions, such as paradigms, scientific revolutions, and incommensurability, Kuhn argued against the traditionally accepted notion of scientific change... more...

  • Linnaeus' Philosophia Botanicaby Stephen Freer

    OUP Oxford 2003; US$ 124.99

    The eighteenth-century botanist Carl von Linné, more commonly known as Linnaeus, was the inventor of the binary nomenclature now standard in biology. His Philosophia Botanica represents a key stage in the evolution of the scientific classification and naming of plants, and is a classic in the history of science and botany. Amazingly, no complete translation... more...

  • Between Genius And Genocideby Daniel Charles

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    In January 1934, as Hitler's shadow began to fall across Europe, a short, bald man carrying a German passport arrived at the Hotel Euler in Basle. He seemed haunted and restless, as though he urgently needed to be elsewhere. Fritz Haber, Nobel laureate in chemistry, confidante of Albert Einstein and German war hero, had arrived in Basle a broken... more...

  • Sparkby Dr John J. Ratey; Dr John J. Ratey; Eric Hagerman; John Ratey

    Quercus 2010; US$ 5.99

    Exercise is not only good for the body: it can transform your mind too. We all know that exercise is good for the body. But did you know that it can transform your mind? This new scientific revolution will teach you how to boost brain cells, protect yourself against mental illness and dementia, and ensure success in exams and the workplace.... more...

  • Subtle is the Lordby Abraham Pais

    OUP Oxford 1982; US$ 21.99

    Subtle is the Lord is recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein, written by an award-winning physicist turned historian who knew Einstein personally in the last years of his life. Pais illuminates the man through his science, with authority, precision, and liveliness. more...