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  • In the Eye of the Stormby John Houghton

    Lion Hudson 2013; US$ 11.45

    For John Houghton, the Chief Executive of the Met Office at the time of the Great Storm in 1987, and founding member of the Nobel Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), childhood curiosity about the natural world led to a quest for answers through science. Inspired by new, exciting developments in space and computing technologies... more...

  • Cielo de octubre (Rocket Boys)by Homer Hickam

    HarperCollins Español 2017; US$ 11.24

    Es una historia de romance y pérdida, y un intenso retrato de la vida en un punto extraordinario de la historia de Estados Unidos, es una crónica de triunfo. more...

  • No Better Timeby Molly Knight Raskin

    Da Capo Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    No Better Time tells of a young, driven mathematical genius who wrote a set of algorithms that would create a faster, better Internet. It's the story of a beautiful friendship between a loud, irreverent student and his soft-spoken MIT professor, of a husband and father who spent years struggling to make ends meet only to become a billionaire almost... more...

  • Woman in the Wildernessby Miriam Lancewood

    Allen & Unwin 2017; US$ 19.08

    An inspirational story of adventure and bravery, of a young woman living a primitive, nomadic life in the wilds of the South Island. more...

  • Shackledby Chris Turney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 12.68

    In 2013, Australian earth scientist Chris Turney led an ambitious expedition to Antarctica. It promised so much - discovery, history, adventure - but came with great risk. The story of Turney's ship, the Shokalskiy , and the plight of the 71 people on board was broadcast around the world. We watched, listened and read as they became trapped on Christmas... more...

  • The Enigma of Kidsonby Jamie Blackett

    Quiller 2017; US$ 24.99

    The Enigma of Kidson is a scintillating and often hilarious biography of an inspirational and controversial history master, Michael Kidson, who taught a generation of pupils at Eton for forty years. Forget Eton, think Mr Chips, The History Boys and Dead Poets Society. Kidson was a maverick; funny, eccentric, breathtakingly rude, quick-tempered, insulting,... more...

  • Tim Noakes: The Quiet Maverickby Daryl Ilbury

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2017; US$ 11.00

    A dissident scientist, a disrupted media …On 5 February 2014, world-renowned scientist Tim Noakes fired off a tweet into a highly volatile media space; the fallout threatened to destroy his career. This is the untold backstory.Veteran journalist and writer Daryl Ilbury unveils, layer by layer, a combustible mix of ignorance, suspicion and academic... more...

  • Bush Doctorsby Annabelle Brayley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 21.14

    Sixteen stories of amazing outback doctors and their heroic deeds, from the bestselling author of Bush Nurses and Nurses of the Outback . Imagine yourself critically injured or seriously ill in the middle of nowhere. You'd be hoping like hell there was a doctor nearby to take charge; someone resourceful, who'd think quickly and stay calm under... more...

  • Changing Gearsby Greg Foyster

    Affirm Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Featuring eye-opening encounters with DIY downshifters and leading figures in sustainability,Changing Gears is a jaunty adventure that explores an important question for the future: can we be happier with less? more...

  • Journey of a Thousand Milesby Ruey J. Yu; Kate Jaimet; Scott Simon; Eugene J. Van Scott

    University of Ottawa Press 2017; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.74

    Voici l’histoire merveilleusement écrite, éminemment inspirante, de l’ascension fulgurante d’un jeune taiwanais, Ruey Yu, issu d’un milieu d’après-guerre et d’occupation et destiné à cofonder et à bâtir un empire de soins de la peau, la multinationale américaine NeoStrata. more...