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  • 101 Things You Didn’t Know about Da Vinciby Cynthia Phillips; Shana Priwer

    Adams Media 2018; US$ 10.99

    Timed to coincide with the release of Walter Isaacson’s latest biography on the famous painter and inventor, as well as the latest thriller in Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code series, this book includes 101 in-depth facts about Leonardo Da Vinci. 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Da Vinci provides you with all the fascinating facts you didn’t know about... more...

  • Hap Wilson's Wilderness 3-Book Bundleby Hap Wilson

    Dundurn 2018; US$ 19.99

    Noted traveller and environmentalist Hap Wilson shares accounts of his lifelong involvement with wilderness in this 3-book bundle. Wilson knows better than most how to live in the woods. As park ranger, canoe guide, outfitter, trail builder, and environmental activist, he learned from firsthand experience that nature can neither be beaten or tamed. more...

  • 101 Things You Didn’t Know about Einsteinby Cynthia Phillips; Shana Priwer

    Adams Media 2018; US$ 10.99

    Learn everything you need to know about Albert Einstein, the genius who created the Theory of Relativity and calculated mass-energy equivalence. 101 Things You Didn’t Know About Einstein provides in-depth, fascinating facts about the famous scientist and mathematician—including details about his personal life, scientific discoveries, interactions... more...

  • Charles Darwinby A.N. Wilson

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 25.99

    A radical reappraisal of Charles Darwin from the bestselling author of Victoria: A Life. With the publication of On the Origin of Species , Charles Darwin—hailed as the man who "discovered evolution"—was propelled into the pantheon of great scientific thinkers, alongside Galileo, Copernicus, and Newton. Eminent writer A. N. Wilson challenges... more...

  • Henry Dresser and Victorian Ornithologyby Henry McGhie

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 110.00

    This book explores the life of Henry Dresser (1838-1915), one of the most productive British ornithologists of the mid-late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dresser travelled widely and spent time in Texas during the American Civil War. The book explores how he and his contemporaries discovered the world's birds in farflung places. It also... more...

  • Moving Heaven and Earth (Icon Science)by John Henry

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 8.99

    An insight into the fundamental workings of the cosmos. more...

  • The Last Man Who Knew Everythingby David N. Schwartz

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 40.00

    The definitive biography of the brilliant, charismatic, and very human physicist and innovator Enrico Fermi In 1942, a team at the University of Chicago achieved what no one had before: a nuclear chain reaction. At the forefront of this breakthrough stood Enrico Fermi. Straddling the ages of classical physics and quantum mechanics, equally at... more...

  • Hartebrekerby James Styan

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2017; US$ 14.09

    Vir die vroue wat hy met sy rolprentsterglimlag betower het, was Chris Barnard ’n hartebreker. Vir sy pasiënte ’n harteheler. Dié nuwe biografie oor Suid-Afrika se beroemdste hartsjirurg vertel nie net van Barnard se kinderjare in Beaufort-Wes, sy prominente huwelike (en egskeidings) en flambojante lewe nie. James Styan ondersoek ook die impak van... more...

  • Heartbreakerby James Styan

    Jonathan Ball Publishers 2017; US$ 14.09

    In this new biography of Chris Barnard we not only learn about the life of South Africa’s most famous surgeon, from his Beaufort West childhood through his studies locally and abroad to his prominent marriages – and divorces – but James Styan also examines the impact of the historic heart transplant on Barnard’s personal life and South African society... more...

  • Exact Thinking in Demented Timesby Karl Sigmund; Douglas Hofstadter

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 36.00

    A dazzling group biography of the early twentieth-century thinkers who transformed the way the world thought about math and science Inspired by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and Bertrand Russell and David Hilbert's pursuit of the fundamental rules of mathematics, some of the most brilliant minds of the generation came together in post-World... more...