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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...

  • Between Politics and Scienceby David H. Guston

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 37.00

    Professor Guston provides an analysis of the changing relationship between politics and science in America. 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...

  • Philosophy of Quantum Information and Entanglementby Alisa Bokulich; Gregg Jaeger

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 112.00

    This book addresses the most important developments and debates in this exciting area of research for historians, philosophers of science and physicists. more...

  • The Road to Relativityby Hanoch Gutfreund; Jürgen Renn; John Stachel

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.88

    This richly annotated facsimile edition of "The Foundation of General Relativity" introduces a new generation of readers to Albert Einstein's theory of gravitation. Written in 1915, this remarkable document is a watershed in the history of physics and an enduring testament to the elegance and precision of Einstein's thought. Presented here is a beautiful... more...

  • Isaac Newtonby A. Rupert Hall; David Knight

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 46.00

    Absorbing survey of the vast, modern scholarship on the complex, enigmatic, diverse genius of Newton. more...

  • Dark Sunby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 5.99

    Here, for the first time, in a brilliant, panoramic portrait by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb, is the definitive, often shocking story of the politics and the science behind the development of the hydrogen bomb and the birth of the Cold War. Based on secret files in the United States and the former Soviet Union,... more...