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    Drive! Henry Ford, George Selden, and the Race to Invent the Auto Age by Lawrence Goldstone    Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli | Summary & Analysis: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visiona by Instaread    Introducing Stephen Hawking: A Graphic Guide by J. P. McEvoy    Einstein at Home by Friedrich Herneck    Robert Recorde: Tudor Scholar and Mathematician by Gordon Roberts    Immunity: How Elie Metchnikoff Changed the Course of Modern Medicine by Luba Vikhanski & Luba Vikhanski    Brian Cox: The Unauthorised Biography of the Man Who Brought Science to the Nation by Ben Falk    The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science's Big Ideas by Arthur W. Wiggins & Charles M. Wynn Sr.    Einstein for Anyone: A Quick Read: A concise but up-to-date account of Albert Einstein's life, thought and major achievements. by David Topper    The Oracle of Oil: A Maverick Geologist's Quest for a Sustainable Future by Mason Inman    No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon by Buzz Aldrin & Ken Abraham    Brief Candle in the Dark: My Life in Science by Richard Dawkins | Summary & Analysis by Instaread    Orbit: M?tley Cr?e: Livin' the Fast Life by Michael Frizell    The Magnificent Convergence: Science, Metaphysics and Religion by S. G. Venkataramani    Mountains, Minerals, and Me: Thirteen Years Revealing Earth's Mysteries by Albert L. Lamarre    Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science by John Gribbin & Michael White    The Thorny Road to Success: A Memoir by Karl Maramorosch    Faraday as a Discoverer by John Tyndall    A Numerate Life: A Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own and Probably Yours by John Allen Paulos    We Are All Stardust: Scientists Who Shaped Our World Talk about Their Work, Their Lives, and What They Still Want to Know by Stefan Klein    Kepler and the Universe: How One Man Revolutionized Astronomy by David K. Love    Leonhard Euler: Mathematical Genius in the Enlightenment by Ronald S. Calinger    Concussion by Jeanne Marie Laskas    Louis Agassiz - His Life and Correspondence by Elizabeth Cary Agassiz    The Brothers Vonnegut: Science and Fiction in the House of Magic by Ginger Strand    Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian by A. Douglas Stone    Lady Byron and Her Daughters by Julia Markus    Looking for Darwin by Lloyd Spencer Davis    The Quotable Feynman by Richard P. Feynman    Gifted Mind: The Dr. Raymond Damadian Story, Inventor of the MRI by Jeff Kinley & Dr. Raymond Damadian    America's Leap Into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites by Henry L. Richter    Sonic Wind: The Story of John Paul Stapp and How a Renegade Doctor Became the Fastest Man on Earth by Craig Ryan    Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway by Siobhan Roberts    The General and the Genius: Groves and Oppenheimer ? The Unlikely Partnership that Built the Atom Bomb by James Kunetka    China's Transition to Modernity: The New Classical Vision of Dai Zhen by Minghui Hu    Leonardo Da Vinci's Elements of the Science of Man by Kenneth D. Keele    The Autobiography of Charles Darwin by Charles Darwin    German Rocketeers in the Heart of Dixie: Making Sense of the Nazi Past during the Civil Rights Era by Monique Laney    In Search of Sir Thomas Browne: The Life and Afterlife of the Seventeenth Century's Most Inquiring Mind by Hugh Aldersey-Williams    An Immigrant's Journey into the Cosmos: A Memoir by Dr. N. Y Misconi    Women in IT: Inspiring the next generation by BCS the Chartered Institute for It    The Upright Thinkers: The Human Journey from Living in Trees to Understanding the Cosmos by Leonard Mlodinow    How Steve Jobs Changed Our World by Alan Deutschman    Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream by Joshua Davis    Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet: The Man Who Mapped the Planet by Nicholas Crane    Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight by Jay Barbree    Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race by Alexei Leonov & David Scott    Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry by Helen Rappaport & Roger Watson    Soundings: The Story of the Remarkable Woman Who Mapped the Ocean Floor by Hali Felt    Ordinary Geniuses: How Two Mavericks Shaped Modern Science by Gino Segre

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Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian

Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian by A. Douglas Stone

Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play dice. But, in fact, he thought more about the nature of atoms, molecules, and the emission and absorption of light--the core of what we now know as quantum theory--than he did about relativity.

A compelling blend of physics, biography, and the history of science, Einstein and the Quantum shares the untold story of how Einstein--not Max Planck or Niels Bohr--was the driving force behind early...

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From Galileo to Newton

From Galileo to Newton by A. Rupert HallTracing the revolution in physics initiated by Galileo and culminating in Newton's achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.
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A Tale of Two Continents: A Physicist's Life in a Turbulent World

A Tale of Two Continents: A Physicist's Life in a Turbulent World by Abraham Pais

"People like myself, who truly feel at home in several countries, are not strictly at home anywhere," writes Abraham Pais, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists, near the beginning of this engrossing chronicle of his life on two continents. The author of an immensely popular biography of Einstein, Subtle Is the Lord, Pais writes engagingly for a general audience. His "tale" describes his period of hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland (he ended the war in a Gestapo prison) and his life in America, particularly at the newly organized Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, then directed...

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Henry Winstanley and the Eddystone Lighthouse

Henry Winstanley and the Eddystone Lighthouse by Adam Hart-Davis & Emily TrosciankoOn 26 November 1703, during the worst storm that Britain had ever seen, Henry Winstanley died in his pioneering lighthouse as it was blown apart. He had defied incredible odds to build the first Eddystone Lighthouse in 1698, saving the lives of many sailors from the fate of the thousands who previously died upon the rocks. The Great Gale not only destroyed the man and his lighthouse, but also saw complete devastation throughout the land. And at sea, some 8000 sailors were drowned that night, within yards of the land. Winstanley was an ingenious man. He owned a house of gadgets which was one...
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Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution

Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution by Adrian Desmond & James Moore

In this remarkable book, Adrian Desmond and James Moore restore the missing moral core of Darwin's evolutionary universe, providing a completely new account of how he came to his shattering theories about human origins.

There has always been a mystery surrounding Darwin: How did this quiet, respectable gentleman, a pillar of his parish, come to embrace one of the most radical ideas in the history of human thought? It's difficult to overstate just what Darwin was risking in publishing his theory of evolution. So it must have been something very powerful—a moral fire, as Desmond and Moore put it—that...

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Falling to Earth

Falling to Earth by Al Worden & Francis FrenchAs command module pilot for the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971, Al Worden flew on what is widely regarded as the greatest exploration mission that humans have ever attempted. He spent six days orbiting the moon, including three days completely alone, the most isolated human in existence. During the return from the moon to earth he also conducted the first spacewalk in deep space, becoming the first human ever to see both the entire earth and moon simply by turning his head. The Apollo 15 flight capped an already-impressive career as an astronaut, including important work on the pioneering...
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How Steve Jobs Changed Our World

How Steve Jobs Changed Our World by Alan Deutschman

"One to one, no one is as compelling, as charismatic, as seductive as Steve Jobs. It's just magic." - Alan Deutschman on "Bloomberg West" in August 2011

In this original e-essay, part of the forthcoming book Why Steve Jobs Matters, veteran Silicon Valley journalist Alan Deutschman describes how Jobs changed the world we live in forever.

Steve Jobs' far-reaching vision of what technology was capable of rescued the American Dream while creating one of the most influential companies in the world, Apple Computer. Epic early career highs and lows, unwavering persistence and a relentless work ethic...

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Don't Call Me Joey: The Wit and Wisdom of Albert "Joey" Belle

Don't Call Me Joey: The Wit and Wisdom of Albert "Joey" Belle by Albert BelleTelling the full story of one of the most disagreeable sports figures in recent memory, this book chronicles the highs and lows of Albert Belleâ€"his tirades and scufflings with reporters, including a profane outburst leveled at NBC reporter Hanna Storm during the 1996 World Series (which earned him an unprecedented $50,000 fine); his beaning of a fan with a baseball during a game; his high-speed chase of two Cleveland teenagers who had egged his house on Halloween; his unprovoked hit-and-run on diminutive Milwaukee second baseman, Fernando Vina; his obscene gestures to heckling Indians fans;...
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Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb

Einstein on Politics: His Private Thoughts and Public Stands on Nationalism, Zionism, War, Peace, and the Bomb by Albert Einstein

The most famous scientist of the twentieth century, Albert Einstein was also one of the century's most outspoken political activists. Deeply engaged with the events of his tumultuous times, from the two world wars and the Holocaust, to the atomic bomb and the Cold War, to the effort to establish a Jewish homeland, Einstein was a remarkably prolific political writer, someone who took courageous and often unpopular stands against nationalism, militarism, anti-Semitism, racism, and McCarthyism. In Einstein on Politics, leading Einstein scholars David Rowe and Robert Schulmann gather Einstein's...

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Albert Einstein, The Human Side: Glimpses from His Archives (New in Paperback)

Albert Einstein, The Human Side: Glimpses from His Archives (New in Paperback) by Albert EinsteinModesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in this illuminating selection of personal papers from the Albert Einstein Archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio fifth-grader, distressed by her discovery that scientists classify humans as animals, as to a Colorado banker who asked whether Einstein believed in a personal God. Witty rhymes, an exchange with Queen Elizabeth of Belgium about fine music, and expressions of his devotion to Zionism are but some of the highlights found in this warm and enriching book.
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Einstein's Essays in Science

Einstein's Essays in Science by Albert EinsteinSpeeches and essays in accessible, everyday language profile influential physicists such as Niels Bohr and Isaac Newton. They also explore areas of physics to which the author made major contributions.
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Mountains, Minerals, and Me: Thirteen Years Revealing Earth's Mysteries

Mountains, Minerals, and Me: Thirteen Years Revealing Earth's Mysteries by Albert L. Lamarre

Albert Lamarre never imagined that one day he would stare down the barrel of a shotgun pointed at him by a Texas rancher's daughter. Yet, there he was-in the middle of nowhere-held captive by a woman who meant business. Simply put, Lamarre was in this predicament because of his desire to learn more about a rocky outcrop. After all, that is what geologists do.

In his fascinating narrative, Lamarre shares details of his adventures during his thirteen-year career as a minerals exploration geologist. As he vividly recounts his first exposure to the geologic wonders of the western United States, the...

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Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us

Listening to Whales: What the Orcas Have Taught Us by Alexandra MortonIn Listening to Whales, Alexandra Morton shares spellbinding stories about her career in whale and dolphin research and what she has learned from and about these magnificent mammals. In the late 1970s, while working at Marineland in California, Alexandra pioneered the recording of orca sounds by dropping a hydrophone into the tank of two killer whales. She recorded the varied language of mating, childbirth, and even grief after the birth of a stillborn calf. At the same time she made the startling observation that the whales were inventing wonderful synchronized movements, a behavior that was...
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Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race

Two Sides of the Moon: Our Story of the Cold War Space Race by Alexei Leonov & David Scott

Growing up on either side of the Iron Curtain, David Scott and Alexei Leonov experienced very different childhoods but shared the same dream to fly.

Excelling in every area of mental and physical agility, Scott and Leonov became elite fighter pilots and were chosen by their countries' burgeoning space programs to take part in the greatest technological race ever-to land a man on the moon.

In this unique dual autobiography, astronaut Scott and cosmonaut Leonov recount their exceptional lives and careers spent on the cutting edge of science and space exploration. With each mission fraught with perilous...

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Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game"

Alan Turing: The Enigma: The Book That Inspired the Film "The Imitation Game" by Andrew Hodges

It is only a slight exaggeration to say that the British mathematician Alan Turing (1912-1954) saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberation by decades--all before his suicide at age forty-one. This acclaimed biography of the founder of computer science, with a new preface by the author that addresses Turing's royal pardon in 2013, is the definitive account of an extraordinary mind and life.

Capturing both the inner and outer drama of Turing's life, Andrew Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936--the concept of...

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Charles Darwin: Destroyer of Myths

Charles Darwin: Destroyer of Myths by Andrew NormanCharles Darwin did not deliberately set out to be the “destroyer of mythical beliefs," some of which, in his early days as a young Christian, he had previously espoused. He was a modest man who liked to avoid controversy of any kind, yet paradoxically, he was to be the cause of the greatest controversy in the history of science and religion.

When Darwin embarked on the HMS Beagle in late December 1831, bound for the southern hemisphere, he could not have imagined that the experience would lead him to formulate a theory which would totally revolutionize the way in which we viewed the natural world....

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The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris

The Man Who Deciphered Linear B: The Story of Michael Ventris by Andrew Robinson

"Highly readable . . . a fitting tribute to the quiet outsider who taught the professionals their business and increased our knowledge of the human past."—Archaeology Odyssey

More than a century ago, in 1900, one of the great archaeological finds of all time was made in Crete. Arthur Evans discovered what he believed was the palace of King Minos, with its notorious labyrinth, home of the Minotaur. As a result, Evans became obsessed with one of the epic intellectual stories of the modern era: the search for the meaning of Linear B, the mysterious script found on clay tablets in the ruined palace....

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The Basics of Biochemistry

The Basics of Biochemistry by Anne WanjieBiochemistry, or the study of the chemical processes that occur within living things, has been researched for hundreds of years by a number of great scientific minds. This comprehensive volume not only explores the history and study of biochemistry and how it stands today but also the many scientists who devoted their lives and careers to the field. It includes charts, photos, diagrams, and informative sidebars that help create an accessible text that can be used for research or an entertaining read.
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Me Father was the Keeper: John Smeaton and the Eddystone Light

Me Father was the Keeper: John Smeaton and the Eddystone Light by AnonymousMe Father was the keeper of the Eddystone light, He married a mermaid one fine night... The Eddystone Rocks are among the most feared and romanticized rock formations in the world. Guarding the approaches to Plymouth, England, over the centuries it has claimed hundreds of ships and thousands of sailors. In 1696 Henry Winstanley tried to build a lighthouse there. It, along with the good Mr. Winstanley. were swept away in the Great Storm of 1703. In 1706 John Lovett commissioned John Rudyerd to begin work on a lighthouse to which he could charge a toll to passing ships. Completed in 1709, it burned...
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The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science's Big Ideas

The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science's Big Ideas by Arthur W. Wiggins & Charles M. Wynn Sr.This lively and humorous book focuses attention on the fact that science is a human enterprise. The reader learns about the foibles and quirks as well as the admirable ingenuity and impressive accomplishments of famous scientists who made some of the greatest discoveries of the past and present.

Examples abound: James Watson and Francis Crick formed a legendary partnership that led to the discovery of DNA, but they essentially ignored the contribution of female colleague Rosalind Franklin. Later, in the race to sequence the human genome, Watson criticized J. Craig Venter??s technique as a process...

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