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Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End

By: Atul Gawande

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Picador: September 2017

Seller ID: 18299

ISBN: 1250076226

Condition: New


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The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (First Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

By: James D. Watson

Price: $13.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: October 1980

Seller ID: 16866

ISBN: 0393950751

Condition: New


Background materials include reproductions of the original scientific papers in which the double helical structure of DNA was first presented in 1953 and 1954. In Criticism, which begins with "A Review of the Reviews" by Gunther Stent, other scientists and scholars reveal their own experiences and views of Watson's story. There are reviews by Philip Morrison, F. X. S., Richard C. Lewontin, Mary Ellmann, Robert L. Sinsheimer, John Lear, Alex Comfort, Jacob Bronowski, Conrad H. Waddington, Robert K. Merton, Peter M. Medawar, and Andre Lwoff; as well as three letters to the editor of Science by M... View more info

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The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine

By: Lindsey Fitzharris

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Scientific American / Farrar, Straus and Giroux: October 2018

Seller ID: 18301

ISBN: 0374537968

Condition: New


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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

By: Mario Livio

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: May 2014

Seller ID: 17194

ISBN: 1439192375

Condition: New


Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this "scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written book" (Martin Rees, author of "From Here to Infinity") illuminates the path to scientific discovery. Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein all made groundbreaking contributions to their fields--but each also stumbled badly. Darwin's theory of natural selection shouldn't have worked, according to the prevailing beliefs of his time. Lord Kelvin gravely miscalculated the age of the earth. Linus Pauling, the world's premier chemist, constru... View more info

Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex

By: Michael Hiltzik

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: July 2016

Seller ID: 18201

ISBN: 1451675763

Condition: New


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A Smile as Big as the Moon: A Special Education Teacher, His Class, and Their Inspiring Journey Through U.S. Space Camp

By: Mike Kersjes

Price: $11.95

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: January 2012

Seller ID: 16918

ISBN: 1250012627

Condition: New


Mike Kersjes always believed that his students could do anything--even attend the prestigious Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, where some of America's best and brightest high school students compete in a variety of activities similar to those experienced by NASA astronauts training for space shuttle missions. The challenge was convincing everyone else that the kids in his special education class, with disabilities including Tourette's syndrome, Down's syndrome, dyslexia, eating disorders, and a variety of emotional problems, would benefit from the experience and succeed. In "A Smile as Bi... View more info

Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World

By: Oren Harman

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: June 2019

Seller ID: 18295

ISBN: 0374538417

Condition: New


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Unbound: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human and Brought Our World to the Brink

By: Richard L. Currier

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Arcade: August 2017

Seller ID: 18229

ISBN: 1628727527

Condition: New


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Marie Curie and Her Daughters

By: Shelley Emling

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Griffin: September 2013

Seller ID: 17292

ISBN: 1137278366

Condition: New


Published to widespread acclaim, in "Marie Curie and Her Daughters," science writer Shelley Emling shows that far from a shy introvert toiling away in her laboratory, the famed scientist and two-time Nobel prize winner was nothing short of an iconoclast. Emling draws on personal letters released by Curie's only granddaughter to show how Marie influenced her daughters yet let them blaze their own paths: Irene followed her mother's footsteps into science and was instrumental in the discovery of nuclear fission; Eve traveled the world as a foreign correspondent and then moved on to humanitaria... View more info

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The Eternal Frontier: An Ecological History of North America and Its Peoples

By: Tim Flannery

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Grove Press: April 2002

Seller ID: 16965

ISBN: 0802138888

Condition: New


In The Eternal Frontier, world-renowned scientist and historian Tim Flannery tells the unforgettable story of the geological and biological evolution of the North American continent, from the time of the asteroid strike that ended the age of dinosaurs 65 million years ago, to the present day. Flannery describes the development of North America's deciduous forests and other flora, and tracks the immigration and emigration of various animals to and from Europe, Asia, and South America, showing how plant and animal species have either adapted or become extinct. The story takes in the massive chan... View more info

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Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery

By: Wayne Ranney

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Grand Canyon Association: March 2007

Inscription: Signed By Author

Seller ID: 18176

ISBN: 0938216821

Condition: Collectible - Like New


SIGNED by author. New condition with clean text and uncreased spine. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info