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Science & Technology

  • 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┬áblack 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,...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2010
  • In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley?s most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs?a real-life Tony Stark?and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new ?makers.? Elon Musk spotlights the...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2015
  • Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin?s courageous, candid memoir of his return to Earth after the historic moon landing and his personal struggle with fame and depression. ?We landed with all the grace of a freight elevator,? Buzz Aldrin relates in the opening passages of Return to Earth , remembering Command Module Columbia ?s abrupt descent into...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2015
  • In this powerful and dramatic biography Sylvia Nasar vividly recreates the life of a mathematical genius whose career was cut short by schizophrenia and who, after three decades of devastating mental illness, miraculously recovered and was honored with a Nobel Prize. ?How could you, a mathematician, believe that extraterrestrials were sending you...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2011
  • Working with Watson and Crick on the structure of DNA was a third man, Maurice Wilkins, based at King's College London with co-worker Rosalind Franklin. Franklin died in 1958 and the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the Double Helix was awarded to the three men in 1962. As Maurice Wilkins explains here in his autobiography, ' the Franklin/Wilkins story...

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2005
  • From "America's nerviest journalist" ( Newsweek )--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" ( The New York Times Book Review ) Millions of words have poured forth about man's trip to the moon, but until now...

    Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
    published : 2008
  • South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man...

    Publisher : Ebury Publishing
    published : 2015
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks , now an HBO film starring Oprah Winfrey & Rose Byrne Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells ? taken without her knowledge ? became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta?s family...

    Publisher : Pan Macmillan
    published : 2011
  • Lise Meitner (1878-1968) was a pioneer of nuclear physics and co-discoverer, with Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann, of nuclear fission. Braving the sexism of the scientific world, she joined the prestigious Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry and became a prominent member of the international physics community. Of Jewish origin, Meitner fled Nazi...

    Publisher : University of California Press
    published : 1996
  • Candid Science V: Conversations with Famous Scientists contains 36 interviews with well-known scientists, including 19 Nobel laureates, Wolf Prize winners, and other luminaries. These in-depth conversations provide a glimpse into the greatest achievements in science during the past few decades, featuring stories of the discoveries, and showing the...

    Publisher : World Scientific Publishing Company
    published : 2005