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  • 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,...

    Publisher : Crown/Archetype
    published : 2010
  • Utterly beautiful. Profoundly disconcerting. Quantum theory is quite simply the most successful account of the physical universe ever devised. The pursuit of its implications has been the driving motivation of physicists for 100 years. Jim Baggott traces the story, the personalities and the rivalries, through 40 turning-point moments.

    Publisher : OUP Oxford
    published : 2011
  • Published to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Nobel Prize for Watson and Crick?s discovery of the structure of DNA, an annotated and illustrated edition of this classic book gives new insights into the personal relationships between James Watson, Frances Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, and the making of a scientific revolution.

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2012
  • Mathematics in Ancient Egypt traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC?and the earliest hints of writing and number notation?to the end of the pharaonic period in Greco-Roman times. Drawing from mathematical texts, architectural drawings, administrative documents, and other sources, Annette Imhausen...

    Publisher : Princeton University Press
    published : 2016
  • 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
  • Why did science emerge in the West and how did scientific values come to be regarded as the yardstick for all other forms of knowledge? Stephen Gaukroger shows just how bitterly the cognitive and cultural standing of science was contested in its early development. Rejecting the traditional picture of secularization, he argues that science in the seventeenth...

    Publisher : Clarendon Press
    published : 2006
  • Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes?s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political...

    Publisher : Simon & Schuster
    published : 2012
  • This exciting and accessible book takes us on a journey from the early days of computers to the cutting-edge research of the present day.

    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    published : 2014
  • An examination of the emergence of the phenomenon of deductive argument in classical Greek mathematics.

    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    published : 1999
  • This compelling book examines the power of the skies on human civilization. It explores constellation lore, considers the present-day context, and offers first hand accounts of celestial events and interviews with practitioners of cosmology archaeoastronomy.

    Publisher : Springer New York
    published : 2010