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Biography & Autobiography : Scientists - General


Science As Autobiography: The Troubled Life Of Niels Jern - Thomas Soderqvist

This biography probes the unusual mind, the dramatic life, and the outstanding scientific work of Danish-born immunologist Niels Jerne (1911-1994). Jerne's Nobel Prize-winning achievements in the field of immunology place him in the pantheon of gr......

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The Darwin Archipelago: The Naturalist's Career Beyond Origin Of Species - Steve Jones

Charles Darwin is of course best known for The Voyage of the Beagle and The Origin of Species. But he produced many other books over his long career, exploring specific aspects of the theory of evolution by natural selection in greater depth. The ......

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Longitude - Dava Sobel

Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of e......

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G. Evelyn Hutchinson And The Invention Of Modern Ecology - Nancy G. Slack

Stephen J. Gould declared G. Evelyn Hutchinson the most important ecologist of the twentieth century. E. O. Wilson pronounced him ";one of the few scientists who could unabashedly be called a genius."; In this fascinating book, Nancy G. Slack pres......

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Orlando M. Poe - Paul Taylor

Recipient of the Library of Michigan's 2010 Notable Books award -- The first biography of Sherman's chief engineer and the man whose post-Civil War engineering work changed Great Lakes navigation forever -- Orlando M. Poe chronicles the life of on......

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The Feathery Tribe: Robert Ridgway And The Modern Study Of Birds - Daniel Lewis

Amateurs and professionals studying birds at the end of the nineteenth century were a contentious, passionate group with goals that intersected, collided and occasionally merged in their writings and organizations. Driven by a desire to advance sc......

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Once We All Had Gills: Growing Up Evolutionist In An Evolving World - Rudolf A. Raff

In this book, Rudolf A. Raff reaches out to the scientifically queasy, using his life story and his growth as a scientist to illustrate why science matters, especially at a time when many Americans are both suspicious of science and hostile to sci......

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Perfect Rigor: A Genius And The Mathematical Breakthrough Of The Century - Masha Gessen

The story of an eccentric genius named Grigory Perelman, who solved Poincare's Theorem — one of the seven great mathematical mysteries of the last century — yet who also refused the million-dollar award in favor of remaining a......

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Locomotive To Aeromotive: Octave Chanute And The Transportation Revolution - Simine Short

French-born and self-trained civil engineer Octave Chanute designed America's two largest stockyards, created structures such as the Kansas City Bridge over the previously "unbridgeable" Missouri River, and was a passionate aviation pioneer whose ......

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It's A Jungle Up There: More Tales From The Treetops - Margaret D. Lowman

Drawn to the mysteries of tropical rain forests and fascinated by life in the treetops, Meg Lowman has pursued a life of scientific exploration while raising her two sons, Edward and James Burgess. This book recounts their family adventures in rem......

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Dark Side Of The Moon: Wernher Von Braun, The Third Reich, And The Space Race - Wayne Biddle

A stunning investigation of the roots of the first moon landing forty years ago. This illuminating story of the dawn of the space age reaches back to the reactionary modernism of the Third Reich, using the life of “rocket scientist” We......

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Biography & Autobiography : Scientists - General