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Darwin
Darwin
Written by Eugene Byrne, Illustrated by Simon Gurr
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ISBN: 9781588343529
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Darwin
A Graphic Biography
Written by Eugene Byrne
Illustrated by Simon Gurr


Format: Trade Paperback, 100 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
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Darwin: A Graphic Biography is an inspiring expedition into the physical and intellectual adventures of Charles Darwin. Presenting Darwin's life in a smart and entertaining graphic novel, Darwin: A Graphic Biography attempts to not only educate the reader about Darwin but also the scientific world of the 1800s. The graphic medium... Read more >
Turing's Cathedral
Turing's Cathedral
Written by George Dyson
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ISBN: 9781400075997
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Turing's Cathedral
The Origins of the Digital Universe
Written by George Dyson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $16.95

A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book of 2012
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2012

In this revealing account of how the digital universe exploded in the aftermath of World War II, George Dyson illuminates the nature of digital computers, the lives of those who brought them into existence, and how code...

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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
Written by Walter Isaacson
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ISBN: 9780307832740
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Steve Jobs
Edición en Español
Written by Walter Isaacson


Format: eBook, 752 pages
On Sale: November 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs
 
La muerte de Steve Jobs ha conmocionado al mundo. Tras entrevistarlo en más de cuarenta ocasiones en los últimos dos años, además de a un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, Walter Isaacson nos presenta la única biografía escrita con la...

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Einstein
Einstein
Written by Walter Isaacson
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ISBN: 9788499080130
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Einstein

Written by Walter Isaacson


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $13.95

En la primera biografía completa de Albert Einstein escrita con acceso a todos sus archivos, Walter Isaacson logra un extraordinario retrato del personaje y de su época y un fascinante relato de su vida.

Albert Einstein es uno de los científicos más importantes de la historia y un icono del siglo XX... Read more >
The Fractalist
The Fractalist
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot
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ISBN: 9780307378606
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The Fractalist
Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
Written by Benoit Mandelbrot


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $11.99

A fascinating memoir from the man who revitalized visual geometry, and whose ideas about fractals have changed how we look at both the natural world and the financial world.

Benoit Mandelbrot, the creator of fractal geometry, has significantly improved our understanding of, among other things, financial variability and erratic physical phenomena. In...

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Hedy's Folly
Hedy's Folly
Written by Richard Rhodes
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ISBN: 9780307742957
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Hedy's Folly
The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Written by Richard Rhodes


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $15.00

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible.
 
Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that...

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Falling to Earth
Falling to Earth
Written by Al Worden and Francis French, Foreword by Dick Gordon
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ISBN: 9781588343338
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Falling to Earth
An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon
Written by Al Worden and Francis French
Foreword by Dick Gordon


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $17.95

As 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... Read more >
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Birdseye
Birdseye
Written by Mark Kurlansky
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ISBN: 9780385535885
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Birdseye
The Adventures of a Curious Man
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $11.99

Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture. Read more >
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Birdseye
Birdseye
Written by Mark Kurlansky, Read by Jon Van Ness
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ISBN: 9780307877468
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Birdseye
The Adventures of a Curious Man
Written by Mark Kurlansky
Read by Jon Van Ness


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $15.00

Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture. Read more >
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Blue Sky Dream
Blue Sky Dream
Written by David Beers
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ISBN: 9780307819093
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Blue Sky Dream

Written by David Beers


Format: eBook, 273 pages
On Sale: May 2, 2012
Price: $13.99

In Blue Sky Dream: A Memoir of America’s Fall from Grace, award-winner David Beers offers a powerful, personal vision of the rise and fall of the American middle class. Here is a dazzling literary chronicle of a family, a people, and a nation: the “blue sky tribe” of ever-optimistic middle-class Americans... Read more >
Turing's Cathedral
Turing's Cathedral
Written by George Dyson
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ISBN: 9780307907066
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Turing's Cathedral
The Origins of the Digital Universe
Written by George Dyson


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $12.99

“It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by John von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New...

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Turing's Cathedral
Turing's Cathedral
Written by George Dyson, Read by Arthur Morey
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ISBN: 9780307969071
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Turing's Cathedral
The Origins of the Digital Universe
Written by George Dyson
Read by Arthur Morey


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $24.00

“It is possible to invent a single machine which can be used to compute any computable sequence,” twenty-four-year-old Alan Turing announced in 1936. In Turing’s Cathedral, George Dyson focuses on a small group of men and women, led by John von Neumann at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New...

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The Philosophical Breakfast Club
The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Written by Laura J. Snyder
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ISBN: 9780767930499
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The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World
Written by Laura J. Snyder


Format: Trade Paperback, 456 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $16.00

The Philosophical Breakfast Club recounts the life and work of four men who met as students at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones.  Recognizing that they shared a love of science (as well as good food and drink) they began to meet on Sunday mornings to... Read more >
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Hedy's Folly
Hedy's Folly
Written by Richard Rhodes
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ISBN: 9780385534390
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Hedy's Folly
The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Written by Richard Rhodes


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $11.99

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes delivers a remarkable story of science history: how a ravishing film star and an avant-garde composer invented spread-spectrum radio, the technology that made wireless phones, GPS systems, and many other devices possible.
 
Beginning at a Hollywood dinner table, Hedy's Folly tells a wild story of innovation that...

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Hedy's Folly
Hedy's Folly
Written by Richard Rhodes, Read by Bernadette Dunne
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ISBN: 9780307940582
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Hedy's Folly
The Life and Breakthrough Inventions of Hedy Lamarr, the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Written by Richard Rhodes
Read by Bernadette Dunne


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: November 29, 2011
Price: $15.00

What do Hedy Lamarr, avant-garde composer George Antheil, and your cell phone have in common? The answer is spread-spectrum radio: a revolutionary inven­tion based on the rapid switching of communications sig­nals among a spread of different frequencies. Without this technology, we would not have the digital comforts that we take for... Read more >
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Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
Written by Walter Isaacson
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ISBN: 9780307950284
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Steve Jobs
Edición en Español
Written by Walter Isaacson


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $18.95

La biografía definitiva de Steve Jobs
 
La muerte de Steve Jobs ha conmocionado al mundo. Tras entrevistarlo en más de cuarenta ocasiones en los últimos dos años, además de a un centenar de personas de su entorno, familiares, amigos, adversarios y colegas, Walter Isaacson nos presenta la única biografía escrita con la...

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Einstein on the Road

Written by Josef Eisinger


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $12.99

At the height of his fame, Albert Einstein traveled throughout the world, from Japan to South America and many places in between. During these voyages, between 1922 and 1933, he was in the habit of keeping travel diaries in which he recorded his impressions of people and events, as well as... Read more >
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Einstein on the Road
Einstein on the Road
Written by Josef Eisinger
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ISBN: 9781616144609
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Einstein on the Road

Written by Josef Eisinger


Format: Hardcover, 219 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $25.00

At the height of his fame, Albert Einstein traveled throughout the world, from Japan to South America and many places in between. During these voyages, between 1922 and 1933, he was in the habit of keeping travel diaries in which he recorded his impressions of people and events, as well as... Read more >
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Time Lord
Time Lord
Written by Clark Blaise
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307766557
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Time Lord
Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time
Written by Clark Blaise


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $11.99

It is difficult today to imagine life before standard time was established in 1884. In the middle of the nineteenth century, for example, there were 144 official time zones in North America alone. The confusion that ensued, especially among the burgeoning railroad companies, was an hourly comedy of errors that ultimately... Read more >
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Falling to Earth
Falling to Earth
Written by Al Worden and Francis French, Epilogue by Tom Stafford, Foreword by Dick Gordon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588343093
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Falling to Earth
An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon
Written by Al Worden and Francis French
Epilogue by Tom Stafford
Foreword by Dick Gordon


Format: Hardcover, 312 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $29.95

As 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... Read more >
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Falling to Earth
An Apollo 15 Astronaut's Journey to the Moon
Written by Al Worden and Francis French
Epilogue by Tom Stafford
Foreword by Dick Gordon


Format: eBook, 312 pages
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $17.95

As 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... Read more >
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Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
Written by Janet Browne
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307793683
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Charles Darwin
The Power of Place
Written by Janet Browne


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $12.99

In 1858 Charles Darwin was forty-nine years old, a gentleman scientist living quietly at Down House in the Kent countryside, respected by fellow biologists and well liked among his wide and distinguished circle of acquaintances. He was not yet a focus of debate; his “big book on species” still lay on... Read more >
Amelia Earhart
Amelia Earhart
Written by Susan Sloate
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ISBN: 9780307775856
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Amelia Earhart
Challenging the Skies Great Lives Series
Written by Susan Sloate


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 23, 2011
Price: $7.99

The Great Lives Series

Witness history in the making as you turn the pages of time and discover the fascinating lives of famous explorers, leaders of 20th century politics and government, and great Americans.

Amelia Earhart

Challenging the Skies

When Amelia Earhart vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 during her attempt to make the... Read more >
The Philosophical Breakfast Club
The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Written by Laura J. Snyder
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307716170
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The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Four Remarkable Friends Who Transformed Science and Changed the World
Written by Laura J. Snyder


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

The Philosophical Breakfast Club recounts the life and work of four men who met as students at Cambridge University: Charles Babbage, John Herschel, William Whewell, and Richard Jones.  Recognizing that they shared a love of science (as well as good food and drink) they began to meet on Sunday mornings to... Read more >
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Sally Ride
Sally Ride
Written by Sue Hurwitz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307775818
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Sally Ride
Shooting for the Stars Great Lives Series
Written by Sue Hurwitz


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $7.99

Sally Ride

Shooting for the Stars

Astronaut Dr. Sally Ride took a deep breath and nervously waited as the powerful engines of the Space Shuttle Challenger roared to life. This was the most frightening, yet exciting moment of Sally's life! She was determined to prove that an American woman could perform in space... Read more >
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