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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Written by Rebecca Skloot, Read by Cassandra Campbell and Bahni Turpin
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot
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On Sale: February 2, 2010
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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are... Read more >
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Written by Rebecca Skloot
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2010
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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, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and...

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Written by Rebecca Skloot
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Written by Rebecca Skloot


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $26.00

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are... Read more >
N. R. Hanson
N. R. Hanson
Written by Matthew D. Lund, Foreword by Hasok Chang
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ISBN: 9781591027720
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N. R. Hanson
Observation, Discovery, and Scientific Change
Written by Matthew D. Lund
Foreword by Hasok Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 253 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2010
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Norwood Russell Hanson was a seminal figure in post-war philosophy and history of science. His major works, Patterns of Discovery and The Concept of the Positron, are landmarks in conceptual analysis and the historical case-study approach in the philosophy of science.

This book provides the first comprehensive and exclusive treatment of... Read more >
The Age of Entanglement
The Age of Entanglement
Written by Louisa Gilder
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ISBN: 9781400095261
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The Age of Entanglement
When Quantum Physics Was Reborn
Written by Louisa Gilder


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: November 10, 2009
Price: $17.00

In The Age of Entanglement, Louisa Gilder brings to life one of the pivotal debates in twentieth century physics. In 1935, Albert Einstein famously showed that, according to the quantum theory, separated particles could act as if intimately connected–a phenomenon which he derisively described as “spooky action at a distance.” In... Read more >
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The Darwin Experience
The Darwin Experience
Written by John Van Wyhe
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426204739
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The Darwin Experience
The Story of the Man and His Theory of Evolution
Written by John Van Wyhe


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
On Sale: October 20, 2009
Price: $50.00

Celebrating both the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the electrifying publication of On the Origin of Species, here’s the story of the man and the theory that opened a new chapter in the history of science—transformed into an engaging interactive experience that invites readers to unfold... Read more >
Defining Darwin
Defining Darwin
Written by Michael Ruse
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591027256
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Defining Darwin
Essays on the History and Philosophy of Evolutionary Biology
Written by Michael Ruse


Format: Hardcover, 271 pages
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $26.99

Michael Ruse is one of the foremost Charles Darwin scholars of our time. For forty years he has written extensively on Darwin, the scientific revolution that his work precipitated, and the nature and implications of evolutionary thinking for today. Now, in the year marking the two hundredth anniversary of Darwin’s birth... Read more >
The Age of Wonder
The Age of Wonder
Written by Richard Holmes
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375422225
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The Age of Wonder
How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Written by Richard Holmes


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $40.00

A riveting history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain... Read more >
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The Age of Wonder
The Age of Wonder
Written by Richard Holmes
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The Age of Wonder
How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science
Written by Richard Holmes


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On Sale: July 14, 2009
Price: $14.99

The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science. 

When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise... Read more >
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Isaac Newton and the Transmutation of Alchemy
Isaac Newton and the Transmutation of Alchemy
Written by Philip Ashley Fanning
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ISBN: 9781556437724
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Isaac Newton and the Transmutation of Alchemy
An Alternative View of the Scientific Revolution
Written by Philip Ashley Fanning


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Price: $18.95

Isaac Newton was a dedicated alchemist, a fact usually obscured as unsuited to his stature as a leader of the scientific revolution. Author Philip Ashley Fanning has diligently examined the evidence and concludes that the two major aspects of Newton’s research—conventional science and alchemy—were actually inseparable. In Isaac Newton and the... Read more >
Panic in Level 4
Panic in Level 4
Written by Richard Preston
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ISBN: 9780812975604
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Panic in Level 4
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
Written by Richard Preston


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2009
Price: $16.00

Panic in Level 4 is a grand tour through the eerie and unforgettable universe of Richard Preston, filled with incredible characters and mysteries that refuse to leave one’s mind. Here are dramatic true stories from this acclaimed and award-winning author, including

• the phenomenon of “self-cannibals,” who suffer from a rare genetic... Read more >
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Merde
Merde
Written by Ralph A. Lewin
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ISBN: 9780307557896
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Merde
Excursions in Scientific, Cultural, and Socio-Historical Coprology
Written by Ralph A. Lewin


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

Merde is an unusual (very unusual) and witty investigation into a subject you may always have wondered about--but didn't know quite what to ask.
        
History, biology, anthropology, culture, animal behavior--all of these are the real subjects of Merde. Why can some animals do it on the run, and others can't? Why does... Read more >
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Aladdin's Lamp
Aladdin's Lamp
Written by John Freely
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ISBN: 9780307271327
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Aladdin's Lamp

Written by John Freely


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2009
Price: $13.99

Aladdin’s Lamp is the fascinating story of how ancient Greek philosophy and science began in the sixth century B.C. and, during the next millennium, spread across the Greco-Roman world, producing the remarkable discoveries and theories of Thales, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Ptolemy, and many others. John Freely explains... Read more >
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DNA
DNA
Written by James D. Watson and Andrew Berry
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307521484
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DNA
The Secret of Life
Written by James D. Watson and Andrew Berry


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $21.99

Fifty years ago, James D. Watson, then just twentyfour, helped launch the greatest ongoing scientific quest of our time. Now, with unique authority and sweeping vision, he gives us the first full account of the genetic revolution—from Mendel’s garden to the double helix to the sequencing of the human genome and... Read more >
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Panic in Level 4
Panic in Level 4
Written by Richard Preston
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ISBN: 9781588367280
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Panic in Level 4
Cannibals, Killer Viruses, and Other Journeys to the Edge of Science
Written by Richard Preston


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 27, 2008
Price: $11.99

Bizarre illnesses and plagues that kill people in the most unspeakable ways. Obsessive and inspired efforts by scientists to solve mysteries and save lives. From The Hot Zone to The Demon in the Freezer and beyond, Richard Preston’s bestselling works have mesmerized readers everywhere by showing them strange worlds of nature... Read more >
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The Anatomist
The Anatomist
Written by Bill Hayes
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ISBN: 9780345456892
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The Anatomist
A True Story of Gray's Anatomy
Written by Bill Hayes


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2007
Price: $24.95

"Hayes’s history of the illustrated medical text “Gray’s Anatomy” coincides with the hundred-and-fiftieth anniversary of its first publication. Fascinated by the fact that little was known about the famous book’s genesis, Hayes combed through nineteenth-century letters and medical-school records, learning that, besides Henry Gray, the brilliant scholar and surgeon who wrote... Read more >
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Descent
Descent
Written by Brad Matsen
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ISBN: 9780307425492
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Descent
The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss
Written by Brad Matsen


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. Beebe was a very well-connected and internationally acclaimed naturalist, with the power to generate media attention. Barton was an engineer and heir to a considerable fortune, who... Read more >
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The Genome War
The Genome War
Written by James Shreeve
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ISBN: 9780307417060
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The Genome War
How Craig Venter Tried to Capture the Code of Life and Save the World
Written by James Shreeve


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

The long-awaited story of the science, the business, the politics, the intrigue behind the scenes of the most ferocious competition in the history of modern science—the race to map the human genome.
On May 10, 1998, biologist Craig Venter, director of the Institute for Genomic Research, announced that he was forming a... Read more >
The Knife Man
The Knife Man
Written by Wendy Moore
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ISBN: 9780307419453
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The Knife Man
Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery
Written by Wendy Moore


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

When Robert Louis Stevenson wrote his gothic horror story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, he based the house of the genial doctor-turned-fiend on the home of John Hunter. The choice was understandable, for Hunter was both widely acclaimed and greatly feared.
 
From humble origins, John Hunter rose to become the most... Read more >
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Shadows
Shadows
Written by Roberto Casati
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ISBN: 9780307427670
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Shadows
Unlocking Their Secrets, from Plato to Our Time
Written by Roberto Casati


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

In this original, wide-ranging, and endlessly thought-provoking work of popular nonfiction, a leading science writer uncovers the pervasive presence of shadows in our world.

For Plato, shadows were the symbol of our limitations. For Galileo, they knocked the Earth from the center of the cosmos. They are a source of fear and... Read more >
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The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension
The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension
Written by Joy Hakim
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781588341624
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The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension
Einstein Adds a New Dimension
Written by Joy Hakim


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2007
Price: $27.95

In volume three, students will look over Albert Einstein's shoulder as he and his colleagues develop a new kind of physics. It leads in two directions: to knowledge of the vast universe and its future (insights build on Einstein's theories of relativity), and to an understanding of the astonishingly small subatomic... Read more >
Body
Body
Written by Patricia S. Daniels, Lisa Stein and Trisha Gura, Foreword by Richard Restak, M.D.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426201288
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Body
The Complete Human
Written by Patricia S. Daniels, Lisa Stein and Trisha Gura
Foreword by Richard Restak, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2007
Price: $40.00

Ideal for families, students, and anyone who's interested in maintaining good health, Body engagingly reveals the complex and fascinating systems of the human machine;from head to toe, cells to skin, inner workings to outward appearance.

Organized by body system, the chapters offer a balanced combination of basic anatomical and physiological information... Read more >
The Knife Man
The Knife Man
Written by Wendy Moore
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ISBN: 9780767916530
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The Knife Man
Blood, Body Snatching, and the Birth of Modern Surgery
Written by Wendy Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 354 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $16.00

In an era when bloodletting was considered a cure for everything from colds to smallpox, surgeon John Hunter was a medical innovator, an eccentric, and the person to whom anyone who has ever had surgery probably owes his or her life. In this sensational and macabre story, we meet the surgeon... Read more >
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My Einstein
My Einstein
Edited by John Brockman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375424373
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My Einstein
Essays by the World's Leading Thinkers on the Man, His Work, and His Legacy
Edited by John Brockman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: July 25, 2006
Price: $11.99

In this fascinating volume, today’s foremost scientists discuss their own versions and visions of Einstein: how he has influenced their worldviews, their ideas, their science, and their professional and personal lives. These twenty-four essays are a testament to the power of scientific legacy and are essential reading for scientist and layperson... Read more >
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Descent
Descent
Written by Brad Matsen
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ISBN: 9781400075010
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Descent
The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss
Written by Brad Matsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $14.95

In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. Beebe was a very well-connected and internationally acclaimed naturalist, with the power to generate media attention. Barton was an engineer and heir to a considerable fortune, who... Read more >
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