Robert Oppenheimer: A Life Inside the Center
Robert Oppenheimer
A Life Inside the Center
Paperback      ISBN: 0385722044
Explores the complex intellectual life of the innovator of the atomic bomb, providing coverage of such topics as his sympathy toward Communism, his lead over the Manhattan Project, and his Jewish faith.
The Book of My Life De Vita Propria Liber: De Vita Propria Liber
The Book of My Life De Vita Propria Liber
De Vita Propria Liber
Paperback      ISBN: 1590170164
A bright star of the Italian Renaissance, Girolamo Cardano was an internationally-sought-after astrologer, physician, and natural philosopher, a creator of modern algebra, and the inventor of the universal joint. Condemned by the Inquisition to house arrest in his old age, Cardano wrote The Book of My Life, an unvarnished and often outrageous account of his character and conduct. Whether discussing his sex life or his diet, the plots of academic rivals or meetings with supernatural beings, or his deep sorrow when his beloved son was executed for murder, Cardano displays the same unbounded curiosity that made him a scientific pioneer. At once picaresque adventure and campus comedy, curriculum vitae, and last will, The Book of My Life is an extraordinary Renaissance self-portrait—a book to set beside Montaigne's Essays and Benvenuto Cellini's Autobiography.
Hardcover      ISBN: 081299311x
A Pulitzer Prize-winning author presents a new biography of the prolific American inventor-genius, exploring his many roles, including botanist, naval strategist, iron miner, chemist, telegrapher and audio producer, created by virtue of his remarkable inventions. Illustrations.
The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World
The Wizard of Menlo Park
How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World
Paperback      ISBN: 1400047633
An in-depth portrait of America's greatest inventor journeys inside the life and Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory of Thomas Edison, documenting not only his revolutionary technological innovations, but also his remarkable ability to promote and market himself and his creations. Reprint. 30,000 first printing.
Einstein: His Life and Universe
His Life and Universe
Paperback      ISBN: 0743264746
A narrative portrait based on the complete body of Einstein's papers offers insight into how the iconic thinker's mind worked as well as his contributions to science, in an account that describes his two marriages, his receipt of the Nobel Prize, and the influence of his discoveries on his personal views about morality, politics, and tolerance. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.
And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?
A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374236410
The New Yorker veteran and author of Mr. Wilson
The Man Who Loved China: The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
The Man Who Loved China
The Fantastic Story of the Eccentric Scientist Who Unlocked the Mysteries of the Middle Kingdom
Paperback      ISBN: 0060884614
A portrait of the mid-twentieth-century scientist and adventurer traces his British government mission to China, his love affair with visiting student Lu Gwei-Djen, and his pivotal influence on the Western world's understanding of China's culture and history. Reprint.
On the Move: A Life
On the Move
A Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0804170932
When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.
Tesla: Man Out of Time
Man Out of Time
Paperback      ISBN: 0743215362
Explores the life and career of the eccentric, trailblazing nineteenth-century scientist and inventor, the man who introduced the fundamentals of robotry and computer and missile science and who harnessed the alternating electrical current used today. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Thread of the Silkworm
Thread of the Silkworm
Paperback      ISBN: 0465006787
"The definitive biography of Tsien Hsue-Shen, the pioneer of the American space age who was mysteriously accused of being a communist, deported, and became—to America’s continuing chagrin—the father of"