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West With the Night
West With the Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0865471185
Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
The Double Helix
A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
Paperback      ISBN: 0393950751
Since its publication in 1968, The Double Helix has given countless readers a rare and exciting look at one highly significant piece of scientific research--Watson and Crick's race to discover the molecular structure of DNA. In this Norton Critical Edition, Watson's lively and irreverent account is placed in historical perspective by Gunther Stent's introduction and by retrospective views from two major figures in the adventure, Francis Crick and Linus Pauling, and by Rosalind Franklin's last student, Aaron Klug. Background materials include reproductions of the original scientific papers in which the double helical structure of DNA was first presented in 1953 and 1954. In Criticism, which begins with "A Review of the Reviews" by Gunther Stent, other scientists and scholars reveal their own experiences and views of Watson's story. There are reviews by Philip Morrison, F. X. S., Richard C. Lewontin, Mary Ellmann, Robert L. Sinsheimer, John Lear, Alex Comfort, Jacob Bronowski, Conrad H. Waddington, Robert K. Merton, Peter M. Medawar, and André Lwoff; as well as three letters to the editor of Science by Max F. Perutz, M. H. F. Wilkins, and James D. Watson.
Cry of the Kalahari
Cry of the Kalahari
Paperback      ISBN: 0395647800
This account of the author's seven-year stay in Africa's Kalahari wilderness covers their adventures of survival, their contact with curious and dangerous animals, and the establishment of their conservation research project
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Great Bridge
The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Paperback      ISBN: 067145711x
A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century
Family Math
Family Math
Paperback      ISBN: 0912511060
Celestial Navigation
Celestial Navigation
Paperback      ISBN: 0393302946
Provides a basic introduction to navigation using the sun, planets, and stars to plot a boat's position when out of sight of land
Herman Klein and the Gramophone: Being a Series of Essays on the Bel Canto
Herman Klein and the Gramophone
Being a Series of Essays on the Bel Canto
Hardcover      ISBN: 0931340187
From Klein's comments on early recordings that remain available today, the reader can get a glimpse of what legendary singers such as Patti and Lind sounded like more than a century ago. The essays of Herman Klein that appeared in The Gramophone from 1924 until 1934 are indispensable sources of information on the singers of the Golden Age.
Winter: Notes from Montana
Winter
Notes from Montana
Paperback      ISBN: 0395611504
The author describes the wild beauty as well as the physical and psychological hardships involved in spending a winter in a remote Montana valley of thirty inhabitants, the last valley in the state without electricity
Young Men & Fire
Young Men & Fire
Paperback      ISBN: 0226500624
A witness to the Montana Mann Gulch fire of 1949 explores the mysteries of the tragedy, with eyewitness accounts, new evidence, and research from fire scientists
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History
Hen's Teeth and Horse's Toes
Further Reflections in Natural History
Paperback      ISBN: 0393311031
A collection of essays answers questions about key scientific concepts, focusing, in particular, on Darwin's theory of evolution, natural selection, and its impact on biology, natural history, and modern science