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  1. Book ImageQuantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science

    Lawrence M. Krauss

    Paperback

    "A worthy addition to the Feynman shelf and a welcome follow-up to the standard-bearer, James Gleick's Genius." —Kirkus ReviewsMore

  2. Book ImageQuantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science

    Lawrence M. Krauss

    Hardcover

    A gripping new scientific biography of the revered Nobel Prize–winning physicist (and curious character).More

  3. Book ImageThe Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition

    Dan Hofstadter

    Paperback

    A cogent portrayal of a turning point in the evolution of the freedom of thought and the beginnings of modern science.More

  4. Book ImageThe Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos

    Michael Lemonick

    Paperback

    “A bright, shiny gift to popular-science collections.”—BooklistMore

  5. Book ImageThe Earth Moves: Galileo and the Roman Inquisition

    Dan Hofstadter

    Hardcover

    A cogent portrayal of the beginnings of modern science and a turning point in the evolution of the freedom of thought.More

  6. Book ImageA Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford

    Richard Reeves

    Paperback

    "Starred Review. Reeves deploys his considerable writing skill in portraying Rutherford's personality ... capturing the full aspect of the man."—BooklistMore

  7. Book ImageThe Georgian Star: How William and Caroline Herschel Revolutionized Our Understanding of the Cosmos

    Michael Lemonick

    Hardcover

    Responsible for the greatest advances in astronomy since Copernicus, William and Caroline Herschel forever transformed our view of the heavens.More

  8. Book ImageA Force of Nature: The Frontier Genius of Ernest Rutherford

    Richard Reeves

    Hardcover

    A new intellectual biography of Ernest Rutherford, the twentieth century’s greatest experimental physicist.More

  9. Book ImageThe Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

    David Quammen

    Paperback

    "Quammen brilliantly and powerfully re-creates the 19th century naturalist's intellectual and spiritual journey."--Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageUncentering the Earth: Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

    William T. Vollmann

    Paperback

    “Highly personal and philosophical . . . the next best thing to reading Copernicus.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

  11. Book ImageThe Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer

    David Leavitt

    Paperback

    A "skillful and literate" (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer.More

  12. Book ImageLavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution

    Madison Smartt Bell

    Paperback

    “Fresh . . . solid . . . full of suspense and intrigue.”—Publishers WeeklyMore

  13. Book ImageMiss Leavitt's Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe

    George Johnson

    Paperback

    “A short, excellent account of [Leavitt’s] extraordinary life and achievements.”—Simon Singh, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageIncompleteness: The Proof and Paradox of Kurt Gödel

    Rebecca Goldstein

    Paperback

    "A gem. . . . An unforgettable account of one of the great moments in the history of human thought." —Steven PinkerMore

  15. Book ImageObsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie

    Barbara Goldsmith

    Paperback

    Additional information is forthcoming.

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