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      A Brief Guide to Charles Darwin.

      Introduces us to the life and ideas of the famed naturalist and influential thinker. Charles Darwin was a quiet man who avoided confrontation and lived most of his life in peaceful domesticity in Down House in Kent. His ideas and legacy still cause...

      Was: $29.95
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      Brief Lives: Sigmund Freud.

      Traces the life of this iconic figure from his origins as the gifted first of 8 children of a 19th century Austrian Jewish family through his brilliant academic career and relationships with other people in his field. A concise and fascinating work. ...

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      Coffee with Groucho.

      Publisher Description The most illustrious men and women of the past would have much to teach us if only, by some miracle of time travel, we could borrow an hour or so of their time - and get them to tell us just what it was that really mattered to...

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      Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist.

      A biography of an extraordinary man, the physicist Abdus Salam who was born in the Punjab, won scholarships to study at Cambridge and one of the principal architects of the standard model of fundamental interactions, for which he won the Nobel Prize...

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      Forgotten Aviator: Hubert Latham: A High-Flying Gentlemen.

      Latham was a celebrity in the early part of the 20th century, lauded by high society as one of the brightest stars of aviation. This is a lively and entertaining picture of the Oxford-educated chap '...and his impact on the volatile decade leading up to...

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      Genius At Play: The Curious Mind of John Horton Conway.

      This intimate and endearing portrait of an incredible mathematical genius is a such a fun biography - not only an excellent character study of a one-of-a-kind man, but a collection of fascinating mathematical titbits throughout the entire field. As the...

      Was: $59.95
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      Louis: A Life of Robert Louis Stevenson.

      He was a sickly child, a bohemian dandy, a literary gypsy on a donkey, and the lover of an American woman ten years older than himself. He married her and sailed nomadically in the Pacific. He has been called Scotland's finest writer of English prose and...

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      Nature's Alchemist: John Parkinson, Herbalist to Charles I.

      John Parkinson wrote Paradise in Sole: Paradisus Terrestris the book that brought decorative gardens to England and then crowned his career in 1640 by publishing the most detailed and searching account of the chemical properties of plants in the English...

      Was: $65.00
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      Robert Adam: An Illustrated Life of Robert Adam, 1728-92.

      His name is equated with style and elegance. He was more often responsible for renovation, alteration or completion of existing buildings and was also responsible for churches, tombs, monuments and market-halls. A well-written, profusely illustrated...

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      The Autobiography.

      Patrick Moore did more to raise the profile of astronomy amongst the British public than any other figure in the scientific world. I can remember watching his long running program, 'The Sky at Night' as a child and being fascinated not only by the...

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      The Great Soul of Siberia: In Search of the Elusive Siberian Tiger.

      There are five races of tiger on our planet and all but one live in tropical regions. The Siberian tiger is mysterious and elusive with only 350 remaining in the wild. Park's account of what it's like to live in a frozen world in order to find, film and...

      Was: $39.95
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      Wild and Fearless: The Life of Margaret Fountaine.

      She lived from 1862-1940, and was a vicar's daughter from Norfolk. She was also the most famous butterfly collector of her generation - her collection of over 22,000 species from around the world is in the Norwich Castle Museum. The discovery of her...

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