Have you ever played Super Mario Brothers, Donkey Kong, or The Legend of Zelda? Learn about Shigeru Miyamoto, the Japanese designer who created these famous games.
Tim Flannery takes us on an enthralling journey through some of the most diverse and spectacular environments on Earth.
Twenty-five years ago, as a young curator of mammals from the Australian Museum in Sydney, he set out to research the fauna of the Pacific Islands. Starting with a survey of one of the most inaccessible islands in Melanesia – Woodlark, in the Trobriands Group – that young scientist found himself ghost-whispering, snake wrestling, Quadoi hunting and plunged waist-deep into a…
In this study of Vico’s original autobiography, Professor Verene discusses its place in the history of autobiography generally and shows it to be the first work of modern intellectual autobiography which uses a genetic method. The author views the autobiography as a work in which Vico applies the principles of human history discussed in his “New Science”, making the telling of his own life an application and verification of his own philosophy. He places Vico’s autobiography within the…
This is the first full biography of Crowley, written by his literary executor, who has drawn on unpublished diaries.
Riding the Waves The life and work of Renaissance man Leo Beranek: scientist, professor, engineer, busisess leader, inventor, entrepreneur, musician, television executive, philanthropist, and author.
Fossils Finches and Fuegians For those interested in Darwin, evolution, and the account of Darwin’s 5-year voyage on the “H.M.S. Beagle, ” this book offers new insights on his trip and his understanding of the natural world. 12 page color photo insert. Full description