One in a Billion: The Story of Nic Volker and the Dawn of Genomic Medicine



“A riveting scientific detective story” (The Washington Post) by two Pulitzer Prize–winning journalists who chronicle a young Wisconsin boy with a never-before-seen disease and the doctors who save his life by taking a new step into the future of medicine.

In this landmark medical narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Mark Johnson and Kathleen Gallagher share the story of Nic Volker, the first patient to be saved by a bold breakthrough in medicine—a complete gene sequencing,…

New Expressions in Origami Art: Masterworks from 25 Leading Paper Artists



This origami art book features the work of 25 contemporary master folders who are among the most innovative origami artists working today.

They are pushing the boundaries of origami vigorously in new directions in terms of style, scale, materials, subject and scope. This elite group includes:

  • Joel Cooper
  • Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine
  • Paul Jackson
  • Beth Johnson
  • Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander
  • Robert J. Lang
  • Linda Mihara
  • Bernie Peyton
  • Richard Sweeney
  • And many more…

The stunning…

Restoring Baird’s Image (IEE History of Technology) (IEE History of Technol…



John Logie Baird, Britain’s foremost television pioneer, experimented with video recording onto gramophone discs in the late 1920s. Though unsuccessful at the time, his experiments resulted in several videodiscs, some 25 years before the videotape recorder became practical. These videodiscs – called Phonovision – remained neglected over the decades, considered by experts as unplayable. In the early 1980s, the author sought out and restored the surviving Phonovision discs. Using…

Reflections of a Scientist



This interesting biography of Henry Eyring, a famed and charismatic Mormon scientist, is revealing about both the man’s intellectual acuity and scientific accomplishments as well as his powerful personal impact on people. Eyring, while educated at Princeton and known for excellence in research, returned to Utah to raise his family. In both New Jersey and Utah, he made an impression as a down-to-earth, genuinely funny human being who made a deep impression on young people struggling with…

Naturalists at Sea: Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin



On the great Pacific discovery expeditions of the “long eighteenth century,” naturalists for the first time were commonly found aboard ships sailing forth from European ports. Lured by intoxicating opportunities to discover exotic and perhaps lucrative flora and fauna unknown at home, these men set out eagerly to collect and catalogue, study and document an uncharted natural world. This enthralling book is the first to describe the adventures and misadventures, discoveries and dangers of…

From a Grain of Salt to the Ribosome: The History of Crystallography as See…



This book is published to celebrate the International Year of Crystallography 2014, as proclaimed by the United Nations. The year has been chosen as the International Year of Crystallographic since it was 100 years ago that the first Nobel Prize was awarded for crystallographic observations to Max von Laue. Just a year later, Sir William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg, father and son, won their prize for showing the possibility of determining atomic positions in crystals.This book…

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