Human Medical Experimentation: From Smallpox Vaccines to Secret Government …


Intended for students and general readers alike, this encyclopedia covers the history of human medical experimentation, for better and worse, from the time of Hippocrates to the present.

• Offers readers a broad understanding of human experimentation

• Reviews experimentation from the point of view of the history of medicine

• Covers issues of vulnerable, exploited populations and unethical experimentation

• Features introductory and time-period overview essays that add necessary…

Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviru…


On July 22, 2009, a special meeting was held with twenty-four leading scientists at the National Institutes of Health to discuss early findings that a newly discovered retrovirus was linked to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), prostate cancer, lymphoma, and eventually neurodevelopmental disorders in children. When Dr. Judy Mikovits finished her presentation the room was silent for a moment, then one of the scientists said, “Oh my God!” The resulting investigation would be like no other in…

The Road to the Dark Tower: Exploring Stephen King’s Magnum Opus



AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO THE DARK TOWER SERIES—INCLUDING BOOK-BY-BOOK ANALYSIS AND INSIGHT INTO STEPHEN KING’S CREATIVE PROCESS.

In 1970, Stephen King embarked on what would become the crowning achievement in his literary career-the Dark Tower. The seven-volume series, written and published over a period of 30 years, was inspired by Robert Browning’s poem “Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came,” as well as J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone.

With…

Sojourn India



‘Whom do I thank for the experiences of life…?’ As this war memoir with a difference demonstrates, the answer – along, of course, with the author’s parents – is the Royal Navy. Sojourn India describes in vivid detail the true story of a nineteen-year-old’s tumultuous journey across the Atlantic and via the Suez Canal to HMS Garuda, Coimbatore, India. World War II is drawing to a close, and the young recruits’ excitement at their exotic posting soon yields to a pervasive sense of monotony,…

Heretic: One Scientist’s Journey from Darwin to Design



What happens when an up-and-coming European bioscientist flips from Darwin disciple to Darwin defector? Sparks fly. Just ask biotechnologist Matti Leisola.

It all started when a student loaned the Finnish scientist a book criticizing evolutionary theory. Leisola reacted angrily, and set out to defend evolution, but found his efforts raised more questions than they answered. He soon morphed into a full-on Darwin skeptic, even as he was on his way to becoming a leading bio-engineer.

Heretic is…

Louis Bachelier’s Theory of Speculation: The Origins of Modern Finance


March 29, 1900, is considered by many to be the day mathematical finance was born. On that day a French doctoral student, Louis Bachelier, successfully defended his thesis Théorie de la Spéculation at the Sorbonne. The jury, while noting that the topic was “far away from those usually considered by our candidates,” appreciated its high degree of originality. This book provides a new translation, with commentary and background, of Bachelier’s seminal work.

Bachelier’s thesis is a…

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