For the Love of Physics: From the End of the Rainbow to the Edge of Time – …



Paperback. Pub Date :2012-02-07 Pages: 320 Language: English Publisher: Free Press Universally praised for the remarkably fun. inventive. and often wacky ways in which Walter Lewin brings the joys of physics to life-from super-charging a tricycle with a fire extinguisher to risking his life by putting his head in the path of a swinging wrecking ball-For the Love of Physics takes readers on a marvelous journey. opening our eyes as never before to the amazing beauty and power of all that…

William Dargan (1799-1867): An Honourable Life



THIS IS THE FIRST FULL-LENGTH BIOGRAPHY OF THE GREAT RAILWAy ENGINEER WILLIAM DARGAN (1799-1867), WHO CHANGED THE FACE OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY IRELAND. The son of a County Carlow farmer, he began his career in Wales on the Holyhead Road, working under the famous Scottish engineer, Thomas Telford. He went on to build roads, railways, canals and reservoirs, developing hotels and the resort towns of Bray and Portrush, and laying out Belfast port. In addition, he ran flax and thread mills,…

Murdering the President: Alexander Graham Bell and the Race to Save James G…



Shortly after being elected president of the United States, James Garfield was shot by Charles Guiteau. But contrary to what is written in most history books, Garfield didn’t linger and die. He survived. Alexander Graham Bell raced against time to invent the world’s first metal detector to locate the bullet in Garfield’s body so that doctors could safely operate. Despite Bell’s efforts to save Garfield, however, and as never before fully revealed, the interventions of Garfield’s…

Mountains Beyond Mountains: One doctor’s quest to heal the world



Profound and powerful, Mountains Beyond Mountains takes us from Harvard to Haiti, Peru, Cuba and Russia, as the charismatic but flawed genius Dr Paul Farmer challenges widely-held preconceptions about poverty and healthcare. As a medical student, Farmer found his life’s calling: to cure infectious diseases and to bring the lifesaving tools of modern medicine – so readily available in the developed world – to those who need them most. Beginning in Haiti, he tackles the conditions that…

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