From Woollen Mills to Flying Machines



A Yorkshire lad’s memories of being brought up in a mill environment at the beginning of the 20th century, from his first days at school through to becoming a Director of a large aircraft company. The book commences with his first day at school and describes how children spent their leisure time with some annual highlights of what life was like in a West Riding of Yorkshire village in those days – this includes working half-time in the mill at 11 years of age to a full-time 53 hour week at…

The Bone Hunters: The Heroic Age of Paleontology in the American West



“Highly recommended to all scientists and non-scientists interested in paleontology and the West.” — Science Books
A century after the founding of the Republic, the United States was a leader in the science of vertebrate paleontology — the study of the fossils of backboned animals. In this lucid, nontechnical study, a noted popularizer of science and former curator at the Museum of the University of Colorado first reviews the geology of the western United States and provides an overview…

You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death and in Between


‘Gripping, soaring, inspiring . . . Read it.’ Atul Gawande, author of the international best seller Being Mortal

Modern medicine is a world that glimmers with new technology and cutting-edge research. To the public eye, medical stories often begin with sirens and flashing lights and culminate in survival or death. But these are only the most visible narratives. As a critical care doctor treating people at their sickest, Daniela Lamas is fascinated by a different story: what comes after for…

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