2009: Rachel Carson. Witness for nature

Rachel Carson: Witness for nature is the long-awaited definitive biography of the courageous ecologist and nature writer whose book Silent Spring began a movement that transformed the way we understand ourselves and the living world. By drawing on previously unavailable sources and on interviews with those who knew her, Linda Lear gives a compelling [...]

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2009: Queen Victoria’s children

Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince Consort had nine children who despite their very different characters, remained a close-knit family. Inevitably, as they married into European royal families their loyalties were divided and their lives dominated by political controversy. This is not only the story of their lives in terms of world impact, but [...]

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2006: Masterminds. Genius, DNA, and the quest to rewrite life

Combining myth, biography, and wit, this is a highly original depiction of cutting-edge science and its profound implications, told through the scientists who are rewriting life on earth. Throughout history, the scientists' personalities have astonished us. From Galileo to Jonas Salk, they push and stretch society's boundaries though their great leaps of imagination [...]

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1998: Wizard. The life and times of Nikola Tesla. Biography of a genius

Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among [...]

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1998: Victoria’s daughters

Five women who shared one of the most extraordinary and privileged sisterhoods of all time... Vicky, Alice, Helena, Louise, and Beatrice were historically unique sisters, born to a sovereign who ruled over a quarter of the earth's people and who gave her name to an era: Queen Victoria. Two of these princesses would [...]

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