Life

Life (A Natural History of the First Four Billion Years of Life on Earth) Author Richard Fortey /Published by Vintage Books, a division of Random House, New York  / Originally published as Life: An Unauthorized Biography by HarperCollins Publishers, London / Copyright 1997 / Paperback, 346 Pages At the end of the book, author Richard…

Time, Love, Memory

Time, Love, Memory (A Great Biologist and His Quest for the Origins of Behavior) Author Jonathan Weiner / A Borzoi Book Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc / Copyright 1999 / Hardbound, 300 Pages This is a wonderfully written behind-the-scenes look at Science being done – wet and wild and messy and all kinds of mind-boggling….

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers

The Man Who Loved Only Numbers (The Story of Paul Erdös and the Search for Mathematical Truth) Author Paul Hoffman / Copyright 1998 / Printed in the United States by Hyperion / Paperback Edition, 318 Pages First, the subject of this biography captured my attention. Then, the brilliance of its author kept it. Both Pauls…

Mapping the Deep

  Mapping the Deep (The Extraordinary Story of Ocean Science) Author Robert Kunzig / First published as a Norton paperback / Copyright 2000 / Paperback, 345 Pages Here is a book about something very few people really know about. And here is an author who is able to share with his readers substantial knowledge with…

Bridges to Infinity

Bridges to Infinity (The Human Side of Mathematics) Author: Michael Guillen, Ph.D. / Published by Jeremy P. Tarcher Inc., Los Angeles / Copyright 1983 / First Edition, Paperback 204 Pages I have never been any good in Mathematics and that is why I have long been on the lookout for anything that can help me…

The Sea Around Us

The Sea Around Us Author: Rachel Carson / Introduction by Ann H. Zwinger; afterword by Jeffrey S. Levinton / First published in 1989 by Oxford University Press, originally published in New York 1951 / Paperback 250 pages I grew up spending weekends at my grandparent’s seaside home. It was a time before pollution crept insidiously…

Woman

Woman (An Intimate Geography) Author: Natalie Angier /first published in the US by Houghton Mifflin Company,New York / Copyright 1999 / Published by Virago Press 2000 / Paperback 398 pages In celebration of Women’s Month, I’ve decided to re-read my favorite “women’s” books. Top of the shelf is this gem you will find in the…

The Lives of a Cell

The Lives of a Cell (Notes of a Biology Watcher) Author : Lewis Thomas / From the series The Masterpieces of Science /Published by New American Library, New York /First printing 1986 / 152 pages I found this book in our library (thanks to the wonderful additional of my aunt’s collection into our library) and simply began…