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Hodgkin's Disease. Most people have heard of it. Yet, very few know Thomas Hodgkin, the man, or the reason the disease was named after him. Dr. Louis Rosenfeld changes that in his searching biography of one of the most significant humanitarians of his time. His…

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Only a handful of doctors have been responsible for the health and well-being of preisdents of the United States. This is the highly personalized story of T. Burton Smith, M.D., White House doctor to President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush during…

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Nancy Chodorow's The Reproduction of Mothering: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Gender (1978) helped rehabilitate psychoanalytic theory for feminism, which had rejected it on the grounds that Sigmund Freud's sexism invalidated all psychoanalytic insights,…

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On the Origin of Species, published in 1858, transformed our view of the world and made Charles Darwin one of the most controversial figures in science. This biography begins much earlier with his long search for a profession, his five-year voyage around the…

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The critically acclaimed memoir that rips the curtain of secrecy off the world of Soviet science "Revelations and insights about the Soviet space program . . . It is good that such a wise man will live among us for a while." --The New York Times "A rare,…

Carl Sagan: A Life

by Keay Davidson

|September 1, 2000

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A penetrating, mesmerizing biography of a scientific icon "Absolutely fascinating . . . Davidson has done a remarkable job."-Sir Arthur C. Clarke "Engaging . . . accessible, carefully documented . . . sophisticated."-Dr. David Hollinger for The New York Times…

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Linus Pauling was the most important chemist, and arguably the most important American scientist, of the 20th century. From his description of the chemical bond to his discovery of the cause of sickle-cell anemia and his groundbreaking work with vitamin C, his…

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Charles Ludwig retells Michael Faraday's remarkable life story in fictionalized form. Here is the father of the electric motor, the dynamo, the transformer, and the generator. Few persons are aware of this brilliant man's deep Christian convictions and his…

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In 1665, when an epidemic of the plague forced Cambridge University to close, Isaac Newton, then a young, undistinguished scholar, returned to his childhood home in rural England. Away from his colleagues and professors, Newton embarked on one of the greatest…

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In America's highly emotional debate on abortion, pro-life and pro-choice advocates have had their say. But the public remains dangerously uninformed about what actually goes on inside an abortion clinic, and even fewer would understand why a doctor would…

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How do economists decide what questions to address and how to choose their theories? How do they tackle the problems of the economic system and give advice on public policy? With these broad questions, Nobel laureate R. H. Coase, widely recognized for his seminal…