Books (and other stuff too)

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The Imitation Game: The Life of Alan Turing

What happens when you're a genius mathematician, war hero cryptographer, and visionary computer scientist? If you're Alan Turing your fate is determined by the secrets you keep to save your country, and the secrets you don't keep that your country uses against you.

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Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Birute Galdikas

How do you find out what makes us human? Courage. Intelligence. Patience. (And opposable thumbs help too!)

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Feynman

Physicist . . . Nobel winner . . . bestselling author . . . safe-cracker?

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T-Minus: The Race to the Moon

Astronauts, engineers, cosmonauts, wolves, rocket scientists, and that giant glowing rock in the sky. They all add up to a space race.

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Levitation: Physics and Psychology in the Service of Deception

Hypnotic gestures.
Fancy clothes.
Lovely assistants.

These things may make the magician, but science makes the magic...

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Wire Mothers: Harry Harlow and the Science of Love

"Never hug and kiss them, never let them sit on your lap. ... The end result is a happy child. Free as air, because he has mastered the stupidly simple demands society makes upon him."

Psychologists know best, of course, and in the 1950s they warned parents about the dangers of too much love. Besides, what was 'love' anyway?

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Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards

250,000,003 years in the making...

The story of Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh, two scientists who found and fought for the fossil treasures discovered in the American West in the late 1800s. It also introduces the young artist Charles R. Knight who almost single-handedly brought dinosaurs back to life for an awestruck public.

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Suspended in Language

When you think about atoms, chances are you think of Niels Bohr's model. But beyond that model (which he soon left behind...since it's wrong!) his life and discoveries blazed the trail from a world without cars or radio, much less airplanes and television, to one of space travel and the World Wide Web.

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Fallout

The lives of scientists J. Robert Oppenheimer and Leo Szilard offer a cautionary tale about the uneasy alliance between physicists, the military, the government, and the beginnings of "big science."

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Dignifying Science

Stories about Marie Curie, Emmy Noether, Lise Meitner, Rosalind Franklin, Barbara McClintock, Birute Galdikas, and Hedy Lamarr. Yes, that Hedy Lamarr.

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Two-Fisted Science

The book that started it all. The first original graphic novel about scientists (physicists, mostly) ever, featuring stories about Richard Feynman, Galileo, Niels Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, and many more!

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Charles R. Knight: Autobiography of an Artist

The companion volume to Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards, this book tells Charles R. Knight's story in his own words. With appreciations by famed artists, authors, and scientists such as William Stout, Ray Bradbury, and Ian Tattersall.

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Better Zombies Through Physics

It's not a book, but it's also not a true story, so I guess that makes it OK. You can read this story right here on the Web for the cost of a click or two, courtesy of the fine folks at Tor.com. Any resemblence to actual events or characters or locales or physical laws is probably intentional, but not malicious.

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Teleportation Poster

The Official G.T. Labs Guide to Teleportation via Quantum Entanglement and Spooky Action at a Distance is a helpful poster on how to get your stuff from here to there the quickest way possible...