Books (and other stuff too)
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.
How do you find out what makes us human? Courage. Intelligence. Patience. (And opposable thumbs help too!)
Physicist . . . Nobel winner . . . bestselling author . . . safe-cracker?
Astronauts, engineers, cosmonauts, wolves, rocket scientists, and that giant glowing rock in the sky. They all add up to a space race.
These things may make the magician, but science makes the magic...
"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?
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.
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.
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."
Stories about Marie Curie, Emmy Noether, Lise Meitner, Rosalind Franklin, Barbara McClintock, Birute Galdikas, and Hedy Lamarr. Yes, that Hedy Lamarr.
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!
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.
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.
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...