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The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
The Ministry of Truth: The Biography of George Orwell's 1984
"Rich and compelling. . .Lynskey’s account of the reach of 1984 is revelatory.”
--George Packer, The Atlantic 

An authoritative, wide-ranging, and incredibly timely history of 1984--its literary sources, its composition by Orwell, its deep and lasting effect on
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Cato the Younger: Life and Death at the End of the Roman Republic
Cato the Younger: Life and Death at the End of the Roman Republic
Marcus Porcius Cato ("the Younger") is most famous for being Julius Caesar's nemesis. His sustained antagonism was in large part responsible for pushing the Romans towards civil war. Yet Cato never wanted war even though he used the threat of violence against Caesar. This strategic gamble misfired as Caesar, instead of...
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - Biography
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - Biography
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is an Old Trafford legend. He blazed through a decade at Manchester United, scoring 126 goals in 366 appearances for the Red Devils.

The Norwegian striker became famous for his uncanny ability to score in the dying minutes of important games, often coming on as a 'super-sub' - most famously
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The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers
The Fabulous Fibonacci Numbers
"...delightful...accessible to anyone who enjoys or enjoyed high school mathematics. Mathematics teachers from middle school through college will find this book fun to read and useful in the classroom. The authors consider more properties, relationships, and applications of the Fibonacci numbers than most other sources do...I enjoyed reading...
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History
Eric Hobsbawm's works have had a nearly incalculable effect across generations of readers and students, influencing more than the practice of history but also the perception of it. Born in Alexandria, Egypt, of second-generation British parents, Hobsbawm was orphaned at age fourteen in 1931. Living with an uncle in Berlin, he...
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
Free as in Freedom: Richard Stallman's Crusade for Free Software
In 1984, Richard Stallman launched the GNU Project for the purpose of developing a complete UNIX-like operating system that would allow for free software use. What he developed was the GNU operating system. (GNU is a recursive acronym for "GNU's Not UNIX,'' and it is pronounced guh-NEW. Linux is a variant of the GNU operating system.) This...
The Facts on File Chemistry Handbook
The Facts on File Chemistry Handbook
THE FACTS ON FILE CHEMISTRY HANDBOOK, Revised Edition offers students a full view of this vital branch of science, in the form of a one-stop reference.

The Revised Edition expands greatly on the information available in the previous edition, with the inclusion of four new sections—an A–Z of key advances in the field of
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Medical Image Analysis
Medical Image Analysis

The expanded and revised edition will split Chapter 4 to include more details and examples in FMRI, DTI, and DWI for MR image modalities. The book will also expand ultrasound imaging to 3-D dynamic contrast ultrasound imaging in a separate chapter.

A new chapter on Optical Imaging Modalities elaborating microscopy, confocal...

Obsessed by a Dream: The Physicist Rolf Widerøe – a Giant in the History of Accelerators (Springer Biographies)
Obsessed by a Dream: The Physicist Rolf Widerøe – a Giant in the History of Accelerators (Springer Biographies)

This Open Access biography chronicles the life and achievements of the Norwegian engineer and physicist Rolf Widerøe. Readers who meet him in the pages of this book will wonder why he isn't better known. 

The first of Widerøe's many pioneering contributions in the field of accelerator physics was the
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Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West
Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West

Winner • National Outdoor Book Award (History/Biography)
Longlisted • PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography

Before Rachel Carson, there was George Bird Grinnell?the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation.

George
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Einstein and Heisenberg: The Controversy Over Quantum Physics (Springer Biographies)
Einstein and Heisenberg: The Controversy Over Quantum Physics (Springer Biographies)
This is a fascinating account of two great scientists of the 20th century: Einstein and Heisenberg, discoverers, respectively, of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. It connects the history of modern physics to the life stories of these two extraordinary physicists.These discoveries laid the foundation of modern physics, without...
KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest
KD: Kevin Durant's Relentless Pursuit to Be the Greatest
Golden State Warriors insider and bestselling author Marcus Thompson delivers the definitive biography of one of the most extraordinary basketball players in NBA history—Kevin Durant.

The NBA has never seen a player quite like Kevin Durant. Larry Bird wasn’t as quick, Magic Johnson didn’t have such
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