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- Avian Flu, by Tamra Orr.
A non-technical primer on Avian Flu (H5N1) that separates the fact from the fiction, and which explains to readers how this form of influenza developed, how it is transmitted and treated, and its potential (or lack thereof) of causing a pandemic.
- Beating Back the Devil, by Maryn McKenna.
On the Front Lines With the Disease Detectives of the Epidemic Intelligence Service.
- Beating the Devil's Game, by Katherine Ramsland.
A History of Forensic Science and Criminal Investigation.
- Blood on the Table, by Colin Evans.
The Greatest Cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
- The Book of Murder and Science, Volume Two, By Roger Wilkes.
A look at how forensic science has been used to solve murders. Covering cases that occurred between 1905 and 1974, this book also delves into how forensic science has affected the criminal justice system.
- The Borderlands of Science, by Michael Shermer.
In this intriguing book, Shermer discusses the various "fringe and borderland claims" that abound, and acting as an authoritative umpire, cataloging the claims into their 'correct' category - Real Science, Borderland Science, or Psuedo Science.
- Bugs In The System, by May R. Berenbaum.
While it may make your skin crawl, you will find it hard to make yourself stop reading Bugs in the System. This book takes you on a fascinating journey into the lives and lifestyles of insects and how they impact and interact with humans.
- Comets: Creators and Destroyers, By David H. Levy
According to current theories, it was a comet that spelled doom for the dinosaurs and it's only be a matter of time before we are next...
- The Coming Plague, by Laurie Garrett.
This impressive book examines the potentially catastrophic dangers presented by viruses and mans attempts to control the uncontrollable.
- Computer and Web Resources for People with Disabilities, by The Alliance for Technology Access.
This is an unsurpassed guide to available assistive technologies. (standard print)
- Contested Medicine, by Gerald Kutcher.
A detailed look at Dr. Eugene Saenger's total-body irradiation (TBI) experiments that were conducted on cancer patients at Cincinnati College of Medicine, done to determine the effects of radiation on soldiers in the event of a nuclear attack. Both the experiments themselves, and their ethical implications are covered in this eye-opening study.
- The Demon in the Freezer, By Richard Preston.
A chilling look at the threat posed by bioweapons, viewed through the specter of the anthrax letter attacks in 2001. This book also looks at the history and eradication of smallpox, in nature, the threats posed by stockpiles of smallpox that are maintained, both officially and unofficially, throughout the world.
- Desert Survival - Extreme Habitats, by Jim Pipe.
Did you know that not all deserts are hot? Some are freezing cold! How would you stay alive in a desert? Desert Survival explains how to stay out of trouble in this extreme habitat.
- Dragon Hunter, by Charles Gallenkamp.
Dragon Hunter is the biography of Roy Chapman Andrews. A real life Indiana Jones, Andrews may have actually been the model for this fictional character. While this book offers the reader a comprehensive overview of Andrews life and work, the main focus of this biography is Andrews' expeditions to Central Asia, which took place between 1922 and 1930.
- E=mc2 - A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation, by David Bodanis.
Offering a readable and entertaining history of the equation E=mc2. This book takes the reader on an informative romp through the development of the science of physics, and explores how Einstein's equation came into being and how it has been put to use.
- Evolution CD, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of more than 90 books, on one CD, covering Evolution, Creationism, Social Darwinism, Eugenics, and more.
- Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser.
In Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser offers the reader an eye opening look at how America was transformed into a nation of fast food restaurants and boilerplate shopping centers. Most important, he details the impact that this homogenization has had on the country, not just in regard to the store fronts, but also how it has affected every aspect of our lives from how our food is grown to how our children are exploited as a source of cheap labor.
- Force of Nature: The Life of Linus Pauling, by Thomas Hager.
The definitive biography of Linus Pauling, a man who made important contributions to the fields of chemistry, biology, physics, immunology, and medicine and who tirelessly worked to ban nuclear testing. He was also an outspoken advocate of the benefits of Vitamin C.
- The Great Plague, by Stephen Porter.
In The Great Plague, Stephen Porter presents a clear and fascinating account of the Great Plague epidemic of 1665-66 and the effect that it had on English society.
- The Invisible Kingdom, by Idan Ben-Barak.
From the Tips of Our Fingers to the Tops of Our Trash, Inside the Curious World of Microbes.
- A Journal of the Plague Year, by Daniel Defoe.
The 1665 saw the third, and last, major bubonic plague epidemic to strike London. This novel offers a chilling account of that year of plague, a year in which the Black Death killed nearly 17,500 people in London. (Audio - Fiction)
- The Language God Talks: On Science and Religion, by Herman Wouk.
In one rich, compact volume, Wouk draws on stories from his life as well as on key events from the 20th century to address the eternal questions of why we are here, what purpose faith serves, and how scientific fact fits into the picture.
- The Lives of a Cell, by Lewis Thomas.
A delightful collection of 29 diverse essays, that run the gamut from a discourse on death to biomythology.
- Mountain Survival - Extreme Habitats, by Susie Hodge.
Did you know that some mountains explode? Some mountains are formed by volcanoes that can erupt at any time. How would you stay alive on the highest mountains? Mountain Survival explains how to stay out of trouble in this extreme habitat.
- The Naked Eye, by Desmond Morris.
Morris has a keen eye for detail and a ready wit that will have you chuckling as you read this fascinating book filled with autobiographical and natural history essays slash travel monologues that chronicle Morris's adventures in observing human behavior around the globe.
- Non-Fiction CD, Compiled by Richard Seltzer.
Over 500 books on topics ranging from History to Natural Science, all on one CD.
- Ocean Survival - Extreme Habitats, by Susie Hodge.
Did you know that oceans cover more of Earth than land does? How do creatures survive in this underwater world? Ocean Survival explains how to stay out of trouble in this extreme habitat.
- The Omnivore's Dilemma, by Michael Pollan.
In this book Pollan takes an in-depth look at how the three main food-chains: industrial, organic, and hunter-gather, which contribute to the American diet work - following our food from field to table.
- Optics: The Science of Vision, By Vasco Ronchi.
Translated into English, this volume is a republication of Ronchi's 1955 controversial, and enlightened work on the optics that revolutionized the study of vision. (Standard Print)
- Polar Region Survival, by Jim Pipe.
One of the books in the Extreme Habitats series, this book gives readers an exciting look at life in the polar regions, and what goes into exploring the poles. This amply illustrated book also examines related science and geography topics, while also offering polar survival tips in case you ever find yourself in such an extreme environment.
- Psychology Before Freud, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of 42 books, on various elements of non-Freudian psychology, including criminology, delusional states, the psychology of insects, and dream interpretation. All the books in this collection are housed on a single CD-ROM and all files are in plain text format.
- Science Is Simple: Over 250 Activities for Preschoolers, by Peggy Ashbrook.
This book encourages children to experience our world fully, and gives teachers learning objectives, items for discovery, related books and follow-up activities.
- A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson
A history of science covering everything from how cells work, to the origins of the universe.
- Smallpox, Syphilis and Salvation: Medical Breakthroughs that Changed the World, by Sheryl Persson.
A history of some of the most momentous medical breakthroughs of the modern age from the vaccine for smallpox to the discovery of penicillin, interwoven with biographies of the researchers who made these breakthroughs possible.
- Sputnik: The Shock of the Century, by Paul Dickson.
This is not only a riveting account of the launch of Sputnik and its aftermath, but it is also fascinating account of the development of rocket technologies, and the space race 'waged' between the Soviet Union and the United States.
- The Suicidal Planet, by Mayer Hillman with Tina Fawcett and Sudhir Chella Rajan.
How to Prevent Global Climate Catastrophe. An informative book that explains what global warming is, its causes and its consequences. Also offers sound advice on the steps that need to be taken to minimize the impact of the looming climate crisis.
- Victoriana Science and Technology, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
A collection of over 200 books, on one CD, that span the breadth of Victorian science and technology from the theories of Charles Darwin to the development of dirigibles.
- Viruses, Plagues and History, By Michael B. A. Oldstone
This book provides an overview of a variety of viruses and their effect on man, both historically and in the present.
- Virus Ground Zero, by Ed Regis.
This book offers a fascinating, insiders look at the Centers for Disease Control, and at the arsenal at the disposal of the 'Texas Rangers' of the virus world as they stuggle to defeat such foes as Malaria, Ebola, and Smallpox.
- "What Do You Care What Other People Think?", by Richard P. Feynman.
This book, by the brilliant physicist Richard P. Feynman, will make you laugh, and it may make you cry. It includes essays on how he became a scientist, the death of his first wife, Arlene, who died of TB while Feynman was working with Oppenheimer on the Atomic Bomb. A large portion of this book also chronicles his dealings with bureaucrats, and his work on the Rogers Commission that investigated the destruction of the space shuttle, Challenger.
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