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Par Sophie Van der Stap. 2015
Sophie is twenty-one when she is diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of cancer. A striking, fun-loving student, her world…is reduced overnight to the sterile confines of a hospital. But within these walls Sophie discovers a whole new world of white coats, gossiping nurses, and sexy doctors; of shared rooms, hair loss, and eyebrow pencils. As wigs become a crucial part of Sophie's new life, she reclaims a sense of self-expression. Each of Sophie's nine wigs makes her feel stronger and gives her a distinct personality, and that is why each has its own name: Stella, Sue, Daisy, Blondie, Platina, Uma, Pam, Lydia, and Bebé. There's a bit of Sophie in all of them, and they reveal as much as they hide. Sophie is determined to be much more than a cancer patient. 2015.
Par Ludger Müller-Wille. 2014
Addressing the enigma of how Franz Boas came to be the central founder of anthropology and a driving force in…the acceptance of science as part of societal life in North America, this exploration breaks through the linguistic and cultural barriers that have prevented scholars from grasping the importance of Boas’ personal background and academic activities as a German Jew. Müller-Wille argues that to fully appreciate Boas’ complete scientific and literary opus and deep emotional and intellectual attachment to the upbringing that shaped his life, it is crucial to become familiar with his publications on Inuit and the Arctic as related to environmental, geographical, and ethnological questions. 2014.
Par Jane Poulson. 2002
Autobiography of Dr. Jane Poulson, the first blind person in Canada to become a practising doctor. Poulson suffered from diabetes…and because of the disease, lost her sight and then experienced severe heart problems. Nonetheless she was an extremely accomplished doctor, published widely in leading medical journals, and showed great courage and endurance to all who knew her. She wrote this book during the last two years of her life. 2002.
Par Brian J Harvey. 2008
A biologist searches for a solution that will save many fish species from life-threatening dams. His adventures take him from…a fisheries patrol boat on the Fraser River to the great Tsukiji fish market in Japan, with stops in the Philippines, Thailand, and assorted South American countries. Portrays fishermen, fish farmers, and even fish cops in a new light, as well as scientists, shysters, and some very drunk, hairy Brazilian men in thongs. Some strong language, some descriptions of sex, and some descriptions of violence. c2008.
Par Victoria Griffith. 2012
Par Susan Stachler, Laura Stachler. 2018
When twenty-two-year-old Susan Stachler was diagnosed with cancer, her mother, Laura, was struck by déjà vu. The same illness that…took her sister's life was threatening to take her daughter's too. Heartbroken but steadfast, Laura pledged to help Susan through the worst of her treatments. When they discovered that Laura's homemade ginger cookies soothed the side effects of Susan's chemotherapy, the mother-daughter duo soon found themselves opening the business "Susansnaps" and sharing their gourmet gingersnaps with the world. 2018.
The cryotron files: the untold story of Dudley Buck, Cold War computer scientist and microchip pioneer
Par Iain Dey, Douglas Buck. 2018
The riveting true story of Dudley Buck - American scientist, government agent, and Cold War hero - whose pioneering work…with computer chips placed him firmly in the sights of the KGB. Douglas Buck was never satisfied with the explanation of his father's death and has spent over twenty years investigating. Armed with this research, journalist Iain Dey tells his story. 2018.
Par Alan Edward Nourse. 1986
At age 52, the author was stricken by a massive heart attack while hunting elk. He reveals his torturous recovery…and the strains his illness placed on himself and his family. 1986.
Par Ross A Slotten. 2004
Physician traces the life of nineteenth-century British naturalist and explorer Alfred Wallace (1823-1913), a colleague of Charles Darwin. Examines Wallace's…lower-class background, self-education, and socialist views. Discusses his acceptance of spiritualism, environmentalism, and other ideologies scientists typically avoided. Also covers his research travels into dangerous tropical jungles. 2004.
Par R. D Lawrence. 1994
R.D. Lawrence is one of Canada's most prolific nature writers, but he had an adventurous life before he came to…Canada. Born in Spain, he enlisted as a Republican soldier in the Spanish Civil War at the age of 15. In 1939, he joined the British Army and fought as a tank gunner at Dunkirk, North Africa, and Normandy. He studied biology in Cambridge after the war, and later moved to Canada, where he resumed field biology in northwestern Ontario, and began his travels and adventures across Canada, which became the subjects of his numerous books. 1994.
Par Nathan Aaseng. 1987
Par Michael Bliss. 1982
The discovery of insulin in 1922 was one of the most significant medical breakthroughs of the century and one of…the most controversial. Bliss examines the research of, and the rivalry within, the team of Banting, Best, Collip, and Macleod.
With three beautiful children, a new house, and financial security, John and Aileen Crowley had it all until their two…youngest children were diagnosed with Pompe disease and given only months to live. Refusing to accept a death sentence, John quit his job and invested in a biotechnology start-up to find a cure. Battling scientific setbacks, conflict of interest accusations, and business troubles, John and Aileen were tested to their limits as a revolutionary new treatment for the disease was found. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2010.
Par Willard Bascom. 1988
This autobiography of the adventurous oceanographer takes him from post-World War II mining engineer days to life at sea, designing,…diving, swimming and snorkeling in quest of knowledge about the ocean depths, and the currents and waveforms that shape the shore. c1988.
Par Homer H Hickam. 2000
This sequel to Rocket Boys continues the author's reminiscences with his senior year in high school in Coalwood, a West…Virginia mining town, in 1959. Hickam describes misfortunes in the community, their repercussions within his family, and his teenage problems with girls. 2000.
Tesla: l'éclair du génie : l'histoire et les découvertes du plus grand inventeur du XXe siècle (Science et connaissance)
Par Massimo Teodorani, Marylène Di Stefano. 2011
Cet hommage à Nikola Tesla souhaite rétablir la vérité concernant certaines des ses inventions (le courant alternatif, la radio, la…télévision, le radar, etc.) souvent attribuées à tort à d'autres scientifiques. La première partie se penche sur l'homme et ses travaux et la seconde est plus strictement scientifique. 2011.
Twenty-three-year old Cleo Koff, a forensic anthropologist, was one of sixteen scientists chosen to go to Rwanda in 1996 to…find evidence of genocide and crimes against humanity. Her job was to discover who the victims were and how they had been killed. Koff also describes similar missions to Bosnia, Croatia, and Kosovo. Some violence. 2004.
Par David Rains Wallace. 1999
Account of the historical feud between two nineteenth-century American paleontologists -Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope. After the Civil…War both men amassed large collections of dinosaur bones discovered in the West, but their intense rivalry led to muckraking and scandal rather than scientific cooperation. 1999.
Par Ian Brown. 2009
Walker Brown was born with a genetic mutation so rare that perhaps 300 people around the world also live with…it. Walker turned twelve in 2008, but he weighs only 54 pounds, is still in diapers, can't speak and needs to wear special cuffs on his arms so that he can't continually hit himself. Expanded from Brown's Globe and Mail series about Walker, he sets out to discover his son. Some strong language. Canada Reads 2012. 2009.
Par Martha Barnette. 1987
The family of the second artificial heart recipient tells the dramatic story of their participation in an extraordinary medical experiment.…Details the day-to-day events, including post-operative setbacks, unrelenting scrutiny by the press, confrontations with the surgeon, and their own struggle to cope. 1987.