266 Results
266 Results
Jacques Rousseau, la science des livres et des voyages —Couture, Pierre, 1946-
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2008

Portrait d'un scientifique québécois, passionné de botanique, de génétique et de géographie qui a été l'un des rare chercheurs de son temps à établir des ponts entre les sciences naturelles et les sciences huma...

La dernière Bonaparte —Bertin, Célia, 1921-
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2009

Biographie de Marie Bonaparte, princesse de Grèce, disciple et amie de Freud. Psychanalyste, elle fut fascinée par les assassins et travailla à explorer et à libérer la sexualité féminine. (Prix Ste-Beuve 1982). 1...

In search of memory the emergence of a new science of mind —Kandel, Eric R.
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2008

Kandel, who received the Nobel Prize in 2000, traces advances in understanding learning and memory. His own findings showed that learning produces changes in behaviour by modifying the strength of connections between ner...

Isaac Newton —Gleick, James.
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2011

A biography of scientific great Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727), highlighting his accomplishments in physics, optics, and mathematics. Uses original quotations to describe Newton's invention of calculus and other breakthrou...

Léonard de Vinci l'homme et son temps —Alberti de Mazzari, Sylvia.
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2007

Il n'est sans doute pas d'artiste qui soit aussi connu et méconnu que Léonard de Vinci. Connu parce que ses oeuvres ont fait couler beaucoup d'encre, et méconnu parce que rares sont ceux qui ont cherché à explorer, ...

Darwin l'homme qui osa ! —Bousquet, Catherine.
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2009

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Ladies of the field early women archaeologists and their search for adventure —Adams, Amanda, 1976-
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2011

Pays tribute to the women who defied societal norms and expectations in order to pursue their passion for archaeology. They include Amelia Edwards, affectionately known as "the godmother of Egyptology"; Jane Dieulafoy, a...

Johan Beetz, le petit grand Européen —Soulaine, Sylviane, 1946-
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2007

Aristocrate d'origine belge, Johan Beetz est un des piliers de la Côte-Nord. Non seulement il a réussi à briser le monopole de la Compagnie de la baie d'Hudson, mais il s'est révélé aussi un scientifique de grande ...

La course au Nobel —Wade, Nicholas.
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2011

Ce reportage est né d'articles écrits pour l'hebdomadaire scientifique américain "Science". Nicholas Wade y relate l'histoire d'une âpre compétition de deux savants médecins, Andrew Schally, Américain d'origine po...

Northern Nurses II more nursing adventures from Canada's North
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2008

A true account of nurses in Canada's north. Describes the enormous challenges faced in these regions, and the limits to travel and communications caused by the weather. The scope of situations described in the delivery o...

Moondust in search of the men who fell to Earth —Smith, Andrew, 1961-
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2007

Smith set out to find and interview the remaining nine astronauts who have walked on the moon, in order to learn how their lives, and ours, were changed forever by this surreal adventure. Some strong language. 2005.

Marie Curie —Fisher, Leonard Everett.
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2012

Chronicles the life of Marie Sklodowska Curie, who was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1867. Best remembered for her discovery of radium, Curie was the first woman to be accepted at the Sorbonne in Paris, as well as the first...

Korolev how one man masterminded the Soviet drive to beat America to the moon —Harford, James J.
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2012

A portrait of the genius and driving force behind the Soviet space program who developed that nation's first ballistic missile, Sputnik satellite, and manned space shot. Traces his startling ascent from prisoner in a Sib...

Medicine, madams and mounties stories of a Yukon doctor —Duncan, Allan, 1909-
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2012

Doctor Duncan recounts his life as the only doctor for miles in a remote area of the Yukon Territory. 1989.

La vie antérieure —Laborit, Henri, 1914-
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2007

"La vie antérieure" est une autobiographie tout à la fois scientifique et intime. Au fil des pages, Henri Laborit, avec la même passion, conte sa vie d'homme et relate les découvertes qui ont fait de lui un des plus ...

Kepler's witch an astronomer's discovery of cosmic order amid religious war, political intrigue, and the heresy trial of his mother —Connor, James A.
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2008

Professor's portrait of German astronomer Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), considered "the father of celestial mechanics." Examines Kepler's tribulations and triumphs as a protestant scientist during the Thirty Years' War, t...

Longitude the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time —Sobel, Dava.
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2010

Sobel describes the work of John Harrison, a London clockmaker, who invented the chronometer. For centuries there was no accurate way to determine longitude, so in 1714 the British parliament offered twenty thousand poun...

In the presence of the Creator Isaac Newton and his times —Christianson, Gale E.
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2008

The life of the 17th century genius whose basic discoveries--the three laws of motion, the existence of gravity and the mathematics of calculus--are the foundations of modern science. 1984.

One river explorations and discoveries in the Amazon rain forest —Davis, Wade.
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2008

Ethnobotanist Richard Schultes took a leave of absence from Harvard from 1941 to 1953 to collect specimens of psychoactive and medicinal plants in the Amazon rain forest. His student Tim Plowman embarked on a similar jou...

Madame Curie a biography —Curie, Eve, 1904-2007.
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2008

Along with Antoine Becquerel, Marie and Pierre Curie won the 1903 Nobel Prize in physics for their work on radioactivity. Marie became the first person to be awarded a second Nobel Prize when she received the 1911 chemis...

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