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Bone Sharps, Cowboys, and Thunder Lizards tells 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. (Guest Starring The World-Renowned Artist Charles R. Knight, Chief Red Cloud & Hundreds of His Indian Braves, the Gun-Totin' & Gamblin' Professor John Bell Hatcher, Colossal & Stupefying Dinosauria of the New World, and Featuring Special Appearances by The Cardiff Giant, P.T. Barnum, Buffalo Bill Cody, Ulysses S. Grant, Alexander Graham Bell, and A Plentiful Supporting Cast of Rogues & Gallants from The Eastern Scientific Establishment and The Old West.)
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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.
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Stories about Marie Curie, Emmy Noether, Lise Meitner, Rosalind Franklin, Barbara McClintock, Birute Galdikas, and Hedy Lamarr. Yes, that Hedy Lamarr.
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Hypnotic gestures. Fancy clothes. Lovely assistants. These things may make the magician, but science makes the magic... Levitation tells the amazing true story of the most dazzling illusion ever performed on stage, and features a cast of characters that seems too good to be true -- The Scientist: John Neville Maskelyne, the oh-so-proper British magician and the trick's inventor. The American: Harry Kellar couldn't buy the illusion, so he found another way to get it. The Inventor: Guy Jarrett, the rough-and-tumble engineer who perfected the illusion. The Heir: Howard Thurston, the handsome and charismatic performer who inherited the act from Kellar and then, according to Kellar, ruined it.
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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."
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