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Jhpress National Academy Press News – Iron Chair

                               For the second time in her career, author Marcia Bartusiak received the AIP Award in the journalist category, this time for her critically acclaimed book Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: Listening to the Sounds of Space-Time. In the scientist category, co-authors Neil de Grasse Tyson, Charles Tsun-Chu Liu, and Robert Irion received the AIP Award for their […]

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Reefscape: Reflections on the Great Barrier Reef

Rosaleen Love 276 pages, 6 x 9, 2001. Located off Australia’s eastern coast, the Great Barrier Reef is one of the wonders of the natural world. The diversity of life is simply incredible. It is also the ideal environment for coral, making it a diver’s paradise. Indeed, some 200 million tourists visit the reef each […]

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Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century

    Committee on Quality of Health Care in America, Institute of Medicine 364 pages, 6 x 9, 2001. Second in a series of publications from the Institute of Medicine’s Quality of Health Care in America project Today’s health care providers have more research findings and more technology available to them than ever before. Yet […]

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Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics

John Derbyshire 448 pages, 5.5 x.8.5, 2003. In August 1859 Bernhard Riemann, a little-known 32-year old mathematician, presented a paper to the Berlin Academy titled: “On the Number of Prime Numbers Less Than a Given Quantity.” In the middle of that paper, Riemann made an incidental remark — a guess, a hypothesis. What he tossed […]