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By Deborah Cadbury. 2000
The text tells the story of the bitter feud between Gideon Mantell, who uncovered giant bones in a Sussex quarry… and became obsessed with the ancient past and Richard Owen, patronised by royalty, the Prime Minister and the aristocracy, who scooped the credit for the discovery of the dinosaurs. Their struggle was to create a new science that would change man's perception of his place in the universe. 2000.
By Adrian J Desmond. 1976
Science historian draws on recent, revolutionary discoveries to present a new picture of dinosaurs and their world. Takes exception to… the long-held myth that these beasts were sluggish, small brained, giant lizards. 1976.
By Ernest Freeberg. 2001
Chronicles the life of Laura Bridgman, who, born into a New Hampshire farm family in 1829, became deaf and blind… at the age of two. Freeberg recounts Laura's transformation into a woman who voraciously absorbed the world around her under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe of the Perkins Institution for the Blind. 2001.
By Wayne Grady. 1993
In 1985, a party of Canadian and Chinese scientists embarked on a five-year treasure hunt in China's Gobi Desert, the… badlands of Alberta and Canada's Arctic. They hoped to answer questions about dinosaur behaviour, migration, and evolution. 1993.
By Wayne Grady. 2000
Wayne Grady, the science editor of Equinox, and Phil Currie, a Canadian palaeontologist, travel to Patagonia, China, and the Alberta… Badlands. Living in tents, experiencing rain, mud, windstorms, disagreements, and the ultimate glimpse of bone, they try to find conclusive evidence in an ongoing debate: did dinosaurs go extinct, or evolve into birds of the modern world? 2000.
By Lawrence Goldman. 1989
Henry Fawcett, a promising academic, was blinded in a shooting accident at the age of 25. This did not hinder… him from consolidating his position at the confluence of so many streams of British culture and politics. 1989.
By Diego Audemard. 2007
C'est en tandems que Jean-Christophe Perrot et Diego Audemard ont choisi de réaliser leur projet "Raconte-moi la Terre" découvrir l'Afrique,… pendant toute une année, guidés par des personnes non et mal- voyantes. Avec leurs 27 copilotes, ils ont pédalé sur 13 500 kilomètres à travers douze pays, gravi à pied quatre sommets de plus de 4 000 mètres d'altitude, et réalisé qu'au-delà du défi physique, ils vivaient un véritable partage des sens. Le témoignage d'une expérience authentique, menée pour le plaisir de voir avec d'autres yeux. Une aventure où il faut être deux pour avancer, un aveugle et un voyant, un autochtone et un étranger. 2007.
By Sally Hobart Alexander. 2002
By Walter Alvarez. 1997
A geologist recalls the first scientific proposals of the theory that a large asteroid or comet had collided with Earth… sixty-five million years ago, causing the extinction of the dinosaurs. Describes the vehement debate that followed, the accumulation of evidence, and the discovery of a crater beneath the Yucatan peninsula that appears to substantiate the impact claim. c1997.
By Nicole Dryburgh. 2010
Nicole went through surgery to remove a malignant tumour on her spine, then radiotherapy, a brain haemorrhage, blindness, loss of… movement, chemotherapy, more chemotherapy, loss of hearing, more radiotherapy, and more surgery. Nicole also has raised thousands of pounds for charity, passed GCSE English after just 6 months' study, gone abseiling, visited New York, had meetings with royalty and government ministers, been the subject of a BBC TV documentary, won numerous national and local awards, and worked for the Teenage Cancer Trust. "Talk to the Hand" is a continuation of Nicole's very full life story, and includes her tips for overcoming setbacks and crises. 2010.
By John Howard Griffin. 2004
This memoir, published posthumously, focuses on the years between 1945, when the author began to lose his sight due to… an injury he received during World War II, and 1957, when he recovered it. It is a decade during which he virtually lives several lives as he traverses the emotional and physical realms created by blindness. During this time he retreats to a Benedictine Abbey in France, runs a ranch, falls in love, marries, has children and becomes a novelist. c2004.
By Ved Mehta. 1986
In 1949, 15-year-old Ved went to America to attend the Arkansas School for the Blind. In the three years there… he fell afoul of two members of staff: the PE teacher who believed only the combative could survive in a sighted world and an Evangelical Baptist musician who told him he was damned because he was a Hindu. Girls too were a problem... but he learnt to get around Little Rock himself by perceiving objects and terrain by means of "sound-shadows". Sequel to "The ledge between the streams" (DC28718). 1986. (Continents of exile ; 5).
By Jim Knipfel. 1999
At age twelve, Knipfel's uncle told him he "better start learning braille," but it was years before he knew he… had retinitis pigmentosa. Then a brain lesion began causing erratic behaviour. With humour and honesty, Knipfel recalls his reluctance to accept his condition and how he has coped. Strong language. 1999.
By Georgina Kleege. 1999
Kleege was diagnosed with macular degeneration at the age of eleven and learned coping mechanisms. In eight essays she describes… her experiences as well as the cultural aspects of blindness in language, film, and literature. As an author and professor, Kleege outlines the reading process and her delight in learning braille later in life. 1999.
By Sharon Neill. 2007
Born prematurely and blinded by the oxygen in her incubator, it was clear that Sharon Neill would lead anything but… a conventional life. In her autobiography, Sharon describes her journey to become one of the most revered mediums in the psychic world. 2007.
By Robert V Hine. 1993
As a young man, Hine was informed that his eye condition, uveitis, would eventually lead to blindness. After graduate school… and marriage, and well into his career as a history professor, Hine did gradually lose his sight to cataracts, which the uveitis made inoperable. Hine used braille, talking computers, and readers to continue teaching and writing for the next fifteen years, and then underwent an operation that restored sight in one eye. c1993.
By Tom Sullivan. 2003
Motivational speaker and author of "If You Could See What I Hear" offers advice on living with purpose, passion, and… fulfillment. Sullivan, blind since birth, interweaves personal experiences with reflections on lessons learned, including turning disadvantages into advantages, facing fears, and creating a life plan. 2003.
By Meir Schneider. 1989
A remarkable Russian Israeli who has gone some way to understanding the latent power of self-healing which is locked inside… human beings. In this book Meir Schneider relates the experiences of his own life and his later work with people affected by chronic headaches, polio and muscular dystrophy. Meir was born blind, the son of a deaf father, yet he has insisted upon living a regular life making no concessions to himself for his lack of sight, and offering hope to others. 1989.
By Peter White. 1999
Unsentimental and humorous autobiography by the BBC's disability affairs correspondent, the second blind son born to sighted parents. The text… covers Peter White's childhood, his experiences at special schools, the shock of `real life' - of the problems of coping with seemingly ordinary, everyday living away from home or a special school, his career with the BBC, marriage and parenthood, his love of sport, his occasional rage at the attitudes of `normal' people, and his sometimes volatile relationship with his father. 1999.
By Natalie Kusz. 1990
The author recalls her family and youth in Alaska, including the accident that left her blind in one eye, her… family's poverty and bad luck, her teenage rebellion and her return to the land. 1990.