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The Floating Egg

Osborne, Roger
Explores the uncertain line where myth is dissolved into science, and belief gives way to knowledge. This title offers different episodes that show how a stone falling from the sky near this same coast changed the minds of all the natural philosophers of Europe; and how a new science was born on the top of the tower of York Minster.

Into That Darkness: From Mercy Killing to Mass Murder

Sereny, Gitta
The biography of Franz Stangl, commandant of the Treblinka extermination camp - a classic and utterly compelling study of evilOnly four men commanded Nazi extermination (as opposed to concentration) camps. Gitta Sereny's investigation of this man's mind, and of the influences which shaped him, has become a classic.