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- Wiley 2013; US$ 38.95
Of all the inventions of the nineteenth century, the scientist is one of the most striking. In revolutionary France the science student, taught by men active in research, was born; and a generation later, the graduate student doing a PhD emerged in Germany. In 1833 the word ‘scientist’ was coined; forty years later science (increasingly... more...
- Quercus 2011; US$ 24.67
'Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs' presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will... more...
- Wiley 2002; US$ 27.95
The common language of genius: Eureka! While the roads that lead to breakthrough scientific discovery can be as varied and complex as the human mind, the moment of insight for all scientists is remarkably similar. The word "eureka!", attributed to the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes, has come to express that universal moment of joy, wonder-and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00
From the bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams comes this lyrical and insightful collection of science writing that delves into the mysteries of the scientific process and exposes its beauty and intrigue.In these brilliant essays, Lightman explores the emotional life of science, the power of imagination, the creative moment, and the alternate... more...
- Marcel Dekker Inc 2002; US$ 92.95
This volume addresses the development and significance of scientific methodologies, the relationship between science and society, and the diverse ideologies and current paradigms affecting the evolution and progression of biological studies. more...
- Marcel Dekker Inc 2003; US$ 189.95
Celebrating a century of revolutionary contributions to our understanding of life, the world, and the universe, this encyclopedic desk reference traces the discoveries that earned nearly 500 distinguished scientists Nobel honours in the areas of chemistry, physics and medicine. more...
Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Volume 2, The Department of Terrestrial MagnetismCambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00
The second of five Histories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington describes the work of the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. A century of research has seen advances in an astonishing range of subjects from ionospheric physics, to geochemistry and planetary science. Fully illustrated with contemporary photographs of people and events. more...
- University of California Press 1993; US$ 12.95
Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a polymath of dazzling intellectual range and energy. Renowned for his co-discovery of the second law of thermodynamics and his invention of the ophthalmoscope, Helmholtz also made many other contributions to physiology, physical theory, philosophy of science and mathematics, and aesthetic thought. more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 80.00
For centuries, observers have noted the many obstacles to intellectual change in science. In a much-discussed paper published in Scientific American in 1972, molecular biologist Gunther Stent proposed an explicit criterion for one kind of obstacle to scientific discovery. He denoted a claim or hypothesis as "premature" if its implications cannot... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 48.00
This systematic, carefully reasoned, but non-technical analysis of the nature and significance of scientific knowledge opens the way to reconciliation in the 'science wars'. By describing how academic scientists actually undertake research and communicate their findings, it shows that the philosophy, psychology and sociology of science are inextricably... more...