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- 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...
- 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...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 34.00
This account of his grandfather Erasmus Darwin is the last of Charles Darwin's books to be published in full. Giving a lively portrait of Erasmus, whom many people consider to be just as distinguished as Charles, this book contains a series of illuminating insights into Erasmus Darwin's life and work. more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 26.99
Most people believe that science arose as a natural end-product of our innate intelligence and curiosity, as an inevitable stage in human intellectual development. But physicist and educator Alan Cromer disputes this belief. Cromer argues that science is not the natural unfolding of human potential, but the invention of a particular culture, Greece,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 169.99
This challenging and innovative book examines the processes involved in the birth and development of new scientific ideas. The author has searched for strategies used by scientists for producing new theories, both those that yield a range of plausible hypotheses and ones that aid in narrowing that range. She goes on to focus on the development of the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2001; US$ 25.95
Can science explain everything? Brian Ridley, a physicist himself, explores this question and more in this compelling exploration of both the scope and limits of science. Tracing back to the roots of scientific thinking in a world of 'magical ideas', he argues that science shares more with magic than we are often led to believe. The book also explores... more...