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  • Ptolemy in Perspectiveby Alexander Jones

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 221.64

    This book traces reactions to Ptolemy from his own times to ours. It shows the complex processes by which an ancient scientist and his work gained and subsequently lost an overreaching reputation and authority. more...

  • A Portable Cosmosby Alexander Jones

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    The Antikythera Mechanism, now 82 small fragments of corroded bronze, was an ancient Greek machine simulating the cosmos as the Greeks understood it. Reflecting the most recent researches, A Portable Cosmos presents it as a gateway to Greek astronomy and technology and their place in Greco-Roman society and thought. more...

  • A Survey of the Almagestby Olaf Pedersen; Alexander Jones

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 157.34

    The Almagest , by the Greek astronomer and mathematician Ptolemy, is the most important surviving treatise on early mathematical astronomy, offering historians valuable insight into the astronomy and mathematics of the ancient world. Pedersen's 1974 publication, A Survey of the Almagest , is the most recent in a long tradition of companions to the... more...

  • Bankrupting Physicsby Alexander Unzicker; Sheilla Jones

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 6.79

    The recently celebrated discovery of the Higgs boson has captivated the public's imagination with the promise that it can explain the origins of everything in the universe. It's no wonder that the media refers to it grandly as the "God particle." Yet behind closed doors, physicists are admitting that there is much more to this story, and even years... more...

  • Mobilising the Diasporaby Alexander Betts; Will Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book shows how diasporas are mobilised to challenge authoritarian governments - by whom, for what purposes, and with what consequences. more...

  • Race to Incarcerateby Marc Mauer; Sabrina Jones; Michelle Alexander

    The New Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    "Do not underestimate the power of the book you are holding in your hands." Michelle Alexander More than 2 million people are now imprisoned in the United States, producing the highest rate of incarceration in the world. How did this happen? As the director of The Sentencing Project, Marc Mauer has long been one of the country’s foremost experts... more...

  • An Essay on Manby Alexander Pope; Tom Jones; Tom Jones

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 22.70

    Voltaire called it "the most sublime didactic poem ever written in any language." Rousseau rhapsodized about its intellectual consolations. Kant recited long passages of it from memory during his lectures. And Adam Smith and David Hume drew inspiration from it in their writings. This was Alexander Pope's Essay on Man (1733–34), a masterpiece of... more...

  • A Mathematician's Journeysby Alexander Jones; Christine Proust; John M. Steele

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 101.48

    This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades, looking ahead to the directions in which the study of the history of science will head in the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, more than any other scholar... more...

  • Kidnappedby Robert Louis Stevenson; Matt Jones; Alexander McCall Smith

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 9.86

    When young David Balfour's father dies and leaves him in poverty, he tracks down his Uncle Ebenezer to seek his inheritance. But his uncle is a mean, nasty man with a dark family secret. David finds himself in terrible danger when he is kidnapped and taken prisoner on board a ship bound for slavery- he must escape. With the help of daring rebel Alan... more...

  • Redefining Black Powerby Joanne Griffith; Michelle Alexander; Van Jones; Vincent Harding

    City Lights Publishers 2012; US$ 16.99

    Conversations with black leaders and activists exploring current African American political and cultural life. more...