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#### Bodies and Media

Springer International Publishing 2015; US$ 54.99This book presents a recasting of Aristotle?s theory of spatial displacement of inanimate objects. Aristotle?s claim that projectiles are actively carried by the media through which they move (such as air or water) is well known and has drawn the attention of commentators from ancient to modern times. What is lacking, however, is a systematic investigation... more...

#### The Science of Nature in the Seventeenth Century

Springer Netherlands 2006; US$ 146.01One of the hallmarks of the modern world has been the stunning rise of the natural sciences. The exponential expansion of scientific knowledge and the accompanying technology that so impact on our daily lives are truly remarkable. But what is often taken for granted is the enviable epistemic-credit rating of scientific knowledge: science is authoritative,... more...

#### Interactions

Springer Netherlands 2007; US$ 179.70The main theme of this anthology is the unique interaction between mathematics, physics and philosophy during the beginning of the 20th century. In this book, ten renowned philosopher-historians probe insightfully into key conceptual questions of pre-quantum mathematical physics. The result is a diverse yet thematically focused compilation of first... more...

#### Emilie du Châtelet between Leibniz and Newton

Springer Netherlands 2011; US$ 134.77This book describes Emilie du Chatelet known as "Emilia Newtonmania", and her innovative and outstanding position within the controversy between Newton and Leibniz, one of the fundamental scientific discourses of her time. more...

#### From the Atomic Bomb to the Landau Institute

Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2012; US$ 67.38This expanded autobiography of the theoretical physicist Isaak Khalatnikov, first head of the Institute for Theoretical Physics, describes life and work in the "golden age" of Soviet science. Many of the stories included are published here for the first time. more...

#### Georges Lemaître: Life, Science and Legacy

Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 159.00These essays focus on the life, work and faith of Georges Lemaître, detailing the historical, cosmological, philosophical and theological issues of Big Bang theory from its beginnings in the pioneering work of Lemaître through to the modern day. more...

#### The Dialectic Relation Between Physics and Mathematics in the XIXth Century

Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 119.00Bringing together contributions from leading experts, and offering much-needed insight, this book analyses historical problems in the use of mathematics in physics, the use of physics in mathematics and the emergence of the discipline of Mathematical Physics. more...

#### Rational Reconstructions of Modern Physics

Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 101.08This book shows that, based on Newton?s classical physics and by rational reconstruction, the theory of Special Relativity as well as Quantum Mechanics can be obtained by partly eliminating or attenuating the metaphysical hypotheses, without additional hypotheses. more...

#### The Emerging Quantum

Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 129.00This monograph presents the latest findings from a long-term research project intended to identify the physics behind Quantum Mechanics. A fundamental theory for quantum mechanics is constructed from first physical principles, revealing quantization as an emergent phenomenon arising from a deeper stochastic process. As such, it offers the vibrant... more...

#### The Quantum Dissidents

Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 75.24This book tells the fascinating story of the people and events behind the turbulent changes in attitudes to quantum theory in the second half of the 20 th century. The huge success of quantum mechanics as a predictive theory has been accompanied, from the very beginning, by doubts and controversy about its foundations and interpretation. This book... more...