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  • A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Editionby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.99

    One of the world?s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey?into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail ? well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife... more...

  • THE PHYSICISTSby Daniel J. Kevles

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    This magnificent account of the coming of age of physics in America has been heralded as the best introduction to the history of science in the United States. Unsurpassed in its breadth and literary style, Kevles's account portrays the brilliant scientists who became a powerful force in bringing the world into a revolutionary new era. The book ranges... more...

  • Unearthing the Nationby Grace Yen Shen

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Questions of national identity have long dominated China?s political, social, and cultural horizons. So in the early 1900s, when diverse groups in China began to covet foreign science in the name of new technology and modernization, questions of nationhood came to the fore. In Unearthing the Nation , Grace Yen Shen uses the development of modern... more...

  • The Singular Universe and the Reality of Timeby Roberto Mangabeira Unger; Lee Smolin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin argue for a revolution in our cosmological ideas. Ideal for non-scientists, physicists and cosmologists. more...

  • Mathematics in Ancient Egyptby Annette Imhausen

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Mathematics in Ancient Egypt traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC?and the earliest hints of writing and number notation?to the end of the pharaonic period in Greco-Roman times. Drawing from mathematical texts, architectural drawings, administrative documents, and other sources, Annette Imhausen... more...

  • Dreamscapes of Modernityby Sheila Jasanoff; Sang-Hyun Kim

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Dreamscapes of Modernity offers the first book-length treatment of sociotechnical imaginaries, a concept originated by Sheila Jasanoff and developed in close collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to describe how visions of scientific and technological progress carry with them implicit ideas about public purposes, collective futures, and the common good.... more...

  • Scientism and Technocracy in the Twentieth Centuryby Richard G. Olson

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This book examines twentieth-century scientific management and the role and influence of technocrats who have exercised power and formulated public policies by virtue of their specialized technical knowledge. more...

  • A Short History of Nearly Everythingby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 16.99

    One of the world?s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey?into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail ? well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife... more...

  • Devices and Designsby Dr Carsten Timmermann; Julie Anderson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 135.00

    In this volume, leading scholars in the history and sociology of medicine focus their attention on the material cultures of health care. They analyze how technology has become so central to medicine over the last two centuries and how we are coping with the consequences. more...

  • Reconsidering Sputnikby Roger D. Lanius; John M. Logsdon; Robert W. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of scientific spacecraft that began exploring the universe.... more...