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  • Southern Surveyorby Michael Veitch

    CSIRO Publishing 2015; US$ 27.95

    True stories of adventure and discovery onboard the Marine National Facility's research vessel Southern Surveyor. more...

  • Rethinking the Scientific Revolutionby Margaret J. Osler

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 44.00

    This collection reconsiders canonical figures and the formation of disciplinary boundaries during the Scientific Revolution. more...

  • Isaac Newtonby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in 1642, fatherless and unwanted by his mother. When he died in London in 1727 he was so renowned he was given a state funeral?an unheard-of honor for a subject whose achievements were in the realm of the intellect. During the years he was an irascible presence at Trinity College, Cambridge, Newton imagined... more...

  • Plastic Fantasticby Eugenie Samuel Reich

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    This is the story of wunderkind physicist Jan Hendrik Schön who faked the discovery of a new superconductor made from plastic. A star researcher at the world-renowned Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, he claimed to have stumbled across a powerful method for making carbon-based crystals into transistors, the switches found on computer chips. Had his... 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...

  • Finding the Big Bangby P. James E. Peebles; Lyman A. Jr. Page; R. Bruce Partridge

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 76.00

    A collection of essays on research on CMBR in the 1960s by eminent cosmologists who pioneered the work. more...

  • The Code Bookby Simon Singh

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    In his first book since the bestselling Fermat's Enigma , Simon Singh offers the first sweeping history of encryption, tracing its evolution and revealing the dramatic effects codes have had on wars, nations, and individual lives. From Mary, Queen of Scots, trapped by her own code, to the Navajo Code Talkers who helped the Allies win World War II,... more...

  • The Ascent Of Manby Jacob Bronowski

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.98

    Dr Jacob Bronowksi's The Ascent of Man traces the development of human society through our understanding of science. First published in 1973 to accompany the groundbreaking BBC television series, it is considered one of the first works of 'popular science', illuminating the historical and social context of scientific development for a generation... more...

  • Einsteinby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 19.99

    By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs , this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson?s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection... more...

  • Relocating Modern Scienceby Kapil Raj

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Relocating Modern Science challenges the belief that modern science was created uniquely in the West and was subsequently diffused elsewhere. Through a detailed analysis of key moments in the history of science, it demonstrates the crucial roles of circulation and intercultural encounter for their emergence. more...