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  • The Informationby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era?s defining quality?the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.   The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike... more...

  • History of Science 3153by Richard Jones; Ken Kirby; Charles Kelly

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 24.99

    This is a university text book offered to support a history of modern science course. more...

  • Serving the Reichby Philip Ball

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.65

    Serving the Reich tells the story of physics under Hitler. While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any ?Jewish ideas?, many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime. Among them were three world-renowned physicists: Max Planck, pioneer of quantum theory, regarded... more...

  • The Honest Brokerby Roger A. Jr Pielke

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    A practical guide for scientists, politicians and citizens to the relationship between science and politics. more...

  • The Double Helixby James D. Watson

    Scribner 2011; US$ 15.95

    The classic personal account of Watson and Crick?s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind . By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was... more...

  • The Scientific Revolutionby Steven Shapin

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    "There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution, and this is a book about it." With this provocative and apparently paradoxical claim, Steven Shapin begins his bold vibrant exploration of the origins of the modern scientific worldview. "Shapin's account is informed, nuanced, and articulated with clarity. . . . This is not to attack or devalue... more...

  • Napoleon's Buttonsby Penny Le Couteur; Jay Burreson

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.95

    Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined... more...

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

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God... more...

  • The Essential Galileoby Galileo Galilei; Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.95

    Spanning Galileo?s entire career, this new collection presents an annotated translation of Galileo?s most important writings as judged by their historical impact from the seventeenth century to the present. It thus presents not only those writings that bear most closely on key developments in physics, astronomy, epistemology, and scientific methodology,... more...