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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
The long-awaited story of the science, the business, the politics, the intrigue behind the scenes of the most ferocious competition in the history of modern science?the race to map the human genome. On May 10, 1998, biologist Craig Venter, director of the Institute for Genomic Research, announced that he was forming a private company that within three... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
?I often said before starting, that I had no doubt I should frequently repent of the whole undertaking.? So wrote Charles Darwin aboard The Beagle , bound for the Galapagos Islands and what would arguably become the greatest and most controversial discovery in scientific history. But the theory of evolution did not spring full-blown from the head... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98
The Quantum Universe brings together two authors on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science. But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand the world? Where does it leave Newton and Einstein? And why, above all, can we be sure that the theory is good? The... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Entertainment Weekly #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year New Yorker Reviewers? Favorite American Library Association Notable Book People Top Ten Book of the Year Washington Post Book World Top Ten Book of the Year Salon.com Best Book of the Year USA Today Ten Books We Loved Reading O, The Oprah Magazine ... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38
What is science? Is it uniquely equipped to deliver universal truths? Or is it one of many disciplines - art, literature, religion - that offer different forms of understanding? In The Meaning of Science , Tim Lewens offers a provocative introduction to the philosophy of science, showing us for example what physics teaches us about reality, what biology... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00
Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change. more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 68.00
The Spirit of Russian Science comprises dozens of short and funny true stories about the relations between people working in science, the ways people of science interacted, and their attitudes towards life. On the one hand, these stories are very Russian. On the other hand, the spirit of science displayed is very international. One cannot help feeling... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00
This volume presents a historical review of the debates surrounding women's contributions and roles in science, with emphasis on women's access to education, training and professional careers. It examines the question posed throughout history: "are women capable of doing science?" more...