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  • History of Scienceby Sean F. Johnston

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Employing intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, Sean Johnston offers a unique appraisal of the history of science and the nature of the evolving discipline. Science is all-encompassing and contentious. Based on its past, where might it lead in the twenty-first century? Sean F. Johnston is a reader in the History of Science and Technology... more...

  • The Bombby Beatrice Heuser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This tightly argued and profoundly thought provoking book tackles a huge subject: the coming of the nuclear age with bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and the ways in which it has changed our lives since. Dr Heuser sets these events in their historical context and tackles key issues about the effect of nuclear weapons on modern attitudes... more...

  • Conquering the Electronby Derek Cheung; Eric Brach

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 11.99

    Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of friction and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the iPad. This book shows the interconnection of each advance to the next on the long journey to our modern day technologies. Want to understand... more...

  • The Most Defiant Devilby Gregory J. Dehler

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    The late nineteenth and early twentieth century were a brutal time for American wildlife, with many species pushed to the brink of extinction. (Some are endangered to this day.) And yet these decades also saw the dawn of the conservationist movement. Into this contradictory era came William Temple Hornaday, a larger-than-life dynamo who almost uncannily... more...

  • The Afterlives of Animalsby Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 18.50

    In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an exhibit. The fame of these beasts during their lifetimes has given them an iconic status in death. More than just museum specimens, these animals have attained a second life as... more...

  • Eureka!by Leslie Alan Horvitz

    Wiley 2002; US$ 34.50

    The common language of genius: Eureka! While the roads that lead to breakthrough scientific discovery can be as varied and complex as the human mind, the moment of insight for all scientists is remarkably similar. The word "eureka!", attributed to the ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes, has come to express that universal moment of joy, wonder-and... more...

  • A Sense of the Mysteriousby Alan Lightman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    From the bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams comes this lyrical and insightful collection of science writing that delves into the mysteries of the scientific process and exposes its beauty and intrigue.In these brilliant essays, Lightman explores the emotional life of science, the power of imagination, the creative moment, and the alternate... more...

  • Real Scienceby John Ziman

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 51.00

    A systematic, carefully reasoned, but non-technical analysis of the nature and significance of scientific knowledge. more...

  • Charles Darwin's 'The Life of Erasmus Darwin'by Charles Darwin; Desmond King-Hele

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 36.00

    Originally published in 2003, this is the first unabridged edition of The Life of Erasmus Darwin, edited by Desmond King-Hele. more...

  • Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Volume 2, The Department of Terrestrial Magnetismby Louis Brown

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 36.00

    This 2005 book is an exciting exploration of a century of scientific discovery. more...