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  • Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Coldby Tom Shachtman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 14.00

    In this engrossing scientific chronicle, a perennial paperback favorite, Tom Shachtman combines science, history, and adventure in the story of our four-centuries-long quest to master the secrets of cold. Now a documentary based largely on Shachtman?s acclaimed book promises to bring these exhilarating scientific accomplishments to a new audience.... more...

  • Science in 100 Key Breakthroughsby Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will... more...

  • The Measure of All Thingsby Ken Alder

    Free Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way north to Dunkirk, while Pierre-François-André Méchain voyaged south to Barcelona. Their mission was to measure the world, and their findings... more...

  • Seven Elements That Have Changed the Worldby John Browne

    Pegasus Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    With carbon we access heat, light and mobility at the flick of a switch, while silicon enables us to communicate across the globe in an instant. Yet our use of the Earth?s mineral resources is not always for the benefit of humankind?our relationship with the elements is one of great ambivalence. Uranium is both productive (nuclear power) and destructive... more...

  • A Century of Natureby Laura Garwin; Tim Lincoln

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature . A Century of Nature brings together in one volume Nature 's greatest hits—reproductions of seminal contributions that changed science and the world, accompanied by essays written by leading scientists (including four Nobel laureates)... more...

  • Coal Warsby Richard Martin

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    A searching examination of the worldwide effort to shut down big coal even as the industry struggles to remain the dominant source of energy more...

  • The Spirit Of Russian Scienceby M Levinshtein

    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...

  • Christmas at the Royal Institutionby Frank James

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 193.00

    Since the mid-1820s, a series of lectures has been delivered each year over the Christmas period in the world-famous Faraday Lecture Theatre at The Royal Institution of Great Britain by prominent scientists, addressed specifically to an audience of children. Initially made accessible in book form, the lectures have been nationally televised throughout... more...

  • Seemacht Deutschlandby Hermannus Pfeiffer

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 11.16

    Schon zwei Mal war Deutschland eine Seemacht. Die Hanse prägte 500 Jahre europäischer Geschichte und gilt heute als Vorbild für Europa. Das Flottenprogramm Kaiser Wilhelms II. endete dagegen im Ersten Weltkrieg. Von der Öffentlichkeit unbemerkt, schickt sich das wiedervereinte Deutschland nun zum dritten Mal an, als Seemacht auf der Weltbühne eine... more...

  • The Perfect Theoryby Pedro G. Ferreira

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 28.00

    On the eve of the theory's 100th birthday, here is the first complete biography of Einstein?s theory of general relativity, revealing the personal feuds and ideological battles, the decades of neglect, the resurgence, and now, the deep questioning of a theory that has given us black holes, dark energy, and modern cosmology. more...