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  • Seemacht Deutschlandby Hermannus Pfeiffer

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 10.23

    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...

  • Die unbekannten Nachbarnby Ruth Leiserowitz

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 13.30

    Die zahlreichen Minderheiten verwandelten Osteuropa einst in eine kulturell reiche, vielfarbige Landschaft mit funktionierenden Nachbarschaften. Doch diese einzigartige Pluralität wurde in der Mitte des letzten Jahrhunderts zerstört. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg mit seinen Umsiedlungsaktionen, Grenzverschiebungen und Blockbildungen ging ein Riss durch... more...

  • 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...

  • The Environment in American Historyby Jeff Crane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources ? animals, plants, minerals, water, and land ? has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human responses to it. The Environment in American History is... more...

  • Dictionary of the History of Scienceby William F. Bynum; E. Janet Browne; Roy Porter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 84.50

    For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the... more...

  • Selected Scientific Works of Hans Christian Orstedby Hans Christian Ørsted; Karen Jelved; Andrew D. Jackson; Ole Knudsen.; Andrew Wilson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 110.00

    Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851) was one of the leading scientists of the nineteenth century, having played a crucial role in founding electromagnetism. Unfortunately for the English-speaking world, almost all of his research was published in other languages, particularly his native Danish. This book will help to elevate Ørsted to his rightful place... more...

  • The Faith of a Physicistby John C. Polkinghorne

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Is it possible to think like a scientist and yet have the faith of a Christian? Although many Westerners might say no, there are also many critically minded individuals who entertain what John Polkinghorne calls a "wistful wariness" toward religion--they feel unable to accept religion on rational grounds yet cannot dismiss it completely. Polkinghorne,... more...

  • A Fragile Powerby Chandra Mukerji

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.95

    When the National Science Foundation funds research about the earth's crust and the Department of Energy supports studies on the disposal of nuclear wastes, what do they expect for their money? Most scientists believe that in such cases the government wants information for immediate use or directions for seeking future benefits from nature. Challenging... more...

  • Promoting the Planck Clubby Donald W. Braben

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    Promoting the Planck Club presents rich mini histories of selected scientists whose work led to radical and transformational discoveries, their background, the prevailing scientific environment, and the conditions that allowed for their success. The text provides a broad audience of students, scientists, engineers, economists, and policymakers with... more...

  • Victor Vaughanby Richard Adler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Victor Vaughan's career at the University of Michigan spanned more than four decades, beginning with his graduate studies in physiological chemistry during the 1870s and ending in 1921 with his retirement after three decades as dean of the medical school. Not only was he instrumental in modernizing medical training at Michigan, his work in areas... more...