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  • Frankenstein's Childrenby Iwan Rhys Morus

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.50

    During the second quarter of the nineteenth century, Londoners were enthralled by a strange fluid called electricity. In examining this period, Iwan Morus moves beyond the conventional focus on the celebrated Michael Faraday to discuss other electrical experimenters, who aspired to spectacular public displays of their discoveries. Revealing connections... more...

  • Antoine Lavoisier: The Next Crucial Yearby Frederic Lawrence Holmes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.50

    Through his development of quantitative experimental methods, the chemist Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) implemented a principle that many regard as the cornerstone of modern science: in every operation there is an equal quantity of material before and after the operation. The origin of Lavoisier's methods, however, has remained a missing piece in... more...

  • Sympathetic Attractionsby Patricia Fara

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.50

    In this interdisciplinary study of eighteenth-century England, Patricia Fara explores how natural philosophers constructed magnetism as a science, appropriating the skills and knowledge of experienced navigators. For people of this period, magnetic phenomena reverberated with the symbolism of occult mystery, sexual attraction, and universal sympathies;... more...

  • Physiognomy in the European Novelby Graeme Tytler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 57.00

    After discussing Lavater's place in eighteenth-century German letters and his importance in the history of Western physiognomy, Dr. Tytler examines the literary portrait in the modern novel and suggests that the development of techniques of character description and the growth of observational powers of narrators and characters alike, as manifest... 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...

  • Cosmic Imageryby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2011; US$ 36.70

    * Certain key images embody our understanding of life and the universe we inhabit. Some, like Robert Hooke's first microscopic views of the natural world, or the stunning images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope , were made possible by our new technical capabilities. * Others, like the first graph , were breathtakingly simple but perennially... more...

  • Key Texts of Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) on the Science and Art of Natureby Jocelyn Holland

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) was an influential scientist of the Romantic era, acquainted with the greatest minds of his day. He made significant contributions in the fields of chemistry and galvanism, but also tested the boundaries of the sciences and the arts through a speculative thinking which placed human intellectual activity within far-reaching... more...

  • Tidby Ulrik Uggerhøj

    Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 19.88

    Tidsmaskiner danner grundlag for mange af de store biografsucceser gennem de senere årtier - f.eks. Stargate, Tilbage til fremtiden og Terminator. Men er tidsrejser ren science fiction? Nej, er svaret i Tid - Den relative virkelighed, de er ikke bare mulige, men uundgåelige, for faktisk rejser vi en smule i tiden, hver gang vi bevæger os.På baggrund... 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...