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  • The Scientific Renaissance 1450-1630by Marie Boas Hall

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    While scientific inquiry has its roots in both Far Eastern and Indo-European cultures, the revolutionary ideas that made modern scientific achievements possible occurred initially in Europe. This stimulating, illuminating, and thoughtfully presented work explores the early stages of this scientific revolution, beginning with the rediscovery of... more...

  • Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greeceby George Sarton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    "There are few scholars or scientists today who write as beautifully or as interestingly as [Sarton] . . . [his] book is magnificent." ? Ashley Montagu, S aturday Review Although science did not begin in ancient Greece (millennia of work in Egypt, Mesopotamia, and other regions preceded Greek efforts) it is nevertheless true that methodic, rational... more...

  • Great Scientific Experimentsby Rom Harre

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    These vividly recounted tales of human skill and ingenuity offer fascinating views of the correlation between theories, practical inquiries, ideas, and facts. Re-created strictly on the basis of the original publication in which the results were first announced, the scrupulously accurate retellings of 20 groundbreaking scientific experiments are... more...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Scienceby Rudolf Carnap

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.95

    One of the most creative philosophers of the 20th century, Rudolf Carnap presented a series of science lectures at the University of California in 1958. The present volume is an outgrowth of that seminar, which dealt with the philosophical foundations of physics. Edited by Martin Gardner from transcripts of Carnap's classroom lectures and discussions,... more...

  • Alchemyby E. J. Holmyard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Alchemy is thought to have originated over 2000 years ago in Hellenic Egypt, the result of three converging streams: Greek philosophy, Egyptian technology and the mysticism of Middle Eastern religions. Its heyday was from about 800 A.D. to the middle of the seventeenth century, and its practitioners ranged from kings, popes, and emperors to minor... more...

  • Landmark Experiments in Twentieth-Century Physicsby George L. Trigg

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Physics is very much an experimental science, but too often, students at the undergraduate level are not exposed to the reality of experimental physics ? i.e., what was done in a given experiment, why it was done, the background of physics against which the experiment was carried out and the changes in theory and knowledge that resulted. In this... more...

  • Newton's Philosophy of Natureby Sir Isaac Newton; H. S. Thayer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Aside from the Principia and occasional appearances of the Opticks , Newton's writings have remained largely inaccessible to students of philosophy, science, and literature as well as to other readers. This book provides a remedy with wide representation of the interests, problems, and diverse philosophic issues that preoccupied the greatest scientific... more...

  • On the Principles and Development of the Calculator and Other Seminal Writingsby Charles Babbage; Philip Morrision; Emily Morrison

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.99

    Charles Babbage (1792?1871) articulated the principles behind modern computing machines. This compilation of his writings, plus those of several of his contemporaries, illuminates the early history of the calculator. more...

  • Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolutionby Michael J. Crowe

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Revised edition re-creates the change from an earth- to a sun-centered conception of the solar system by focusing on an examination of the evidence available in 1615. more...

  • The Cygnus Mysteryby Andrew Collines

    Watkins Media 2012; US$ 2.99

    The Cygnus Constellation holds the key to proving that life originated in the heavens?and will ultimately return there. Best-selling author Andrew Collins has uncovered an astronomy that is about 17,000 years old, with standing stones, temples, and monuments across the globe oriented towards Cygnus?s stars. He also found that the use of deep caves... more...