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  • Experiment Elevenby Peter Pringle

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    In 1943, Albert Schatz, a young Rutgers College Ph.D. student, worked on a wartime project in microbiology professor Selman Waksman's lab, searching for an antibiotic to fight infections on the front lines and at home. In his eleventh experiment on a common bacterium found in farmyard soil, Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure... more...

  • The Golem at Largeby Harry Collins; Trevor Pinch

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume. 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...

  • Ladies in the Laboratory? American and British Women in Science, 1800-1900by Mary R.S. Creese

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 99.99

    A systematic survey and comparison of the work of 19th-century American and British women in scientific research, this book covers the two countries in which women of the period were most active in scientific work and examines all the fields in which they were engaged. more...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God... 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...

  • Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technologyby Lance Day; Ian McNeil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 151.95

    This Biographical Dictionary seeks to put the world of technology in the context of those who have made the most important contribution to it. For the first time information has been gathered on the people who have made the most significant advances in technology. From ancient times to the present day, the major inventors, discoverers and entrepreneurs... 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...

  • 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...