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  • De Magneteby William Gilbert

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Much of modern science is based upon the theories and discoveries of William Gilbert, the brilliant English physician and physicist who was the first great experimental scientist. Gilbert was the first to use the word "electricity," to recognize mass as distinct from weight, to discover the effect of heat upon magnetic bodies, to differentiate clearly... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Great Lives from Historyby Joseph L. Spradley

    Salem Press 2012; US$ 395.00

    In-depth critical essays on important men and women scientists of all time, from around the world. more...

  • The Ascent of Scienceby Brian L. Silver

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 26.99

    From the revolutionary discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the mind-bending theories of Einstein and Heisenberg, from plate tectonics to particle physics, from the origin of life to universal entropy, and from biology to cosmology, here is a sweeping, readable, and dynamic account of the whole of Western science. In the approachable manner and method... more...