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  • Die unbekannten Nachbarnby Ruth Leiserowitz

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 12.13

    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...

  • Cosmic Imageryby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2011; US$ 39.98

    * 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...

  • Curiosityby Philip Ball

    Random House 2012; US$ 17.58

    There was a time when curiosity was condemned. Through curiosity, our innocence was said to be lost. Yet this hasn't deterred us. Today we spend vast sums trying to recreate the first instants of creation in particle accelerators, out of pure desire to know. There seems now to be no question too vast or too trivial. No longer... more...

  • Early Greek Scienceby G E Lloyd

    Random House 2012; US$ 7.98

    In this new series leading classical scholars interpret afresh the ancient world for the modern reader. They stress those questions and institutions that most concern us today: the interplay between economic factors and politics, the struggle to find a balance between the state and the individual, the role of the intellectual. Most of the books in... more...

  • History of Scienceby Sean F. Johnston

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Employing intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, Sean Johnston offers a unique appraisal of the history of science and the nature of the evolving discipline. Science is all-encompassing and contentious. Based on its past, where might it lead in the twenty-first century? Sean F. Johnston is a reader in the History of Science and Technology... more...

  • Poverty Knowledge in South Africaby Grace Davie

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Discusses unconventional ways of measuring and addressing poverty in South Africa, which remains one of the country's biggest challenges. 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...

  • A Sense of the Mysteriousby Alan Lightman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2005; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington: Volume 2, The Department of Terrestrial Magnetismby Louis Brown

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 40.00

    This 2005 book is an exciting exploration of a century of scientific discovery. more...

  • Real Scienceby John Ziman

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 60.00

    A systematic, carefully reasoned, but non-technical analysis of the nature and significance of scientific knowledge. more...