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  • Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysicsby David Leverington

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 60.00

    This Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive guide to the history of astronomy and astrophysics from ancient times to the present day. more...

  • You Are Hereby Hiawatha Bray

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    The story of the rise of modern navigation technology, from radio location to GPS—and the consequent decline of privacy What does it mean to never get lost? You Are Here examines the rise of our technologically aided era of navigational omniscience—or how we came to know exactly where we are at all times. In a sweeping history of the development... more...

  • Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 6, Biology and Biological Technology, Part 6, Medicineby Joseph Needham; Lu Gwei-Djen; Nathan Sivin

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 142.00

    A further volume in Joseph Needham's magisterial revelation on China which introduces the history of medicine. more...

  • Newton as Philosopherby Andrew Janiak

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 27.00

    Andrew Janiak presents Newton as an original and sophisticated contributor to natural philosophy. more...

  • The Case for a Creatorby Lee Strobel

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 11.99

    Lee Strobel investigates the latest scientific discoveries to see whether they form a solid basis for believing in God. more...

  • Measuring the Universeby Albert Van Helden

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 27.50

    Measuring the Universe is the first history of the evolution of cosmic dimensions, from the work of Eratosthenes and Aristarchus in the third century B.C. to the efforts of Edmond Halley (1656—1742). "Van Helden's authoritative treatment is concise and informative; he refers to numerous sources of information, draws on the discoveries of... more...

  • Max Perutz And The Secret Of Lifeby Georgina Ferry

    Random House 2010; US$ 24.71

    Few scientists have thought more deeply about their calling and its impact on humanity than Max Perutz (1914-2002). Born in Vienna, Jewish by descent, lapsed Catholic by religion, Max came to Cambridge in 1936, to join the lab of the legendary Communist thinker J.D. Bernal. In 1940 he was interned and deported to Canada as an enemy alien, only to... more...

  • God's Mechanicsby Guy Consolmagno

    Wiley 2010; US$ 15.95

    In God's Mechanics, Brother Guy tells the stories of those who identify with the scientific mindset—so-called "techies"—while practicing religion. A full fledged techie himself, he relates some classic philosophical reflections, his interviews with dozens of fellow techies, and his own personal take on his Catholic beliefs to provide,... more...

  • The Universe in a Single Atomby Dalai Lama

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.95

    Gallileo, Copernicus, Newton, Niels Bohr, Einstein. Their insights shook our perception of who we are and where we stand in the world and in their wake have left an uneasy co-existence: science vs. religion, faith vs. empirical enquiry. Which is the keeper of truth? Which is the true path to understanding reality? After forty years of study with some... more...

  • The Age of Everythingby Matthew Hedman

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 16.00

    Taking advantage of recent advances throughout the sciences, Matthew Hedman brings the distant past closer to us than it has ever been. Here, he shows how scientists have determined the age of everything from the colonization of the New World over 13,000 years ago to the origin of the universe nearly fourteen billion years ago. Hedman details,... more...