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  • Victorian Scientific Naturalismby Bernard Lightman; Gowan Dawson

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of The Origin of Species , wrested cultural authority from the old Anglican establishment while installing themselves as a new professional scientific elite. These scientific naturalists?led by biologists, physicists, and mathematicians... more...

  • Making "Nature"by Melinda Baldwin

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Making "Nature" is the first book to chronicle the foundation and development of Nature , one of the world's most influential scientific institutions. Now nearing its hundred and fiftieth year of publication, Nature is the international benchmark for scientific publication. Its contributors include Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, and Stephen... more...

  • Masks of the Universeby Edward Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 36.00

    A 2003 synthesis of scientific, philosophical and religious issues in cosmology. more...

  • Doing Science + Cultureby Roddey Reid; Sharon Traweek

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Doing Science + Culture is a groundbreaking book on the cultural study of science, technology and medicine. Outstanding contributors including life and physical scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, literature/communication scholars and historians of science who focus on the analysis of science and scientific discourses within culture: what... more...

  • Physics Envyby Peter Middleton

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 36.00

    At the close of the Second World War, modernist poets found themselves in an increasingly scientific world, where natural and social sciences claimed exclusive rights to knowledge of both matter and mind. Following the overthrow of the Newtonian worldview and the recent, shocking displays of the power of the atom, physics led the way, with other disciplines... more...

  • The Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 12.95

    ?A classic introduction to Galileo?s masterpiece.??William A. Wallace, author of Galileo?s Logic of Discovery and Proof more...

  • Surgery, Science and Industryby Dr Thomas Schlich

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 149.00

    This book charts the history of the worldwide introduction of an operative treatment method for broken bones, osteosynthesis, by a Swiss-based association, called AO. The success of the close cooperation between the AO's surgeons, scientists and manufacturers in establishing a complicated and risky technique as a standard treatment sheds light on the... more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells?taken without her knowledge in 1951?became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by... more...

  • The Science of Deceptionby Michael Pettit

    University of Chicago Press 2013; US$ 40.00

    During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans were fascinated with fraud. P. T. Barnum artfully exploited the American yen for deception, and even Mark Twain championed it, arguing that lying was virtuous insofar as it provided the glue for all interpersonal intercourse. But deception was not used solely to delight, and many... more...

  • The World the Game Theorists Madeby Paul Erickson

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    In recent decades game theory?the mathematics of rational decision-making by interacting individuals?has assumed a central place in our understanding of capitalist markets, the evolution of social behavior in animals, and even the ethics of altruism and fairness in human beings. With game theory?s ubiquity, however, has come a great deal of misunderstanding.... more...