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  • The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16by Lodewijk C. Palm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 249.95

    In volume XVI of The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek have been included, all of them written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters were written to six distinct addressees. The larger part was addressed to the Royal Society in London in general (sixteen letters); and to three of its fellows in particular:... more...

  • The Oldest Enigma of Humanityby Bertrand David; Jean-Jacques Lefrère

    Arcade Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95

    Thirty thousand years ago our prehistoric ancestors painted perfect images of animals on walls of tortuous caves, most often without any light. How was this possible? What meaning and messages did the cavemen want these paintings to convey? In addition, how did these perfect drawings come about at a time when man's sole purpose was surviving? And... more...

  • Great Mindsby Balazs Hargittai; Magdolna Hargittai; Istvan Hargittai

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 23.99

    Throughout the 1990s and the 2000s, Istvan, Balazs, and Magdolna Hargittai conducted hundreds of interviews with leading scientists in physics, chemistry, materials, and biomedical research. These interviews appeared in a variety of publications, including Chemical Intelligencer, Mathematical Intelligencer, and Chemical Heritage. In four-thousand pages... more...

  • The Spirit Of Russian Scienceby M Levinshtein

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 68.00

    The Spirit of Russian Science comprises dozens of short and funny true stories about the relations between people working in science, the ways people of science interacted, and their attitudes towards life. On the one hand, these stories are very Russian. On the other hand, the spirit of science displayed is very international. One cannot help feeling... more...

  • Women's History as Scientistsby Leigh Whaley

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    This volume presents a historical review of the debates surrounding women's contributions and roles in science, with emphasis on women's access to education, training and professional careers. It examines the question posed throughout history: "are women capable of doing science?" more...

  • Science in the Early Twentieth Centuryby Jacob Darwin Hamblin

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    An A-Z resource on the history of science from 1900 to 1950, examining the dynamic between science and the social, political, and cultural forces of the era. more...

  • Science in the Enlightenmentby William E. Burns

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    An A-Z resource on the achievements in science from the late 1600s to 1820, including the great minds and science's new cultural role. Over 200 entries explore a range of disciplines, from astronomy to medicine, while topics covered include the role of woman science's popularization. more...

  • The Scientific Revolutionby James A. Corrick

    ABC-CLIO 2002; US$ 85.00

    This A-Z encyclopedia provides an accessible and accurate resource for studying this fascinating period of history and subject. each of the 200+ entries provides an overview of the subject and a brief list of works for further reading. more...

  • Science in the Contemporary Worldby Eric G. Swedin

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    An introductory A-Z resource detailing the scientific achievements of the contemporary world and analyzing the key scientific trends, discoveries, and personalities of the modern age. more...

  • Eureka!by Andrew Gregory

    Icon Books 2001; US$ 10.19

    Eureka shows that science begins with the Greeks. They gave birth to disiciplines as diverse as medicine, cosmology and mathematics. But how, and why? Free from intellectual and religious dogma, the Greeks rejected explanation in terms of myths and capricious gods: they were the first to discover nature, a revolution in the history of thought without... more...