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  • Descentby Brad Matsen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss, Brad Matsen brings to vivid life the famous deep-sea expeditions of Otis Barton and William Beebe. Beebe was a very well-connected and internationally acclaimed naturalist, with the power to generate media attention. Barton was an engineer and heir to a considerable fortune, who had long dreamed of making... more...

  • Shadowsby Roberto Casati

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    In this original, wide-ranging, and endlessly thought-provoking work of popular nonfiction, a leading science writer uncovers the pervasive presence of shadows in our world. For Plato, shadows were the symbol of our limitations. For Galileo, they knocked the Earth from the center of the cosmos. They are a source of fear and a symbol of ignorance,... more...

  • Aladdin's Lampby John Freely

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    Aladdin?s Lamp is the fascinating story of how ancient Greek philosophy and science began in the sixth century B.C. and, during the next millennium, spread across the Greco-Roman world, producing the remarkable discoveries and theories of Thales, Pythagoras, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, Euclid, Archimedes, Galen, Ptolemy, and many others. John... more...

  • The Discoveriesby Alan Lightman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 21.00

    In this captivating and lucid book, novelist and science writer Alan Lightman chronicles twenty-four great discoveries of twentieth-century science--everything from the theory of relativity to mapping the structure of DNA.These discoveries radically changed our notions of the world and our place in it. Here are Einstein, Fleming, Bohr, McClintock,... more...

  • Encyclopedia of World Scientistsby Elizabeth H. Oakes

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 204.00

    Encyclopedia of World Scientists, Revised Edition is a diverse and comprehensive two-volume collection of biographies of scientists. This essential work contains fascinating stories of nearly 1,000 scientists - almost half of whom are female - who have contributed significantly to their fields. All scientific disciplines are represented, as well as... more...

  • Science and Technology in Modern European Lifeby Guillaume P. De Syon

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    The last two centuries have seen unprecedented change in the everyday lives of Europeans. From the Napoleonic Wars to the end of the Cold War, from the Industrial Revolution to the Computer Revolution, many of these changes were greatly influenced by the scientific and technological advances that took place during that period. This volume in the Daily... more...

  • A Century of Natureby Laura Garwin; Tim Lincoln

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00

    Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature . A Century of Nature brings together in one volume Nature 's greatest hits?reproductions of seminal contributions that changed science and the world, accompanied by essays written by leading scientists (including four Nobel laureates) that... more...

  • From Knowledge to Powerby Harry W. Paul

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 48.00

    The first full-scale treatment of a period of dramatic expansion in French science. more...

  • Key Texts of Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) on the Science and Art of Natureby Jocelyn Holland

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) was an influential scientist of the Romantic era, acquainted with the greatest minds of his day. He made significant contributions in the fields of chemistry and galvanism, but also tested the boundaries of the sciences and the arts through a speculative thinking which placed human intellectual activity within far-reaching... more...

  • Telling Lives in Scienceby Michael Shortland; Richard Yeo

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00

    Collects together original essays by leading historians of science on the nature and development of scientific biography. more...