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  • Coal Warsby Richard Martin

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A searching examination of the worldwide effort to shut down big coal even as the industry struggles to remain the dominant source of energy more...

  • A Companion to the History of American Scienceby Georgina M. Montgomery; Mark A. Largent

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.50

    A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars... 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 reviled, curiosity... more...

  • Dark Matter and the Dinosaursby Lisa Randall

    Random House 2016; US$ 39.98

    66 million years ago, a ten-mile-wide object from outer space hurtled into the Earth at incredible speed and destroyed the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the other species on the planet. Where did it come from, and why? And how is this connected to dark matter ? the most mysterious, elusive stuff in the universe, that interacts with gravity... more...

  • David Rivettby Rohan Rivett

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Sir David Rivett was an Australian chemist and Chief Executive Officer of CSIR between 1927 and 1945. more...

  • De Magneteby William Gilbert

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Much of modern science is based upon the theories and discoveries of William Gilbert, the brilliant English physician and physicist who was the first great experimental scientist. Gilbert was the first to use the word "electricity," to recognize mass as distinct from weight, to discover the effect of heat upon magnetic bodies, to differentiate clearly... more...

  • 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...

  • Dictionary of the History of Scienceby William F. Bynum; E. Janet Browne; Roy Porter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 94.00

    For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the... more...

  • Die Berühmtesten Wissenschaftlerby John Farndon; Alex Woolf; Anne Rooney

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 4.99

    Die Porträts der genialsten Wissenschaftler aus 2000 Jahren Forschungsgeschichte, ihr Leben, ihre Arbeit und ihre Entdeckungen. Ein leicht verständlicher Überblick über die Geschichte der Wissenschaft. more...