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  • Force and Geometry in Newton's "Principia"by Curtis Wilson; François De Gandt

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    In this book François De Gandt introduces us to the reading of Newton's Principia in its own terms. The path of access that De Gandt proposes leads through the study of the geometrization of force. The result is a highly original meditation on the sources and meaning of Newton's magnum opus . In Chapter I De Gandt presents a translation of and... more...

  • Free to Be Foolishby Howard M. Leichter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.00

    Each of us is, to a certain extent, dangerous to his or her own health, but how far do we want the government to curb our freedom to be "foolish"? In a look at such highly charged health issues as smoking, alcohol, road safety, and AIDS, Howard Leichter analyzes the efforts of the United States and Great Britain to confront the seemingly constant... more...

  • Newton: Philosophical Writingsby Andrew Janiak

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    This revised edition contains a wide range of Newton's writings that have influenced the development of philosophy in modern Europe. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Ten Most Beautiful Experimentsby George Johnson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    A dazzling, irresistible collection of the ten most ground-breaking and beautiful experiments in scientific history. With the attention to detail of a historian and the story-telling ability of a novelist, New York Times science writer George Johnson celebrates these groundbreaking experiments and re-creates a time when the world seemed filled... more...