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  • Science: A Historyby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 21.14

    In this book, John Gribbin tells the story of the people who made science and the turbulent times they lived in. As well as famous figures such as Copernicus, Darwin and Einstein, there are also the obscure, the eccentric, even the mad. This diversecast includes, among others, Andreas Vesalius, landmark 16th-century anatomist and secret grave-robber;... more...

  • Curiosityby Philip Ball

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.32

    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...

  • The Origins of CSIROby George Currie; John Graham

    CSIRO Publishing 1966; US$ 24.95

    March 16th, 1966, marked the jubilee of Commonwealth sponsored scientific research in Australia and this book is an account of the origins of CSIRO. more...

  • Repositioning Victorian Sciencesby David Clifford; Elisabeth Wadge; Alex Warwick; Martin Willis

    Anthem Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    An intriguing look at the marginal sciences of the nineteenth century and their influence on the culture of the period. more...

  • Early Greek Scienceby G E R Lloyd

    Random House 2012; US$ 7.04

    In this new series leading classical scholars interpret afresh the ancient world for the modern reader. They stress those questions and institutions that most concern us today: the interplay between economic factors and politics, the struggle to find a balance between the state and the individual, the role of the intellectual. Most of the books in... more...

  • The Undergrowth of Scienceby Walter Gratzer

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    Walter Gratzer's themes in the stories he relates in this book are collective delusion and human folly. Science is generally seen as a process bound by rigorous rules, which its practitioners must not transgress. Deliberate fraud occasionally intrudes, but it is soon detected, the perpetrators cast out and the course of discovery barely disturbed.... more...

  • Scienceby Patricia Fara

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    A groundbreaking new history of science, from ancient Babylon right up to the latest hi-tech experiments in genetics and particle physics, illuminating the financial interests, imperial ambitions, and publishing enterprises that have made science the powerful global phenomenon that it is today. 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...

  • Science in the 20th Century and Beyondby Jon Agar

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 13.97

    A compelling history of science from 1900 to the present day, this is the first book to survey modern developments in science during a century of unprecedented change, conflict and uncertainty. The scope is global. Science's claim to access universal truths about the natural world made it an irresistible resource for industrial empires, ideological... more...

  • FROM EROS TO GAIAby Freeman Dyson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    Readers of Freeman Dyson?s previous books, Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, and Infinite in All Directions, have discovered for themselves what Dyson reveals here: that he was a writer long before he became a distinguished scientist.   The aim of this new book, as Dyson says, is to open windows, to let the experts inside the temple of... more...