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  • Soul Made Fleshby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 15.00

    In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for the first time, the dramatic tale of how the secrets of the brain were discovered in seventeenth-century England unfolds against a turbulent... more...

  • The Copernicus Complexby Caleb Scharf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective... 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...

  • When Science Goes Wrongby Simon LeVay

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    Brilliant scientific successes have helped shape our world, and are always celebrated. However, for every victory, there are no doubt numerous little-known blunders. Neuroscientist Simon LeVay brings together a collection of fascinating, yet shocking, stories of failure from recent scientific history in When Science Goes Wrong . From the fields... more...