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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Positioning the History of Scienceby Jurgen Renn; Kostas Gavroglu

    Springer 2007; US$ 169.00

    Compiled in honor of an outstanding historian of science, physicist and exceptional human being, Sam Schweber, this book assembles a broad spectrum of positions on the history of science by some of its leading representatives. It presents a comprehensive survey reflecting the strong influence Sam Schweber has exerted on the history of science. 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...

  • Scientific Progressby Craig Dilworth

    Springer 2007; US$ 69.99

    Answers questions raised by the incommensurability thesis. This book provides a conception of science in which scientific progress is based on both rational and empirical considerations. 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...

  • 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...