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  • Science and Technology in Modern European Lifeby Guillaume P. De Syon

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    The last two centuries have seen unprecedented change in the everyday lives of Europeans. From the Napoleonic Wars to the end of the Cold War, from the Industrial Revolution to the Computer Revolution, many of these changes were greatly influenced by the scientific and technological advances that took place during that period. This volume in the Daily... more...

  • A Century of Natureby Laura Garwin; Tim Lincoln

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature . A Century of Nature brings together in one volume Nature 's greatest hits?reproductions of seminal contributions that changed science and the world, accompanied by essays written by leading scientists (including four Nobel laureates) that... more...

  • Key Texts of Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) on the Science and Art of Natureby Jocelyn Holland

    BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00

    Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) was an influential scientist of the Romantic era, acquainted with the greatest minds of his day. He made significant contributions in the fields of chemistry and galvanism, but also tested the boundaries of the sciences and the arts through a speculative thinking which placed human intellectual activity within far-reaching... more...

  • From Knowledge to Powerby Harry W. Paul

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    The first full-scale treatment of a period of dramatic expansion in French science. more...

  • Telling Lives in Scienceby Michael Shortland; Richard Yeo

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Collects together original essays by leading historians of science on the nature and development of scientific biography. more...

  • The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introductionby Lawrence M. Principe

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Lawrence M. Principe takes a fresh approach to the story of the scientific revolution, emphasising the historical context of the society and its world view at the time. From astronomy to alchemy and medicine to geology, he tells this fascinating story from the perspective of the historical characters involved. more...

  • Cosmic Imageryby John D. Barrow

    Random House 2011; US$ 36.65

    * 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...

  • 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...