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  • Cambridge Scientific Mindsby Peter Harman; Simon Mitton

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

    A portrait of some of the most eminent scientists associated with the University of Cambridge. more...

  • Selected Scientific Works of Hans Christian Orstedby Hans Christian ěrsted; Karen Jelved; Andrew D. Jackson; Ole Knudsen.; Andrew Wilson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 125.00 US$ 107.50

    Hans Christian ěrsted (1777-1851) was one of the leading scientists of the nineteenth century, having played a crucial role in founding electromagnetism. Unfortunately for the English-speaking world, almost all of his research was published in other languages, particularly his native Danish. This book will help to elevate ěrsted to his rightful place... more...

  • The Faith of a Physicistby John C. Polkinghorne

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 26.62

    Is it possible to think like a scientist and yet have the faith of a Christian? Although many Westerners might say no, there are also many critically minded individuals who entertain what John Polkinghorne calls a "wistful wariness" toward religion--they feel unable to accept religion on rational grounds yet cannot dismiss it completely. Polkinghorne,... more...

  • A Fragile Powerby Chandra Mukerji

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.95 US$ 41.24

    When the National Science Foundation funds research about the earth's crust and the Department of Energy supports studies on the disposal of nuclear wastes, what do they expect for their money? Most scientists believe that in such cases the government wants information for immediate use or directions for seeking future benefits from nature. Challenging... more...

  • Dictionary of the History of Scienceby William F. Bynum; E. Janet Browne; Roy Porter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 94.00 US$ 80.84

    For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the... more...

  • Coal Warsby Richard Martin

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 21.00

    A searching examination of the worldwide effort to shut down big coal even as the industry struggles to remain the dominant source of energy more...

  • History of Scienceby Sean F. Johnston

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 7.99

    Employing intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, Sean Johnston offers a unique appraisal of the history of science and the nature of the evolving discipline. Science is all-encompassing and contentious. Based on its past, where might it lead in the twenty-first century? Sean F. Johnston is a reader in the History of Science and Technology... more...

  • Science, Technology & Society in the Time of Alfred Nobelby Carl Gustaf Bernhard; E. Crawford; P. S÷rbom

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The papers contained in this volume were presented at the Nobel Symposium which marked the eightieth anniversary of the first award of the Nobel prizes in 1901. Leading scholars from many different fields of science and technology exchange viewpoints across interdisciplinary boundaries. Participants were chosen for their special knowledge of science... more...

  • To Explain the Worldby Steven Weinberg

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09

    In To Explain the World , pre-eminent theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg offers a rich and irreverent history of science from a unique perspective - that of a scientist. Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, he shows that the scientists of the past not only did... more...

  • The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomyby Michael Hoskin

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 66.00

    This is a textbook on the history of astronomy focusing on the topics of prime importance. more...