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  • Eurekas and Euphoriasby Walter Gratzer

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 18.99

    The march of science has never proceeded smoothly. It has been marked through the years by episodes of drama and comedy, of failure as well as triumph, and by outrageous strokes of luck, deserved and undeserved, and sometimes by human tragedy. It has seen deep intellectual friendships, as well as ferocious animosities, and once in a while acts of theft... more...

  • A Century of Natureby Laura Garwin; Tim Lincoln

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    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)... more...

  • They Called Me Madby John Monahan

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.00

    Discover the true genius behind history's greatest "madmen". From Dr. Frankenstein to Dr. Jekyll, the image of the mad scientist surrounded by glass vials, copper coils, and electrical apparatus remains a popular fixture. In films and fiction, he's comically misguided, tragically misunderstood, or pathologically evil. But the origins of this... more...

  • The Discoveriesby Alan Lightman

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 24.00

    An extraordinarily accessible, illuminating chronicle of the great moments of scientific discovery in the 20th century, and an exploration into the minds of the remarkable men and women behind them. We know and read the literary masterpieces; how many of us have had the opportunity not only to read but understand the masterpieces of science that describe... more...

  • From Knowledge to Powerby Harry W. Paul

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 52.00

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

  • Telling Lives in Scienceby Michael Shortland; Richard Yeo

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 60.00

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

  • The Scientific Revolutionby Lawrence M. Principe

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed such fervent investigations of the natural world that the period has been called the 'Scientific Revolution.' New ideas and discoveries not only redefined what human beings believed, knew, and could do, but also forced them to redefine themselves with respect to the strange new worlds revealed... more...

  • A People's History of Scienceby Clifford D. Conner

    Nation Books 2009; US$ 19.99

    We all know the history of science that we learned from grade school textbooks: How Galileo used his telescope to show that the earth was not the center of the universe; how Newton divined gravity from the falling apple; how Einstein unlocked the mysteries of time and space with a simple equation. This history is made up of long periods of ignorance... 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...