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- Anthem Press 2012; US$ 99.00
This anthology is the first collection of primary science articles written by scientists working in America during the nineteenth century. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2005; US$ 8.99
Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel's discovery of dynamite made possible the famous industrial megaprojects that transformed the countryside and defined the era, including the St. Gothard rail tunnel through the Alps, the clearing of New York harbor, the Panama Canal, and countless others. Dynamite also caused terrible injuries and great loss of life,... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 18.17
What these extracts are, first and foremost, are stories of discovery.The Art of Science is not necessarily a book about great scientific theories, complicated equations, or grand old men (or women) in their laboratories; instead, it's about the places we draw our inspiration from; it's about daily routines and sudden flashes of insight; about dedication,... more...
- Overlook 2012; US$ 14.99
The thrilling exploration of the secret side of scientific discovery --proving that some rules were meant to be broken scientists have colluded in the most successful cover-up of modern times. They present themselves as cool, logical, and level-headed, when the truth is that they will do anything --take drugs, follow mystical visions, lie and even... more...
- Springer 2012; US$ 179.00
This volume examines the New Science of the 17th century in the context of Baroque culture, analysing its emergence as an integral part of the high culture of the period. The collected essays explore themes common to the new practices of knowledge production and the rapidly changing culture surrounding them, as well as the obsessions, anxieties and... more...
- Aarhus University Press 2005; US$ 19.88
Tidsmaskiner danner grundlag for mange af de store biografsucceser gennem de senere årtier - f.eks. Stargate, Tilbage til fremtiden og Terminator. Men er tidsrejser ren science fiction? Nej, er svaret i Tid - Den relative virkelighed, de er ikke bare mulige, men uundgåelige, for faktisk rejser vi en smule i tiden, hver gang vi bevæger os.På baggrund... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 13.99
Walter Gratzer's themes in the stories he relates in this book are collective delusion and human folly. Science is generally seen as a process bound by rigorous rules, which its practitioners must not transgress. Deliberate fraud occasionally intrudes, but it is soon detected, the perpetrators cast out and the course of discovery barely disturbed.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 38.99
The Nobel Prize is by far the highest recognition a scientist may receive and the only one with which the general public is familiar. Its prestige has reached improbable heights. At the same time a lot of myth surrounds the Nobel Prize, and this is compounded by the fact that people tend to view scientists with some bewilderment.This book introduces... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 26.99
Science: A Four Thousand Year History rewrites science's past. Instead of focussing on difficult experiments and abstract theories, Patricia Fara shows how science has always belonged to the practical world of war, politics, and business. Rather than glorifying scientists as idealized heroes, she tells true stories about real people - men (and... more...