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

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 94.00 US$ 85.54

    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$ 19.60

    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. Sörbom

    Elsevier Science 2017; 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...

  • A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Centuryby Charles Singer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    This fascinating and highly readable study by a noted historian uses maps, charts and diagrams to trace the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world across two and half millennia. more...

  • From Paracelsus to Newtonby Charles Webster

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    This fascinating book highlights the worldviews of the 16th and 17th centuries with a masterly series of essays that explore three cases relating to prophecy, spiritual magic, and demonic magic. more...

  • Geschichte der Naturwissenschaftenby Olaf Breidbach

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 22.56

    Die Grundlagen und Voraussetzungen unserer modernen Wissenschafts- und Wissenskonzeptionen wurden in der Antike gelegt. Dieser erste Band einer Geschichte der Naturwissenschaft macht das Gefüge der uns heute leitenden, uns ausrichtenden und auch der von uns verdrängten Konzeptionen in seinen wesentlichen historischen Schritten erkennbar. Stufen der... more...

  • De Magneteby William Gilbert

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    From the first great experimental scientist: the classic text, first published in Latin in 1600. Summarizes then-current knowledge of magnetism and electricity, offering insights into the origins of modern science. more...