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  • Science in the 20th Century and Beyondby Jon Agar

    Wiley 2013; US$ 79.95

    A compelling history of science from 1900 to the present day, this is the first book to survey modern developments in science during a century of unprecedented change, conflict and uncertainty. The scope is global. Science's claim to access universal truths about the natural world made it an irresistible resource for industrial empires, ideological... more...

  • FROM EROS TO GAIAby Freeman Dyson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    Readers of Freeman Dyson?s previous books, Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, and Infinite in All Directions, have discovered for themselves what Dyson reveals here: that he was a writer long before he became a distinguished scientist.   The aim of this new book, as Dyson says, is to open windows, to let the experts inside the temple of... more...

  • Einstein's Genius Clubby Burton Feldman; Katherine Williams

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    As World War II wound down and it became increasingly clear that the Allies would emerge victorious, Albert Einstein invited three close friends?all titans of contemporary science and philosophy?to his home at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey, to discuss what they loved best?science and philosophy. His guests were the legendary philosopher... more...

  • The Golemby Harry M. Collins; Trevor Pinch

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Second edition of a very well received title which demystifies science and is highly readable on complex subjects. more...

  • Greek Science After Aristotleby G E R Lloyd

    Random House 2013; US$ 4.21

    In his previous volume in this series, Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle , G. E. R. Lloyd pointed out that although there is no exact equivalent to our term ?science? in Greek, Western science may still be said to originate with the Greeks. In this second volume, Greek Science after Aristotle , the author continues his discussion of the fundamental... more...

  • Science Year by Yearby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Ultimate guide to the discoveries that changed the world From the discovery of the wheel to the worldwide web our thirst for innovation is what makes us human. Science Year by Year takes a fascinating look at our heritage of invention and explores how science has shaped the past and how it may shape the future. Science Year by Year has a new... more...

  • Promoting the Planck Clubby Donald W. Braben

    Wiley 2014; US$ 63.95

    Promoting the Planck Club presents rich mini histories of selected scientists whose work led to radical and transformational discoveries, their background, the prevailing scientific environment, and the conditions that allowed for their success. The text provides a broad audience of students, scientists, engineers, economists, and policymakers with... more...

  • The Most Defiant Devilby Gregory J. Dehler

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    The late nineteenth and early twentieth century were a brutal time for American wildlife, with many species pushed to the brink of extinction. (Some are endangered to this day.) And yet these decades also saw the dawn of the conservationist movement. Into this contradictory era came William Temple Hornaday, a larger-than-life dynamo who almost uncannily... more...

  • The Afterlives of Animalsby Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 18.50

    In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an exhibit. The fame of these beasts during their lifetimes has given them an iconic status in death. More than just museum specimens, these animals have attained a second life as... more...

  • Visions of Scienceby James Secord

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The early 1830s witnessed an extraordinary transformation in British political, literary, and intellectual life. New scientific disciplines begin to take shape, while new concepts of the natural world were hotly debated. James Secord, Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project, captures this unique moment of change by exploring key books, including... more...