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  • Science: A Historyby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    In this book, John Gribbin tells the story of the people who made science and the turbulent times they lived in. As well as famous figures such as Copernicus, Darwin and Einstein, there are also the obscure, the eccentric, even the mad. This diversecast includes, among others, Andreas Vesalius, landmark 16th-century anatomist and secret grave-robber;... more...

  • Curiosityby Philip Ball

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.53

    There was a time when curiosity was condemned. Through curiosity, our innocence was said to be lost. Yet this hasn't deterred us. Today we spend vast sums trying to recreate the first instants of creation in particle accelerators, out of pure desire to know. There seems now to be no question too vast or too trivial. No longer... more...

  • The Origins of CSIROby George Currie; John Graham

    CSIRO Publishing 1966; US$ 24.95

    March 16th, 1966, marked the jubilee of Commonwealth sponsored scientific research in Australia and this book is an account of the origins of CSIRO. 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...

  • The Art of Scienceby Richard Hamblyn

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 12.52

    Good 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, and ? sometimes ? desperation; and the small moments, questions, quests,... more...

  • Repositioning Victorian Sciencesby David Clifford; Elisabeth Wadge; Alex Warwick

    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...

  • An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century American Science Writingby C. R. Resetarits

    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...

  • A Most Damnable Inventionby Stephen R. Bown

    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...

  • The Art of Scienceby Richard Hamblyn

    Pan Macmillan UK 2011; US$ 15.45

    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...

  • Free Radicalsby Michael Brooks

    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...