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- 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...
- Springer 2011; US$ 59.95
This anthology of primary sources is a collection of 121 documents in English translation portraying the role of physics, both perceived and actual, in the Nazi state. These texts were written predominantly by influential German scientists, particularly physicists, both inside and outside Germany in the period from 1933 to 1945. The semipopular articles,... more...
- 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...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
?Bryson is as amusing as ever?.As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, [ Seeing Further ] it is a worthy tribute.? ? The Economist In Seeing Further, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson takes readers on a guided tour through the great discoveries, feuds, and personalities of modern science. Already a major bestseller in the... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; Not Available
?Henry Schlesinger is playful and intelligent and obscenely well read.? ? Richard Zacks, author of The Pirate Hunter "Henry Schlesinger?s fascinating and superbly researched history of the battery is the story of civilization as we know it." ? Michael Belfiore, author of The Department of Mad Scientists Henry Schlesinger?s The Battery is... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 14.00
In this engrossing scientific chronicle, a perennial paperback favorite, Tom Shachtman combines science, history, and adventure in the story of our four-centuries-long quest to master the secrets of cold. Now a documentary based largely on Shachtman?s acclaimed book promises to bring these exhilarating scientific accomplishments to a new audience.... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
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...