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  • A Century of Natureby Laura Garwin; Tim Lincoln

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature . A Century of Nature brings together in one volume Nature 's greatest hits—reproductions of seminal contributions that changed science and the world, accompanied by essays written by leading scientists (including four Nobel laureates)... more...

  • They Called Me Madby John Monahan

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 15.00

    Discover the true genius behind history's greatest "madmen". From Dr. Frankenstein to Dr. Jekyll, the image of the mad scientist surrounded by glass vials, copper coils, and electrical apparatus remains a popular fixture. In films and fiction, he's comically misguided, tragically misunderstood, or pathologically evil. But the origins of this... more...

  • The Discoveriesby Alan Lightman

    Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 24.00

    An extraordinarily accessible, illuminating chronicle of the great moments of scientific discovery in the 20th century, and an exploration into the minds of the remarkable men and women behind them. We know and read the literary masterpieces; how many of us have had the opportunity not only to read but understand the masterpieces of science that describe... more...

  • From Knowledge to Powerby Harry W. Paul

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 52.00

    The first full-scale treatment of a period of dramatic expansion in French science. more...

  • Telling Lives in Scienceby Michael Shortland; Richard Yeo

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 60.00

    Collects together original essays by leading historians of science on the nature and development of scientific biography. more...

  • The Scientific Revolutionby Lawrence M. Principe

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed such fervent investigations of the natural world that the period has been called the 'Scientific Revolution.' New ideas and discoveries not only redefined what human beings believed, knew, and could do, but also forced them to redefine themselves with respect to the strange new worlds revealed... more...

  • 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$ 14.76

    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...