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  • Scienceby Patricia Fara

    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...

  • David Rivettby Rohan Rivett

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Sir David Rivett was an Australian chemist and Chief Executive Officer of CSIR between 1927 and 1945. more...

  • Physics and National Socialismby Klaus Hentschel; Ann M. Hentschel

    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...

  • 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$ 14.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Timelines of Scienceby

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    From the discovery of the wheel to the worldwide web, our thirst for innovation is what makes us human. Timelines of Science takes a fascinating look at our heritage of invention and explores how science has shaped the past--and how it may shape the future. Timelines of Science has a new discovery for everyone in the family, with global... more...

  • Promoting the Planck Clubby Donald W. Braben

    Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Experiment Elevenby Peter Pringle

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    In 1943, Albert Schatz, a young Rutgers College Ph.D. student, worked on a wartime project in microbiology professor Selman Waksman's lab, searching for an antibiotic to fight infections on the front lines and at home. In his eleventh experiment on a common bacterium found in farmyard soil, Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure... more...