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  • 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...

  • Science in the 20th Century and Beyondby Jon Agar

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Seeing Furtherby Bill Bryson

    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...

  • The Batteryby Henry Schlesinger

    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...

  • 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...

  • Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Coldby Tom Shachtman

    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...

  • The Perfect Theoryby Pedro G. Ferreira

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 28.00

    On the eve of the theory's 100th birthday, here is the first complete biography of Einstein?s theory of general relativity, revealing the personal feuds and ideological battles, the decades of neglect, the resurgence, and now, the deep questioning of a theory that has given us black holes, dark energy, and modern cosmology. 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...