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  • Making 20th Century Scienceby Stephen G. Brush

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    A large-scale historical look at the implementation of the scientific method, and how scientific theories come to be accepted. more...

  • Geschichte der Naturwissenschaftenby Olaf Breidbach

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 29.99

    Die Grundlagen und Voraussetzungen unserer modernen Wissenschafts- und Wissenskonzeptionen wurden in der Antike gelegt. Dieser erste Band einer Geschichte der Naturwissenschaft macht das Gefüge der uns heute leitenden, uns ausrichtenden und auch der von uns verdrängten Konzeptionen in seinen wesentlichen historischen Schritten erkennbar. Stufen der... more...

  • A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Centuryby Charles Singer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Driven by an unquenchable thirst, the human spirit seeks an explanation of the world. In this fascinating study, a noted historian of science traces the course of the ceaseless yearning for answers across two and a half millennia and chronicles, in simple form, the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world. This account... more...

  • From Paracelsus to Newtonby Charles Webster

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    This fascinating book highlights the worldviews of the 16th and 17th centuries with a masterly series of essays that explore three cases relating to prophecy, spiritual magic, and demonic magic. more...

  • De Magneteby William Gilbert

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    From the first great experimental scientist: the classic text, first published in Latin in 1600. Summarizes then-current knowledge of magnetism and electricity, offering insights into the origins of modern science. more...

  • Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Scienceby Martin Gardner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more. more...

  • The Scientific Renaissance 1450-1630by Marie Boas Hall

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 22.95

    While scientific inquiry has its roots in both Far Eastern and Indo-European cultures, the revolutionary ideas that made modern scientific achievements possible occurred initially in Europe. This stimulating, illuminating, and thoughtfully presented work explores the early stages of this scientific revolution, beginning with the rediscovery of... more...

  • Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greeceby George Sarton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    Remarkably readable, thoroughly documented, and well illustrated, this fascinating book by an eminent science historian covers problems of mathematics, astronomy, physics, and biology. more...

  • Great Scientific Experimentsby Rom Harre

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Vivid, readable, accurate tales of landmark inquiries include Aristotle's work on embryology of the chick, Galileo's discovery of the law of descent, Newton's experiment on nature of colors, more. more...

  • Alchemyby E. J. Holmyard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Classic study by noted authority covers 2,000 years of alchemical history: religious, mystical overtones; apparatus; signs, symbols, and secret terms; advent of scientific method, much more. Illustrated. more...