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  • Seemacht Deutschlandby Hermannus Pfeiffer

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 9.45

    Schon zwei Mal war Deutschland eine Seemacht. Die Hanse prägte 500 Jahre europäischer Geschichte und gilt heute als Vorbild für Europa. Das Flottenprogramm Kaiser Wilhelms II. endete dagegen im Ersten Weltkrieg. Von der Öffentlichkeit unbemerkt, schickt sich das wiedervereinte Deutschland nun zum dritten Mal an, als Seemacht auf der Weltbühne eine... more...

  • Die unbekannten Nachbarnby Ruth Leiserowitz

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 12.29

    Die zahlreichen Minderheiten verwandelten Osteuropa einst in eine kulturell reiche, vielfarbige Landschaft mit funktionierenden Nachbarschaften. Doch diese einzigartige Pluralität wurde in der Mitte des letzten Jahrhunderts zerstört. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg mit seinen Umsiedlungsaktionen, Grenzverschiebungen und Blockbildungen ging ein Riss durch... more...

  • Promoting the Planck Clubby Donald W. Braben

    Wiley 2014; US$ 61.95

    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...

  • The Most Defiant Devilby Gregory J. Dehler

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    The late nineteenth and early twentieth century were a brutal time for American wildlife, with many species pushed to the brink of extinction. (Some are endangered to this day.) And yet these decades also saw the dawn of the conservationist movement. Into this contradictory era came William Temple Hornaday, a larger-than-life dynamo who... more...

  • The Afterlives of Animalsby Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 18.50

    In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an exhibit. The fame of these beasts during their lifetimes has given them an iconic status in death. More than just museum specimens, these animals have attained a second... 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...

  • The Golem at Largeby Harry Collins; Trevor Pinch

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume. more...

  • Ladies in the Laboratory? American and British Women in Science, 1800-1900by Mary R.S. Creese

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 109.99

    A systematic survey and comparison of the work of 19th-century American and British women in scientific research, this book covers the two countries in which women of the period were most active in scientific work and examines all the fields in which they were engaged. more...

  • Christmas at the Royal Institutionby Frank James

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 193.00

    Since the mid-1820s, a series of lectures has been delivered each year over the Christmas period in the world-famous Faraday Lecture Theatre at The Royal Institution of Great Britain by prominent scientists, addressed specifically to an audience of children. Initially made accessible in book form, the lectures have been nationally televised throughout... more...

  • Cambridge Scientific Mindsby Peter Harman; Simon Mitton

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    A portrait of some of the most eminent scientists associated with the University of Cambridge. more...