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- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.95
One of the most creative philosophers of the 20th century, Rudolf Carnap presented a series of science lectures at the University of California in 1958. The present volume is an outgrowth of that seminar, which dealt with the philosophical foundations of physics. Edited by Martin Gardner from transcripts of Carnap's classroom lectures and discussions,... more...
- BRILL 2010; US$ 183.00
Johann Wilhelm Ritter (1776-1810) was an influential scientist of the Romantic era, acquainted with the greatest minds of his day. He made significant contributions in the fields of chemistry and galvanism, but also tested the boundaries of the sciences and the arts through a speculative thinking which placed human intellectual activity within far-reaching... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 2.99
Extrait : "Une obscurité profonde enveloppe la plupart des grandes découvertes qui ont accompli dans l'humanité plus qu'un progrès, une révolution, une transformation. L'antiquité avait imaginé à cet égard une explication fort simple et surtout fort ingénieuse. Dans l'impossibilité de déterminer à quelles époques telle invention s'était produite,... more...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95
Physics is very much an experimental science, but too often, students at the undergraduate level are not exposed to the reality of experimental physics ? i.e., what was done in a given experiment, why it was done, the background of physics against which the experiment was carried out and the changes in theory and knowledge that resulted. In this... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 45.99
In Leaps in the Dark, John Waller presents another collection of revelations from the world of science. He considers experiments in which scientists' perceptions were not perhaps as keen as they might have claimed in retrospect; he investigates the jealousy and opposition that scientific ideas can provoke; he celebrates the scientists who were... more...
- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99
Historically, the scientific method has been said to require proposing a theory, making a prediction of something not already known, testing the prediction, and giving up the theory (or substantially changing it) if it fails the test. A theory that leads to several successful predictions is more likely to be accepted than one that only explains what... more...
- 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...