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  • Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolutionby Michael J. Crowe

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Revised edition re-creates the change from an earth- to a sun-centered conception of the solar system by focusing on an examination of the evidence available in 1615. more...

  • Great Lives from Historyby Joseph L. Spradley

    Salem Press 2012; US$ 395.00

    In-depth critical essays on important men and women scientists of all time, from around the world. more...

  • Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europeby Ray Kurzweil

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 11.99

    Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, which sparked the Scientific Revolution and led to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the discoveries for which Galileo and Newton... more...

  • Science Secretsby Alberto A. Martinez

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Was Darwin really inspired by Galápagos finches? Did Einstein?s wife secretly contribute to his theories? Did Franklin fly a kite in a thunderstorm? Did a falling apple lead Newton to universal gravity?  Did Galileo drop objects from the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Did Einstein really believe in God?        Science... more...

  • Styles of Knowingby Chunglin Kwa

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    Now available in English, Styles of Knowing explores the development of various scientific reasoning processes in cultural-historical context. Influenced by historian Alistair Crombie?s Styles of Scientific Thinking in the European Tradition, Chunglin Kwa organizes his book according to six distinct styles: deductive, experimental, analytical-hypothetical,... more...

  • The Classification of Sexby Donna J. Drucker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Alfred C. Kinsey?s revolutionary studies of human sexual behavior are world-renowned. His meticulous methods of data collection, from comprehensive entomological assemblies to personal sex history interviews, raised the bar for empirical evidence to an entirely new level. In The Classification of Sex, Donna J. Drucker presents an original analysis... more...

  • A Companion to the History of American Scienceby Georgina M. Montgomery; Mark A. Largent

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.50 US$ 47.23

    A Companion to the History of American Science offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science. Covers topics including astronomy, agriculture, chemistry, eugenics, Big Science, military technology, and more Features contributions by the most accomplished scholars... more...

  • Pseudoscience: A Critical Encyclopediaby Brian Regal

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 94.00

    What makes science science? How do we tell which assertions, beliefs, and methods are scientifically sound, and which are not? Brian Regal's authoritative, entertaining new reference, Pseudoscience: A Critical Encyclopedia gets at the heart of these questions by helping readers understand how the scientific method works, how to critically analyze... more...

  • The Hunt for Vulcanby Thomas Levenson

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 13.49

    An elegant and entertaining account explaining the strange history of the (non-existent) Planet Vulcan, which confounded the 19th century's brightest minds. more...

  • We Called it MAG-nificentby E. N. Brandt

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    During World War I, in 1916, Herbert Dow, founder of The Dow Chemical Company, received news of ?star shells,? weapons that glowed eerily as they descended over the trenches of the enemy, making them easier to attack. The critical component in these flares was magnesium, a metal that was suddenly in great demand. Dow, along with a half-dozen other... more...