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  • 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$ 49.05

    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...

  • Die Berühmtesten Wissenschaftlerby John Farndon; Alex Woolf; Anne Rooney

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2013; US$ 4.99

    Die Porträts der genialsten Wissenschaftler aus 2000 Jahren Forschungsgeschichte, ihr Leben, ihre Arbeit und ihre Entdeckungen. Ein leicht verständlicher Überblick über die Geschichte der Wissenschaft. more...

  • The Great Scientistsby John Farndon; Alex Woolf; Anne Rooney

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 4.99

    From skyscrapers to jet aircraft, from mobile phones to computers, the products of modern science surround us on all sides. Perhaps the most significant product of science, however, is not the microwave, or the space station or the widescreen TV; it is the scientific method itself. Those societies that have actively embraced this method have ... more...

  • Scienceby Jon Balchin

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2003; US$ 6.99

    To be alive today is to be confronted by the products of science - from aspirin, refrigeration, electric light and the telephone, to the airplane and the computer - to name just a few. In addition to beneficial medicines and life enhancing discoveries, however, scientific research also has led to many dangerous developments, such as the machine ...... more...

  • A Companion to the History of Scienceby Bernard Lightman

    Wiley 2016; US$ 65.95 US$ 59.36

    The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the History of Science is a single volume companion that discusses the history of science as it is done today, providing a survey of the debates and issues that dominate current scholarly discussion, with contributions from leading international scholars. Provides a single-volume overview of current scholarship... more...

  • Ignition!by John Drury Clark; Isaac Asimov

    Rutgers University Press 1972; US$ 39.95

    A classic, accessible, and entertaing history of liquid rocket propellants, with introduction by Isaac Asimov. more...