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  • Machines of Loving Graceby John Markoff

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society?on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health?Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone,... more...

  • Machines of Loving Graceby John Markoff

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society?on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health?Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone,... more...

  • Science, Technology & Society in the Time of Alfred Nobelby Carl Gustaf Bernhard; E. Crawford; P. Sörbom

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The papers contained in this volume were presented at the Nobel Symposium which marked the eightieth anniversary of the first award of the Nobel prizes in 1901. Leading scholars from many different fields of science and technology exchange viewpoints across interdisciplinary boundaries. Participants were chosen for their special knowledge of science... more...

  • To Explain the Worldby Steven Weinberg

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    In To Explain the World , pre-eminent theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg offers a rich and irreverent history of science from a unique perspective - that of a scientist. Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, he shows that the scientists of the past not only did... more...

  • Making 20th Century Science: How Theories Became Knowledgeby Stephen G. Brush

    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...

  • The Helmholtz Curves: Tracing Lost Timeby Henning Schmidgen; Nils F. Schot

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    This book reconstructs the emergence of the phenomenon of "lost time" by engaging with two of the most significant time experts of the nineteenth century: the German physiologist Hermann von Helmholtz and the French writer Marcel Proust. Its starting point is the archival discovery of curve images that Helmholtz produced in the context of... 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...

  • The Cambridge Concise History of Astronomyby Michael Hoskin

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 64.00

    This is a textbook on the history of astronomy focusing on the topics of prime importance. 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

    The alchemist and physician known as Paracelsus (1493?1541) appears to have dwelt in a completely different intellectual world from Sir Isaac Newton (1642?1727). Newton's work lies in the lofty era of the Enlightenment and the modern world, while that of the enigmatic Paracelsus conjures up the superstitious lore of the Dark Ages. The rise of science... more...