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  • Scienceby Patricia Fara

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    Science: A Four Thousand Year History rewrites science's past. Instead of focussing on difficult experiments and abstract theories, Patricia Fara shows how science has always belonged to the practical world of war, politics, and business. Rather than glorifying scientists as idealized heroes, she tells true stories about real people - men (and... more...

  • Serving the Reichby Philip Ball

    Random House 2013; US$ 29.10

    Serving the Reich tells the story of physics under Hitler. While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any 'Jewish ideas', many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime. Among them were three world-renowned physicists: Max Planck, pioneer of quantum theory, regarded... more...

  • David Rivettby Rohan Rivett

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Sir David Rivett was an Australian chemist and Chief Executive Officer of CSIR between 1927 and 1945. more...

  • Science in the 20th Century and Beyondby Jon Agar

    Wiley 2013; US$ 74.95

    A compelling history of science from 1900 to the present day, this is the first book to survey modern developments in science during a century of unprecedented change, conflict and uncertainty. The scope is global. Science's claim to access universal truths about the natural world made it an irresistible resource for industrial empires, ideological... more...

  • Science in 100 Key Breakthroughsby Paul Parsons

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 20.90

    'Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs' presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will... more...

  • Science in 100 Key Breakthroughsby Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will... more...

  • Physics and National Socialismby Klaus Hentschel; Ann M. Hentschel

    Springer 2011; US$ 59.95

    This anthology of primary sources is a collection of 121 documents in English translation portraying the role of physics, both perceived and actual, in the Nazi state. These texts were written predominantly by influential German scientists, particularly physicists, both inside and outside Germany in the period from 1933 to 1945. The semipopular articles,... more...

  • FROM EROS TO GAIAby Freeman Dyson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 25.00

    Readers of Freeman Dyson?s previous books, Disturbing the Universe, Weapons and Hope, and Infinite in All Directions, have discovered for themselves what Dyson reveals here: that he was a writer long before he became a distinguished scientist.   The aim of this new book, as Dyson says, is to open windows, to let the experts inside the temple of... more...

  • Einstein's Genius Clubby Burton Feldman; Katherine Williams

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    As World War II wound down and it became increasingly clear that the Allies would emerge victorious, Albert Einstein invited three close friends?all titans of contemporary science and philosophy?to his home at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey, to discuss what they loved best?science and philosophy. His guests were the legendary philosopher... more...

  • Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Coldby Tom Shachtman

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2000; US$ 14.00

    In this engrossing scientific chronicle, a perennial paperback favorite, Tom Shachtman combines science, history, and adventure in the story of our four-centuries-long quest to master the secrets of cold. Now a documentary based largely on Shachtman?s acclaimed book promises to bring these exhilarating scientific accomplishments to a new audience.... more...