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  • Visions of Scienceby James Secord

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The early 1830s witnessed an extraordinary transformation in British political, literary, and intellectual life. New scientific disciplines begin to take shape, while new concepts of the natural world were hotly debated. James Secord, Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project, captures this unique moment of change by exploring key books, including... more...

  • The Afterlives of Animalsby Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 18.50

    In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an exhibit. The fame of these beasts during their lifetimes has given them an iconic status in death. More than just museum specimens, these animals have attained a second life as... more...

  • The Golem at Largeby Harry Collins; Trevor Pinch

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume. more...

  • Ladies in the Laboratory? American and British Women in Science, 1800-1900by Mary R.S. Creese

    Scarecrow Press 2000; US$ 99.99

    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...

  • Christmas at the Royal Institutionby Frank James

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 193.00

    Since the mid-1820s, a series of lectures has been delivered each year over the Christmas period in the world-famous Faraday Lecture Theatre at The Royal Institution of Great Britain by prominent scientists, addressed specifically to an audience of children. Initially made accessible in book form, the lectures have been nationally televised throughout... more...

  • The Stars of Galileo Galilei and the Universal Knowledge of Athanasius Kircherby Roberto Buonanno

    Springer 2014; US$ 129.00

    In this fascinating book, the author traces the careers, ideas, discoveries, and inventions of two renowned scientists, Athanasius Kircher and Galileo Galilei, one a Jesuit, the other a sincere man of faith whose relations with the Jesuits deteriorated badly. The Author documents Kircher?s often intuitive work in many areas, including translating the... more...

  • Cambridge Scientific Mindsby Peter Harman; Simon Mitton

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 40.00

    A portrait of some of the most eminent scientists associated with the University of Cambridge. more...

  • The Man Who Touched His Own Heartby Rob Dunn

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants... more...

  • Coal Warsby Richard Martin

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A searching examination of the worldwide effort to shut down big coal even as the industry struggles to remain the dominant source of energy more...

  • Seven Elements That Have Changed the Worldby John Browne

    Pegasus Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    With carbon we access heat, light and mobility at the flick of a switch, while silicon enables us to communicate across the globe in an instant. Yet our use of the Earth?s mineral resources is not always for the benefit of humankind?our relationship with the elements is one of great ambivalence. Uranium is both productive (nuclear power) and destructive... more...