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  • A Fragile Powerby Chandra Mukerji

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.95

    When the National Science Foundation funds research about the earth's crust and the Department of Energy supports studies on the disposal of nuclear wastes, what do they expect for their money? Most scientists believe that in such cases the government wants information for immediate use or directions for seeking future benefits from nature. Challenging... more...

  • Dictionary of the History of Scienceby William F. Bynum; E. Janet Browne; Roy Porter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 84.50

    For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the... 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...

  • Science in 100 Key Breakthroughsby Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    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, 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...

  • The Environment in American Historyby Jeff Crane

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources ? animals, plants, minerals, water, and land ? has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human responses to it. The Environment in American History is... more...

  • Victor Vaughanby Richard Adler

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Victor Vaughan's career at the University of Michigan spanned more than four decades, beginning with his graduate studies in physiological chemistry during the 1870s and ending in 1921 with his retirement after three decades as dean of the medical school. Not only was he instrumental in modernizing medical training at Michigan, his work in areas... more...

  • Seeing Furtherby Bill Bryson

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?Bryson is as amusing as ever?.As a celebration of 350 years of modern science, [ Seeing Further ] it is a worthy tribute.? ? The Economist In Seeing Further, New York Times bestseller Bill Bryson takes readers on a guided tour through the great discoveries, feuds, and personalities of modern science. Already a major bestseller in the... more...

  • The Batteryby Henry Schlesinger

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?Henry Schlesinger is playful and intelligent and obscenely well read.? ? Richard Zacks, author of The Pirate Hunter "Henry Schlesinger?s fascinating and superbly researched history of the battery is the story of civilization as we know it." ? Michael Belfiore, author of The Department of Mad Scientists Henry Schlesinger?s The Battery is... more...

  • The Origins of CSIROby George Currie; John Graham

    CSIRO Publishing 1966; US$ 24.95

    March 16th, 1966, marked the jubilee of Commonwealth sponsored scientific research in Australia and this book is an account of the origins of CSIRO. more...