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  • Before Galileo: The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europeby Ray Kurzweil

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2013; US$ 8.74

    Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, which sparked the Scientific Revolution and led to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. In reality, more than a millennium before the Renaissance, a succession of scholars paved the way for the discoveries for which Galileo and Newton... 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...

  • 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...

  • A Companion to the History of American Scienceby Georgina M. Montgomery; Mark A. Largent

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.50

    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...

  • The Hunt for Vulcanby Thomas Levenson

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    An elegant and entertaining account explaining the strange history of the (non-existent) Planet Vulcan, which confounded the 19th century's brightest minds. more...

  • We Called it MAG-nificentby E. N. Brandt

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    During World War I, in 1916, Herbert Dow, founder of The Dow Chemical Company, received news of ?star shells,? weapons that glowed eerily as they descended over the trenches of the enemy, making them easier to attack. The critical component in these flares was magnesium, a metal that was suddenly in great demand. Dow, along with a half-dozen other... 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...