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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Experiment Elevenby Peter Pringle

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    In 1943, Albert Schatz, a young Rutgers College Ph.D. student, worked on a wartime project in microbiology professor Selman Waksman's lab, searching for an antibiotic to fight infections on the front lines and at home. In his eleventh experiment on a common bacterium found in farmyard soil, Schatz discovered streptomycin, the first effective cure... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 32.00

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

  • Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Psychologyby Martin Farrell

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This textbook connects the big ideas and key thinkers of psychology and philosophy in a clear and cohesive theoretical narrative. more...

  • Frankenstein's Childrenby Iwan Rhys Morus

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 54.50

    During the second quarter of the nineteenth century, Londoners were enthralled by a strange fluid called electricity. In examining this period, Iwan Morus moves beyond the conventional focus on the celebrated Michael Faraday to discuss other electrical experimenters, who aspired to spectacular public displays of their discoveries. Revealing connections... more...

  • Antoine Lavoisier: The Next Crucial Yearby Frederic Lawrence Holmes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.50

    Through his development of quantitative experimental methods, the chemist Antoine Lavoisier (1743-1794) implemented a principle that many regard as the cornerstone of modern science: in every operation there is an equal quantity of material before and after the operation. The origin of Lavoisier's methods, however, has remained a missing piece in... more...