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- DK Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
From the discovery of the wheel to the worldwide web, our thirst for innovation is what makes us human. Timelines of Science takes a fascinating look at our heritage of invention and explores how science has shaped the past--and how it may shape the future. Timelines of Science has a new discovery for everyone in the family, with global coverage... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99
The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a simple idea: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and limitlessly tiny parts. The doctrine would become the foundation... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99
William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time?a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were transforming Western thought, the medieval was giving way to the modern, and the work of a few key figures hinted at the brave new world to come: the methodical and rational Galileo, the skeptical Montaigne, and?as... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 11.50
Schon zwei Mal war Deutschland eine Seemacht. Die Hanse prägte 500 Jahre europäischer Geschichte und gilt heute als Vorbild für Europa. Das Flottenprogramm Kaiser Wilhelms II. endete dagegen im Ersten Weltkrieg. Von der Öffentlichkeit unbemerkt, schickt sich das wiedervereinte Deutschland nun zum dritten Mal an, als Seemacht auf der Weltbühne eine... more...
- Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 14.95
Die zahlreichen Minderheiten verwandelten Osteuropa einst in eine kulturell reiche, vielfarbige Landschaft mit funktionierenden Nachbarschaften. Doch diese einzigartige Pluralität wurde in der Mitte des letzten Jahrhunderts zerstört. Nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg mit seinen Umsiedlungsaktionen, Grenzverschiebungen und Blockbildungen ging ein Riss durch... more...
- Wiley 2014; US$ 59.95
Promoting the Planck Club presents rich mini histories of selected scientists whose work led to radical and transformational discoveries, their background, the prevailing scientific environment, and the conditions that allowed for their success. The text provides a broad audience of students, scientists, engineers, economists, and policymakers with... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 29.95
The late nineteenth and early twentieth century were a brutal time for American wildlife, with many species pushed to the brink of extinction. (Some are endangered to this day.) And yet these decades also saw the dawn of the conservationist movement. Into this contradictory era came William Temple Hornaday, a larger-than-life dynamo who almost uncannily... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...