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  • Geschichte der Naturwissenschaftenby Olaf Breidbach

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2014; US$ 29.99

    Die Grundlagen und Voraussetzungen unserer modernen Wissenschafts- und Wissenskonzeptionen wurden in der Antike gelegt. Dieser erste Band einer Geschichte der Naturwissenschaft macht das Gefüge der uns heute leitenden, uns ausrichtenden und auch der von uns verdrängten Konzeptionen in seinen wesentlichen historischen Schritten erkennbar. Stufen der... more...

  • Compromising the Ideals of Scienceby Raphael Sassower

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This books examines the conditions under which scientists compromised the ideals of science, and elucidates these with reference to the challenges of profit motives and national security concerns. The book also offers suggestions for changing the political and economic conditions under which the integrity of science and its ethos can be practiced.... more...

  • The Invention of Scienceby David Wootton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 51.00

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  • Murderous Contagionby Mary Dobson

    Quercus Publishing 2015; Not Available

    The human stories behind disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact through history. more...

  • Murderous Contagionby Mary Dobson

    Quercus Publishing 2015; US$ 16.46

    The human stories behind disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact through history. more...

  • Science in the 20th Century and Beyondby Jon Agar

    Wiley 2013; US$ 74.95

    A compelling history of science from 1900 to the present day, this is the first book to survey modern developments in science during a century of unprecedented change, conflict and uncertainty. The scope is global. Science's claim to access universal truths about the natural world made it an irresistible resource for industrial empires, ideological... more...

  • De Magneteby William Gilbert

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Much of modern science is based upon the theories and discoveries of William Gilbert, the brilliant English physician and physicist who was the first great experimental scientist. Gilbert was the first to use the word "electricity," to recognize mass as distinct from weight, to discover the effect of heat upon magnetic bodies, to differentiate clearly... more...

  • A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Centuryby Charles Singer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Driven by an unquenchable thirst, the human spirit seeks an explanation of the world. In this fascinating study, a noted historian of science traces the course of the ceaseless yearning for answers across two and a half millennia and chronicles, in simple form, the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world. This account... more...

  • From Paracelsus to Newtonby Charles Webster

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    The alchemist and physician known as Paracelsus (1493?1541) appears to have dwelt in a completely different intellectual world from Sir Isaac Newton (1642?1727). Newton's work lies in the lofty era of the Enlightenment and the modern world, while that of the enigmatic Paracelsus conjures up the superstitious lore of the Dark Ages. The rise of science... more...

  • Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Scienceby Martin Gardner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 15.95

    This fair and witty appraisal examines some of the crazes and quackeries that have masqueraded as science. Discussions include hollow earth theories; Charles Fort and the Fortean Society; Wilhelm Reich and orgone sex energy; dianetics; flying saucers; food and medical fads; much more. "A very able and even-tempered presentation." ? The New Yorker.... more...