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  • Great Scientific Experimentsby Rom Harre

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    These vividly recounted tales of human skill and ingenuity offer fascinating views of the correlation between theories, practical inquiries, ideas, and facts. Re-created strictly on the basis of the original publication in which the results were first announced, the scrupulously accurate retellings of 20 groundbreaking scientific experiments are... more...

  • Alchemyby E. J. Holmyard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Alchemy is thought to have originated over 2000 years ago in Hellenic Egypt, the result of three converging streams: Greek philosophy, Egyptian technology and the mysticism of Middle Eastern religions. Its heyday was from about 800 A.D. to the middle of the seventeenth century, and its practitioners ranged from kings, popes, and emperors to minor... more...

  • Landmark Experiments in Twentieth-Century Physicsby George L. Trigg

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Physics is very much an experimental science, but too often, students at the undergraduate level are not exposed to the reality of experimental physics ? i.e., what was done in a given experiment, why it was done, the background of physics against which the experiment was carried out and the changes in theory and knowledge that resulted. In this... more...

  • Newton's Philosophy of Natureby Sir Isaac Newton; H. S. Thayer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Aside from the Principia and occasional appearances of the Opticks , Newton's writings have remained largely inaccessible to students of philosophy, science, and literature as well as to other readers. This book provides a remedy with wide representation of the interests, problems, and diverse philosophic issues that preoccupied the greatest scientific... more...

  • An Introduction to the Philosophy of Scienceby Rudolf Carnap

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 13.95

    One of the most creative philosophers of the 20th century, Rudolf Carnap presented a series of science lectures at the University of California in 1958. The present volume is an outgrowth of that seminar, which dealt with the philosophical foundations of physics. Edited by Martin Gardner from transcripts of Carnap's classroom lectures and discussions,... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolutionby Michael J. Crowe

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Revised edition re-creates the change from an earth- to a sun-centered conception of the solar system by focusing on an examination of the evidence available in 1615. more...