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  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 54.50 US$ 47.23

    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...

  • Great Scientistsby Krishna Murty Kommmajosyula

    pustak mahal 2012; US$ 1.99

    The book is full of inspirational examples which are taken from the lives of the scientists. These examples bring us a fascinating stories of the scientist?s trials and tribulations; struggles and challenges; dreams and delusions; endeavors and achievements. Their inventions have certainly altered the course of human history. The lives of great scientists... more...

  • A Companion to the History of Scienceby Bernard Lightman

    Wiley 2016; US$ 65.95 US$ 57.16

    The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the History of Science is a single volume companion that discusses the history of science as it is done today, providing a survey of the debates and issues that dominate current scholarly discussion, with contributions from leading international scholars. Provides a single-volume overview of current scholarship... more...

  • World's Fairs on the Eve of Warby Robert H. Kargon; Karen Fiss; Morris Low; Arthur P. Molella

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Since the first world?s fair in London in 1851, at the dawn of the era of industrialization, international expositions served as ideal platforms for rival nations to showcase their advancements in design, architecture, science and technology, industry, and politics. Before the outbreak of World War II, countries competing for leadership on the world... more...