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  • Coal Warsby Richard Martin

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 28.99

    A searching examination of the worldwide effort to shut down big coal even as the industry struggles to remain the dominant source of energy more...

  • Seven Elements That Have Changed the Worldby John Browne

    Pegasus Books 2014; US$ 24.99

    With carbon we access heat, light and mobility at the flick of a switch, while silicon enables us to communicate across the globe in an instant. Yet our use of the Earth?s mineral resources is not always for the benefit of humankind?our relationship with the elements is one of great ambivalence. Uranium is both productive (nuclear power) and destructive... more...

  • Science in 100 Key Breakthroughsby Paul Parsons

    Quercus 2013; Not Available

    Science in 100 Key Breakthroughs presents a series of clear and concise essays that explain the fundamentals of some of the most exciting and important science concepts you really need to know. Paul Parsons profiles the important, ground-breaking, and front-of-mind scientific discoveries that have had a profound influence on our way of life and will... more...

  • History of Scienceby Sean F. Johnston

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Employing intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, Sean Johnston offers a unique appraisal of the history of science and the nature of the evolving discipline. Science is all-encompassing and contentious. Based on its past, where might it lead in the twenty-first century? Sean F. Johnston is a reader in the History of Science and Technology... more...

  • Poverty Knowledge in South Africaby Grace Davie

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Discusses unconventional ways of measuring and addressing poverty in South Africa, which remains one of the country's biggest challenges. more...

  • Science, Technology & Society in the Time of Alfred Nobelby Carl Gustaf Bernhard; E. Crawford; P. Sörbom

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The papers contained in this volume were presented at the Nobel Symposium which marked the eightieth anniversary of the first award of the Nobel prizes in 1901. Leading scholars from many different fields of science and technology exchange viewpoints across interdisciplinary boundaries. Participants were chosen for their special knowledge of science... more...

  • The Man Who Touched His Own Heartby Rob Dunn

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; US$ 33.61

    The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants... more...

  • The Man Who Touched His Own Heartby Rob Dunn

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants... more...

  • The Helmholtz Curves: Tracing Lost Timeby Henning Schmidgen; Nils F. Schot

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    This book reconstructs the emergence of the phenomenon of "lost time" by engaging with two of the most significant time experts of the nineteenth century: the German physiologist Hermann von Helmholtz and the French writer Marcel Proust. Its starting point is the archival discovery of curve images that Helmholtz produced in the context of... 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...