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  • Bernhard Varenius (1622-1650)by

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Bernhard Varenius' books influenced the history of science in such a way that Isaac Newton, Alexander von Humboldt and Tsar Peter the Great all referred to him. Varenius wrote the first comprehensive description of Japan ("Descriptio regni Japoniae," 1649) from a European perspective, exclusively based on a diversity of sources. But the... more...

  • Australia's Fossil Heritageby The Australian Heritage Council

    CSIRO Publishing 2012; US$ 62.95

    A detailed examination of Australia's fossil heritage revealing the richness and diversity of Australia's prehistory. more...

  • English Fiction and the Evolution of Language, 1850?1914by Will Abberley

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Explores how Victorian fiction and science imagined the evolution of language, from primordial noise to modern English. more...

  • Abhandlungen über die Algebraische Auflösung der Gleichungenby N. H. Abel; E. Galois

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; Not Available

    zu der hinterlassenen Abllamllullg VOll Abel, S. 57-81. ?? 1 Die Definition der Ordnung eines algebraischen Ausdrucks, wie sie auf Seite 67 gegeben ist, ist incorrcct und nach der auf S. 10 angefiihrten zu berichtigen. Die Ordnung eines algebraischen Ausdrucks ist also nicht gleich der Anzahl der in ihm ausser den bekannten Grössen auftretenden Wurzelgrössen,... more...

  • Identification and Registration Practices in Transnational Perspectiveby Ilsen About; James Brown; Gayle Lonergan; Jane Caplan; Edward Higgs

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 110.00

    This collection examines the subject of identification and surveillance from 16th C English parish registers to 21st C DNA databases. The contributors, who range from historians to legal specialists, provide an insight into the historical development behind such issues as biometric identification, immigration control and personal data use. more...

  • The Genealogical Scienceby Nadia Abu El-Haj

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    The Genealogical Science  analyzes the scientific work and social implications of the flourishing field of genetic history. A biological discipline that relies on genetic data in order to reconstruct the geographic origins of contemporary populations?their histories of migration and genealogical connections to other present-day groups?this... more...

  • Sergei Vinogradskii and the Cycle of Lifeby Lloyd Ackert

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 159.00

    Using Vinogradskii?s career and scientific research trajectory as a point of entry, this book illustrates the manner in which microbiologists, chemists, botanists and plant physiologists inscribed the concept of a ?cycle of life? into their investigations. more...

  • Newtonby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 21.95

    When Newton was not yet twenty-five years old, he formulated calculus, hit upon the idea of gravity, and discovered that white light was made up of all the colors of the spectrum. By 1678, Newton designed a telescope to study the movement of the planets and published Principia , a milestone in the history of science, which set forth his famous laws... more...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 5.99

    The renowned science writer, mathematician, and bestselling author of Fermat's Last Theorem masterfully refutes the overreaching claims the "New Atheists," providing millions of educated believers with a clear, engaging explanation of what science really says, how there's still much space for the Divine in the universe, and why faith in both God... more...

  • Pendulumby Amir D. Aczel

    Atria Books 2007; US$ 19.95

    In 1851, struggling, self-taught physicist Léon Foucault performed a dramatic demonstration inside the Panthéon in Paris. By tracking a pendulum's path as it swung repeatedly across the interior of the large ceremonial hall, Foucault offered the first definitive proof -- before an audience that comprised the cream of Parisian society, including the... more...