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  • Timelines of Scienceby

    DK Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    From the discovery of the wheel to the worldwide web, our thirst for innovation is what makes us human. Timelines of Science takes a fascinating look at our heritage of invention and explores how science has shaped the past--and how it may shape the future. Timelines of Science has a new discovery for everyone in the family, with global... more...

  • Spektakuläre Experimenteby

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 238.00

    This volume is the third of the projected eight volumes in the series Theatrum Scientiarum, which examines the founding phase of art and science in the modern age from a new perspective. It focuses on the question of how experiments and their execution have contributed to a fundamental change in the cultural landscape since the Early Modern Age. The... more...

  • Der Frühparacelsismus / Teil 3by

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 280.00

    In keeping with the first two volumes in this series, this third volume of the Corpus Paracelsisticum aims to make an innovative contribution to the cultural history of early modernity through its social, scientific, and literary historical content. Edited with commentary and offering a Latin translation, this volume includes 75 texts written between... 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...

  • Plotting the Globeby AVRAHAM ARIEL; NORA ARIEL BERGER; JOHN WRIGHT

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 73.00

    People use concepts such as time and date to structure their lives on a daily basis. They often measure their travel by marking points arranged along great circles on the globe. Yet most do not understand the origin and history of these terms and the stories of the intrepid adventurers, scientists, and seafarers who shaped our picture of the world... more...

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

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 105.00

    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$ 28.00

    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... more...

  • Sergei Vinogradskii and the Cycle of Lifeby Lloyd Ackert

    Springer 2012; US$ 129.00

    This is one of those biographies that provide a window onto the broader understanding of science in its social and cultural context. Using Sergei Nikolaevich 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... 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...

  • The Jesuit and the Skullby Amir Aczel

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Fermat?s Last Theorem , ?an extraordinary story?( Philadelphia Inquirer ) of discovery, evolution, science, and faith. In 1929, French Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a part of a group of scientists that uncovered a skull that became known as Peking Man, a key evolutionary link that... more...