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  • Hermann von Helmholtz and the Foundations of Nineteenth-Century Scienceby

    University of California Press 1994; US$ 12.95

    Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a polymath of dazzling intellectual range and energy. Renowned for his co-discovery of the second law of thermodynamics and his invention of the ophthalmoscope, Helmholtz also made many other contributions to physiology, physical theory, philosophy of science and mathematics, and aesthetic thought. During the late... more...

  • Vitalism and the Scientific Image in Post-Enlightenment Life Science, 1800-2010by

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 179.00

    First comprehensive overview of Vitalism: an idea with ever increasing relevance to modern biological theory Comprehensive overview of multi- and trans- disciplinary approaches Combination of historical and contemporary analysis more...

  • Perspectives on the History of Mathematical Logicby

    Birkhäuser Boston 2009; US$ 59.99

    This volume offers insights into the development of mathematical logic over the last century. Arising from a special session of the history of logic at an American Mathematical Society meeting, the chapters explore technical innovations, the philosophical consequences of work during the period, and the historical and social context in which the logicians... 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make an innovative contribution to the cultural history of early modernity through its social, scientific, and literary historical content.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...

  • Gaither's Dictionary of Scientific Quotationsby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 349.00

    Expands and improves upon the ground-breaking first edition Features an unparalleled collection of 27,000 carefully selected quotations ranging over a vast array of topics from A(tomic Theory) to the Z(eta Function) Provides a one-stop reference for scientific quotations in all fields Includes comprehensive bibliographic information for each... more...

  • Karl Jaspers? Philosophy and Psychopathologyby

    Springer New York 2013; US$ 129.00

    Historically reconstructs and examines Jaspers' breakthrough work General Psychopathology Systematically investigates the methodological novelties of Jaspers' approach Offers new perspectives for the analysis of consciousness and its disorders more...

  • Strength in Numbers: The Rising of Academic Statistics Departments in the U. S.by

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 149.00

    The only volume on the history of academic statistics departments An indispensable source of information for anyone who is interested in understanding how a scientific academic discipline arises A great resource for anyone who is curious about how the discipline of statistics has arisen so rapidly into the front arena of quantitative sciences 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...

  • 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...