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  • The Science of Shakespeareby Dan Falk

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time?a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were transforming Western thought, the medieval was giving way to the modern, and the work of a few key figures hinted at the brave new world to come: the methodical and rational Galileo, the skeptical Montaigne, and?as... more...

  • The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 16by Lodewijk C. Palm

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 249.95

    In volume XVI of The Collected Letters of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, 25 letters of Van Leeuwenhoek have been included, all of them written from July 1707 to June 1712. The letters were written to six distinct addressees. The larger part was addressed to the Royal Society in London in general (sixteen letters); and to three of its fellows in particular:... more...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Why Science Does Not Disprove Godby Amir Aczel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Encyclopedia of Cosmology (Routledge Revivals)by Norriss S. Hetherington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 67.95

    The Encyclopedia of Cosmology , first published in 1993, recounts the history, philosophical assumptions, methodological ambiguities, and human struggles that have influenced the various responses to the basic questions of cosmology through the ages, as well as referencing important scientific theories. Just as the recognition of social conventions... more...

  • Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern Worldby Amir Alexander

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    The epic battle over a mathematical concept that shook the old order and shaped the world as we know it On August 10, 1632, five leaders of the Society of Jesus convened in a somber Roman palazzo to pass judgment on a simple idea: that a continuous line is composed of distinct and limitlessly tiny parts. The doctrine would become the foundation... more...

  • Technoscience and Cybercultureby Stanley Aronowitz

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Technoculture is culture--such is the proposition posited in Technoscience and Cyberculture , arguing that technology's permeation of the cultural landscape has so irrevocably reconstituted this terrain that technology emerges as the dominant discourse in politics, medicine and everyday life. The problems addressed in Technoscience and Cyberculture... more...

  • Great Mindsby Balazs Hargittai; Magdolna Hargittai; Istvan Hargittai

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 23.99

    Throughout the 1990s and the 2000s, Istvan, Balazs, and Magdolna Hargittai conducted hundreds of interviews with leading scientists in physics, chemistry, materials, and biomedical research. These interviews appeared in a variety of publications, including Chemical Intelligencer, Mathematical Intelligencer, and Chemical Heritage. In four-thousand pages... more...

  • Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technologyby Lance Day; Ian McNeil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 151.95

    This Biographical Dictionary seeks to put the world of technology in the context of those who have made the most important contribution to it. For the first time information has been gathered on the people who have made the most significant advances in technology. From ancient times to the present day, the major inventors, discoverers and entrepreneurs... more...

  • Science and the Indian Traditionby David L. Gosling

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This new text is a detailed study of an important process in modern Indian history. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, India experienced an intellectual renaissance, which owed as much to the influx of new ideas from the West as to traditional religious and cultural insights. Gosling examines the effects of the introduction... more...