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  • Murderous Contagionby Mary Dobson

    Quercus Publishing 2015; Not Available

    The human stories behind disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact through history. more...

  • Murderous Contagionby Mary Dobson

    Quercus Publishing 2015; US$ 16.32

    The human stories behind disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact through history. more...

  • From Local Patriotism to a Planetary Perspectiveby Martina Kölbl-Ebert

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 144.95

    The Nordlinger Ries and Steinheim Basin, two conspicuous geological structures in southern Germany, were traditionally viewed as somewhat enigmatic but nevertheless definitely volcanic edifices until they were finally recognized as impact craters in the 1960s. The changing views about the origin of the craters mark an important paradigm shift in the... more...

  • Eternal Ephemeraby Niles Eldredge

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    One of evolution?s fundamental questions is how the skein of life on Earth remains unbroken yet is constantly renewed by new species. What accounts for the scientific paradox that all organisms and species are ephemeral, and yet life endures, yielding more advanced players in nature?s eternal play? In this riveting work, renowned scientist Niles Eldredge... more...

  • The Routledge Guidebook to Einstein's Relativityby James Trefil

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 32.95

    Albert Einstein, one of the most prolific scientists of the twentieth century, developed the theory of relativity which was crucial for the advancement of modern physics. Young Einstein identified a paradox between Newtonian Mechanics and Maxwell?s equations which pointed to a flawed understanding of space and time by the scientists of the day. In... more...

  • To Explain the Worldby Steven Weinberg

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg?a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time. In this rich, irreverent, and compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us... more...

  • To Explain the Worldby Steven Weinberg

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    In To Explain the World , pre-eminent theoretical physicist Steven Weinberg offers a rich and irreverent history of science from a unique perspective - that of a scientist. Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, he shows that the scientists of the past not only did... more...

  • To Explain the Worldby Steven Weinberg

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    A masterful commentary on the history of science from the Greeks to modern times, by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg?a thought-provoking and important book by one of the most distinguished scientists and intellectuals of our time. In this rich, irreverent, and compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us... more...

  • Making 20th Century Science: How Theories Became Knowledgeby Stephen G. Brush

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Historically, the scientific method has been said to require proposing a theory, making a prediction of something not already known, testing the prediction, and giving up the theory (or substantially changing it) if it fails the test. A theory that leads to several successful predictions is more likely to be accepted than one that only explains what... 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...