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  • Mathematics in Ancient Egyptby Annette Imhausen

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Mathematics in Ancient Egypt traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC?and the earliest hints of writing and number notation?to the end of the pharaonic period in Greco-Roman times. Drawing from mathematical texts, architectural drawings, administrative documents, and other sources, Annette Imhausen... more...

  • Pandemicby Sonia Shah

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 26.99

    Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how? Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged, appearing in territories where they?ve never been seen before. Ninety percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will... more...

  • Electronic Dreamsby Tom Lean

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.99

    Remember the ZX Spectrum? Ever have a go at programming with its stretchy rubber keys? Did you marvel at the immense galaxies of Elite on the BBC Micro, or lose yourself in the surreal caverns of Manic Miner on the ZX Spectrum? For anyone who was a kid in the 1980s, these iconic computer brands are the stuff of legend. In Electronic Dreams, ... more...

  • Irre Ärzte Gott und Teufel ? Perdulcis? Psychiatrie im Ideenfeld der frühen Neuzeitby Luna Gertrud Steiner

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 54.99

    Luna Gertrud Steiner unternimmt einen weiträumigenStreifzug durch die Geschichte der Psychotherapie und deren Vorläufer.Vorrangig erkundet sie, warum das Konzept Seele so alt, die Seelenkunde aber sojung ist, und warum die griechischen Philosophen und das Altertum insgesamtnäher an einer ?Psychologie? waren als je die christlich-klerikal dominiertenJahre... more...

  • Life and Times of the Atomic Bombby Albert I Berger

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb ?takes up the question of how the world found itself in the age of nuclear weapons ? and how it has since tried to find a way out of it. Albert I. Berger charts the story of nuclear weapons from their origins through the Atomic Age and the Cold War up through the present day, arguing that an understanding of the... more...

  • A Mathematician's Journeysby Alexander Jones; Christine Proust; John M. Steele

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 129.00

    This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades, looking ahead to the directions in which the study of the history of science will head in the twenty-first century. Neugebauer, more than any other scholar... more...

  • A New Century of Biologyby W. John Kress; Gary W. Barrett

    Smithsonian 2016; US$ 27.95

    In the twentieth century, scientists in the relatively new field of biology played an important role in exposing the threats of environmental degradation, loss of species diversity, habitat fragmentation, scarce energy resources, and human population growth. In the essays found in A New Century of Biology, some of the world's most notable biologists... more...

  • A Companion to the History of Scienceby Bernard Lightman

    Wiley 2016; US$ 65.95

    The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the History of Science is a single volume companion that discusses the history of science as it is done today, providing a survey of the debates and issues that dominate current scholarly discussion, with contributions from leading international scholars. Provides a single-volume overview of current scholarship... more...

  • Off the Planby Caryl Bosman; Ayş Dedekorkut-Howes; ı; n; Andrew Leach

    CSIRO Publishing 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Gold Coast is a well-known and loved destination for local and international tourists, a city of surf and sun, pleasure and leisure. However, it is also one of the fastest growing cities in Australia, occupying the largest urban footprint outside the state capitals. How did the Gold Coast come to be what it is today?Off the Plan is the first in-depth,... more...

  • Experimental Analysis of Developmentby Bernhard Dürken

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    This book, first published in English in 1932, serves as an introduction to experimental embryology. This title, while covering in-depth the field of investigation, presents the general issues surrounding this particular study rather than just providing an analysis of particular results. This title will be of interest to students of introductory biology... more...