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  • Feral Animals in the American Southby Abraham Gibson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book retells American southern history from feral animals' perspective, examining social, cultural, and evolutionary consequences of domestication and feralization. more...

  • A History of Sailing in 100 Objectsby Barry Pickthall

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 19.99

    Did you ever wonder which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who worked out how to measure distance or plot a course at sea? Or why the humble lemon rose to such prominence in the diets of sailors? Taking one hundred objects that have been pivotal in the development of sailing and sailing boats, the book provides a fascinating insight... more...

  • The Edge of Objectivityby Charles Coulston Gillispie; Theodore M. Porter

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    Originally published in 1960, The Edge of Objectivity helped to establish the history of science as a full-fledged academic discipline. In the mid-1950s, a young professor at Princeton named Charles Gillispie began teaching Humanities 304, one of the first undergraduate courses offered anywhere in the world on the history of science. From Galileo?s... more...

  • A Brief History of Mechanical Engineeringby Uday Shanker Dixit; Manjuri Hazarika; J. Paulo Davim

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 99.00

    What is mechanical engineering? What a mechanical engineering does? How did the mechanical engineering change through ages? What is the future of mechanical engineering? This book answers these questions in a lucid manner. It also provides a brief chronological history of landmark events and answers questions such as: When was steam engine invented?... more...

  • Defectives in the Landby Douglas C. Baynton

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    Immigration history has largely focused on the restriction of immigrants by race and ethnicity, overlooking disability as a crucial factor in the crafting of the image of the  ?undesirable immigrant.? Defectives in the Land , Douglas C. Baynton?s groundbreaking new look at immigration and disability, aims to change this. In the late nineteenth... more...

  • Patient H.M.by Luke Dittrich

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00

    ?Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King?* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M., a man who forever altered our understanding of how memory works?and whose treatment raises deeply unsettling questions about the human cost of scientific progress. For readers... more...

  • Our Battle for the Human Spiritby Willem H. Vanderburg

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 38.95

    Our Battle for the Human Spirit is a comprehensive probe into what is happening to human life in the beginning of the 21 st century. It explores how culture, experience, and symbolization have been replaced by scientific, discipline-based, approaches. more...

  • Selling Scienceby Stephen E. Mawdsley

    Rutgers University Press 2016; US$ 54.95

    In Selling Science , medical historian Stephen E. Mawdsley recounts the untold story of the first large clinical trial to control polio, using 55,000 healthy children. The value of the proposed experiment was questioned by many prominent health professionals, but as Mawdsley points out, compromise and coercion moved it forward. He shows that at a... more...

  • Ludwig Prandtl ? Strömungsforscher und Wissenschaftsmanagerby Michael Eckert

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016; US$ 29.99

    Ludwig Prandtl gilt als Pionier der modernen Strömungsmechanik. Seine Grenzschichttheorie überbrückte eine Jahrhunderte andauernde Kluft zwischen Theorie und Praxis auf diesem Gebiet. Prandtl hinterließ darüber hinaus bleibende Spuren in einer Fülle von ingenieurwissenschaftlichen Disziplinen, von der Festigkeitslehre bis zur Erforschung der Turbulenz. ... more...

  • From the Realm of the Nebulae to Populations of Galaxiesby Mauro D'Onofrio; Roberto Rampazzo; Simone Zaggia

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 279.00

    In order to outline possible future directions in galaxy research, this book wants to be a short stopover, a moment of self-reflection of the past century of achievements in this area. Since the pioneering years of galaxy research in the early 20th century, the research on galaxies has seen a relentless advance directly connected to the parallel... more...