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  • On the Origin of Speciesby Charles Darwin

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 1.19

    On the Origin of Species outlines Charles Darwin's world-changing theory that life on Earth had not been brought into being by a creator, but had arisen from a single common ancestor and had evolved over time through the process of natural selection. Received with both enthusiasm and hostility on its publication, it triggered a seismic shift in... more...

  • Descartes? Treatise on Man and its Receptionby Delphine Antoine-Mahut; Stephen Gaukroger

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 92.42

    This edited volume features 20 essays written by leading scholars that provide a detailed examination of L?Homme by René Descartes. It explores the way in which this work developed themes not just on questions such as the circulation of the blood, but also on central questions of perception and our knowledge of the world. Coverage first offers... more...

  • Making and Breaking Mathematical Senseby Roi Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    In line with the emerging field of philosophy of mathematical practice, this book pushes the philosophy of mathematics away from questions about the reality and truth of mathematical entities and statements and toward a focus on what mathematicians actually do?and how that evolves and changes over time. How do new mathematical entities come to be?... more...

  • Classical and Quantum Cosmologyby Gianluca Calcagni

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 84.99

    This comprehensive textbook is devoted to classical and quantum cosmology, with particular emphasis on modern approaches to quantum gravity and string theory and on their observational imprint. It covers major challenges in theoretical physics such as the big bang and the cosmological constant problem. An extensive review of standard cosmology, the... more...

  • The Comet Sweeper (Icon Science)by Claire Brock

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 8.99

    The story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel more...

  • Darwin and Womenby Charles Darwin; Samantha Evans

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 32.00

    A selection of correspondence, much previously unpublished, between Darwin and women in his circle, both family members and colleagues. more...

  • Persönlichkeits- und Differentielle Psychologieby Georg Eckardt

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2017; US$ 20.53

    In diesem Buch werden Quellentexte zur Vorgeschichte und Geschichte der Persönlichkeits- und Differentiellen Psychologie vorgestellt und kommentiert. Auf diese Weise erhält der Leser/ die Leserin ein authentisches Bild von der historischen Entwicklung des Faches. Die Quellentexte enthalten prototypische Arbeiten über theoretische und fachmethodische... more...

  • Nursing with a Messageby Patricia D'Antonio

    Rutgers University Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    Nursing with a Message transports readers to New York City in the 1920s and 1930s, charting the rise and fall of two community health centers.  Patricia D?Antonio examines the day-to-day operations of these clinics, as well as the community outreach work done by nurses who visited schools, churches, and homes. Assessing both the successes and failures... more...

  • Before Einsteinby Elizabeth L. Throesch

    Anthem Press 2017; US$ 30.36

    Before Albert Einstein proposed the concept of four-dimensional spacetime, late Victorian scientists, radical philosophers and writers were discussing the possibility of a different kind of fourth dimension. ‘Before Einstein’ offers the first book-length examination of the impact of pre-Relativity four-dimensional theory on literature and... more...

  • Before Natureby Francesca Rochberg

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 55.00

    In the modern West, we take for granted that what we call the ?natural world? confronts us all and always has?but Before Nature explores that almost unimaginable time when there was no such conception of ?nature??no word, reference, or sense for it.   Before the concept of nature formed over the long history of European philosophy and science,... more...