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  • Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionariesby Tom Shachtman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    A fresh exploration of the scientific pursuits of the Founding Fathers that reveals their science as critical to the great political "experiment? of the day more...

  • Nonequilibrium and Irreversibilityby Giovanni Gallavotti

    Springer 2014; US$ 109.00

    This book concentrates on the properties of the stationary states in chaotic systems of particles or fluids, leaving aside the theory of the way they can be reached. The stationary states of particles or of fluids (understood as probability distributions on microscopic configurations or on the fields describing continua) have received important new... more...

  • Ned Kellyby Craig Cormick

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 29.95

    Ned Kelly was hanged at the Old Melbourne Gaol on 11 November 1880, and his body buried in the graveyard there. Many stories emerged about his skull being separated and used as a paperweight or trophy, and it was finally put on display at the museum of the Old Melbourne Gaol ? until it was stolen in 1978. It wasn?t only Ned Kelly?s skull that went... more...

  • Causal Reasoning in Physicsby Mathias Frisch

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    The book argues, partly through detailed case studies, for the importance of causal reasoning in physics. more...

  • Biometric Stateby Keith Breckenridge

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Groundbreaking study of South Africa's role as a site for global experiments in biometric identification throughout the twentieth century. more...

  • The Bombby Beatrice Heuser

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 57.95

    This tightly argued and profoundly thought provoking book tackles a huge subject: the coming of the nuclear age with bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, and the ways in which it has changed our lives since. Dr Heuser sets these events in their historical context and tackles key issues about the effect of nuclear weapons on modern attitudes... more...

  • Science and Sustainabilityby Joy Hendry

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 30.00

    Indigenous peoples have passed down vital knowledge for generations from which local plants help cure common ailments, to which parts of the land are unsuitable for buildings because of earthquakes. Here, Hendry examines science through these indigenous roots, problematizing the idea that Western science is the only type that deserves that name. more...

  • Primary Immunodeficiency Disordersby Amos Etzioni; Hans D. Ochs

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 99.95

    Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders: A Historic and Scientific Perspective provides a complete historical context that is crucial for students and researchers concerned with primary immunodeficiency. When researchers have a poor understanding of the way we arrived where we are in research, they can miss important points about a disease, or miss... more...

  • The Copernicus Complexby Caleb Scharf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective... more...

  • Sprinter and Sprummerby Timothy Entwisle

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Sprinter and Sprummer challenges the traditional four seasons, and encourages us to think about how we view changes in our natural world. Since 1788, Australia has carried the yoke of four European seasons that make no sense in most parts of the country. We may like them for historical or cultural reasons, or because they are the same throughout the... more...