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  • Medizinische Gewaltby Markus Hedrich

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 52.00

    Die ğElektroschocktherapieĞ (EST) erlebt aktuell auch in Deutschland ein - wenn auch hoch umstrittenes - Comeback. Markus Hedrich spürt den hiermit verbundenen diskursiven Verflechtungen von Körper, Elektrizität und staatlicher Gewalt nach. Er zeigt, dass der elektrische Stuhl 1890 eine Folgeentwicklung aus der psychiatrischen Elektrotherapie war -... more...

  • Seeking Truthby Jamie C. Kassler

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    In the early 1690s, Roger North’s search for truth and the knowledge of human nature was interrupted by three events: his reading of Newton’s books on mechanics and optics; his correspondence with the Norfolk clergyman Samuel Clarke; and his reading and response to Clarke’s new publication on the philosophy of the Godhead. Kassler details... more...

  • Newton: Philosophical Writingsby Andrew Janiak

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    This revised edition contains a wide range of Newton's writings that have influenced the development of philosophy in modern Europe. more...

  • Shockedby David Casarett

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    Not too long ago, there was no coming back from death. But now, with revolutionary medical advances, death has become just another serious complication. As a young medical student, Dr. David Casarett was inspired by the story of a two-year-old girl named Michelle Funk. Michelle fell into a creek and was underwater for over an hour. When she... more...

  • The Measure of All Thingsby Ken Alder

    Free Press 2014; US$ 13.99

    In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way north to Dunkirk, while Pierre-François-André Méchain voyaged south to Barcelona. Their mission was to measure the world, and their findings... more...

  • Einstein, God, and the Bibleby Ray Comfort

    WND Books 2014; US$ 16.95

    Was Albert Einstein an atheist? Many celebrity atheist websites claim Einstein as their own, but what did the genius scientist really believe?In Einstein, God, and the Bible, international evangelist and best-selling author Ray Comfort explores the mysterious life of this great scientist. Putting to rest once and for all the questions about Einstein's... more...

  • Finding Equilibriumby Till Düppe; E. Roy Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50

    Finding Equilibrium explores the post?World War II transformation of economics by constructing a history of the proof of its central dogma?that a competitive market economy may possess a set of equilibrium prices. The model economy for which the theorem could be proved was mapped out in 1954 by Kenneth Arrow and Gerard Debreu collaboratively, and... more...

  • Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500?1800by Sara Scalenghe

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book is the first on the history of both physical and mental disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa during Ottoman rule. more...

  • Constructing Raceby Tracy Teslow

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book explores how physical anthropologists struggled to understand variation in bodies and cultures in the twentieth century. more...

  • Einstein's Theory of Unified Fieldsby Marie Antoinette Tonnelat

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    First published in1966, here is presented a comprehensive overview of one of the most elusive scientific speculations by the pre-eminent genius of the 20 th century. The theory is viewed by some scientists with deep suspicion, by others with optimism, but all agree that it represents an extreme challenge. As the author herself affirms, this work... more...