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- University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 37.50
Archives bring to mind rooms filled with old papers and dusty artifacts. But for scientists, the detritus of the past can be a treasure trove of material vital to present and future research: fossils collected by geologists; data banks assembled by geneticists; weather diaries trawled by climate scientists; libraries visited by historians. These are... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 54.95
The hot-air balloon, invented by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783, launched for the second time just days before the Treaty of Paris would end the American Revolutionary War. The ascent in Paris?a technological marvel witnessed by a diverse crowd that included Benjamin Franklin?highlighted celebrations of French military victory against Britain and... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 40.00
After the atomic bombing at the end of World War II, anxieties about survival in the nuclear age led scientists to begin stockpiling and freezing hundreds of thousands of blood samples from indigenous communities around the world. These samples were believed to embody potentially invaluable biological information about genetic ancestry, evolution,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95
The importance of oil for national military-industrial complexes appeared more clearly than ever in the Cold War. This volume argues that the confidential acquisition of geoscientific knowledge was paramount for states, not only to provide for their own energy needs, but also to buttress national economic and geostrategic interests and protect energy... more...
Fossils, Finches and Fuegians: Charles Darwin?s Adventures and Discoveries on the Beagle (Text Only)HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 9.01
A narrative account of Darwin?s historic 4-year voyage on the Beagle to South America, Australia and the Pacific in the 1830s that combines the adventure and excitement of Alan Moorehead?s famous (and now out of print) account with an expert assessment of the scientific discoveries of that journey. The author is Charles Darwin?s great-grandson. more...
- OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 77.99
The revisions of both DSM-IV and ICD-10 have again focused the interest of the field of psychiatry and clinical psychology on the questions of nosology. This book reviews issues within psychiatric nosology from clinical, historical and particularly philosophical perspectives. It brings together an interdisciplinary group of distinguished authors. more...
- Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 86.78
This volume contains essays that examine the optical works of Giambattista Della Porta , an Italian natural philosopher during the Scientific Revolution. Coverage also explores the science and technology of early modern optics. Della Porta's groundbreaking book, Magia Naturalis (Natural Magic), includes a prototype of the camera. Yet,... more...
Summary and Analysis of Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied HospitalWorth Books 2017; US$ 3.50
So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Bellevue tells you what you need to know?before or after you read David Oshinsky?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Bellevue includes: Historical... more...