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  • Science and Polity in Franceby Charles Coulston Gillispie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 125.00

    From the 1770s through the 1820s the French scientific community predominated in the world to a degree that no other scientific establishment did in any period prior to the Second World War. In his classic Science and Polity in France: The End of the Old Regime , Charles Gillispie analyzed the cultural, political, and technical factors that encouraged... more...

  • Conquering the Electronby Derek Cheung; Eric Brach

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 11.99

    Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of friction and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the iPad. This book shows the interconnection of each advance to the next on the long journey to our modern day technologies. Want to understand... more...

  • 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

    Tells the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of the science used in analysing Ned Kelly's remains. more...

  • Pandora's DNAby Lizzie Stark

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That?s not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark?s relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA. It is a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life... 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...