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  • Radium and the Secret of Lifeby Luis A. Campos

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    Before the hydrogen bomb indelibly associated radioactivity with death, many chemists, physicians, botanists, and geneticists believed that radium might hold the secret to life. Physicists and chemists early on described the wondrous new element in lifelike terms such as "decay" and "half-life," and made frequent references to the "natural selection"... more...

  • The Indo-European Controversyby Asya Pereltsvaig; Martin W. Lewis

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book challenges media-celebrated evolutionary studies linking Indo-European languages to Neolithic Anatolia, instead defending traditional practices in historical linguistics. more...

  • Stations in the Fieldby Raf De Bont

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    When we think of sites of animal research that symbolize modernity, the first places that come to mind are grand research institutes in cities and near universities that house the latest in equipment and technologies, not the surroundings of the bird?s nest, the octopus?s garden in the sea, or the parts of inland lakes in which freshwater plankton... more...

  • Steamby Andrea Sutcliffe

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    Streamboats and Steamboats * A Ridiculous Idea * Brother Saintmakers * The War of the Pamphlets * The Columbian Maid * Lord High Admirals of the Delaware * Jefferson's Choice * The End of Perseverance * Leeches and Sharks * War and Peace * A Mail-order Steamboat * Thornton's Revenge more...

  • The Recombinant Universityby Doogab Yi

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    The advent of recombinant DNA technology in the 1970s was a key moment in the history of both biotechnology and the commercialization of academic research. Doogab Yi?s The Recombinant University draws us deeply into the academic community in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the technology was developed and adopted as the first major commercial... more...

  • The Gold Coast Transformedby Tor Hundloe; Bridgette McDougall; Craig Page

    CSIRO Publishing 2015; US$ 59.95

    The Gold Coast is one of Australia's premier tourism destinations, a city cut out of coastal vegetation, including paperbark swamps, mangroves and rainforests of worldwide significance. The Gold Coast Transformed is a collection of integrated chapters identifying and assessing the environmental impacts of the building of Australia's sixth largest city.... more...

  • Making Marie Curieby Eva Hemmungs WirtÚn

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In many ways, Marie Curie represents modern science. Her considerable lifetime achievements?the first woman to be awarded a Nobel Prize, the only woman to be awarded the Prize in two fields, and the only person to be awarded Nobel Prizes in multiple sciences?are studied by schoolchildren across the world. When, in 2009, the New Scientist carried... more...

  • Ladies in the Laboratory IVby Mary R. S. Creese; Thomas M. Creese

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 94.99

    This volume is the fourth and concluding part of a survey which brings to light the contributions of about 1000 nineteenth-century women whose published work appeared in journals listed in the London Royal Society?s Catalogue of Scientific Papers 1800-1900 . Volume IV concerns women authors from Imperial Russia. more...

  • Murderous Contagionby Mary Dobson

    Quercus Publishing 2015; Not Available

    The human stories behind disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact through history. more...

  • Murderous Contagionby Mary Dobson

    Quercus Publishing 2015; US$ 16.20

    The human stories behind disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact through history. more...