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  • Science Museums in Transitionby Carin Berkowitz; Bernard Lightman

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 34.99

    The nineteenth century witnessed a dramatic shift in the display and dissemination of natural knowledge across Britain and America, from private collections of miscellaneous artifacts and objects to public exhibitions and state-sponsored museums. The science museum as we know it—an institution of expert knowledge built to inform a lay public—was still... more...

  • Caesar's Last Breath - the Epic Story of the Air we Breatheby Sam Kean

    Transworld 2017; US$ 28.19

    It's invisible. It's ever-present. Without it, you would die in minutes. And it has an epic story to tell. In Caesar's Last Breath, New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean takes us on a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth... more...

  • An Entertainment for Angels (Icon Science)by Patricia Fara

    Icon Books Ltd 2017; US$ 7.63

    Benjamin Franklin’s Enlightenment world of philosophy, spectacle and electricity more...

  • Sweet Scienceby Amanda Jo Goldstein

    University of Chicago Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information. But it was not always so. In Sweet Science , Amanda Jo Goldstein returns to the beginnings of the division of labor between literature and science to recover a tradition of Romantic life writing for which poetry was a privileged technique of empirical inquiry. Goldstein puts... more...

  • The Path to Post-Galilean Epistemologyby Danilo Capecchi

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 99.71

    This book casts new light on the process that in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led to a profound transformation in the study of nature with the emergence of mechanistic philosophy, the new mixed mathematics, and the establishment of the experimental approach. It is argued that modern European science originated from Hellenistic mathematics... more...

  • Integrated History and Philosophy of Scienceby Friedrich Stadler

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 91.69

    This book features papers on the history and philosophy of science. It also includes related reviews of recent research literature on Rudolf Carnap, Eino Kaila, Ernst Mach, and Otto Neurath.  The central idea behind this volume is that this distinctive field is both historical and philosophical at the same time. Good history and philosophy... more...

  • Scientific Controversiesby Dominique Raynaud

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In Scientific Controversies, Dominque Raynaud shows how organized debates in the sciences help us establish or verify our knowledge of the world. If debates focus on form, scientific controversies are akin to public debates that can be understood within the framework of theories of conflict. If they focus on content, then such controversies have to... more...

  • Science and Narratives of Natureby Sundar Sarukkai

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 160.00

    The discourse and practice of science are deeply connected to explicit and implicit narratives of nature. However, nature has been understood in diverse ways by cultures across the world. Could these different views of nature generate the possibility of alternate views on science? Part of the innovative series Science and Technology Studies, this volume... more...

  • ‘The Common Purposes of Life’by Frank A.J.L. James

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 180.00

    For more than two hundred years the Royal Institution has been at the centre of scientific research and has also provided a cultural location for science in Britain. Within its walls some of the major scientific figures of the last two centuries - such as Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, John Tyndall, James Dewar, Lord Rayleigh, William Henry Bragg,... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine (2006)by Thomas F. Glick; Steven J. Livesey; Faith Wallis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.00

    First published in 2005, this encyclopedia demonstrates that the millennium from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Renaissance was a period of great intellectual and practical achievement and innovation. In Europe, the Islamic world, South and East Asia, and the Americas, individuals built on earlier achievements, introduced sometimes radical refinements... more...