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  • Introducing the Enlightenmentby Lloyd Spencer; Andrzej Krauze

    Icon Books 2015; US$ 6.99

    The Enlightenment of the 18th century was a crucial time in human history - a vast moral, scientific and political movement, the work of intellectuals across Europe and the New World, who began to free themselves from despotism, bigotry and superstition and tried to change the world. This title offers a guide to the giants of the Enlightenment. more...

  • Dreamscapes of Modernityby Sheila Jasanoff; Sang-Hyun Kim

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Dreamscapes of Modernity offers the first book-length treatment of sociotechnical imaginaries, a concept originated by Sheila Jasanoff and developed in close collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to describe how visions of scientific and technological progress carry with them implicit ideas about public purposes, collective futures, and the common good.... more...

  • The Meaning of Scienceby Tim Lewens

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    What is science? Is it uniquely equipped to deliver universal truths? Or is it one of many disciplines - art, literature, religion - that offer different forms of understanding? In The Meaning of Science , Tim Lewens offers a provocative introduction to the philosophy of science, showing us for example what physics teaches us about reality, what biology... more...

  • Aristotle's Physicsby Mariska Leunissen

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This volume provides cutting-edge research on Aristotle's Physics, taking into account recent changes in the field of Aristotle. more...

  • Machines of Loving Graceby John Markoff

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society?on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health?Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone,... more...

  • Machines of Loving Graceby John Markoff

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society?on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health?Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone,... more...

  • Making "Nature"by Melinda Baldwin

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    Making "Nature" is the first book to chronicle the foundation and development of Nature , one of the world's most influential scientific institutions. Now nearing its hundred and fiftieth year of publication, Nature is the international benchmark for scientific publication. Its contributors include Charles Darwin, Ernest Rutherford, and Stephen... more...

  • Communities of Science in Nineteenth-Century Irelandby Juliana Adelman

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 99.00

    Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations of the development of this relationship during a period of significant change. more...

  • The Dingo Debateby Bradley Smith

    CSIRO Publishing 2015; US$ 31.95

    Explores the intriguing and relatively unknown story of Australia's most controversial animal, the dingo. more...

  • Jesuit Science and the End of Nature?s Secretsby Dr Mark A Waddell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Jesuit Science and the End of Nature?s Secrets explores how several prominent Jesuit naturalists - including Niccolò Cabeo, Athanasius Kircher, and Gaspar Schott - tackled the problem of occult or insensible causation in the seventeenth century. The search for hidden causes lay at the heart of the early modern study of nature, and included phenomena... more...