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  • "Live from Cape Canaveral"by Jay Barbree

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 12.99

    Some fifty years ago as a cub reporter, Barbree caught space fever the night that Sputnik passed over Albany, Georgia. On a double date where the couples actually did some star gazing, Barbree recognized that exploring space would become one of the most important stories of the century. Convinced that one day astronauts would walk on the moon, Barbree... more...

  • 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'by Erwin Schrödinger

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    The text of two series of lectures given by one of the great philosopher-scientists of the twentieth century. more...

  • The "Origin" Then and Nowby David N. Reznick; Michael Ruse

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 23.95

    Charles Darwin's Origin of Species is one of the most widely cited books in modern science. Yet tackling this classic can be daunting for students and general readers alike because of Darwin's Victorian prose and the complexity and scope of his ideas. The "Origin" Then and Now is a unique guide to Darwin's masterwork, making it accessible to a... more...

  • 100 Ideas that Changed the Worldby Jheni Osman

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.09

    Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds.... more...

  • 100 Jahre Produktionstechnikby Walter Eversheim; Tilo Pfeifer; Manfred Weck

    Springer 2006; US$ 109.00

    Ein Buch zum 100-jährigen Bestehen des Laboratoriums für Werkzeugmaschinen und Betriebslehre der RWTH Aachen, kurz Werkzeugmaschinenlabor (WZL) genannt. Ausführlich beschreibt es die Entwicklungsgeschichte von der kleinen Versuchswerkstatt im Keller zu einem der größten und leistungsfähigsten Hochschulinstitute in Europa. Mit 32 Fachbeiträgen zu Forschungsschwerpunkten,... more...

  • 100 Most Popular Scientists for Young Adults: Biographical Sketches and Professional Pathsby Kendall Haven; Donna Clark

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 68.00

    Revealing the career histories of successful 20th century scientists, this exciting resource offers students fascinating reads, a wonderful research tool, and tips to launching a science career. They'll learn about Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the Titanic; Annie Wauneka, who eradicated TB among the Navajo; and Chien-Shiung Wu,... more...

  • 100 Years of Physical Chemistryby Ian W. M. Smith

    Royal Society of Chemistry 2003; US$ 88.00

    Compiled to celebrate the centenary of the founding of the Faraday Society in 1903, this collection presents some of the key papers published in Faraday journals over the past one hundred years. The feature articles were all written by leaders in their field, including a number of Nobel Prize winners such as Lord George Porter and John Pople, and cover... more...

  • 100 Years of Planck's Quantumby Ian Duck; E. C. G. Sudarshan

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2000; US$ 234.00

    This invaluable book takes the reader from Planck's discovery of the quantum in 1900 to the most recent interpretations and applications of nonrelativistic quantum mechanics.The introduction of the quantum idea leads off the prehistory of quantum mechanics, featuring Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Compton, and de Broglie's immortal contributions.... more...

  • 100 Years of Subatomic Physicsby Ernest M. Henley; Stephen D. Ellis

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2013; US$ 114.00

    By year 1911 radioactivity had been discovered for over a decade, but its origin remained a mystery. Rutherford's discovery of the nucleus and the subsequent discovery of the neutron by Chadwick started the field of subatomic physics — a quest for understanding the fundamental constituents of matter.This book reviews the important achievements... more...

  • 109 East Palaceby Jennet Conant

    Simon & Schuster 2007; Not Available

    They were told as little as possible. Their orders were to go to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and report for work at a classified Manhattan Project site, a location so covert it was known to them only by the mysterious address: 109 East Palace. There, behind a wrought-iron gate and narrow passageway just off the touristy old plaza, they were greeted by Dorothy... more...