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  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Physicsby Jed Z. Buchwald; Robert Fox

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 174.99

    This 'Oxford Handbook' brings together contributions by leading authorities on key areas of the history of physics since the seventeenth century. In a single volume, it offers a comprehensive introduction to scholarly contributions that have tended to be dispersed in journals and books not easily accessible to the student or general reader. more...

  • The Moral Arcby Michael Shermer

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 11.89

    Bestselling author Michael Shermer's exploration of science and morality that demonstrates how the scientific way of thinking has made people, and society as a whole, more moral From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand... more...

  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Livedby Adam Rutherford

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every one of our genomes we each carry the history of our species - births, deaths, disease, war, famine, migration and... more...

  • The Invention of Cloudsby Richard Hamblyn

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 15.43

    An extraordinary yet little-known scientific advance occurred in the opening years of the nineteenth century when a young amateur meteorologist, Luke Howard, gave the clouds the names by which they are known to this day. By creating a language to define structures that had, up to then, been considered random and unknowable, Howard revolutionized the... more...

  • Scientific Method in Practiceby Hugh G. Gauch Jr

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 60.00

    This textbook will enable scientists to be better scientists by offering them a deeper understanding of the scientific method. more...

  • The Case for a Creatorby Lee Strobel

    Zondervan 2009; US$ 11.99

    Lee Strobel investigates the latest scientific discoveries to see whether they form a solid basis for believing in God. more...

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacksby Rebecca Skloot

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 16.00

    Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping,... more...

  • The Informationby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory.    Acclaimed science writer James Gleick presents an eye-opening vision of how our relationship to information has transformed the very nature of... more...

  • The Spirit Of Russian Scienceby M Levinshtein

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2002; US$ 42.00 US$ 38.22

    The Spirit of Russian Science comprises dozens of short and funny true stories about the relations between people working in science, the ways people of science interacted, and their attitudes towards life. On the one hand, these stories are very Russian. On the other hand, the spirit of science displayed is very international. One cannot help feeling... more...

  • Science in the Early Twentieth Centuryby Jacob Darwin Hamblin

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    An A-Z resource on the history of science from 1900 to 1950, examining the dynamic between science and the social, political, and cultural forces of the era. more...