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  • The Singular Universe and the Reality of Timeby Roberto Mangabeira Unger; Lee Smolin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Roberto Mangabeira Unger and Lee Smolin argue for a revolution in our cosmological ideas. Ideal for non-scientists, physicists and cosmologists. more...

  • Science: A Historyby John Gribbin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 16.91

    In this book, John Gribbin tells the story of the people who made science and the turbulent times they lived in. As well as famous figures such as Copernicus, Darwin and Einstein, there are also the obscure, the eccentric, even the mad. This diversecast includes, among others, Andreas Vesalius, landmark 16th-century anatomist and secret grave-robber;... more...

  • Ignition!by John Drury Clark; Isaac Asimov

    Rutgers University Press 1972; US$ 39.95

    A classic, accessible, and entertaing history of liquid rocket propellants, with introduction by Isaac Asimov. more...

  • The Intelligibility of Natureby Peter Dear

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    Throughout the history of the Western world, science has possessed an extraordinary amount of authority and prestige. And while its pedestal has been jostled by numerous evolutions and revolutions, science has always managed to maintain its stronghold as the knowing enterprise that explains how the natural world works: we treat such legendary scientists... more...

  • A Short History of Nearly Everythingby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 18.00

    One of the world?s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey?into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail ? well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife... more...

  • Making of the Atomic Bombby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 22.00

    Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes?s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political... more...

  • The History and Practice of Ancient Astronomyby James Evans

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37

    The subject of this book is the Western astronomical tradition from ancient Babylonia to the European Renaissance, with special emphasis on the Greek period. Throughout the book two questions recur: what evidence permits us to reconstruct the astronomy of the ancient past? How was astronony actually practiced? The book is meticulously documented and... more...

  • Constant Touchby Jon Agar

    Icon Books Ltd 2013; US$ 11.65

    A brilliant global history of the device that is now utterly ubiquitous and yet represents an unprecedented revolution in technology. more...

  • Finding Equilibriumby Till Düppe; E. Roy Weintraub

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.50 US$ 31.60

    Finding Equilibrium explores the post?World War II transformation of economics by constructing a history of the proof of its central dogma?that a competitive market economy may possess a set of equilibrium prices. The model economy for which the theorem could be proved was mapped out in 1954 by Kenneth Arrow and Gerard Debreu collaboratively, and... more...

  • Conquering the Electronby Derek Cheung; Eric Brach

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 11.99

    Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of friction and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the iPad. This book shows the interconnection of each advance to the next on the long journey to our modern day technologies. Want to understand... more...