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  • The Informationby James Gleick

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era?s defining quality?the blood, the fuel, the vital principle of our world.   The story of information begins in a time profoundly unlike... more...

  • Alan M. Turingby Sara Turing; John F. Turing; Lyn Irvine; Martin Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 13.00

    Containing never-before-published material, this fascinating account sheds new light on one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century. more...

  • Curiosityby Philip Ball

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.97

    There was a time when curiosity was condemned. Through curiosity, our innocence was said to be lost. Yet this hasn't deterred us. Today we spend vast sums trying to recreate the first instants of creation in particle accelerators, out of pure desire to know. There seems now to be no question too vast or too trivial. No longer... more...

  • History of Science 3153by Richard Jones; Ken Kirby; Charles Kelly

    Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 24.99

    This is a university text book offered to support a history of modern science course. more...

  • Serving the Reichby Philip Ball

    Random House 2013; US$ 13.61

    Serving the Reich tells the story of physics under Hitler. While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any ?Jewish ideas?, many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime. Among them were three world-renowned physicists: Max Planck, pioneer of quantum theory, regarded... more...

  • In the Light of Scienceby Demetris Nicolaides

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth and fifth centuries BCE to abandon the prevailing mythologies of the age and, for the first time, to analyze the natural world in terms of... more...

  • The Honest Brokerby Roger A. Jr Pielke

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    A practical guide for scientists, politicians and citizens to the relationship between science and politics. more...

  • The Double Helixby James D. Watson

    Scribner 2011; US$ 15.95

    The classic personal account of Watson and Crick?s groundbreaking discovery of the structure of DNA, now with an introduction by Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind . By identifying the structure of DNA, the molecule of life, Francis Crick and James Watson revolutionized biochemistry and won themselves a Nobel Prize. At the time, Watson was... more...

  • The Copernicus Complexby Caleb Scharf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    The Sunday Times (UK) Best Science Book of 2014 A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 An NBC News Top Science and Tech Book of 2014 A Politics & Prose 2014 Staff Pick In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from... more...

  • Napoleon's Buttonsby Penny Le Couteur; Jay Burreson

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 16.95

    Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. The molecules resulted in grand feats of engineering and spurred advances in medicine and law; they determined... more...