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  • What is Life?by Erwin Schrodinger; Roger Penrose

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger's What is Life? is one of the great science classics of the twentieth century. 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...

  • The Physics of Ettore Majoranaby Salvatore Esposito

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 70.00

    A unique volume exploring Majorana's work, for graduate students and researchers interested in the history of science. more...

  • The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introductionby William Bynum

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 7.99

    This Very Short Introduction explores the history of Western medicine, examining the key turning points, discoveries, and controversies in its rich history from classical times to the present. more...

  • The Emergence of a Scientific Cultureby Stephen Gaukroger

    Clarendon Press 2006; US$ 44.99

    Why did science emerge in the West and how did scientific values come to be regarded as the yardstick for all other forms of knowledge? Stephen Gaukroger shows just how bitterly the cognitive and cultural standing of science was contested in its early development. Rejecting the traditional picture of secularization, he argues that science in the seventeenth... more...

  • Visions Of Technologyby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 24.99

    Technology was the blessing and the bane of the twentieth century. Human life span nearly doubled in the West, but in no century were more human beings killed by new technologies of war. Improvements in agriculture now feed increasing billions, but pesticides and chemicals threaten to poison the earth. Does technology improve us or diminish us? Enslave... more...

  • Descartes-Agonistesby John Schuster

    Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 190.27

    This book reconstructs aspects of the early career of Descartes, tracing the overlapping, intertwined development of his work in physico-mathematics, analytical mathematics, universal method and finally, systematic corpuscular-mechanical natural philosophy. 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 Dark Matter Problemby Robert H. Sanders

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    This book describes the development of dark matter theory for cosmologists, astronomers and particle physicists. 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...