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- Wiley 2017; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89
We live in times of increasing public distrust of institutions, to which science has not been immune. Within the academe, the social sciences and humanities have offered strong critiques of scientific practice and knowledge, with a particular emphasis on the social contexts in which science operates and the questionable neutrality of its conclusions.... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95
The Niels Bohr Collected Works are now complete with the publication of Volume 12, Popularization and People (1911-1962). Niels Bohr is generally regarded as one of the most influential physicists of the twentieth century. The following are only some of the high points. In 1913, Bohr proposed a revolutionary model of the atom breaking with classical... more...
- Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95
Part I is devoted to Niels Bohr's mission to promote an "open world" between nations, that is, full sharing of information in the scientific and technical, as well as in the cultural spheres the scientific and technical, as well as in the cultural spheres. He started his mission immediately upon escaping from Nazi-occupied Denmark in the autumn of... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 2008; US$ 49.00 US$ 42.63
This book presents the hotly debated question of whether quantum mechanics plays a non-trivial role in biology. In a timely way, it sets out a distinct quantum biology agenda. The burgeoning fields of nanotechnology, biotechnology, quantum technology, and quantum information processing are now strongly converging. The acronym BINS, for Bio-Info-Nano-Systems,... more...
- World Scientific Publishing Company 1983; US$ 30.00 US$ 26.10
This is a collection of writings of Professor Abdus Salam, Nobel Laureate of Physics, 1979. The writings touch on many different themes, and discuss the social and economic dimensions of science. Difficulties faced by scientists in developing countries and their solutions are also given some insightful analysis. There are also interesting accounts... more...
- Springer US 2012; US$ 81.40
This set of lectures is the outgrowth of a new course in the Department of Materials Science at Stanford University. It was taught collectively by the authors of the various sections and represents an attempt to increase the awareness of students in the materials area of computer simulation techniques and potentialities. The topics often ranged far... more...
- Oxford University Press 1985; US$ 72.99 US$ 65.69
This book offers a new approach to scientific explanation by focusing initially on the act in which someone explains something, then upon the "product" of that act--an explanation--and finally upon the evaluation of that product. The theory of explanation Achinstein develops is used to assess leading models of scientific explanation in the literature,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 54.99 US$ 49.49
The 15 essays in this volume by the distinguished philosopher of science Peter Achinstein address three fundamental questions: What is required for a fact to be evidence for a scientific hypothesis? What is involved in giving a scientific explanation of a phenomenon? And should scientific theories be construed as aiming to correctly describe the... more...