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  • Early Greek Scienceby G E R Lloyd

    Random House 2012; US$ 7.04

    In this new series leading classical scholars interpret afresh the ancient world for the modern reader. They stress those questions and institutions that most concern us today: the interplay between economic factors and politics, the struggle to find a balance between the state and the individual, the role of the intellectual. Most of the books in... more...

  • The Undergrowth of Scienceby Walter Gratzer

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 13.99

    Walter Gratzer's themes in the stories he relates in this book are collective delusion and human folly. Science is generally seen as a process bound by rigorous rules, which its practitioners must not transgress. Deliberate fraud occasionally intrudes, but it is soon detected, the perpetrators cast out and the course of discovery barely disturbed.... more...

  • Scienceby Patricia Fara

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 12.99

    A groundbreaking new history of science, from ancient Babylon right up to the latest hi-tech experiments in genetics and particle physics, illuminating the financial interests, imperial ambitions, and publishing enterprises that have made science the powerful global phenomenon that it is today. more...

  • David Rivettby Rohan Rivett

    CSIRO Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    Sir David Rivett was an Australian chemist and Chief Executive Officer of CSIR between 1927 and 1945. more...

  • Science in the 20th Century and Beyondby Jon Agar

    Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.50

    A compelling history of science from 1900 to the present day, this is the first book to survey modern developments in science during a century of unprecedented change, conflict and uncertainty. The scope is global. Science's claim to access universal truths about the natural world made it an irresistible resource for industrial empires, ideological... more...

  • Einstein's Genius Clubby Burton Feldman; Katherine Williams

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    As World War II wound down and it became increasingly clear that the Allies would emerge victorious, Albert Einstein invited three close friends—all titans of contemporary science and philosophy—to his home at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey, to discuss what they loved best—science and philosophy. His guests were the legendary philosopher... more...

  • The Golemby Harry M. Collins; Trevor Pinch

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Second edition of a very well received title which demystifies science and is highly readable on complex subjects. more...

  • Greek Science After Aristotleby G E R Lloyd

    Random House 2013; US$ 4.21

    In his previous volume in this series, Early Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle , G. E. R. Lloyd pointed out that although there is no exact equivalent to our term ‘science’ in Greek, Western science may still be said to originate with the Greeks. In this second volume, Greek Science after Aristotle , the author continues his discussion of the fundamental... more...

  • Promoting the Planck Clubby Donald W. Braben

    Wiley 2014; US$ 63.95 US$ 57.56

    Promoting the Planck Club presents rich mini histories of selected scientists whose work led to radical and transformational discoveries, their background, the prevailing scientific environment, and the conditions that allowed for their success. The text provides a broad audience of students, scientists, engineers, economists, and policymakers with... more...

  • The Most Defiant Devilby Gregory J. Dehler

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    The late nineteenth and early twentieth century were a brutal time for American wildlife, with many species pushed to the brink of extinction. (Some are endangered to this day.) And yet these decades also saw the dawn of the conservationist movement. Into this contradictory era came William Temple Hornaday, a larger-than-life dynamo who... more...