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  • 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...

  • The Afterlives of Animalsby Samuel J. M. M. Alberti

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 18.50

    In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an exhibit. The fame of these beasts during their lifetimes has given them an iconic status in death. More than just museum specimens, these animals have attained a second... more...

  • Visions of Scienceby James Secord

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The early 1830s witnessed an extraordinary transformation in British political, literary, and intellectual life. New scientific disciplines begin to take shape, while new concepts of the natural world were hotly debated. James Secord, Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project, captures this unique moment of change by exploring key books, including... more...

  • The Golem at Largeby Harry Collins; Trevor Pinch

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    The authors demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in science described in the first volume. more...

  • Christmas at the Royal Institutionby Frank James

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2007; US$ 70.00 US$ 63.70

    Since the mid-1820s, a series of lectures has been delivered each year over the Christmas period in the world-famous Faraday Lecture Theatre at The Royal Institution of Great Britain by prominent scientists, addressed specifically to an audience of children. Initially made accessible in book form, the lectures have been nationally televised throughout... more...

  • Cambridge Scientific Mindsby Peter Harman; Simon Mitton

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

    A portrait of some of the most eminent scientists associated with the University of Cambridge. more...

  • Selected Scientific Works of Hans Christian Ørstedby Hans Christian Ørsted; Karen Jelved; Andrew D. Jackson; Ole Knudsen.; Andrew Wilson

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 100.00 US$ 91.00

    Hans Christian Ørsted (1777-1851) was one of the leading scientists of the nineteenth century, having played a crucial role in founding electromagnetism. Unfortunately for the English-speaking world, almost all of his research was published in other languages, particularly his native Danish. This book will help to elevate Ørsted to his rightful place... more...

  • The Faith of a Physicistby John C. Polkinghorne

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95 US$ 28.16

    Is it possible to think like a scientist and yet have the faith of a Christian? Although many Westerners might say no, there are also many critically minded individuals who entertain what John Polkinghorne calls a "wistful wariness" toward religion--they feel unable to accept religion on rational grounds yet cannot dismiss it completely. Polkinghorne,... more...

  • A Fragile Powerby Chandra Mukerji

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.95 US$ 43.63

    When the National Science Foundation funds research about the earth's crust and the Department of Energy supports studies on the disposal of nuclear wastes, what do they expect for their money? Most scientists believe that in such cases the government wants information for immediate use or directions for seeking future benefits from nature. Challenging... more...

  • Dictionary of the History of Scienceby William F. Bynum; E. Janet Browne; Roy Porter

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 94.00 US$ 85.54

    For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the... more...