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Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein: Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe
by Mario Livio
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Drawing on the lives of five great scientists, this and#8220;scholarly, insightful, and beautifully written bookand#8221; (Martin Rees, author of andlt;Iandgt;From Here to Infinityandlt;/Iandgt;) illuminates the path to scientific discovery.andlt;brandgt;... (read more)

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The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged
The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged
by Cathy Cobb
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Soap, Science, and Flat-Screen TVs: A History of Liquid Crystals
Soap, Science, and Flat-Screen TVs: A History of Liquid Crystals
by David Dunmur
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The terms 'liquid crystal' or 'liquid crystal display' (LCD) are recognized in the context of flat-screen televisions, but the properties and history of liquid crystals are little known. This book tells the story of liquid crystals, from their... (read more)

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The Alexandrian Epitomes of Galen: Volume 1: On the Medical Sects for Beginners; The Small Art of Medicine; On the Elements According to the Opinion o (Brigham Young University - Greaco-Arabic Science
The Alexandrian Epitomes of Galen: Volume 1: On the Medical Sects for Beginners; The Small Art of Medicine; On the Elements According to the Opinion o (Brigham Young University - Greaco-Arabic Science
by Galen
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The second-century physician and philosopher Galen is not known for brevity. Although his writings on medicine are famously verbose and numerous, for centuries they constituted much of the standard syllabi for medical students. About fourteen hundred... (read more)

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Wallace, Darwin, and the Origin of Species
Wallace, Darwin, and the Origin of Species
by James T. Costa
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Charles Darwin is often credited with discovering evolution through natural selection, but the idea was not his alone. The naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace, working independently, saw the same process at work in the natural world and elaborated much the... (read more)

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From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America
From Eve to Evolution: Darwin, Science, and Women's Rights in Gilded Age America
by Kimberly A. Hamlin
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From Eve to Evolution provides the first full-length study of American womens responses to evolutionary theory and illuminates the role science played in the nineteenth-century womens rights movement. Kimberly A. Hamlin reveals how a number of nineteenth-... (read more)

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Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psycholog)
Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture (Life and Mind: Philosophical Issues in Biology and Psycholog)
by James Tabery
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If everyone now agrees that human traits arise not from nature or nurture but from the interaction of nature and nurture, why does the "nature versus nurture" debate persist? In Beyond Versus, James Tabery argues that the persistence stems from a century-... (read more)

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The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe
The Science of Shakespeare: A New Look at the Playwright's Universe
by Dan Falk
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William Shakespeare lived at a remarkable time—a period we now recognize as the first phase of the Scientific Revolution. New ideas were transforming Western thought, the medieval was giving way to the modern, and the work of a few key figures... (read more)

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The Reception of Isaac Newton in Europe (Reception of British & Irish Authors Europe)
The Reception of Isaac Newton in Europe (Reception of British & Irish Authors Europe)
by Helmut Pulte
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The writings and example of Isaac Newton transformed understandings of the practice and meaning of the sciences across Europe in the century or so following the publication of the Principia in 1687. The essays in these volumes consider the impact of... (read more)

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Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity
Victorian Scientific Naturalism: Community, Identity, Continuity
by Bernard Lightman
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Victorian Scientific Naturalism examines the secular creeds of the generation of intellectuals who, in the wake of The Origin of Species, wrested cultural authority from the old Anglican establishment while installing themselves as a new professional... (read more)

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Tesla: The Life and Times of an Electric Messiah
Tesla: The Life and Times of an Electric Messiah
by Phil Clarke
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Despite being incredibly popular during his time, Nikola Tesla today remains largely overlooked among lists of the greatest inventors and scientists of the modern era.  This is a unique look at the life of an iconic historical figure.  Today... (read more)

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Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art, and Aesthetics After Code
Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art, and Aesthetics After Code
by Carolyn L. Kane
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These days, we take for granted that our computer screens—and even our phones—will show us images in vibrant full color. Digital color is a fundamental part of how we use our devices, but we never give a thought to how it is produced or how it... (read more)

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Science and Emotions After 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective
Science and Emotions After 1945: A Transatlantic Perspective
by Frank Biess
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Through the first half of the twentieth century, emotions were a legitimate object of scientific study across a variety of disciplines. After 1945, however, in the wake of Nazi irrationalism, emotions became increasingly marginalized and postwar... (read more)

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A Global History of Influenza: Sharing and Controlling a Viral Disease in the 20th Century
A Global History of Influenza: Sharing and Controlling a Viral Disease in the 20th Century
by Michael Bresalier
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A Global History of Influenza traces flus changing identity as a global disease through the 20th century. This book explores how the virus was first characterised as an infectious disease without borders by British, European and American medical and... (read more)

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Great Minds: Reflections of 111 Top Scientists
Great Minds: Reflections of 111 Top Scientists
by Balazs Hargittai
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Throughout the 1990s and the 2000s, Istvan, Balazs, and Magdolna Hargittai conducted hundreds of interviews with leading scientists in physics, chemistry, materials, and biomedical research. These interviews appeared in a variety of publications... (read more)

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Nuclear Dawn: F. E. Simon and the Race for Atomic Weapons in World War II
Nuclear Dawn: F. E. Simon and the Race for Atomic Weapons in World War II
by Kenneth D. Mcrae
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This book provides a rounded biography of Franz (later Sir Francis) Simon, his early life in Germany, his move to Oxford in 1933, and his experimental contributions to low temperature physics approximating absolute zero. After 1939 he switched his... (read more)

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Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science
Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science
by David Knight
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In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776 American colonists declared their independence. Between these two events old authorities collapsed—Luthers Reformation divided churches, and various discoveries revealed the ignorance of the... (read more)

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Tears of the Tree: The Story of Rubber - A Modern Marvel
Tears of the Tree: The Story of Rubber - A Modern Marvel
by John Loadman
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Imagine a world without rubber - neither tyres for motoring or flying, nor bouncing balls for sports, neither seals for washing machines and dishwashers, nor medical gloves, no elastic! This unique book tells the fascinating story of four thousand years... (read more)

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Osiris, Volume 29: Chemical Knowledge in the Early Modern World (Osiris)
Osiris, Volume 29: Chemical Knowledge in the Early Modern World (Osiris)
by Matthew D. Eddy
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The last twenty-five years have witnessed some provocative transmutations in our understanding of early modern chemistry.  The alchemist, once marginalized as a quack, now joins the apothecary, miner, humanist, and natural historian as a... (read more)

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Political Descent: Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England
Political Descent: Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England
by Piers J. Hale
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Historians of science have long noted the influence of the nineteenth-century political economist Thomas Robert Malthus on Charles Darwin. In a bold move, Piers J. Hale contends that this focus on Malthus and his effect on Darwins evolutionary thought... (read more)

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