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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
by Mark Miodownik
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New York Times Notable Book 2014 Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books and#160; andldquo;Miodownik, a materials scientist, explains the history and science behind things such as paper, glass, chocolate, and concrete with an... (read more)

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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm
The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm
by Lewis Dartnell
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How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of... (read more)

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The Perfect Theory a Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity
The Perfect Theory a Century of Geniuses and the Battle Over General Relativity
by Pedro G. Ferreira
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“Ferreira masterfully portrays the science and scientists behind general relativity’s star-crossed history and argues that even now we are only just beginning to realize its vitality as a tool for understanding the cosmos.” &mdash... (read more)

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Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information
Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information
by Erik Davis
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ERIK DAVIS is a scholar, journalist, and public speaker best known for his cultural analysis and creative explorations of esoteric mysticism. Davis has written about music, art, film, pop culture, and technology for Spin, Details, Rolling Stone, and&... (read more)

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Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity (Science.Culture)
Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity (Science.Culture)
by David Arnold
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In 1909 Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, on his way back to South Africa from London, wrote his now celebrated tract Hind Swaraj, laying out his vision for the future of India and famously rejecting the technological innovations of Western civilization... (read more)

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Circumference: Eratosthenes and the Ancient Quest to Measure the Globe
Circumference: Eratosthenes and the Ancient Quest to Measure the Globe
by Nicholas Nicastro
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How do you measure the size of the planet youre standing on?   "Circumference" is the story of what happened when one man asked himself that very question. Nicholas Nicastro brings to life one of history's greatest experiments when an ancient... (read more)

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The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery
The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery
by Rob Dunn
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The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first... (read more)

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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science
To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science
by Steven Weinberg
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In this rich, irreverent, compelling history, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg takes us from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad and Oxford, from Plato's Academy and the Museum of Alexandria to the cathedral school of Chartres and the... (read more)

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Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science
Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science
by Alice Dreger
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Jared Diamond, author of Guns, Germs, and Steel and The World until Yesterday:  “Alice Dreger would win a prize for this years most gripping novel, except for one thing: her stories are true, and this isnt a novel.  Instead, its an... (read more)

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Early Responses to the Periodic System
Early Responses to the Periodic System
by Masanori (edt) Kaji
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The reception of the periodic system of elements has received little attention. Many historians have studied Mendeleev's discovery of the periodic system, but few have analyzed how the scientific community perceived and employed it. American historian of... (read more)

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The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
by Jim Bell
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The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft missionand#151; told by a scientist who was there from the beginning. The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissariesand#151;11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and... (read more)

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Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
Atomic Accidents: A History of Nuclear Meltdowns and Disasters: From the Ozark Mountains to Fukushima
by James Mahaffey
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"Mahaffey employs his extensive knowledge of nuclear engineering to produce a volume that is by turns alarming, thought-provoking, humorous, and always fascinating." Publishers Weekly, STARRED... (read more)

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Learned Patriots: Debating Science, State, and Society in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire
Learned Patriots: Debating Science, State, and Society in the Nineteenth-Century Ottoman Empire
by Yal
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The nineteenth century was, for many societies, a period of coming to grips with the growing, and seemingly unstoppable, domination of the world by the “Great Powers” of Europe. The Ottoman Empire was no exception: Ottomans from all walks of... (read more)

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The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work
The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work
by W. Daniel Hillis
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Most people are baffled by how computers work and assume that they will never understand them. What they dont realize—and what Daniel Hilliss short book brilliantly demonstrates—is that computers seemingly complex operations can be broken down... (read more)

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Eye of the Beholder
Eye of the Beholder
by Laura J. Snyder
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History of Science and Medicine Library / Medieval and Early #24: The Correspondence of Dr. Martin Lister (1639-1712). Volume One: 1662-1677
History of Science and Medicine Library / Medieval and Early #24: The Correspondence of Dr. Martin Lister (1639-1712). Volume One: 1662-1677
by Anna Marie (edt) Roos
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