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The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution
The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution
by Carolyn Merchant
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Nature as Female<P>The world we have lost was organic. From the obscure origins of our species, human beings have lived in daily, immediate, organic relation with the natural order for their sustenance. In 1500, the daily interaction with nature... (read more)

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Social History of American Technology (97 Edition)
Social History of American Technology (97 Edition)
by Ruth S. Cowan
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For over 250 years American technology has been regarded as a unique hallmark of American culture and an important factor in American prosperity. Despite this American history has rarely been told from the perspective of the history of technology. A... (read more)

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Sidereus Nuncius, Or the Sidereal Messenger (89 Edition)
Sidereus Nuncius, Or the Sidereal Messenger (89 Edition)
by Galileo Galilei
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"This fine translation is a god-send. . . . Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote. If so buy this book. Van Helden's introduction is scholarly; no one knows more about Galileo's telescope; the translation is superb; Van Helden's review of the... (read more)

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Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People
Cats' Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People
by Steven Vogel
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Nature and humans build their devices with the same earthly materials and use them in the same air and water, pulled by the same gravity. Why, then, do their designs diverge so sharply? Humans, for instance, love right angles, while nature's angles are... (read more)

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What Science Is and How It Works (99 Edition)
What Science Is and How It Works (99 Edition)
by Gregory Neil Derry
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"An outstanding book by a very fine writer. What Science Is and How It Works delves into the nature of science and along the way meanders into many interesting subjects. It represents a significant contribution in making science more accessible to the... (read more)

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Last Train To Paradise
Last Train To Paradise
by Les Standiford
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Now in paperback, "Last Train to Paradise" is acclaimed novelist Standiford's fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad--one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken... (read more)

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
by Rebecca Skloot
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the tale of a woman whose cells were used — without her knowledge — in breakthrough medical research after her 1951 death. Skloot's moving story of faith, family, and science uses the past to teach us about... (read more)

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Science and Enlightenment (85 Edition)
Science and Enlightenment (85 Edition)
by Thomas L. Hankins
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Science and the Enlightenment is a general history of eighteenth-century science covering both the physical and life sciences. It places the scientific developments of the century in the cultural context of the Enlightenment and reveals the extent to... (read more)

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Science and Technology in Society (05 Edition)
Science and Technology in Society (05 Edition)
by Kleinman
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This thoughtful and engaging text challenges the widely held notion of science as somehow outside of society, and the idea that technology proceeds automatically down a singular and inevitable path. Through specific case studies involving contemporary... (read more)

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Science and Technology in World History (2ND 06 Edition)
Science and Technology in World History (2ND 06 Edition)
by James E. Mcclellan
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Now in its second edition, this bestselling textbook may be the single most influential study of the historical relationship between science and technology ever published. Tracing this relationship from the dawn of civilization through the twentieth... (read more)

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Technology Matters: Questions to Live With
Technology Matters: Questions to Live With
by David E. Nye
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Technology matters, writes David Nye, because it is inseparable from being human. We have used tools for more than 100,000 years, and their central purpose has not always been to provide necessities. People excel at using old tools to solve new problems... (read more)

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God and Nature
God and Nature
by David C Lindberg
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Since the publication in 1896 of Andrew Dickson White's classic History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, no comprehensive history of the subject has appeared in the English language. Although many twentieth-century historians have... (read more)

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Soul of Science : Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy (94 Edition)
Soul of Science : Christian Faith and Natural Philosophy (94 Edition)
by Nancy R. Pearcey
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I consider The Soul of Science to be a most significant book which, in our scientific age, should be required reading for all thinking Christians and all practicing scientists. The authors demonstrate how the flowering of modern science depended upon the... (read more)

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Man and Nature in the Renaissance (Cambridge History of Science)
Man and Nature in the Renaissance (Cambridge History of Science)
by Allen Debus
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Man and Nature in the Renaissance offers an introduction to science and medicine during the earlier phases of the scientific revolution, from the mid-fifteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance science has frequently been approached in... (read more)

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Mechanics of Pre-industrial Technology : an Introduction To the Mechanics of Ancient and Traditional Material Culture (92 Edition)
Mechanics of Pre-industrial Technology : an Introduction To the Mechanics of Ancient and Traditional Material Culture (92 Edition)
by Brian Cotterell
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First general account of the mechanics behind pre-industrial technology, combining the skills of an engineer and an archaeologist.... (read more)

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T. Rex and the Crater of Doom (97 Edition)
T. Rex and the Crater of Doom (97 Edition)
by Walter Alvarez
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How was "Tyrannosaurus rex" toppled from the apex of creation? In a gripping work that is both a scientific detective story and a convincing account of "one terrible day in the history of the Earth", Alvarez makes his case for the mysterious... (read more)

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The Construction of Modern Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics (Cambridge History of Science)
The Construction of Modern Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics (Cambridge History of Science)
by Richard S Westfall
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First published by Wiley in 1971. This is an introduction to the history of science in the seventeenth century. Instead of simply listing discoveries, the author presents a new pattern of organization for students that is designed to integrate separate... (read more)

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Religion and Science, With New Introduction ((2ND)97 Edition)
Religion and Science, With New Introduction ((2ND)97 Edition)
by Bertrand Russell
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In this timely work, Russell, philosopher, agnostic, mathematician, and renowned peace advocate, offers a brief yet insightful study of the conflicts between science and traditional religion during the last four centuries. Examining accounts in which... (read more)

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Galileo Connection (86 Edition)
Galileo Connection (86 Edition)
by Charles F. Hummel
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The church disagreed with Galileo. That set off a controversy that rages on today. The passion remains but the issues have changed and the arguments have become more complex. Do miracles conflict with scientific laws? How did the universe begin? Does the... (read more)

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Science and Society
Science and Society
by Richard W. Grinnell
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Part of Longman’s successful Topic’s Reader series, Science and Society is a brief thematic reader that touches on the nature of science and various scientific issues and controversies.... (read more)

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