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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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How We Got Here : Slightly Irreverent History of Technology and Markets (05 Edition)
How We Got Here : Slightly Irreverent History of Technology and Markets (05 Edition)
by Andy Kessler
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Best-selling author Andy Kessler ties up the loose ends from his provocative book, Running Money, with this history of breakthrough technology and the markets that funded them. Expanding on themes first raised in his tour de force, Running Money, Andy... (read more)

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Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science (Rev 99 Edition)
Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science (Rev 99 Edition)
by Edwin A. Burtt
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This modern classic in the philosophy of science describes and analyzes the greatest revolution in the history of Western thought--the shift from the medieval to the modern view of man's place in the universe.... (read more)

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Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy (99 Edition)
Cambridge Concise History of Astronomy (99 Edition)
by Michael Hoskin
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Lady Tasting Tea : How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century (01 Edition)
Lady Tasting Tea : How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century (01 Edition)
by David Salsburg
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An insightful, revealing history of the magical mathematics that transformed our world. At a summer tea party in Cambridge, England, a guest states that tea poured into milk tastes different from milk poured into tea. Her notion is shouted down by the... (read more)

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Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science (Wiley Science Editions)
Serendipity: Accidental Discoveries in Science (Wiley Science Editions)
by Royston M Roberts
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Many of the things discovered by accident are important in our everyday lives: Teflon, Velcro, nylon, x-rays, penicillin, safety glass, sugar substitutes, and polyethylene and other plastics. And we owe a debt to accident for some of our deepest... (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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Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived
Where's My Jetpack?: A Guide to the Amazing Science Fiction Future That Never Arrived
by Daniel H. Wilson and Richard Horne
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If you are like me, the Roomba just does not cut it when what I expect is the domestic help of the robot maid featured on The Jetsons. In this highly entertaining look at futuristic inventions once envisioned, but never fully realized, Daniel Wilson... (read more)

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Science in the Middle Ages (78 Edition)
Science in the Middle Ages (78 Edition)
by David C. Lindberg
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Despite the intensive research of the past quarter century, there still is no single book that examines all major aspects of the medieval scientific enterprise in depth. This illustrated volume is meant to fill that gap. In it sixteen leading scholars... (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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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Wo 2ND Edition
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Wo 2ND Edition
by Galileo Galilei
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This 1967 edition of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is a revision of a 1953 edition. It includes a foreword by Albert Einstein, which is presented in en face German and English versions. The translation itself is based on the... (read more)

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Ingenious Pursuits : Building the Scientific Revolution (99 Edition)
Ingenious Pursuits : Building the Scientific Revolution (99 Edition)
by Lisa Jardine
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In this fascinating look at the European scientific advances of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, historian Lisa Jardine demonstrates that the pursuit of knowledge occurs not in isolation, but rather in the lively interplay and frequently... (read more)

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Science and Society (07 Edition)
Science and Society (07 Edition)
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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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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History of Science in Society, Volume I (2ND 12 Edition)
History of Science in Society, Volume I (2ND 12 Edition)
by Andrew Ede
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A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack trace the history of science through its continually changing place in society and explore the link between... (read more)

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Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and Harmonies of the World (95 Edition)
Epitome of Copernican Astronomy and Harmonies of the World (95 Edition)
by Johannes Kepler
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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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Heavenly Intrigue: Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the Murder Behind One of History's Greatest Scientific Discoveries
Heavenly Intrigue: Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the Murder Behind One of History's Greatest Scientific Discoveries
by Joshua Gilder
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Heavenly Intrigue is the captivating, true account of the seventeenth-century collaboration between Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe that revolutionized our understanding of the universe; and it ended in murder. One of history's greatest geniuses, Kepler... (read more)

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Communication, Technology and Cultural Change (05 Edition)
Communication, Technology and Cultural Change (05 Edition)
by Gary J. Krug
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With a foreword by Norman Denzin </p> <p></p> <p>Communication and the history of technology have invariably been examined in terms of artefacts and people. </p> <p></p> <p>Gary Krug argues that... (read more)

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Galileo, Science and the Church (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
Galileo, Science and the Church (Ann Arbor Paperbacks)
by Jerome J Langford
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