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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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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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Science and Philosophy in the West (99 Edition)
Science and Philosophy in the West (99 Edition)
by Jeffrey C. Leon
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This book examines the history of science and philosophy in Western thought through an historical presentation of primary selections covering the major developments in science and philosophy. Presents original scientific and philosophical thinking that... (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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Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918 - With New Preface (04 Edition)
Culture of Time and Space, 1880-1918 - With New Preface (04 Edition)
by Stephen Kern
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Stephen Kern writes about the sweeping changes in technology and culture between 1880 and World War I that created new modes of understanding and experiencing time and space. To mark the book's twentieth anniversary, Kern provides an illuminating new... (read more)

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The Day We Found the Universe (Vintage)
The Day We Found the Universe (Vintage)
by Marcia Bartusiak
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The riveting and mesmerizing story behind a watershed period in human history, the discovery of the startling size and true nature of our universe. On New Years Day in 1925, a young Edwin Hubble released his finding that our Universe was far bigger... (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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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (54 Edition)
Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (54 Edition)
by Galileo Galilei
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Geometric demonstrations of fracture of solid bodies, speed of light and sound, pendulums, falling bodies, accelerated motion, etc.... (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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Connections: From Ptolemy's Astrolabe to the Discovery of Electricity: How Inventions Are Linked, and How They Cause Change throughout History
Connections: From Ptolemy's Astrolabe to the Discovery of Electricity: How Inventions Are Linked, and How They Cause Change throughout History
by James Burke
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How did the popularity of underwear in the twelfth century lead to the invention of the printing press? How did the waterwheel evolve into the computer? How did the arrival of the cannon lead eventually to the development of movies? In this highly... (read more)

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A Social History of American Technology
A Social History of American Technology
by Ruth Schwartz 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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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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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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Crucibles the Story of Chemistry 4TH Edition
Crucibles the Story of Chemistry 4TH Edition
by Bernard Jaffe
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Classic popular account of great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeleeff, Curie, Thomson,Lavoisier, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. The Chicago Daily Tribune declared, "The saga is exciting and Mr... (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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Mind Has No Sex? (89 Edition)
Mind Has No Sex? (89 Edition)
by Londa Schiebinger
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continue to shape the course of scientific scholarship and knowledge.... (read more)

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Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science (3RD 08 Edition)
Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science (3RD 08 Edition)
by John Henry
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This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship... (read more)

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