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Scientific Revolution (96 Edition)
Scientific Revolution (96 Edition)
by Steven Shapin
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"There was no such thing as the Scientific Revolution, and this is a book about it." With this provocative and apparently paradoxical claim, Steven Shapin begins his bold vibrant exploration of the origins of the modern scientific worldview. "Shapin's... (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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Wheelwright's Shop (93 Edition)
Wheelwright's Shop (93 Edition)
by George Sturt
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George Sturt's frank and moving account of his trade as a wheelwright in the late nineteenth century offers a unique glimpse into the working lives of craftsmen in a world since banished by technology. The wheelwright's shop where he entered business had... (read more)

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Galileo on the World Systems
Galileo on the World Systems
by Galileo
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Galileo's 1632 book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican, comes alive for twentieth-century readers thanks to Maurice Finocchiaro's brilliant new translation and presentation. Condemned by the Inquisition for its heretical... (read more)

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Interstate : Express Highway Politics, 1939-1989 (Rev 90 Edition)
Interstate : Express Highway Politics, 1939-1989 (Rev 90 Edition)
by Mark H. Rose
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An expansion of the 1979 edition, which covered 1941-56, examining the recent shift of power in the politics of the interstate-and-defense system, from the national to the local level, and from scientific to political elites. Annotation c. Book News,... (read more)

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History of Science in Society : From Philosophy To Utility, Volume II (04 - Old Edition)
History of Science in Society : From Philosophy To Utility, Volume II (04 - Old Edition)
by Andrew Ede
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A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion without sacrificing the sophistication and richness of the subject. Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack trace the... (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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The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
The Scientists: A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors
by John Gribbin
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 617-623) and index.... (read more)

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The Scientific Renaissance 1450" 1630
The Scientific Renaissance 1450" 1630
by Marie Boas Hall
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Stimulating, illuminating, and thoughtfully presented, this study explores the early stages of the scientific revolution. A noted historian of science examines the Copernican revolution, the anatomical work of Vesalius, the work of ... (read more)

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Changing Order : Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice ((Rev)92 Edition)
Changing Order : Replication and Induction in Scientific Practice ((Rev)92 Edition)
by H. M. Collins
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Note to the 1992 EditionPreface and AcknowledgmentsIntroduction1. The Mystery of Perception and Order2. The Idea of Replication3. Replicating the TEA-Laser: Maintaining Scientific Knowledge4. Detecting Gravitational Radiation: The Experimenter's Regress5.... (read more)

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A People's History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and "Low Mechanicks"
A People's History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and "Low Mechanicks"
by Clifford D. Conner
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Showing how ordinary people participate in creating science, this text documents how the development of science has affected ordinary people, and how ordinary people have perceived that development.... (read more)

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Science and Technology in Society: From Biotechnology to the Internet (Key Themes in Sociology)
Science and Technology in Society: From Biotechnology to the Internet (Key Themes in Sociology)
by Daniel Lee 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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Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips (08 Edition)
Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips (08 Edition)
by Gene V. Glass
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We shape our tools and then they shape us. With these words, KennethBoulding captured one of the great truths of the modern world. In Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips, Gene V Glass analyzes how a few key technologicalinventions changed culture in... (read more)

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Machines As the Measure of Men : Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance (89 Edition)
Machines As the Measure of Men : Science, Technology, and Ideologies of Western Dominance (89 Edition)
by Michael Adas
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Adas (history, Rutgers) examines the ways in which European perceptions of their scientific and technological superiority have since the 16th century shaped their interactions with non-Western peoples and cultures--cultures that they judge to... (read more)

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Natural Science in Western History Volume 2, (08 Edition)
Natural Science in Western History Volume 2, (08 Edition)
by Frederick Gregory
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Natural Science in Western History provides an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of western science from ancient times through the Enlightenment to the present. Author Frederick Gregory, past president of the History of Science Society, applies his... (read more)

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Stairways To the Stars : Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures (97 Edition)
Stairways To the Stars : Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures (97 Edition)
by Anthony Aveni
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"Tony Aveni has written a marvelous book about how the celestial rhythms influenced the cultures of the past. . . . It makes fascinating reading for any layperson."—Science Books and Films "Clearly, if we can know more about these people, their... (read more)

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Scientific Revolution-reprint (10 Edition)
Scientific Revolution-reprint (10 Edition)
by Margaret C. Jacob
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This volume by Margaret C. Jacob explores the Scientific Revolution from its origins in the early sixteenth century to its widespread acceptance in Western societies in the late eighteenth century. Jacobs introduction outlines the trajectory of the... (read more)

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The Battle of Beginnings: Why Neither Side is Winning the Creation-Evolution Debate
The Battle of Beginnings: Why Neither Side is Winning the Creation-Evolution Debate
by Del Ratzsch
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Del Ratzsch examines the history of the creation-versus-evolution debate and critiques the entrenched positions that he argues merely impede progress toward the truth.... (read more)

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A Short History of Technology: From the Earliest Times to A.D. 1900
A Short History of Technology: From the Earliest Times to A.D. 1900
by T K Derry
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Highly readable survey relates technology to historical epochs from earliest times to the onset of the Industrial Revolution, and from mid-18th century to beginning of the 20th century. Food production, metalworking, building construction, early... (read more)

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Engineering in History (Dover Books on Engineering)
Engineering in History (Dover Books on Engineering)
by Richard Kirby
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Broad, nontechnical survey offers fascinating coverage of history's major technological advances: food-producing revolution, appearance of urban society, birth of Greek science, revolution in power, steam and the Industrial Revolution, electricity and... (read more)

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