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Science and Technology in World History:
Science and Technology in World History:
by James E Mcclellan
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Writing for general and undergraduate audiences, the authors (professors of the history of science at the Stevens Institute of Technology) trace the joint and separate histories of science and technology from prehistoric times to the present. Noting... (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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The Ascent of Science
The Ascent of Science
by Brian L Silver
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"Like a good tour book, [this volume] takes us to all the principle locations in the realm and shows us not only what's to be found there, but also its history, its effect on history, philosophy, technology and society, and vignettes about local heroes..... (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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For more than half a century, physicists and astronomers engaged in heated dispute over the possibility of black holes in the universe. The weirdly alien notion of a space-time abyss from which nothing escapesandmdash;not even lightandmdash;seemed to... (read more)

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The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
by Daniel J. Boorstin
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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him." A remarkable narrative of the grand intellectual venture of humankind, rich in fascinating, often dramatic details"-- (The Wall Street Journal) "... (read more)

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Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact
Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact
by John Cornwell
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After World War II, most scientists in Germany maintained that they had been apolitical or actively resisted the Nazi regime, but the true story is much more complicated. In Serving the Reich, Philip Ball takes a fresh look at that controversial history,... (read more)

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History of Invention : From Stone Axes To Silicon Chips (Rev 00 Edition)
History of Invention : From Stone Axes To Silicon Chips (Rev 00 Edition)
by Trevor I. Williams
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From the first crude stone axe heads to the latest advances in communication technology, this new edition tells how each technological innovation met a critical need while creating the demand and the opportunity for the next breakthrough. Originally... (read more)

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From Galileo To Newton (82 Edition)
From Galileo To Newton (82 Edition)
by A. Rupert Hall
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The near century (1630-1720) that separates the important astronomical findings of Galileo Galilei  (1564-1642) and the vastly influential mathematical work of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) represents a pivotal stage of transition in the history of... (read more)

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Science in Europe : 1500-1800 (02 Edition)
Science in Europe : 1500-1800 (02 Edition)
by Malcolm Oster
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Selections from the writings of historians discuss the events and ideas of the Scientific Revolution which form the foundation of modern science. The focus is on the cultural topography of Europe which contributed to distinctive national roles and... (read more)

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Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo Da Vinci
Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo Da Vinci
by Bulent Atalay
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   Leonardo da Vinci was one of history's true geniuses, equally brilliant as an artist, scientist, and mathematician. Readers of The Da Vinci Code were given a glimpse of the mysterious connections between math, science, and Leonardo's... (read more)

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Power Over Peoples (10 Edition)
Power Over Peoples (10 Edition)
by Daniel R. Headrick
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"This is a major contribution to historical studies, as well as the study of technological change and economic history. Headrick asks a set of questions that are infrequently discussed, and analyzes them in an interesting way. This will be an important... (read more)

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Science in the Middle Ages (Chicago History of Science & Medicine Se)
Science in the Middle Ages (Chicago History of Science & Medicine Se)
by David Lindberg
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David C. Lindberg (1935-2015) was the Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and past-president of the History of Science Society. His scholarship focused on the history of medieval and early modern... (read more)

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When Science and Christianity Meet (03 Edition)
When Science and Christianity Meet (03 Edition)
by David C. Lindberg
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David C. Lindberg (1935-2015) was the Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Wisconsinand#8211;Madison and past-president of the History of Science Society. His scholarship focused on the history of medieval and early... (read more)

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A Sense of the Mysterious: Science and the Human Spirit
A Sense of the Mysterious: Science and the Human Spirit
by Alan Lightman
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Ever since I was a young boy, my passions have been divided between science and art. I was fortunate to make a life in both, as a physicist and a novelist, and even to find creative sympathies between the two, but I have had to live with a constant... (read more)

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Science in Traditional China (81 Edition)
Science in Traditional China (81 Edition)
by Joseph Needham
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A satisfying taste from the kitchen spoon of a great chef as he prepares an august banquet. It is 100 admirable pages, an honest sample of Needham's comparative method that brightens the shadows in our own history with light reflecting from the... (read more)

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Sidereus Nuncius, or the Sidereal Messenger
Sidereus Nuncius, or the Sidereal Messenger
by Galileo Galilei
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Galileo Galileiandrsquo;s Sidereus Nuncius is arguably the most dramatic scientific book ever published. It announced new and unexpected phenomena in the heavens, andldquo;unheard of through the ages,andrdquo; revealed by a mysterious new instrument... (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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Theories of the World From Antiquity 2ND Edition
Theories of the World From Antiquity 2ND Edition
by Michael J Crowe
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This newly revised edition of Professor Crowe's accessible and enlightening book recreates one of the most dramatic developments in the history of thought: the change from an earth-centered to a sun-centered conception of the solar system. Written in a... (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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Gramophone, Film Typewriter (99 Edition)
Gramophone, Film Typewriter (99 Edition)
by Friedrich Kittler
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Almost thirty years ago, W. J. T. Mitchellandrsquo;sand#160;Iconologyand#160;helped launch the interdisciplinary study of visual media, now a central feature of the modern humanities. Along with his subsequentand#160;Picture Theoryand#160;andand#160;What... (read more)

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