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The Scientific Revolution: A Brief History with Documents
The Scientific Revolution: A Brief History with Documents
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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Scientific Achievement of the Middle Ages (73 Edition)
Scientific Achievement of the Middle Ages (73 Edition)
by Richard C. Dales
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Offers a comprehensive introduction to medieval science, presented in the context of an historical narrative.... (read more)

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History of Astronomy : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
History of Astronomy : Very Short Introduction (03 Edition)
by Michael Hoskin
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This is a fascinating introduction to the history of Western astronomy, from prehistoric times to the origins of astrophysics in the mid-nineteenth century. Historical records are first found in Babylon and Egypt, and after two millennia the arithmetical... (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 (90 Edition)
Engineering in History (90 Edition)
by Richard S. 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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Time's Pendulum : From Sundials To Atomic Clocks, the Fascinating History of Timekeeping and How Our Discoveries Changed the World (98 Edition)
Time's Pendulum : From Sundials To Atomic Clocks, the Fascinating History of Timekeeping and How Our Discoveries Changed the World (98 Edition)
by Jo Ellen Barnett
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A perfect balance of science, history, and sociology, Time's Pendulum traces the important developments in humankind's epic quest to measure the hours, days, and years with accuracy, and how our concept of time has changed with each new technological... (read more)

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Beginnings of Western Science: the European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory To A. D. 1450 (2ND 08 Edition)
Beginnings of Western Science: the European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory To A. D. 1450 (2ND 08 Edition)
by David C. Lindberg
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When it was first published in 1992, The Beginnings of Western Science was lauded as the first successful attempt ever to present a unified account of both ancient and medieval science in a single volume. Chronicling the development of scientific ideas... (read more)

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The Axemaker's Gift: Technology's Capture and Control of Our Minds and Culture
The Axemaker's Gift: Technology's Capture and Control of Our Minds and Culture
by James Burke and Robert Ornstein
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"A detailed, original and persuasive reading of cultural and intellectual history."—Los Angeles Times. "A genuine tour de force."—San Francisco Chronicle.... (read more)

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Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science.  A Historical and Critical Essay, Revised Edition
Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Physical Science. A Historical and Critical Essay, Revised Edition
by Edwin A Burtt
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To the medieval thinker, man was the center of creation and all of nature existed purely for his benefit. The shift from the philosophy of the Middle Ages to the modern view of humanitys less central place in the universe ranks as the greatest... (read more)

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Science and Technology in World History:
Science and Technology in World History:
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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Darwinism Comes To America (98 Edition)
Darwinism Comes To America (98 Edition)
by Ronald L. Numbers
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1999 Templeton Foundation Prize for Outstanding Book in Theology and the Natural... (read more)

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Scientific Revolution (06 Edition)
Scientific Revolution (06 Edition)
by Lisa Sarasohn
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<p>New to the <i>Problems in European Civilization</i> series, this volume offers secondary-source documents that debate such topics as <i>Was There a Scientific Revolution?</i> and <i>Did Women Have a Scientific... (read more)

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Making Natural Knowledge : Constructivism and the History of Science, With a New Preface ((Rev)05 Edition)
Making Natural Knowledge : Constructivism and the History of Science, With a New Preface ((Rev)05 Edition)
by Jan Golinski
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Arguably the best available introduction to constructivism, a research paradigm that has dominated the history of science for the past forty years, Making Natural Knowledge reflects on the importance of this theory, tells the history of its rise to... (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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Math and the Mona Lisa sees the transcendant unity of art and science in almost every aspect of Leonardo's life and work. Atalay seeks the consilience of science and art — painting, architecture, sculpture, music, mathematics, physics, biology... (read more)

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Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds (90 Edition)
Conversations on the Plurality of Worlds (90 Edition)
by Bernard Le Bovier De Fontenelle
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Surveying the night sky, a charming philosopher and his hostess, the Marquise, are considering thep ossibility of travelers from the moon. "What if they were skillful enough to navigate on the outer surface of our air, and from there, through their... (read more)

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Technology and American Society (2ND 05 Edition)
Technology and American Society (2ND 05 Edition)
by Gary Cross
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In a single volume, this book combines the history of invention and the interactions of technology with social, economic, cultural, and military change throughout the course of American history. It illustrates the gradual shift from the era of... (read more)

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The Ascent of Science
The Ascent of Science
by Brian L Silver
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From the revolutionary discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the mind-bending theories of Einstein and Heisenberg, from plate tectonics to particle physics, from the origin of life to universal entropy, and from biology to cosmology, here is a sweeping... (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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Greek and Roman Technology : a Sourcebook (98 Edition)
Greek and Roman Technology : a Sourcebook (98 Edition)
by John W. Humphrey
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In this volume the authors translate and annotate key passages from ancient authors to provide a history and an analysis of the origins and development of technology. Among the topics covered are: * energy * basic mechanical devices * agriculture * food... (read more)

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