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Power, Speed & Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century
Power, Speed & Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century
by David P. Billington and David P. Billington Jr.
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"This important book makes a significant and unique contribution to the cause of technological literacy. It will be of great value to nonspecialists and general readers precisely because of its introduction of simple equations and formulas: these... (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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Students and researchers looking for information on technologies-- past and present-- need look no further. The History of... (read more)

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From Galileo to Newton
From Galileo to Newton
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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Man and Nature in the Renaissance (Cambridge History of Science)
Man and Nature in the Renaissance (Cambridge History of Science)
by Allen Debus
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Man and Nature in the Renaissance offers an introduction to science and medicine during the earlier phases of the scientific revolution, from the mid-fifteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance science has frequently been approached in... (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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The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress
The Lever of Riches: Technological Creativity and Economic Progress
by Joel Mokyr
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In a world of supercomputers, genetic engineering, and fiber optics, technological creativity is ever more the key to economic success. But why are some nations more creative than others, and why do some highly innovative societies--such as ancient China,... (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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American Genesis : a Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm 1870-1970 (New Preface) ((Rev)04 Edition)
American Genesis : a Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm 1870-1970 (New Preface) ((Rev)04 Edition)
by Thomas P. Hughes
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The book that helped earn Thomas P. Hughes his reputation as one of the foremost historians of technology of our age and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 1990, American Genesis tells the sweeping story of America's technological revolution. Unlike... (read more)

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Science in the Federal Government : a History of Policies and Activities (86 Edition)
Science in the Federal Government : a History of Policies and Activities (86 Edition)
by A. Hunter Dupree
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From the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the onset of World War II, Dupree shows how federal involvement in science centered on key national interests--geographical exploration and expansion, agriculture and conservation, medicine, public health... (read more)

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Scientific Revolutions
Scientific Revolutions
by Brian S. Baigrie
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This important new volume brings together essential documents that mark key turning points in the history of science. Though canonical works are well represented, the focus of Scientific Revolutions is on those extraordinary bursts of scientific... (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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Organized to accompany Science in Europe, 1500-1800: a Primary Sources Reader, this innovative book collects key critical, analytical, and historical writings on the Scientific Revolution. Included is a broad, balanced range of voices, on such topics as... (read more)

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Evolution of Technology (88 Edition)
Evolution of Technology (88 Edition)
by George Basalla
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This book presents an evolutionary theory of technological change.... (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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Great Feuds in Science : Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever (98 Edition)
Great Feuds in Science : Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever (98 Edition)
by Hal Hellman
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The dramatic stories of ten historic feuds: How they altered the course of discovery-and shaped the modern world Hall Hellman tells the lively stories of ten of the most outrageous and intriguing disputes from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries... (read more)

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Trust in Numbers : the Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life (95 Edition)
Trust in Numbers : the Pursuit of Objectivity in Science and Public Life (95 Edition)
by Theodore M. Porter
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"Ted Porter's work on the history of quantification transforms our understanding of the social meaning of numbers, and of the social meaning of objectivity."--Evelyn Fox Keller, MIT "A fine, scholarly account of how numerical measurements are used both... (read more)

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Early Man and the Cosmos
Early Man and the Cosmos
by Evan Hadingham
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To a degree incomprehensible to the modern mind, skywatchers of the ancient past found the night sky a source of wonder and mystery. As Evan Hadingham so brilliantly demonstrates in his latest book, they found the skies an enormous challenge as well... (read more)

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The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution
The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution
by Carolyn Merchant
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Nature as Female<P>The world we have lost was organic. From the obscure origins of our species, human beings have lived in daily, immediate, organic relation with the natural order for their sustenance. In 1500, the daily interaction with nature... (read more)

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Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge History of Science)
Science and Religion: Some Historical Perspectives (Cambridge History of Science)
by John Hedley Brooke
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One of the most fascinating and enduring issues in the development of the modern world is the relationship between scientific thought and religious belief. It is common knowledge that in Western societies there have been periods of crisis when new... (read more)

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