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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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Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives
Denialism: How Irrational Thinking Hinders Scientific Progress, Harms the Planet, and Threatens Our Lives
by Michael Specter
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"A superb and convincing work." -Malcolm Gladwell At a time when our planet is in dire peril, Americans mistrust science more than ever. Few journalists appreciate what is at stake better than Michael Specter, who has spent the last twenty years... (read more)

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The Galileo Connection: Resolving Conflicts Between Science & the Bible
The Galileo Connection: Resolving Conflicts Between Science & the Bible
by Charles 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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The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West
The Rise of Early Modern Science: Islam, China and the West
by Toby E. Huff
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Toby Huff examines the long-standing question of why modern science arose only in the West and not in the civilizations of Islam and China, despite the fact that medieval Islam and China were more scientifically advanced. Huff explores the cultural... (read more)

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
by Stephen E Ambrose
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Richly readable...[Stephen Ambrose] bears the reader on shoulders of wonder and excitement.... (read more)

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Early American Technology (94 Edition)
Early American Technology (94 Edition)
by Judith A. (ed.) Mcgaw
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[An] excellent collection of essays in early American technological history. Choice A well-done and provocative book. Technology and Culture An excellent book . . . anyone interested in early American technology and society will find it enjoyable and... (read more)

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Women of Science : Righting the Record (90 Edition)
Women of Science : Righting the Record (90 Edition)
by G. (ed.) Kass-simon
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Women of Science is a collection of essays dealing with contributions women have made to various scientific disciplines, written by women scientists in those disciplines. The areas covered are: astronomy, archaeology, biology, chemistry, crystallography,... (read more)

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Revolution in Science
Revolution in Science
by I Bernard Cohen
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Cohen's exploration seeks to uncover nothing less than the nature of all scientific revolutions, the stages by which they occur, their time scale, specific criteria for determining whether or not there has been a revolution, and the creative factors in... (read more)

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Auto-opium : Social History of American Automobile Design (94 Edition)
Auto-opium : Social History of American Automobile Design (94 Edition)
by David Gartman
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This much needed book is the first to provide a comprehensive history of the profession and aesthetics of American automobile design. The author reveals how the appearance of the automobile was shaped by the social conflicts arising from America's mass... (read more)

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A History of Western Science
A History of Western Science
by Anthony M Alioto
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Revised edition (first was 1987) of a comprehensive history of western science. Aliota presents scientific concepts in a non-technical narrative style, making ideas such as Aristotelian physics, Newtonian physics and calculus, evolution, special and... (read more)

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Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs (95 Edition)
Of Bicycles, Bakelites, and Bulbs (95 Edition)
by Weibe E. Bijker
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This book crystallizes and extends the important work Wiebe Bijker has done in the last decade to found a full-scale theory of sociotechnical change that describes where technologies come from and how societies deal with them.... (read more)

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From the American System To Mass Production, 1800-1932 (84 Edition)
From the American System To Mass Production, 1800-1932 (84 Edition)
by David Hounshell
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Construction of Modern Science : Mechanisms and Mechanics (77 Edition)
Construction of Modern Science : Mechanisms and Mechanics (77 Edition)
by Richard S. Westfall
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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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Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips (08 Edition)
Fertilizers, Pills, and Magnetic Strips (08 Edition)
by Gene V. Glass
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God and Reason in Middle Ages (01 Edition)
God and Reason in Middle Ages (01 Edition)
by Edward Grant
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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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Science in Public: Communication, Culture, and Credibility
Science in Public: Communication, Culture, and Credibility
by Jane Gregory
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Lever of Riches : Technological Creativity and Economic Progress (90 Edition)
Lever of Riches : Technological Creativity and Economic Progress (90 Edition)
by Joel Mokyr
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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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