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The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450
The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450
by David 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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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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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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Lady Tasting Tea : How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century (01 Edition)
Lady Tasting Tea : How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century (01 Edition)
by David Salsburg
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An insightful, revealing history of the magical mathematics that transformed our world. At a summer tea party in Cambridge, England, a guest states that tea poured into milk tastes different from milk poured into tea. Her notion is shouted down by the... (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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Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time
by Michael Shermer
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Revised and Expanded Edition. In this age of supposed scientific enlightenment, many people still believe in mind reading, past-life regression theory, New Age hokum, and alien abduction. A no-holds-barred assault on popular superstitions and prejudices,... (read more)

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Wheels, Clocks, and Rockets : a History of Technology (95 Edition)
Wheels, Clocks, and Rockets : a History of Technology (95 Edition)
by Donald Cardwell
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As technology transforms our lives at an ever quickening rate, Donald Cardwell reminds us that technological innovation is not created in a vacuum--rather, it is the product of the successful interaction between social change, scientific developments... (read more)

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Short History of the Printed Word (99 Edition)
Short History of the Printed Word (99 Edition)
by Warren Chappell
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This classic book will inform the layman and delight the typophile. Here is the history of printing from the earliest alphabets, through the evolution of the printing press, the contributions of great printers and typographers, and twentieth century... (read more)

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Conceptual Revolutions
Conceptual Revolutions
by Paul Thagard
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In this path-breaking work, Paul Thagard draws on the history and philosophy of science, cognitive psychology, and the field of artificial intelligence to develop a theory of conceptual change capable of accounting for all major scientific revolutions... (read more)

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The Reenchantment of the World
The Reenchantment of the World
by Morris Berman
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A perspective study of our scientific consciousness and a cogent and forceful challenge to its supremacy. Focusing on the rise of the mechanistic idea that we can know the natural world only by distancing ourselves from it, Berman shows how science... (read more)

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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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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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Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and James Madison
Science and the Founding Fathers: Science in the Political Thought of Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and James Madison
by I Bernard Cohen
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Thomas Jefferson was the only president who could read and understand Newton's Principia. Benjamin Franklin is credited with establishing the science of electricity. John Adams had the finest education in science that the new country could provide... (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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Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever
Great Feuds in Science: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever
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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The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union
The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union
by Loren R Graham
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Stalin ordered his execution, but here Peter Palchinsky has the last word. Palchinsky tells of Soviet technology and industry, the mistakes he condemned in his lifetime, the corruption and collapse he predicted, the ultimate price paid for silencing... (read more)

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A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905
A Dream of Wings: Americans and the Airplane, 1875-1905
by Tom D Crouch
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When Orville and Wilbur Wright soared over Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina's outer banks and solved the problem of aerial navigation, they wrote the last chapter in a long story. For decades prior, a small community of engineers, scientists, and... (read more)

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Blind Watchers of the Sky (96 Edition)
Blind Watchers of the Sky (96 Edition)
by Rocky Kolb
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In this immensely readable book, noted cosmologist Rocky Kolb reveals the very human struggles of astronomy superstars seeking cosmic truths while lost in the clouds of confusion. Punctuated by the authors razor-sharp wit, this book provides anyone... (read more)

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Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow : the Epic Story of Thetranscontinental Railroads (01 Edition)
Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow : the Epic Story of Thetranscontinental Railroads (01 Edition)
by Dee Brown
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From the author of the best-selling Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown's classic account of the building of the transcontinental railroad. In February 1854 the first railroad from the East reached the Mississippi; by the end of the nineteenth... (read more)

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