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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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Blind Watchers of the Sky (Helix Book)
Blind Watchers of the Sky (Helix Book)
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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Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century
by Michio Kaku
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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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From the bestselling author of Einstein's Dreams comes this lyrical and insightful collection of science writing that delves into the mysteries of the scientific process and exposes its beauty and intrigue. In these brilliant essays, Lightman explores... (read more)

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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Wo 2ND Edition
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Wo 2ND Edition
by Galileo Galilei
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This 1967 edition of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is a revision of a 1953 edition. It includes a foreword by Albert Einstein, which is presented in en face German and English versions. The translation itself is based on the... (read more)

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Taking Sides: Science, Tech. and Society (9TH 10 - Old Edition)
Taking Sides: Science, Tech. and Society (9TH 10 - Old Edition)
by Easton
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Taking Sides volumes present current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a... (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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The world's preeminent authority on Chinese science explores the philosophy, social structure, arts, crafts, and even military strategies that form our understanding of Chinese science, making instructive comparisons along the way to similar elements of... (read more)

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Industrial Revolution, 1760-1830 ((2ND)97 Edition)
Industrial Revolution, 1760-1830 ((2ND)97 Edition)
by T.s. Ashton
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The Industrial Revolution has sometimes been regarded as a catastrophe which desecrated the English landscape and brought social oppression and appalling physical hardship to the workers. In Ashton's classic account, however, it is presented as an... (read more)

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Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolution
by Lisa Jardine
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In this fascinating look at the European scientific advances of the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, historian Lisa Jardine demonstrates that the pursuit of knowledge occurs not in isolation, but rather in the lively interplay and frequently... (read more)

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Automobile and American Culture (83 Edition)
Automobile and American Culture (83 Edition)
by David L. Lewis
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Looks at the impact of the automobile on American folkways... (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 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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Abraham Lincoln, prior to being elected president and at the time working as a railway lawyer, met future Civil War hero General Grenville Dodge, in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1859. According to historian Stephen Ambrose, Lincoln's first words were "Dodge... (read more)

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Creations of Fire : Chemistry's Lively History From Alchemy To the Atomic Age (95 Edition)
Creations of Fire : Chemistry's Lively History From Alchemy To the Atomic Age (95 Edition)
by Cathy Cobb
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In this fascinating history, Cathy Cobb and Harold Goldwhite celebrate not only chemistry's theories and breakthroughs but also the provocative times and personalities that shaped this amazing science and brought it to life. Throughout the book, the... (read more)

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Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction
Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction
by James E Mcclellan
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Science has become so identified with practical benefits that the dependence of technology on science is commonly assumed to be a timeless relationship and a single enterprise... That belief, however, is an artifact of twentieth-century cultural... (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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Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700 (04 Edition)
Clocks and Culture, 1300-1700 (04 Edition)
by Carlo M. Cipolla
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How did a time-keeping device affect the growth of crafts guilds and the scientific research that led to the Industrial Revolution? Clocks and Culture is a brief history of the changes wrought by and on Europe over four hundred years due to technological... (read more)

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Science and Its Limits : the Natural Sciences in Christian Perspective ((2ND)00 Edition)
Science and Its Limits : the Natural Sciences in Christian Perspective ((2ND)00 Edition)
by Del Ratzsch
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Now updated to reflect current discussions of intelligent design and postmodern views of science, this book by Del Ratzsch offers readers a thoughtful perspective on current trends and useful advice on how to approach faith and science issues.... (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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Short History of Technology (60 Edition)
Short History of Technology (60 Edition)
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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