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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 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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Technology: A World History: A World History
Technology: A World History: A World History
by Daniel Headrick
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Today technology has created a world of dazzling progress, growing disparities of wealth and poverty, and looming threats to the environment. Technology: A World History offers an illuminating backdrop to our present moment--a brilliant history of... (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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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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Technology in America : a Brief History (89 - Old Edition)
Technology in America : a Brief History (89 - Old Edition)
by Alan I. Marcus
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This brief history of technology in America begins with the colonial period but emphasizes the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The authors break new ground by concentrating on the impact of American society and culture on technology, instead of... (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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Ways of Knowing : a New History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (00 Edition)
Ways of Knowing : a New History of Science, Technology, and Medicine (00 Edition)
by John V. Pickstone
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In Ways of Knowing, John V. Pickstone provides a new and accessible framework for understanding science, technology, and medicine (STM) in the West from the Renaissance to the present. Pickstone's approach has four key features. First, he synthesizes the... (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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Revolution in Science
Revolution in Science
by I Bernard Cohen
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Only a scholar as rich in learning as I. Bernard Cohen could do justice to a theme so subtle and yet so grand. Spanning five centuries and virtually all of scientific endeavor, Revolution in Science traces the nuances that differentiate both scientific... (read more)

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Disenchanted Night (88 Edition)
Disenchanted Night (88 Edition)
by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
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Cultural Meaning of the Scientific Revolution (88 Edition)
Cultural Meaning of the Scientific Revolution (88 Edition)
by Margaret C. Jacob
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Studies in Industry and Society #4: From the American System to Mass Production, 1800-1932: The Development of Manufacturing Technology in the United States
Studies in Industry and Society #4: From the American System to Mass Production, 1800-1932: The Development of Manufacturing Technology in the United States
by David Hounshell
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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (11 Edition)
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (11 Edition)
by Rebecca Skloot
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Titanic End of a Dream the Complete Defi
Titanic End of a Dream the Complete Defi
by Wyn Craig Wade
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 336-348) and index.... (read more)

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Hear that lonesome whistle blow :railroads in the West
Hear that lonesome whistle blow :railroads in the West
by Dee Brown
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