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Patents and Inventions
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Tesla: The Life and Times of an Electric Messiah

Nigel Cawthorne

Despite being incredibly popular during his time, Nikola Tesla today remains largely overlooked among lists of the greatest inventors and scientists of the modern era.  This is a unique look at the life of an iconic historical figure.  Today... (read more)

Politics of Science
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Suppressed Inventions

Jonathan Eisen

A scientist with a revolutionary cure for AIDS is incarcerated without explanation. Valuable artifacts are mysteriously misplaced by a prominent archaeological institution. Three celebrated astronauts perish in a suspicious fire after voicing their... (read more)

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Laser Cooling and Trapping (Graduate Texts in Contemporary Physics)

Harold J. Metcalf

"Laser cooling allows one to slow atoms to roughly the speed of a mosquito and to control their motions with unprecedented precision. This elegant technique, whereby atoms, molecules, and even microscopic beads of glass, can be trapped in small regions... (read more)

Philosophy of Science
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Science and the Social Good: Nature, Culture, and Community, 1865-1965

John P. Herron

From the beginnings of industrial capitalism to contemporary disputes over evolution, nature has long been part of the public debate over the social good. As such, many natural scientists throughout American history have understood their work as a... (read more)

Sociology of Science
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Is Science Multicultural?: Postcolonialisms, Feminisms, and Epistemologies (Race, Health, and Social Care)

Sandra Harding

Sandra Harding explores what practitioners of European/American, feminist, and postcolonial science and technology studies can learn from each other. She discusses the array of postcolonial science studies that have flourished over the last three decades... (read more)

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Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico (Life of the Past)

H Rivera-sylva

This overview of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes current information about the geography and environment of the region during the Mesozoic when it was the western margin of the ancient continent of Pangea. The book summarizes research on... (read more)

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