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History of science

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Psychedelic Apes: From parallel universes to atomic dinosaurs - the weirdest theories of science and history

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Psychedelic Apes: From parallel universes to atomic dinosaurs - the weirdest...

Alex Boese

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science

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A collection of the weirdest and wackiest theories from science and history by bestselling author of Elephants on Acid, Alex... [more]

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World...

Matthew Stanley

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science; Relativity physics

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In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein.... [more]

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The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic Bomb

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The Basis of Everything: Rutherford, Oliphant and the Coming of the Atomic...

Andrew Ramsey

Nuclear weapons; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Atomic & molecular physics

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Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth century's... [more]

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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision Helped Francis Bacon to Create Modern Science

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Knowledge is Power: How Magic, the Government and an Apocalyptic Vision...

John Henry

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

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The scientific life and times of Sir Francis Bacon [more]

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

Sir Richard Holmes

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; History of engineering & technology; Aerospace & aviation technology; Aircraft: general interest

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'Nominally a history of the hot air balloon, 'Falling Upwards' is really a history of hope and fantasy - and the quixotic... [more]

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Third Thoughts: The Universe We Still Don't Know

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Third Thoughts: The Universe We Still Don't Know

Steven Weinberg

Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; History of science; Popular science; Physics; Atomic & molecular physics

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A Forbes Holiday Gift Guide Selection One of the most captivating science communicators of our time challenges us to reconsider... [more]

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Science: Antiquity and its Legacy

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Science: Antiquity and its Legacy

Philippa Lang

Classical history & classical civilisation; Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500; History of ideas; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

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Modern science and its technology are the children of the seventeenth-century. Shedding fresh light on topics such as Euclid's... [more]

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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial...

Trevor Cox

Language: history & general works; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science; Human biology

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`A lively, intelligent and persuasive history of speech...<br /><br />Expertly... [more]

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Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds

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Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male...

Gina Rippon

Feminism & feminist theory; Psychology; Cognition & cognitive psychology; Neurology & clinical neurophysiology; History of science

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Originally published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Vintage, part of the Penguin Random House group of... [more]

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A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World

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A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder...

Alexander Jones

History; Classical history & classical civilisation; Classical Greek & Roman archaeology; History of science; Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods; History of engineering & technology

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The Antikythera Mechanism, now 82 small fragments of corroded bronze, was an ancient Greek machine simulating the cosmos as... [more]

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Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race: From Arthur C. Clarke to the Apollo Landings

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Chasing the Moon: The Story of the Space Race: From Arthur C. Clarke to...

Robert Stone, Alan Andres

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time; Popular astronomy & space

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In a world divided by the ideological struggles of the Cold War, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, more than... [more]

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Einstein: His Space and Times

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Einstein: His Space and Times

Steven Gimbel

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; History of engineering & technology

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A revealing new portrait of Albert Einstein, the world's first scientific superstar [more]

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Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA

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Unravelling the Double Helix: The Lost Heroes of DNA

Gareth Williams

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; DNA & Genome

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An engaging and original history of the first hundred years of DNA, one of the greatest triumphs of modern science. [more]

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The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

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The Women of the Moon: Tales of Science, Love, Sorrow, and Courage

Daniel R. Altschuler (Full Professor, Physics Department, Full Professor, Physics Department, University of Puerto Rico, RIo Piedras Campus), Fernando J. Ballesteros (Head of instrumentation, Head of instrumentation, Astronomical Observatory of the University of Valencia)

Gender studies: women; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Solar system: the Sun & planets

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Of the 1586 lunar craters that have been named to honor scientists and philosophers, only 28 honor a woman. Who were these... [more]

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On the Life of Galileo: Viviani's Historical Account and Other Early Biographies

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On the Life of Galileo: Viviani's Historical Account and Other Early Biographies...

Stefano Gattei

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Religion & science; Mathematics & Sciences; Philosophy of science; History of science; Astronomy, space & time

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The first collection and translation into English of the earliest biographical accounts of Galileo's life This unique critical... [more]

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Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

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Reaching for the Moon: A Short History of the Space Race

Roger D Launius

European history; History of the Americas; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time

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Fifty years after the Moon landing, a new history of the space race explores the lives of both Soviet and American engineers... [more]

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The History of Science

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The History of Science

Tom Jackson

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

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Mankind has forever strived to learn. The tribe with the better weapons can hunt more efficiently, defend itself better and... [more]

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Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy, With a New Afterword

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Ripples in Spacetime: Einstein, Gravitational Waves, and the Future of Astronomy,...

Govert Schilling

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time; Astronomical observation: observatories, equipment & methods; Gravity; Astrophysics

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The detection of gravitational waves-ripples in spacetime-has already been called the scientific coup of this century. Govert... [more]

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Alfred Russel Wallace (Critical Lives)

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Alfred Russel Wallace (Critical Lives)

Patrick Armstrong

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

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Sometimes referred to as the Father of Biogeography, Alfred Russel Wallace has come to be known as the co-originator of... [more]

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Three Laws of Nature: A Little Book on Thermodynamics

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Three Laws of Nature: A Little Book on Thermodynamics

R. Stephen Berry

Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; History of science; Thermodynamics & heat

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A short and entertaining introduction to thermodynamics that uses real-world examples to explain accessibly an important but... [more]

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Dante and the Early Astronomer: Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens

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Dante and the Early Astronomer: Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman...

Tracy Daugherty

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time; History of engineering & technology

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Explore the evolution of astronomy from Dante to Einstein, as seen through the eyes of trailblazing Victorian astronomer Mary... [more]

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The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts

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The Newton Papers: The Strange and True Odyssey of Isaac Newton's Manuscripts...

Sarah Dry

British & Irish history; Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

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The untold story of Newton's private papers, hidden for centuries, sold for a pittance and then painstakingly reconstructed... [more]

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The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets

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The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Maths Reveals Nature's Deepest...

Graham Farmelo

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science; Physics

Hardback

Many of the world's leading physicists are confident that they are on track to discover a new understanding of the universe... [more]

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Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and America's Final Frontier

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Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and America's Final Frontier...

Catherine L. Newell

History of the Americas; Philosophy; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time; Popular astronomy & space

Hardback

Where did humanity get the idea that outer space is a frontier waiting to be explored? Destined for the Stars considers the... [more]

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Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future

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Space Exploration: Past, Present, Future

Carolyn Collins Petersen

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Space science; Popular astronomy & space

Paperback

New paperback edition - This detailed examination of our steps into space is viewed from our potential future there - on Mars... [more]

$29.95

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