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History of science

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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; Advocate - Science

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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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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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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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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

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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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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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 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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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; Advocate - Science

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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

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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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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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How the World Works: The Periodic Table: From Hydrogen to Oganesson

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How the World Works: The Periodic Table: From Hydrogen to Oganesson

Anne Rooney

Reference works; Mathematics & Sciences; Science: general issues; History of science; Chemistry

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Everything in the universe is made of chemical elements, including you. In 1869, Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev produced... [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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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

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

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Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World

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Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World

Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science

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The moving stories of ten remarkable women who transformed science, and changed the world. [more]

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Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society

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Seeing Further: The Story of Science and the Royal Society

Bill Bryson

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science

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Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, Richard Holmes, Martin Rees,... [more]

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Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes

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Gravity's Century: From Einstein's Eclipse to Images of Black Holes

Ron Cowen

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Astronomy, space & time; Gravity; Relativity physics; Astrophysics

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Ron Cowen offers a sweeping account of the century of experimentation that has consistently confirmed Einstein's general theory... [more]

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Life and Legend of James Watt: Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine

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Life and Legend of James Watt: Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the...

David Miller

Biography: science, technology & engineering; British & Irish history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; History of engineering & technology; Inventions & inventors

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Offers a deeper understanding of the work and character of the great eighteenth-century engineer. Stripping away layers of... [more]

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Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

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Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

History; European history; Social & cultural history; Magic, alchemy & hermetic thought; History of science

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What distinguished true alchemist from fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of common men who made a living... [more]

$68.00

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How to Be Human: The Manual

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How to Be Human: The Manual

Ruby Wax

Social & cultural anthropology; Psychology; History of science; Evolution; Coping with stress; Popular psychology

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With a little help from a monk, and a neuroscientist, Ruby Wax answers every question you've ever had about- evolution, thoughts,... [more]

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Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

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Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life...

Brenda Maddox

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Geology & the lithosphere; Rocks, minerals & fossils

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A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 <br /><br /> A rich and exuberant... [more]

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North Pole: Nature and Culture

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North Pole: Nature and Culture

Michael Bravo

History of other lands; Ancient history: to c 500 CE; Social & cultural history; Ancient religions & mythologies; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

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Tracing poles and polarity back to their sacred ancient civilizations, this book explores how the idea of a North Pole has... [more]

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The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science and Authority

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The Workshop and the World: What Ten Thinkers Can Teach Us About Science...

Robert P. Crease

Mathematics & Sciences; History of science

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A fascinating look at key thinkers throughout history who have shaped public perception of science and the role of authority.... [more]

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Forgotten Science: Strange Ideas from the Scrapheap of History

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Forgotten Science: Strange Ideas from the Scrapheap of History

S. D. Tucker

General & world history; Mathematics & Sciences; History of science; Popular science

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Was Jesus a giant electron? How much does a mouse's soul weigh? Can women mate with monkeys? As mad as these questions may... [more]

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