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Dealing with Darwin

Place, Politics, and Rhetoric in Religious Engagements with Evolution

by David N. Livingstone

<p>Using place, politics, and rhetoric as analytical tools, historical geographer David N. Livingstone investigates how religious communities sharing a Scots Presbyterian heritage engaged with Darwin and Darwinism at the turn of the twentieth ...

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Dear Martin / Dear Marcello

Gardner and Truzzi on Skepticism

by Dana Richards

<p>In 1952, <strong>Martin Gardner</strong> wrote the book <strong>Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science</strong>, which has become a modern classic of the skeptical movement. He is best known as the Father of Recreational Mathematics, but ...

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Debating Darwin

by Robert J. Richards & Michael Ruse

<p>Charles Darwin is easily the most famous scientist of the modern age, and his theory of evolution is constantly referenced in many contexts by scientists and nonscientists alike. And yet, despite how frequently his ideas are evoked, there ...

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Deconstructing Cosmology

by Robert H. Sanders

<p>The advent of sensitive high-resolution observations of the cosmic microwave background radiation and their successful interpretation in terms of the standard cosmological model has led to great confidence in this model's reality. The ...

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Deinstitutionalisation and After

Post-War Psychiatry in the Western World

by Despo Kritsotaki, Vicky Long & Matthew Smith

<p>The book relates the history of post-war psychiatry, focusing on deinstitutionalisation, namely the shift from asylum to community in the second part of the twentieth century.</p> <p>After the Second World War, psychiatry and mental health ...

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Descartes-Agonistes

Physico-mathematics, Method & Corpuscular-Mechanism 1618-33

by John Schuster

<p>This book reconstructs key aspects of the early career of Descartes from 1618 to 1633; that is, up through the point of his composing his first system of natural philosophy, <em>Le Monde,</em> in 1629-33. It focuses upon the overlapping and ...

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Descartes’ Treatise on Man and its Reception

by Stephen Gaukroger & Delphine Antoine-Mahut

<p>This edited volume features 20 essays written by leading scholars that provide a detailed examination of <em>L’Homme</em> by René Descartes. It explores the way in which this work developed themes not just on questions such as the circulation

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Design, Technology and Communication in the British Empire, 1830–1914

by Annie Tindley & Andrew Wodehouse

<p>This book is an innovative, interdisciplinary study of the nature of design as a form of communication within and across Britain and its empire in the long nineteenth century. In this period, Britain had developed from the world’s first ...

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Determinism and Free Will

New Insights from Physics, Philosophy, and Theology

by Fabio Scardigli, Gerard 't Hooft, Emanuele Severino & others

<p>In this small book, theoretical physicist Gerard 't Hooft (Nobel prize 1999), philosopher Emanuele Severino (Lincei Academician), and theologian Piero Coda (Pontifical Lateran University) confront one another on a topic that lies at the roots

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DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton

Geology and Power in Early New York

by David I. Spanagel

<p>David I. Spanagel explores the origins of American geology and the culture that promoted it in nineteenth-century New York. Focusing on Amos Eaton, the educator and amateur scientist who founded the Rensselaer School, and DeWitt Clinton, the ...

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Diabetes: The Biography

by Robert Tattersall

<p>Diabetes is a disease with a fascinating history and one that has been growing dramatically with urbanization. According to the World Health Authority, it now affects 4.6% of adults over 20, reaching 30% in the over 35s in some populations. ...

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Direction of Time

by Sergio Albeverio & Philippe Blanchard

<p>This edited book presents the problems of time and direction from an interdisciplinary point of view, concentrating in particular on the following relations:</p> <p>• Time and physics<br /> • Time, philosophy and psychology<br /> • Time, ...

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Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500–1800

by Sara Scalenghe

<p>Physical, sensory, and mental impairments can influence an individual's status in society as much as the more familiar categories of gender, class, religion, race, and ethnicity. This was especially true of the early modern Arab Ottoman ...

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Discoveries and Inventions of the Twentieth Century

by Edward Cressey

<p>The book is written for those, young and old, who wish to have a non-technical account of the great scientific and material triumphs which man has achieved and is achieving in their own day; and it seemed desirable to give first place to ...

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Discovering the Desert

The Legacy of the Carnegie Desert Botanical Laboratory

by William G. McGinnies

<p>Now you can share the experiences of the first U.S. scientists who set about discovering the nature of North American deserts. &quot;This is a fascinating account of how these pioneer ecologists laid the foundations for our modern knowledge ...

ISBN: 9780816536788

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Discovery and Classification in Astronomy

Controversy and Consensus

by Steven J. Dick

<p>Astronomical discovery involves more than detecting something previously unseen. The reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet in 2006, and the controversy it generated, shows that discovery is a complex and ongoing process – one comprising

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Discrete or Continuous?

The Quest for Fundamental Length in Modern Physics

by Amit Hagar

<p>The idea of infinity plays a crucial role in our understanding of the universe, with the infinite spacetime continuum perhaps the best-known example - but is spacetime really continuous? Throughout the history of science, many have felt that ...

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Distinguished Figures in Descriptive Geometry and Its Applications for Mechanism Science

From the Middle Ages to the 17th Century

by Michela Cigola

<p>This book consists of chapters that focus specifically on single figures that worked on Descriptive Geometry and also in Mechanisms Sciences and contain biographical notes, a survey of their work and their achievements, together with a modern

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Distinguished Figures in Mechanism and Machine Science

Their Contributions and Legacies, Part 2

by Marco Ceccarelli

<p>This is the second volume of a series of edited books whose aim is to collect c- tributed papers within a framework that can serve as a collection of persons in MMS (Mechanism and Machine Science). This is a continuation of the first volume ...

ISBN: 9789048123469

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Do We Really Understand Quantum Mechanics?

by Franck Laloë

<p>Quantum mechanics is a very successful theory that has impacted on many areas of physics, from pure theory to applications. However, it is difficult to interpret, and philosophical contradictions and counterintuitive results are apparent at a

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