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Encyclopaedia of Historical Metrology, Weights, and Measures

Volume 1

by Jan Gyllenbok

<p>This first of three volumes starts with a short introduction to historical metrology as a scientific discipline and goes on with an anthology of acient and modern measurement systems of all kind, scientific measures, units of time, weights, ...

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Encyclopedia of the History of Astronomy and Astrophysics

by David Leverington

<p>This comprehensive Encyclopedia covers the full history of astronomy from its ancient origins in Africa, South America, the Middle East and China to the latest developments in astrophysics and space-based research. The initial articles, which

ISBN: 9781139904094

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Energy, the Subtle Concept

The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

by Jennifer Coopersmith

<p>Energy is at the heart of physics and of huge importance to society and yet no book exists specifically to explain it, and in simple terms. In tracking the history of energy, this book is filled with the thrill of the chase, the mystery of ...

ISBN: 9780191057519

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Engineer of Revolutionary Russia

Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876–1952) and the Railways

by Anthony Heywood

<p>This book is the first substantial study in any language of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). Not only does it provide an outline of his remarkable life ...

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Engineering Rules

Global Standard Setting since 1880

by JoAnne Yates & Craig N. Murphy

<p>Private, voluntary standards shape almost everything we use, from screw threads to shipping containers to e-readers. They have been critical to every major change in the world economy for more than a century, including the rise of global ...

ISBN: 9781421428901

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Engineering the Environment

Phytotrons and the Quest for Climate Control in the Cold War

by David P. D. Munns

<p>This is the first history of phytotrons, huge climate-controlled laboratories that enabled plant scientists to experiment on the environmental causes of growth and development of living organisms. Made possible by computers and other modern ...

ISBN: 9780822982760

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Engineering Victory

How Technology Won the Civil War

by Thomas F. Army Jr.

<p><em>Engineering Victory</em> brings a fresh approach to the question of why the North prevailed in the Civil War. Historian Thomas F. Army, Jr., identifies strength in engineering—not superior military strategy or industrial advantage—as the ...

ISBN: 9781421419381

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Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868–1964

by Takashi Nishiyama

<p>Naval, aeronautic, and mechanical engineers played a powerful part in the military buildup of Japan in the early and mid-twentieth century. They belonged to a militaristic regime and embraced the importance of their role in it. Takashi ...

ISBN: 9781421412672

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English Fiction and the Evolution of Language, 1850–1914

by Will Abberley

<p>Victorian science changed language from a tool into a natural phenomenon, evolving independently of its speakers. Will Abberley explores how science and fiction interacted in imagining different stories of language evolution. Popular ...

ISBN: 9781316290262

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Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry: The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934

by Dr Peter Reed, Dr Ernst Hamm & Dr Robert M Brain

<p>The Muspratt family form a fascinating dynasty in the history of British commerce and manufacturing. Associated principally with the development of the chemical industry in Liverpool - James Muspratt (1793-1884) was the first person to make ...

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Environmental Histories of the First World War

by Richard P. Tucker, Tait Keller, J. R. McNeill & others

<p>This anthology surveys the ecological impacts of the First World War. Editors Richard P. Tucker, Tait Keller, J. R. McNeill, and Martin Schmidt bring together a list of experienced authors who explore the global interactions of states, ...

ISBN: 9781108625555

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Environmental Laboratory Exercises for Instrumental Analysis and Environmental Chemistry

by Frank M. Dunnivant

In the early days of environmental monitoring, chemists trained in the isolated walls of a laboratory before moving to the 'real world" of sediment, soil, and industrial waste samples. Today chemists are a little better prepared, but many still ...

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Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity

by Catherine Wilson

<p>This landmark study examines the role played by the rediscovery of the writings of the ancient atomists, Epicurus and Lucretius, in the articulation of the major philosophical systems of the seventeenth century, and, more broadly, their ...

ISBN: 9780191608155

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Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam

by J.L. Berggren

<p>This book presents an account of selected topics from key mathematical works of medieval Islam, based on the Arabic texts themselves. Many of these works had a great influence on mathematics in Western Europe. Topics covered in the first ...

ISBN: 9781493937806

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Epistemic Virtues in the Sciences and the Humanities

by Jeroen van Dongen & Herman Paul

<p>This book explores how physicists, astronomers, chemists, and historians in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries employed ‘epistemic virtues’ such as accuracy, objectivity, and intellectual courage. In doing so, it takes the ...

ISBN: 9783319488936

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Erich Fromm

Shaper of the Human Condition

by Annette Thomson

<p>The twentieth century was defined by far-reaching social changes, and this fresh insight into the life and works of Erich Fromm offers a compelling overview of his observations. Fromm's views on personal relationships, therapy, and his ...

ISBN: 9781137019226

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Erik H. Erikson

Explorer of Identity and the Life Cycle

by Richard Stevens

<p>Erik Erikson has been described as 'probably the most significant post-Freudian thinker' with a 'unique and profound vision'. Al Gore was his student, Bill Clinton a great admirer. Getting to grips with his complex ideas however is no easy ...

ISBN: 9781137066060

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Ernst Mach — A Deeper Look

Documents and New Perspectives

by J.T. Blackmore

<p><em>Ernst Mach -- A Deeper Look</em> has been written to reveal to English-speaking readers the recent revival of interest in Ernst Mach in Europe and Japan. The book is a storehouse of new information on Mach as a philosopher, historian, ...

ISBN: 9789401127714

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Erwin Schrödinger's Color Theory

Translated with Modern Commentary

by Keith K. Niall

<p>This book presents the most complete translation to date of Erwin Schrödinger’s work on colorimetry. In his work Schrödinger proposed a projective geometry of color space, rather than a Euclidean line-element. He also proposed new (at the ...

ISBN: 9783319646213

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Essays on the History of Mechanics

In Memory of Clifford Ambrose Truesdell and Edoardo Benvenuto

by Antonio Becchi, Massimo Corradi, Federico Foce & others

<p>The history of mechanics, and more particularly, the history of mechanics applied to constructions, constitutes a field of research that is relatively recent. This volume, together with the recent publication &quot;Towards a History of ...

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