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Ether and Modernity

The recalcitrance of an epistemic object in the early twentieth century

by Jaume Navarro

<p>Ether and Modernity offers a snapshot of the status of an epistemic object, the &quot;ether&quot; (or &quot;aether&quot;), in the early twentieth century. The contributed papers show that the ether was often regarded as one of the objects of ...

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Ethical Ripples of Creativity and Innovation

by Seana Moran

<p>If we are going to promote creativity as an ideal to strive toward, shouldn't we make sure we also instil ethical anticipation so our creative contributions produce a better world rather than chaos and waste? Creativity drives cultural ...

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Ethos, Bioethics, and Sexual Ethics in Work and Reception of the Anatomist Niels Stensen (1638-1686)

Circulation of Love

by Frank Sobiech

<p>This book offers a unique and comprehensive outline of the ethos, the bioethics and the sexual ethics of the renowned anatomist and founder of modern geology, Niels Stensen (1638-1686). It tells the story of a student who is forced to defend ...

ISBN: 9783319329123

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Ettore Majorana

Unveiled Genius and Endless Mysteries

by Salvatore Esposito

<p>This biography sheds new light on the life and work of physicist Ettore Majorana (including unpublished contributions), as well as on his mysterious disappearance in March 1938. Majorana is held by many, including Nobel Laureate, Enrico ...

ISBN: 9783319543192

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Eugenics at the Edges of Empire

New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa

by Diane B. Paul, John Stenhouse & Hamish G. Spencer

<p>This volume explores the history of eugenics in four Dominions of the British Empire: New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and South Africa. These self-governing colonies reshaped ideas absorbed from the metropole in accord with local conditions ...

ISBN: 9783319646862

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Eureka! (Icon Science)

The Birth of Science

by Andrew Gregory

<p>Medicine, anatomy, astronomy, mathematics and cosmology, science began with the Greeks, and Plato, Aristotle, Pythagoras, Archimedes and Hippocrates were amongst its stars. That man ever managed to develop a 'scientific' attitude to the ...

ISBN: 9781785781926

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Eurekas and Euphorias

The Oxford Book of Scientific Anecdotes

by Walter Gratzer

<p>The march of science has never proceeded smoothly. It has been marked through the years by episodes of drama and comedy, of failure as well as triumph, and by outrageous strokes of luck, deserved and undeserved, and sometimes by human ...

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Everyday Magic in Early Modern Europe

by Kathryn A. Edwards

<p>While pre-modern Europe is often seen as having an 'enchanted' or 'magical' worldview, the full implications of such labels remain inconsistently explored. Witchcraft, demonology, and debates over pious practices have provided the main ...

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Everyday Magic in Early Modern Europe

by Dr Kathryn A. Edwards

<p>While pre-modern Europe is often seen as having an 'enchanted' or 'magical' worldview, the full implications of such labels remain inconsistently explored. Witchcraft, demonology, and debates over pious practices have provided the main ...

ISBN: 9781472433527

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Evolution Made to Order

Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America

by Helen Anne Curry

<p>In the mid-twentieth century, American plant breeders, frustrated by their dependence on natural variation in creating new crops and flowers, eagerly sought technologies that could extend human control over nature. Their search led them to ...

ISBN: 9780226390116

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Evolving

The Human Effect and Why It Matters

by Daniel J. Fairbanks

<p>This persuasive, elegantly written book argues that understanding evolution has never mattered more in human history. The author uses evidence from archaeology, geography, anatomy, biochemistry, radiometric dating, cell biology, chromosomes, ...

ISBN: 9781616145668

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Evolving Nature of Objectivity in the History of Science and its Implications for Science Education

by Mansoor Niaz

<p>This book explores the evolving nature of objectivity in the history of science and its implications for science education. It is generally considered that objectivity, certainty, truth, universality, the scientific method and the ...

ISBN: 9783319677262

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Expeditions as Experiments

Practising Observation and Documentation

by Marianne Klemun & Ulrike Spring

<p>This collection focuses on different expeditions and their role in the process of knowledge acquisition from the eighteenth century onwards. It investigates various forms of scientific practice conducted during, after and before expeditions, ...

ISBN: 9781137581068

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Experimental Analysis of Development

by Bernhard Dürken

<p>This book, first published in English in 1932, serves as an introduction to experimental embryology. This title, while covering in-depth the field of investigation, presents the general issues surrounding this particular study rather than ...

ISBN: 9781317339496

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Experimental Life

Vitalism in Romantic Science and Literature

by Robert Mitchell

<p>If the objective of the Romantic movement was nothing less than to redefine the meaning of life itself, what role did experiments play in this movement? While earlier scholarship has established both the importance of science generally and ...

ISBN: 9781421410890

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Experimental Practice

Technoscience, Alterontologies, and More-Than-Social Movements

by Dimitris Papadopoulos

<p>In <em>Experimental Practice</em> Dimitris Papadopoulos explores the potential for building new forms of political and social movements through the reconfiguration of the material conditions of existence. Rather than targeting existing ...

ISBN: 9781478002321

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Experiments on the Thermodynamics of Information Processing

by Momcilo Gavrilov

<p>This thesis reveals how the feedback trap technique, developed to trap small objects for biophysical measurement, could be adapted for the quantitative study of the thermodynamic properties of small systems. The experiments in this thesis are

ISBN: 9783319636948

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Explaining Long-Term Trends in Health and Longevity

by Robert W. Fogel

<p>Explaining Long-Term Trends in Health and Longevity is a collection of essays by Nobel laureate Robert W. Fogel on the theory and measurement of ageing and health-related variables. Dr Fogel analyzes historic data on height, health, nutrition

ISBN: 9781107386822

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Explaining Photosynthesis

Models of Biochemical Mechanisms, 1840-1960

by Kärin Nickelsen

<p>Recounting the compelling story of a scientific discovery that took more than a century to complete, this trail-blazing monograph focuses on methodological issues and is the first to delve into this subject. This book charts how the ...

ISBN: 9789401795821

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Explanations

styles of explanation in science

by John Cornwell

<p>Our lives, states of health, relationships, behaviour, experiences of the natural world, and the technologies that shape our contemporary existence are subject to a superfluity of competing, multi-faceted and sometimes incompatible ...

ISBN: 9780191647437

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