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Explorations in the History of Machines and Mechanisms

Proceedings of the Fifth IFToMM Symposium on the History of Machines and Mechanisms

by Carlos López-Cajún & Marco Ceccarelli

<p>This volume includes contributions presented at the Fifth IFToMM Symposium on the History of Machines and Mechanisms, held at Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Santiago de Queretaro, QRO, Mexico, in June 2016.<br /> It contains work on ...

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Exploratory Experiments

Ampère, Faraday, and the Origins of Electrodynamics

by Friedrich Steinle

<p>The nineteenth century was a formative period for electromagnetism and electrodynamics. Hans Christian Ørsted’s groundbreaking discovery of the interaction between electricity and magnetism in 1820 inspired a wave of research, led to the ...

ISBN: 9780822981374

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Exploring Quantum Foundations with Single Photons

by Martin Ringbauer

<p>This thesis uses high-precision single-photon experiments to shed new light on the role of reality, causality, and uncertainty in quantum mechanics. It provides a comprehensive introduction to the current understanding of quantum foundations ...

ISBN: 9783319649887

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Exploring the Planets

A Memoir

by Fred Taylor

<p>The planets fascinate us, and naturally we care about our own Earth, and things like how well we can forecast the weather and whether climate is really changing. Exploring the Planets offers a personal account on how the space programme ...

ISBN: 9780191651366

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Extraordinary Beliefs

A Historical Approach to a Psychological Problem

by Peter Lamont

<p>Since the early nineteenth century, mesmerists, mediums and psychics have exhibited extraordinary phenomena. These have been demonstrated, reported and disputed by every modern generation. We continue to wonder why people believe in such ...

ISBN: 9781107301405

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Extremes

Life, Death and the Limits of the Human Body

by Kevin Fong

<p>In anaesthetist Dr Kevin Fong's television programmes he has often demonstrated the impact of extremes on the human body by using his own body as a 'guinea pig'. So Dr Fong is well placed to share his experience of the sheer audacity of ...

ISBN: 9781444737769

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Fabulous Science

Fact and Fiction in the History of Scientific Discovery

by John Waller

<p>The great biologist Louis Pasteur suppressed 'awkward' data because it didn't support the case he was making. John Snow, the 'first epidemiologist' was doing nothing others had not done before. Gregor Mendel, the supposed 'founder of ...

ISBN: 9780191578533

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Face/On

Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other

by Sharrona Pearl

<p>Are our identities attached to our faces? If so, what happens when the face connected to the self is gone forever—or replaced? In <em>Face/On</em>, Sharrona Pearl investigates the stakes for changing the face–and the changing stakes for the ...

ISBN: 9780226461533

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Fairies, Demons, and Nature Spirits

'Small Gods' at the Margins of Christendom

by Michael Ostling

<p>This book examines the fairies, demons, and nature spirits haunting the margins of Christendom from late-antique Egypt to early modern Scotland to contemporary Amazonia. Contributions from anthropologists, folklorists, historians and ...

ISBN: 9781137585202

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Faith 7

L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., and the Final Mercury Mission

by Colin Burgess

<p>This book celebrates the final spaceflight in the Mercury series, flown by NASA astronaut Gordon Cooper, who led an adventurous life in the cockpit of airplanes and spacecraft alike, and on his Mercury mission he became the last American ever

ISBN: 9783319305639

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Fame and Fortune

Sir John Hill and London Life in the 1750s

by Clare Brant & George Rousseau

<p>This multi-disciplinary essay collection explores the controversial life and achievements of Sir John Hill (1714–1775), a prolific contributor to Georgian England’s literature, medicine and science. By the time he died, he had been knighted ...

ISBN: 9781137580542

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Fascist Pigs

Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism

by Tiago Saraiva

<p><strong>How the breeding of new animals and plants was central to fascist regimes in Italy, Portugal, and Germany and to their imperial expansion.</strong></p> <p>In the fascist regimes of Mussolini's Italy, Salazar's Portugal, and Hitler's ...

ISBN: 9780262335713

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FastLane

Managing Science in the Internet World

by Thomas J. Misa & Jeffrey R. Yost

<p>Since 2000, the National Science Foundation has depended upon its pioneering <em>FastLane</em> e-government system to manage grant applications, peer reviews, and reporting. In this behind-the-scenes account Thomas J. Misa and Jeffrey R. Yost

ISBN: 9781421418698

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Faxed

The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine

by Jonathan Coopersmith

<p><em>Faxed</em> is the first history of the facsimile machine—the most famous recent example of a tool made obsolete by relentless technological innovation. Jonathan Coopersmith recounts the multigenerational, multinational history of the ...

ISBN: 9781421415925

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Feeding France

New Sciences of Food, 1760–1815

by E. C. Spary

<p>Feeding France is the first comprehensive study of the French food industry in the decades surrounding the French Revolution of 1789. Though the history of gastronomy and the restaurant have been explored by scholars, few are aware that ...

ISBN: 9781139949200

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Feral Animals in the American South

An Evolutionary History

by Abraham H. Gibson

<p>The relationship between humans and domestic animals has changed in dramatic ways over the ages, and those transitions have had profound consequences for all parties involved. As societies evolve, the selective pressures that shape domestic ...

ISBN: 9781316789599

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Fiber, Medicine, and Culture in the British Enlightenment

by Hisao Ishizuka

<p><strong>This book provides a full account of the concept of fiber and fiber theory in eighteenth-century British medicine. It explores the pivotal role fiber played as a defining, underlying concept in anatomy, physiology, pathology, ...

ISBN: 9781349932689

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Figuring the Population Bomb

Gender and Demography in the Mid-Twentieth Century

by Carole R. McCann

<p>Figuring the Population Bomb traces the genealogy of twentieth-century demographic ?facts? that created a mathematical panic about a looming population explosion. This narrative was popularized in the 1970s in Paul Ehrlich?s best-selling book

ISBN: 9780295999111

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Fire in the Sky

Cosmic Collisions, Killer Asteroids, and the Race to Defend Earth

by Gordon L. Dillow

<p><strong>Combining history, pop science, and in-depth reporting, a fascinating account of asteroids that hit Earth long ago, and those streaming toward us now, as well as how we are preparing against asteroid-caused ...

ISBN: 9781501187766

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First Flight

by Sherwood Harris

Here, from historian Sherwood Harris, is the vivid story of how two shy, conservative brothers from Dayton, Ohio, Orville and Wilbur Wright, became the first people in the world to achieve powered flight. On December 17, they made four flights -

ISBN: 9781640190368

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