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First Light

A History of Creation Myths from Gilgamesh to the God Particle

by Dr. G.R. Evans

<p>Did the universe start with a bang, or has it existed always? Was there a supernatural being behind it all, or just mindless forces? The beginning of things has forever tested the limits of curiosity, and such questions have both challenged ...

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Fish Sticks, Sports Bras, and Aluminum Cans

The Politics of Everyday Technologies

by Paul R. Josephson

<p>Who would have guessed that the first sports bra was made out of two jockstraps sewn together or that it succeeded because of federal anti-discrimination laws? What do simple decisions about where to build a road or whether to buy into the ...

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FitzRoy

by John Gribbin & Mary Gribbin

<p>The Remarkable Story of Darwin&apos;s Captain and the Invention of the Weather Forecast</p><p>The name of Robert FitzRoy, captain of the Beagle, is forever linked with that of his most famous passenger, Charles Darwin. This exceptionally ...

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Flood Country

An Environmental History of the Murray-Darling Basin

by Emily O'Gorman

Floods in the Murray-Darling Basin are crucial sources of water for people, animals and plants in this often dry region of inland eastern Australia. Even so, floods have often been experienced as natural disasters, which have led to major ...

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Flora Unveiled

The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants

by Lincoln Taiz & Lee Taiz

<p>Sex in animals has been known for at least ten thousand years, and this knowledge was put to good use during animal domestication in the Neolithic period. In stark contrast, sex in plants wasn't discovered until the late 17th century, long ...

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Following Burke and Wills Across Australia

A Touring Guide

by Dave Phoenix

Every Australian has heard of Burke and Wills but few have travelled in their footsteps. In 2008, historian Dave Phoenix decided to walk across Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, following the track taken by the ill-fated Burke

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Foot Steps of the Ancient Great Glacier of North America

A Long Lost Document of a Revolution in 19th Century Geological Theory

by Kirk Allen Maasch & Harold W. Borns, Jr.

<p>John K. DeLaski, M.D. practiced medicine in the Penobscot Bay region of Maine and, in addition, was a naturalist with keen powers of observation. His study of the landscape led to the conclusion that a thick glacier had overtopped the highest

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For Better or For Worse? Collaborative Couples in the Sciences

by Annette Lykknes, Donald L. Opitz & Brigitte Van Tiggelen

<p>In this volume, a distinguished set of international scholars examine the nature of collaboration between life partners in the sciences, with particular attention to the ways in which personal and professional dynamics can foster or inhibit ...

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Forensic Psychology in Germany

Witnessing Crime, 1880-1939

by Heather Wolffram

<p>This book examines the emergence and early development of forensic psychology in Germany from the late nineteenth century until the outbreak of the Second World War, highlighting the field’s interdisciplinary beginnings and contested ...

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Foresight

by Lawrence W. Sherman & David Allan Feller

<p>How do attempts to foresee the future actually change it? For thousands of years, humans have called upon foresight to shape their own actions in order to adapt and survive; as Charles Darwin revealed in his theory of natural selection, the ...

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Form and Function in Developmental Evolution

by Manfred D. Laubichler & Jane Maienschein

<p>This book represents an effort to understand very old questions about biological form, function, and the relationships between them. The essays collected here reflect the diversity of approaches in evolutionary developmental biology (Evo ...

ISBN: 9780511738029

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Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

An Exploration of the Physical Meaning of Quantum Theory

by Travis Norsen

<p>Authored by an acclaimed teacher of quantum physics and philosophy, this textbook pays special attention to the aspects that many courses sweep under the carpet. Traditional courses in quantum mechanics teach students how to use the quantum ...

ISBN: 9783319658674

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Four Pillars of Radio Astronomy: Mills, Christiansen, Wild, Bracewell

by R.H. Frater, W.M. Goss & H.W. Wendt

<p>This is the story of Bernie Mills, Chris Christiansen, Paul Wild and Ron Bracewell, members of a team of radio astronomers that would lead Australia, and the world, into this new field of research. Each of the four is remembered for his ...

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Francis Bacon: The New Organon

by Francis Bacon

<p>When the New Organon appeared in 1620, part of a six-part programme of scientific inquiry entitled 'The Great Renewal of Learning', Francis Bacon was at the high point of his political career, and his ambitious work was groundbreaking in its ...

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François Arago

A 19th Century French Humanist and Pioneer in Astrophysics

by James Lequeux

<p>François Arago, the first to show in 1810 that the surface of the Sun and stars is made of incandescent gas and not solid or liquid, was a prominent physicist of the 19th century. He used his considerable influence to help Fresnel, Ampere and

ISBN: 9783319207230

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Frederick Sanger

Two-Time Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

by Joe S. Jeffers

<p>In this Brief, Joe Jeffers uncovers the life and works of two-time Nobel Laureate Frederick Sanger. Following Sanger’s early life to retirement, Jeffers describes how this celebrated British biochemist became the first person to determine the

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Freedom 7

The Historic Flight of Alan B. Shepard, Jr.

by Colin Burgess

<p>Inevitably, there are times in a nation’s history when its hopes, fears and con?dence in its own destiny appear to hinge on the fate of a single person. One of these pivotal moments occurred on the early morning of May 5, 1961, when a ...

ISBN: 9783319011561

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Freedom's Laboratory

The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science

by Audra J. Wolfe

<p>Scientists like to proclaim that science knows no borders. Scientific researchers follow the evidence where it leads, their conclusions free of prejudice or ideology. But is that really the case? In <em>Freedom’s Laboratory</em>, Audra J. ...

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Freud on Interpretation

The Ancient Magical Egyptian and Jewish Traditions

by Robert W Rieber

<p>This book presents new insights into Freud’s famous “discovery” of the unconscious and the subsequent development of psychoanalytic theories. The authors explore the original context in which these ideas arose and the central debate about ...

ISBN: 9781461406372

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Friendship 7

The Epic Orbital Flight of John H. Glenn, Jr.

by Colin Burgess

<p>In this spellbinding account of an historic but troubled orbital mission, noted space historian Colin Burgess takes us back to an electrifying time in American history, when intrepid pioneers were launched atop notoriously unreliable rockets ...

ISBN: 9783319156545

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