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A Final Story

Science, Myth, and Beginnings

by Nasser Zakariya

<p>Popular science readers embrace epics—the sweeping stories that claim to tell the history of all the universe, from the cosmological to the biological to the social. And the appeal is understandable: in writing these works, authors such as E.

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A Fortunate Universe

Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos

by Geraint F. Lewis & Luke A. Barnes

<p>Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it - and life as we can imagine it - would be impossible. Join us on a journey through

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A History of “Relevance” in Psychology

by Wahbie Long

<p>This book represents the first attempt to historicise and theorise appeals for ‘relevance’ in psychology. It argues that the persistence of questions about the ‘relevance’ of psychology derives from the discipline’s terminal inability to ...

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A History of Beer and Brewing

by Hornsey, Ian S

The book is aimed at a wide readership, particularly beer enthusiasts, but it will also be a good source for the serious scholar. ...

ISBN: 9781847550026

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A History of Disease in Ancient Times

More Lethal than War

by Philip Norrie

<p>This book shows how bubonic plague and smallpox helped end the Hittite Empire, the Bronze Age in the Near East and later the Carthaginian Empire. The book will examine all the possible infectious diseases present in ancient times and show ...

ISBN: 9783319289373

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A History of Folding in Mathematics

Mathematizing the Margins

by Michael Friedman

<p>While it is well known that the Delian problems are impossible to solve with a straightedge and compass – for example, it is impossible to construct a segment whose length is cube root of 2 with these instruments – the discovery of the ...

ISBN: 9783319724874

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A History of Optical Telescopes in Astronomy

by Wilson Wall

<p>This book is uniquely about the relationship between the optical telescope and astronomy as they developed together. It covers the time between the telescope's pivotal invention in the 1600's up to the modern era of space-based telescopes. ...

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A History of Optics from Greek Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century

by Olivier Darrigol

<p>This book is a long-term history of optics, from early Greek theories of vision to the nineteenth-century victory of the wave theory of light. It shows how light gradually became the central entity of a domain of physics that no longer ...

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A History of Personality Psychology

Theory, Science, and Research from Hellenism to the Twenty-First Century

by Frank Dumont

<p>In this book Frank Dumont presents personality psychology with a fresh description of its current status as well as its prospects. Play, sex, cuisine, creativity, altruism, pets, grieving rituals, and other oft-neglected topics broaden the ...

ISBN: 9780511739293

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A History of Prostate Cancer

Cancer, Men and Medicine

by Helen Valier

<p>This book offers a comprehensive and inclusive insight into the history of prostate cancer and its sufferers. Until recently, little practical help could be offered for men afflicted with the devastating diseases of the genitourinary organs. ...

ISBN: 9781137565952

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A History of Psycholinguistics

The Pre-Chomskyan Era

by Willem Levelt

<p>How do we manage to speak and understand language? How do children acquire these skills and how does the brain support them?These psycholinguistic issues have been studied for more than two centuries. Though many Psycholinguists tend to ...

ISBN: 9780191627217

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A History of Pythagoreanism

by Carl A. Huffman

<p>This is a comprehensive, authoritative and innovative account of Pythagoras and Pythagoreanism, one of the most enigmatic and influential philosophies in the West. In twenty-one chapters covering a timespan from the sixth century BC to the ...

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A History of Sailing in 100 Objects

by Barry Pickthall

<p>Did you ever wonder which civilisation first took to water in small craft? Who worked out how to measure distance or plot a course at sea? Or why the humble lemon rose to such prominence in the diets of sailors?</p> <p>Taking one hundred ...

ISBN: 9781472918864

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A History of Science in Society

From Philosophy to Utility, Third Edition

by Lesley Cormack & Andrew Ede

<p><em>A History of Science in Society</em> is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of

ISBN: 9781442635012

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A History of Science in Society, Volume I

From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution, Third Edition

by Andrew Ede & Lesley B. Cormack

<p><em>A History of Science in Society</em> is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of

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A History of Science in Society, Volume II

From the Scientific Revolution to the Present, Third Edition

by Andrew Ede & Lesley B. Cormack

<p><em>A History of Science in Society</em> is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of

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A History of Science in World Cultures

Voices of Knowledge

by Scott L. Montgomery & Alok Kumar

<p>To understand modern science, it is essential to recognize that many of the most fundamental scientific principles are drawn from the knowledge of ancient civilizations. Taking a global yet comprehensive approach to this complex topic, <em>A ...

ISBN: 9781317439059

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A History of Technoscience

Erasing the Boundaries between Science and Technology

by David F. Channell

<p>Are science and technology independent of one another? Is technology dependent upon science, and if so, how is it dependent? Is science dependent upon technology, and if so how is it dependent? Or, are science and technology becoming so ...

ISBN: 9781351977401

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A History of the Electron

J. J. and G. P. Thomson

by Jaume Navarro

<p>Two landmarks in the history of physics are the discovery of the particulate nature of cathode rays (the electron) by J. J. Thomson in 1897 and the experimental demonstration by his son G. P. Thomson in 1927 that the electron exhibits the ...

ISBN: 9781139579346

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A History of the Future

Prophets of Progress from H. G. Wells to Isaac Asimov

by Peter J. Bowler

<p>In this wide-ranging survey, Peter J. Bowler explores the phenomenon of futurology: predictions about the future development and impact of science and technology on society and culture in the twentieth century. Utilising science fiction, ...

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