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From 0 to Infinity in 26 Centuries

by Chris Waring

<DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><P>Like it or not, maths is a part of everyday life. Whether we learned only basic&#160;arithmetic, or went on to study calculus and beyond, we need it, and use it,constantly. But only very rarely were we taught its back ...

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From a Photograph

Authenticity, Science and the Periodical Press, 1870-1890

by Geoffrey Belknap

<p>Throughout its early history, photography's authenticity was contested and challenged: how true a representation of reality can a photograph provide? Does the reproduction of a photograph affect its value as authentic or not? <em>From a ...

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From Aristotle to Schrödinger

The Curiosity of Physics

by Antonis Modinos

<p><em>From Aristotle to Schrödinger: The Curiosity of Physics</em> offers a novel introduction to the topics commonly encountered in the first two years of an undergraduate physics course, including classical mechanics, thermodynamics and ...

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From Current Algebra to Quantum Chromodynamics

A Case for Structural Realism

by Tian Yu Cao

<p>The advent of quantum chromodynamics (QCD) in the early 1970s was one of the most important events in twentieth-century science. This book examines the conceptual steps that were crucial to the rise of QCD, placing them in historical context ...

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From Dust to Life

The Origin and Evolution of Our Solar System

by John Chambers & Jacqueline Mitton

<p>The birth and evolution of our solar system is a tantalizing mystery that may one day provide answers to the question of human origins. <em>From Dust to Life</em> tells the remarkable story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar ...

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From Hysteria to Hormones

A Rhetorical History

by Amy Koerber

<p>In <em>From Hysteria to Hormones</em>, Amy Koerber examines the rhetorical activity that preceded the early twentieth-century emergence of the word <em>hormone</em> and the impact of this word on expert understandings of women’s ...

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From Madman to Crime Fighter

The Scientist in Western Culture

by Roslynn D. Haynes

<p>They were mad, of course. Or evil. Or godless, amoral, arrogant, impersonal, and inhuman. At best, they were well intentioned but blind to the dangers of forces they barely controlled. They were Faust and Frankenstein, Jekyll and Moreau, ...

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From Matter to Life

Information and Causality

by Sara Imari Walker, Paul C. W. Davies & George F. R. Ellis

<p>Recent advances suggest that the concept of information might hold the key to unravelling the mystery of life's nature and origin. Fresh insights from a broad and authoritative range of articulate and respected experts focus on the transition

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From Melancholia to Prozac

A history of depression

by Clark Lawlor

<p>Depression is an experience known to millions. But arguments rage on aspects of its definition and its impact on societies present and past: do drugs work, or are they merely placebos? Is the depression we have today merely a construct of the

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From Methodology to Methods in Human Psychology

by Jaan Valsiner

<p>This Brief aims to provide a theoretically innovative introduction to the methodology of the human sciences. It presents a new version of methodology, as a system of mutually linked acts of creating knowledge where both abstract and concrete ...

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From Playgrounds to PlayStation

The Interaction of Technology and Play

by Carroll Pursell

<p>In this romp through the changing landscape of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American toys, games, hobbies, and amusements, senior historian of technology Carroll Pursell poses a simple but interesting question: What can we learn by ...

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From the Molecular World

A Nineteenth-Century Science Fantasy

by Alan J. Rocke

<p>Hermann Kopp (1817–1892) is best remembered today as a historian of chemistry, but during his lifetime he was one of the most eminent chemists of his day, and one of the earliest pioneers of physical chemistry.  Late in his career he wrote an

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From the PS to the LHC - 50 Years of Nobel Memories in High-Energy Physics

by Luis Alvarez-Gaumé, Michelangelo Mangano & Emmanuel Tsesmelis

<p>This collection of lectures and essays by eminent researchers in the field, many of them nobel laureates, is an outgrow of a special event held at CERN in late 2009, coinciding with the start of LHC operations. Careful transcriptions of the ...

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From Transuranic to Superheavy Elements

A Story of Dispute and Creation

by Helge Kragh

<p>The story of superheavy elements  - those at the very end of the periodic table  - is not well known outside the community of heavy-ion physicists and nuclear chemists. But it is a most interesting story which deserves to be known also to ...

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Further Adventures of the Celestial Sleuth

Using Astronomy to Solve More Mysteries in Art, History, and Literature

by Donald W. Olson

<p>From the author of &quot;Celestial Sleuth&quot; (2014), yet more mysteries in art, history, and literature are solved by calculating phases of the Moon, determining the positions of the planets and stars, and identifying celestial objects in ...

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Future Remains

A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene

by Gregg Mitman, Marco Armiero & Robert Emmett

<p>What can a pesticide pump, a jar full of sand, or an old calico print tell us about the Anthropocene—the age of humans? Just as paleontologists look to fossil remains to infer past conditions of life on earth, so might past and present-day ...

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Future-Minded

The Psychology of Agency and Control

by Magda Osman

<p>What drives us to make decisions?</p> <p><em>Future-Minded</em> explores the psychological processes of agency and control. If you've ever wondered why we think of coincidences as matters of fate rather than the result of the laws of ...

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G.W. Leibniz, Interrelations between Mathematics and Philosophy

by Philip Beeley, David Rabouin & Norma B. Goethe

<p>Up to now there have been scarcely any publications on Leibniz dedicated to investigating the interrelations between philosophy and mathematics in his thought. In part this is due to the previously restricted textual basis of editions such as

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Galaxies: A Very Short Introduction

by John Gribbin

<p>Galaxies are the building blocks of the Universe: standing like islands in space, each is made up of many hundreds of millions of stars in which the chemical elements are made, around which planets form, and where on at least one of those ...

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Galen and the World of Knowledge

by Christopher Gill, Tim Whitmarsh & John Wilkins

<p>Galen is the most important medical writer in Graeco-Roman antiquity, and also extremely valuable for understanding Graeco-Roman thought and society in the second century AD. This volume of essays locates him firmly in the intellectual life ...

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