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A History of the Mind and Mental Health in Classical Greek Medical Thought

by Chiara Thumiger

<p>The Hippocratic texts and other contemporary medical sources have often been overlooked in discussions of ancient psychology. They have been considered to be more mechanical and less detailed than poetic and philosophical representations, as ...

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A History of UNESCO

Global Actions and Impacts

by Poul Duedahl

<p>The mission UNESCO, as defined just after the end of World War II, is to build 'the defenses of peace in the minds of men'. In this book, historians trace the routes of selected UNESCO mental engineering initiatives from its headquarters in ...

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A Lab of One's Own

Science and Suffrage in the First World War

by Patricia Fara

<p>Many extraordinary female scientists, doctors, and engineers tasted independence and responsibility for the first time during the First World War. How did this happen? Patricia Fara reveals how suffragists, such as Virginia Woolf's sister, ...

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A Lesson for the Future of Our Science

My Testimony on Lord Patrick M S Blackett

by Antonino Zichichi

<p>This unique volume contains a tribute to Lord Patrick M S Blackett through the testimony of Professor Antonino Zichichi, who was one of Blackett's pupils in the experiment at the Sphinx Observatory, Europe's highest lab (3580 meters a.s.l.), ...

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A Mathematician's Journeys

Otto Neugebauer and Modern Transformations of Ancient Science

by Alexander Jones, Christine Proust & John M. Steele

<p>This book explores facets of Otto Neugebauer's career, his impact on the history and practice of mathematics, and the ways in which his legacy has been preserved or transformed in recent decades, looking ahead to the directions in which the ...

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A Modern History of the Stomach

Gastric Illness, Medicine and British Society, 1800–1950

by Ian Miller

<p>This is the first exploration of the relationship between the abdomen and British society between 1800 and 1950. Miller demonstrates how the framework of ideas established in medicine related to gastric illness often reflected wider social ...

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A Nobel Affair

The Correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess

by Erika Rummel

<p>Alfred Nobel made his name as an inventor and successful entrepreneur and left a legacy as a philanthropist and promoter of learning and social progress.</p> <p>The correspondence between Nobel and his Viennese mistress, Sofie Hess, shines a

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A Prehistory of Polymer Science

by Gary Patterson Carnegie Mellon University

<p>Polymer science is now an active and thriving community of scientists, engineers and technologists, but there was a time, not so long ago, when there was no such community. The prehistory of polymer science helps to provide key insights into ...

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A Richer Picture of Mathematics

The Göttingen Tradition and Beyond

by David E. Rowe

<p>Historian David E. Rowe captures the rich tapestry of mathematical creativity in this collection of essays from the “Years Ago” column of The Mathematical Intelligencer. With topics ranging from ancient Greek mathematics to modern ...

ISBN: 9783319678191

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A Rum Affair

A True Story of Botanical Fraud

by Karl Sabbagh

<p>‘An exciting scientific detective story' – Times Literary Supplement<br /> ‘A breezy ride . . . informative and amusing' – Washington Post Book World</p> <p>In the 1940s, the eminent British botanist John Heslop Harrison proposed a ...

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A Scientific Peak

How Boulder Became a World Center for Space and Atmospheric Science

by Joseph P. Bassi

<p>Scroll through a list of the latest incredible scientific discoveries and you might find an unexpected commonality—Boulder, Colorado. Once a Wild West city tucked where the Rocky Mountains meet the Great Plains, it is now home to some of the ...

ISBN: 9781940033891

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A Short History of Circuits and Systems

From Green, Mobile, Pervasive Networking to Big Data Computing

by Franco Maloberti & Anthony C. Davies

<p>After an overview of major scientific discoveries of the 18th and 19th centuries, which created electrical science as we know and understand it and led to its useful applications in energy conversion, transmission, manufacturing industry and ...

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A Short History of Scientific Instruction

by Joseph N. Lockyer

<p>&quot;It is perhaps the more necessary to insist upon stern necessity as being the origin of learning, because it is so difficult for us now to put ourselves in the place of those early representatives of our race that had to face the ...

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A Short History of the British Industrial Revolution

by Emma Griffin

<p>The industrial revolution stands out as a key event not simply in British history, but in world history, ushering in as it did a new era of sustained economic prosperity. But what exactly was the 'industrial revolution'? And why did it occur ...

ISBN: 9781352003116

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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts

Volume III: Electricity, Magnetism and Light

by Kerry Kuehn

<p>This book provides a chronological introduction to the electromagnetic theory of light, using selected extracts from classic texts such as Gilbert’s <em>De Magnete,</em> Franklin’s <em>Experiments and Observations on Electricity</em>, and ...

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A Student's Guide Through the Great Physics Texts

Volume II: Space, Time and Motion

by Kerry Kuehn

<p>This book provides a chronological introduction to the science of motion and rest based on the reading and analysis of significant portions of Galileo’s <em>Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences</em>, Pascal’s <em>Treatise on the Equilibrium ...

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A Student's Guide to Einstein's Major Papers

by Robert E Kennedy

<p>Our understanding of the physical universe underwent a revolution in the early twentieth century - evolving from the classical physics of Newton, Galileo, and Maxwell to the modern physics of relativity and quantum mechanics. The dominant ...

ISBN: 9780191627484

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A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science

by Eric Scerri

<p>In his latest book, Eric Scerri presents a completely original account of the nature of scientific progress. It consists of a holistic and unified approach in which science is seen as a living and evolving single organism. Instead of ...

ISBN: 9780190233013

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A Well-Ordered Thing

Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table, Revised Edition

by Professor Michael D. Gordin

<p>Dmitrii Mendeleev (1834–1907) is a name we recognize, but perhaps only as the creator of the periodic table of elements. Generally, little else has been known about him. <em>A Well-Ordered Thing</em> is an authoritative biography of Mendeleev

ISBN: 9780691184425

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A Woman's Disease

The history of cervical cancer

by Ilana Lowy

<p>Cervical cancer is an emotive disease with multiple connotations. It has stood for the horror of cancer, the curse of femininity, the hope of cutting-edge medical technologies and the promise of screening for malignant tumours. For a long ...

ISBN: 9780191634147

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