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Aaron Klug - A Long Way from Durban

A Biography

by Kenneth C. Holmes

<p>The atomic structures of macromolecules provide the key to understanding how life works. Aaron Klug led the way in the development of methods for solving such structures and is one of the pioneers of structural molecular biology. He was ...

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About Method

Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

by Jutta Schickore

<p>Scientists’ views on what makes an experiment successful have developed dramatically throughout history. Different criteria for proper experimentation were privileged at different times, entirely new criteria for securing experimental results

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Absolute Time

Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics

by Emily Thomas

<p>What is time? This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask. Traditionally, the answer was that time is a product of the human mind, or of the motion of celestial bodies. In the mid-seventeenth century, a new kind of answer ...

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AC/DC

The Savage Tale of the First Standards War

by Tom McNichol

<p><em>AC/DC</em> tells the little-known story of how Thomas Edison wrongly bet in the fierce war between supporters of alternating current and direct current. The savagery of this electrical battle can hardly be imagined today. The showdown ...

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Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the Average Men of Science, 1796-1874

by Donnelly, Kevin

Adolphe Quetelet was an influential scientist whose controversial work was condemned by John Stuart Mill and Charles Dickens. He was in contact with many Victorian elite, including Babbage, Herschel and Faraday. This is the first scholarly ...

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Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the Average Men of Science, 1796–1874

by Kevin Donnelly

Adolphe Quetelet was an influential scientist whose controversial work on social physics was praised by American reformers, but condemned by John Stuart Mill and Charles Dickens. His long and distinguished career brought him into contact with ...

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After 1851

The Material and Visual Cultures of the Crystal Palace at Sydenham

by Kate Nichols & Sarah Victoria Turner

<p>Echoing Joseph Paxton's question at the close of the Great Exhibition, 'What is to become of the Crystal Palace?', this interdisciplinary essay collection argues that there is considerable potential in studying this unique architectural and ...

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After the Flood

Imagining the Global Environment in Early Modern Europe

by Lydia Barnett

<p>Many centuries before the emergence of the scientific consensus on climate change, people began to imagine the existence of a global environment: a natural system capable of changing humans and of being changed by them. In <em>After the ...

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Age of System

Understanding the Development of Modern Social Science

by Hunter Heyck

<p>Before the Second World War, social scientists struggled to define and defend their disciplines. After the war, &quot;high modern&quot; social scientists harnessed new resources in a quest to create a unified understanding of human ...

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Aging Bones

A Short History of Osteoporosis

by Gerald N. Grob

<p>In the middle of the twentieth century, few physicians could have predicted that the modern diagnostic category of osteoporosis would emerge to include millions of Americans, predominantly older women. Before World War II, popular attitudes ...

ISBN: 9781421413198

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Ahmes’ Legacy

Puzzles and the Mathematical Mind

by Marcel Danesi

<p>This book looks at classic puzzles from the perspective of their structures and what they tell us about the brain. It uses the work on the neuroscience of mathematics from Dehaene, Butterworth, Lakoff, Núñez, and many others as a lens to ...

ISBN: 9783319932545

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Alan M. Turing

Centenary Edition

by Sara Turing & John Turing

<p>'In a short life he accomplished much, and to the roll of great names in the history of his particular studies added his own.' So is described one of the greatest figures of the twentieth century, yet Alan Turing's name was not widely ...

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Alan Turing's Electronic Brain

The Struggle to Build the ACE, the World's Fastest Computer

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<p>The mathematical genius Alan Turing, now well known for his crucial wartime role in breaking the ENIGMA code, was the first to conceive of the fundamental principle of the modern computer-the idea of controlling a computing machine's ...

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Albert Einstein

The Genius who Changed the Face of Physics

by 50MINUTES.COM

<b>Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Albert Einstein in next to no time with this concise guide</b>.<br><br>50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and career of Albert Einstein. Einstein’s ...

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Alchemy in Medieval and Tudor England

by Guthrie Stewart

<p>Alchemy – a subject of much speculation and a lot of confusion. Is it all about turning lead into gold, or is it more than that?</p><p>This book guides you through the arrival and growth of alchemy in England in the medieval and Tudor ...

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Aldous Huxley's Hands

His Quest for Perception and the Origin and Return of Psychedelic Science

by Allene Symons

<p>Psychedelics, neuroscience, and historical biography come together when a journalist finds a lost photograph of Aldous Huxley and uncovers a hidden side of the celebrated author of <em>Brave New World</em> and <em>The Doors of ...

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Alfred Russel Wallace

Letters from the Malay Archipelago

by John van Wyhe & Kees Rookmaaker

<p>This volume brings together the letters of the great Victorian naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913) during his famous travels of 1854-62 in the Malay Archipelago (now Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia). it was these travels which led

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Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1

by Alfred Russel Wallace

<p>This early work by Alfred Russel Wallace was originally published in 1916 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Alfred Russel Wallace: Letters and Reminiscences, Vol. 1.' is a collection of correspondence ...

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Alfred Wegener

Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift

by Mott T. Greene

<p>Alfred Wegener aimed to create a revolution in science which would rank with those of Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin. After completing his doctoral studies in astronomy at the University of Berlin, Wegener found himself drawn not to ...

ISBN: 9781421417134

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Algal and Cyanobacteria Symbioses

by Martin Grube, Joseph Seckbach & Lucia Muggia

<p>Owing to their importance as primary producers of energy and nutrition, algae and cyanobacteria are found as symbiotic partners across diverse lineages of prokaryotic and eukaryotic kingdoms.</p> <p><em>Algal and Cyanobacteria Symbioses</em>

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