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Altered Sensations

Rudolph Koenig’s Acoustical Workshop in Nineteenth-Century Paris

by David Pantalony

<p>Rudolph Koenig was one of the more prolific and colourful instrument makers in the renowned nineteenth-century precision instrument trade of Paris. Beginning his career as a violin maker, in 1858 the young Prussian immigrant shifted his ...

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Aluminum Upcycled

Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective

by Carl A. Zimring

<p>Besides being the right thing to do for Mother Earth, recycling can also make money—particularly when it comes to upcycling, a zero waste practice where discarded materials are fashioned into goods of greater economic or cultural value. In ...

ISBN: 9781421421872

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America's Forgotten Pandemic

The Influenza of 1918

by Alfred W. Crosby

<p>Between August 1918 and March 1919 the Spanish influenza spread worldwide, claiming over 25 million lives - more people than perished in the fighting of the First World War. It proved fatal to at least a half-million Americans. Yet, the ...

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America's Leap Into Space: My Time at JPL and the First Explorer Satellites

by Richter, Henry L.

After the shock of watching Russia's Sputnik become the world's first artificial satellite, America's infant space program hurried to launch one of their own. In just 90 days, Dr. Henry Richter and his colleagues at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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America, Britain and Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons Programme, 1974-1980

A Dream of Nightmare Proportions

by Malcolm M. Craig

<p>This book analyses US and UK efforts to shut down Pakistan’s nuclear programme in the 1970s, between the catalytic Indian nuclear test of May 1974 and the decline of sustained non-proliferation activity from mid-1979 onwards. It is a tale of ...

ISBN: 9783319518800

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American Dinosaur Abroad

A Cultural History of Carnegie’s Plaster Diplodocus

by Ilja Nieuwland

<p>In early July 1899, an excavation team of paleontologists sponsored by Andrew Carnegie discovered the fossil remains in Wyoming of what was then the longest and largest dinosaur on record. Named after its benefactor, the <em>Diplodocus ...

ISBN: 9780822986669

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American Eden: David Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early Republic

by Victoria Johnson

<p><strong>Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction<br /> A <em>New York Times</em> Notable Book of the Year</strong></p> <p><strong>The untold story of Hamilton’s—and Burr’s—personal physician, whose dream to build America’s ...

ISBN: 9781631494208

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American Railroads

by John F. Stover

<p>Few scenes capture the American experience so eloquently as that of a lonely train chugging across the vastness of the Great Plains, or snaking through tortuous high mountain passes. Although this vision was eclipsed for a time by the rise of

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An Alchemical Quest for Universal Knowledge

The ‘Christian Philosophy’ of Jan Baptist Van Helmont (1579-1644)

by Georgiana D. Hedesan

<p>History of science credits the Flemish physician, alchemist and philosopher Jan Baptist Van Helmont (1579-1644) for his contributions to the development of chemistry and medicine. Yet, as this book makes clear, focussing on Van Helmont's ...

ISBN: 9781317182139

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An Alfred Russel Wallace Companion

by Charles H. Smith, James Costa & David A. Collard

<p>Although Alfred Russel Wallace (1823–1913) was one of the most famous scientists in the world at the time of his death at the age of ninety, today he is known to many as a kind of “almost-Darwin,” a secondary figure relegated to the footnotes

ISBN: 9780226622248

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An Engineer's Alphabet

Gleanings from the Softer Side of a Profession

by Henry Petroski

<p>Written by America's most famous engineering storyteller and educator, this abecedarium is one engineer's selection of thoughts, quotations, anecdotes, facts, trivia and arcana relating to the practice, history, culture and traditions of his ...

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An Entertainment for Angels (Icon Science)

Electricity in the Enlightenment

by Patricia Fara

<p>Electricity was the scientific fashion of the Enlightenment, 'an Entertainment for Angels, rather than for Men'. Lecturers attracted huge audiences to marvel at sparkling fountains, flaming drinks, pirouetting dancers and electrified boys. ...

ISBN: 9781785782176

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An Ice Age Mystery

Unearthing the Secrets of the Old Vero Site

by Rody L. Johnson

<p>“This lively and fascinating book is an intelligent examination of how scientific endeavor operates over time and how community life can be focused and energized. It’s also filled with portraits of colorful personalities.”—<em>Florida ...

ISBN: 9780813059716

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An Illustrated History of Health and Fitness, from Pre-History to our Post-Modern World

by Roy J. Shephard

<p>This book examines the health/fitness interaction in an historical context. Beginning in primitive hunter-gatherer communities, where survival required adequate physical activity, it goes on to consider changes in health and physical activity

ISBN: 9783319116716

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An Infinity of Things

How Sir Henry Wellcome Collected the World

by Frances Larson

<p>An Infinity of Things tells the story of one of the largest private collections ever created, and the life of the man behind it. Wellcome planned a great museum filled with treasures from all corners of the globe, charting the history of ...

ISBN: 9780191623233

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An Introduction to Modern Genetics

by C. H. Waddington

<p>First published in 1939 (second impression in 1950), this book provides an account of the changes in, and main principles of, genetics at that time. These are illustrated by references to the most authoritative and then recent investigations.

ISBN: 9781317352037

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Analytical Mechanics

by J.L. Lagrange

ISBN: 9789401589031

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Ancient Greek Music

A New Technical History

by Stefan Hagel

<p>This book endeavours to pinpoint the relations between musical, and especially instrumental, practice and the evolving conceptions of pitch systems. It traces the development of ancient melodic notation from reconstructed origins, through ...

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Anima Mundi: The Rise of the World Soul Theory in Modern German Philosophy

by Miklós Vassányi

<p>This work presents and philosophically analyzes the early modern and modern history of the theory concerning the soul of the world, <em>anima mundi</em>. The initial question of the investigation is why there was a revival of this theory in ...

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Animal Electricity

by Robert B. Campenot

<p>Like all cellular organisms humans run on electricity. Cells work like batteries: slight imbalances of electric charge across cell membranes, caused by ions moving in and out of cells, result in sensation, movement, awareness, and ...

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