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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral?

How eighteenth-century science disrupted the natural order

by Susannah Gibson

<p>Since the time of Aristotle, there had been a clear divide between the three kingdoms of animal, vegetable, and mineral. But by the eighteenth century, biological experiments, and the wide range of new creatures coming to Europe from across ...

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Antarctica and the Humanities

by Lize-Marié van der Watt, Adrian Howkins & Roberts Peder

<p>The continent for science is also a continent for the humanities. Despite having no indigenous human population, Antarctica has been imagined in powerful, innovative, and sometimes disturbing ways that reflect politics and culture much ...

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Anthroapology

by Twin Forest Stream

<p>An entertaining, engaging, educational, edgy, enlightening, and empowering read.  Sure to stir things up, turn things around, and set the record straight.  Leading you from the dawn of time, through prehistory into the contemporary, and well ...

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Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange

A Financial History of Victorian Science

by Marc Flandreau

<p>Uncovering strange plots by early British anthropologists to use scientific status to manipulate the stock market, <em>Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange</em> tells a provocative story that marries the birth of the social sciences with the

ISBN: 9780226360584

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Anticipation: Learning from the Past

The Russian/Soviet Contributions to the Science of Anticipation

by Mihai Nadin

<p>This volume presents the work of leading scientists from Russia, Georgia, Estonia, Lithuania, Israel and the USA, revealing major insights long unknown to the scientific community. Without any doubt their work will provide a springboard for ...

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Anxiety

A Short History

by Allan V. Horwitz

<p>More people today report feeling anxious than ever before—even while living in relatively safe and prosperous modern societies. Almost one in five people experiences an anxiety disorder each year, and more than a quarter of the population ...

ISBN: 9781421410814

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Apollo Mission Control

The Making of a National Historic Landmark

by Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried

<p>This book describes the history of this now iconic room which represents America’s space program during the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz and early Space Shuttle eras. It is now a National Historic Landmark and is being restored to a ...

ISBN: 9783319766843

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Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt

by Corinna Rossi

<p>In this fascinating study, architect and Egyptologist Corinna Rossi analyses the relationship between mathematics and architecture in ancient Egypt by exploring the use of numbers and geometrical figures in ancient architectural projects and ...

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Architecture, Astronomy and Sacred Landscape in Ancient Egypt

by Giulio Magli

<p>This book examines the interplay between astronomy and dynastic power in the course of ancient Egyptian history, focusing on the fundamental role of astronomy in the creation of the pyramids and the monumental temple and burial complexes. ...

ISBN: 9781107241640

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Aristotle's Physics

A Critical Guide

by Mariska Leunissen

<p>Aristotle's study of the natural world plays a tremendously important part in his philosophical thought. He was very interested in the phenomena of motion, causation, place and time, and teleology, and his theoretical materials in this area ...

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Arms and the State

Sir William Armstrong and the Remaking of British Naval Power, 1854–1914

by Marshall J. Bastable

<p>Arms and the State is a history of Britain's first and foremost modern armaments company, the Armstrong Whitworth Company, from its origins in 1854 to 1914. It focuses on the role of Sir William G. Armstrong, an engineer and entrepreneur who ...

ISBN: 9781351957250

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Arthur H. Westing

Pioneer on the Environmental Impact of War

by Arthur H. Westing

<p>Since the 1960s the environment has become an issue of increasing public concern in North America and elsewhere.  Triggered by the Second Indochina War (Vietnam Conflict) of 1961-1975, and further encouraged by the International Conference on

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Assembling the Tropics

Science and Medicine in Portugal's Empire, 1450–1700

by Hugh Cagle

<p>From popular fiction to modern biomedicine, the tropics are defined by two essential features: prodigious nature and debilitating illness. That was not always so. In this engaging and imaginative study, Hugh Cagle shows how such a vision was ...

ISBN: 9781108186896

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Asteroids

A History

by Curtis Peebles

<p>Asteroids suggest images of a catastrophic impact with Earth, triggering infernos, tidal waves, famine, and death -- but these scenarios have obscured the larger story of how asteroids have been discovered and studied. During the past two ...

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Asthma: The Biography

by Mark Jackson

<p>Asthma is a familiar and growing disease today, but its story goes back to the ancient world, as we know from accounts in ancient texts from China, India, Greece and Rome. It was treated with acupuncture and Ayurveda. As Western medicine ...

ISBN: 9780191622823

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Astronomical Discoveries You Can Make, Too!

Replicating the Work of the Great Observers

by Robert K. Buchheim

<p>You too can follow in the steps of the great astronomers such as Hipparchus, Galileo, Kepler and Hubble, who all contributed so much to our modern understanding of the cosmos. This book gives the student or</p> <p>amateur astronomer the ...

ISBN: 9783319156606

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Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts

by Marion Dolan

<p>This carefully researched monograph is a historical investigation of the illustrated <em>Aratea <em>astronomical manuscript and its many interpretations over the centuries</em>.</em> Aratus' 270 B.C.E. Greek poem describing the constellations

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Astronomy at the Turn of the Twentieth Century in Chile and the United States

Chasing Southern Stars, 1903–1929

by Bárbara K. Silva

<p>This Palgrave Pivot tells the transnational story of the astronomical observatory in the hills near Santiago, Chile, built in the early twentieth century through the efforts of astronomers from the Lick Observatory in California. Venturing ...

ISBN: 9783030177126

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Astronomy in the Ancient World

Early and Modern Views on Celestial Events

by Alexus McLeod

<p>Alexus McLeod explores every aspect of the lesser-known history of astronomy in the Americas (Mesoamerica and North America), China and India, each through the frame of a particular astronomical phenomena. Part One considers the development ...

ISBN: 9783319236001

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At the Frontier of Spacetime

Scalar-Tensor Theory, Bells Inequality, Machs Principle, Exotic Smoothness

by Torsten Asselmeyer-Maluga

<p>In this book, leading theorists present new contributions and reviews addressing longstanding challenges and ongoing progress in spacetime physics.</p> <p>In the anniversary year of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity, developed 100 ...

ISBN: 9783319312996

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