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Atmospheric Flight in the Twentieth Century

by A. Roland & P. Galison

<p>All technologies differ from one another. They are as varied as humanity's interaction with the physical world. Even people attempting to do the same thing produce multiple technologies. For example, John H. White discovered more than l 1000 ...

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Atom (Icon Science)

by Piers Bizony

<p>Riddled with jealousy, rivalry, missed opportunities and moments of genius, the history of the atom’s discovery is as bizarre, as capricious, and as weird as the atom itself. </p> <p>John Dalton gave us the first picture of the atom in the ...

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August Weismann

by Frederick B. Churchill

<p>August Weismann’s 1892 theory that inheritance is transmitted through eggs and sperm provided the biological mechanism for natural selection. In this full-length biography, Frederick Churchill situates Weismann in the swirling intellectual ...

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Australian Alps

Kosciuszko, Alpine and Namadgi National Parks

by Deirdre Slattery

Australian Alps is a fascinating guide to Kosciuszko, Alpine and Namadgi National Parks. It introduces the reader to Australia’s highest mountains, their climate, geology and soils, plants and animals and their human history. It traces the ...

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Authority and Expertise in Ancient Scientific Culture

by Jason König & Greg Woolf

<p>How did ancient scientific and knowledge-ordering writers make their work authoritative? This book answers that question for a wide range of ancient disciplines, from mathematics, medicine, architecture and agriculture, through to law, ...

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Babies Made Us Modern

How Infants Brought America into the Twentieth Century

by Janet Golden

<p>Placing babies' lives at the center of her narrative, historian Janet Golden analyzes the dramatic transformations in the lives of American babies during the twentieth century. She examines how babies shaped American society and culture and ...

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Back to the Breast

Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

by Jessica Martucci

<p>After decades of decline during the twentieth century, breastfeeding rates began to rise again in the 1970s, a rebound that has continued to the present. While it would be easy to see this reemergence as simply part of the naturalism movement

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Back-in-Time and Faster-than-Light Travel in General Relativity

by Serguei Krasnikov

<p>For the past 20 years causality violations and superluminal motion have been the object of intensive study as physical and geometrical phenomena. This book compiles the results of its author and also reviews other work in the field. In ...

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Bad Medicine

Doctors Doing Harm Since Hippocrates

by David Wootton

<p>Just how much good has medicine done over the years? And how much damage does it continue to do? The history of medicine begins with Hippocrates in the fifth century BC. Yet until the invention of antibiotics in the 1930s doctors, in general,

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Balances

Instruments, Manufacturers, History

by Erich Robens, Shanath Amarasiri A. Jayaweera & Susanne Kiefer

<p>The book deals mainly with direct mass determination by means of a conventional balances. It covers the history of the balance from the beginnings in Egypt earlier than 3000 BC to recent developments. All balance types are described with ...

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Ballpoint

A Tale of Genius and Grit, Perilous Times, and the Invention that Changed the Way We Write

by György Moldova

<p>László Bíró's last name is, in much of the world, a synonym for his revolutionary writing tool. But few people know that Bíró began his career in interwar Budapest as a journalist frustrated with spotty ink; that he escaped fascism by fleeing

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Bearpaw

by Chester Thompson

<p>Bearpaw is a historical fiction about an unreal character in historical settings. The historic events mentioned in this book are real. The early years of Bearpaw have a lot of truth and will teach you a little about the world of the Lakota ...

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Beatlemania

Technology, Business, and Teen Culture in Cold War America

by André Millard

<p>The fame, talent, and success of the Beatles need no introduction. Nor does the world need another book exploring the band's skill and its influence on music and society in the United States, Britain, and the rest of the world. André Millard ...

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Before Copernicus

The Cultures and Contexts of Scientific Learning in the Fifteenth Century

by Rivka Feldhay & F. Jamil Ragep

In 1984, Noel Swerdlow and Otto Neugebauer argued that Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543) explained planetary motion by using mathematical devices and astronomical models originally developed by Islamic astronomers in the thirteenth and fourteenth ...

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Before Galileo

The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe

by John Freely

Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, which sparked the Scientific Revolution and led to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. In reality, more than a millennium before ...

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Before the Refrigerator

How We Used to Get Ice

by Jonathan Rees

<p>During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Americans depended upon ice to stay cool and to keep their perishable foods fresh. Jonathan Rees tells the fascinating story of how people got ice before mechanical refrigeration came ...

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Before Voltaire

The French Origins of “Newtonian” Mechanics, 1680-1715

by J.B. Shank

<p>We have grown accustomed to the idea that scientific theories are embedded in their place and time. But in the case of the development of mathematical physics in eighteenth-century France, the relationship was extremely close. In <em>Before ...

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Bell's Theorem and Quantum Realism

Reassessment in Light of the Schrödinger Paradox

by Douglas L. Hemmick & Asif M. Shakur

<p>Quantum theory presents a strange picture of the world, offering no real account of physical properties apart from observation. Neils Bohr felt that this reflected a core truth of nature: &quot;There is no quantum world. There is only an ...

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Bernard de Mandeville's Tropology of Paradoxes

Morals, Politics, Economics, and Therapy

by Joaquim Braga & Edmundo Balsemão Pires

<p>This book integrates studies on the thought of Bernard de Mandeville and other philosophers and historians of Modern Thought. The chapters reflect a rethinking of Mandeville’s legacy and, together, present a comprehensive approach to ...

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Bernard Mandeville: A Treatise of the Hypochondriack and Hysterick Diseases (1730)

by Sylvie Kleiman-Lafon

<p>This work reflects on hypochondria as well as on the global functioning of the human mind and on the place of the patient/physician relationship in the wider organisation of society. First published in 1711, revised and enlarged in 1730, and ...

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