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Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science

An account of recent works

by Décio Krause & Antonio Videira

<p>This volume,  <em>The Brazilian Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science,</em>  is the first attempt  to present to a general audience,  works from Brazil on this subject. The included papers are original, covering  a remarkable ...

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Bridging Traditions

Alchemy, Chemistry, and Paracelsian Practices in the Early Modern Era

by Karen Virginia Hunger Parshall, Bruce T. Moran & Michael T. Walton

Bridging Traditions explores the connections between apparently different zones of comprehension and experience—magic and experiment, alchemy and mechanics, practical mathematics and geometrical mysticism, things earthy and heavenly, and ...

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Brief Lives

by Alistair MacFarlane

<p>Over the past five centuries, scientific imagination and technological ingenuity have created a deep understanding of the physical world. This has enabled an exploration of the outermost limits of the universe, the innermost recesses of the ...

ISBN: 9781311582225

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Bringing Columbia Home

The Untold Story of a Lost Space Shuttle and Her Crew

by Michael D. Leinbach & Jonathan H. Ward

<p><strong>Timed to release for the 15th Anniversary of the <em>Columbia</em> space shuttle disaster, this is the epic true story of one of the most dramatic, unforgettable adventures of our time.</strong></p> <p>On February 1, 2003, ...

ISBN: 9781628728521

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Broken Hearts

The Tangled History of Cardiac Care

by David S. Jones

<p>Still the leading cause of death worldwide, heart disease challenges researchers, clinicians, and patients alike. Each day, thousands of patients and their doctors make decisions about coronary angioplasty and bypass surgery. In <em>Broken ...

ISBN: 9781421408026

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Bruce M. Russett: Pioneer in the Scientific and Normative Study of War, Peace, and Policy

by Harvey Starr

<p>This book provides a comprehensive treatment of Russett’s scientific contributions, with key examples of his major studies. It will greatly benefit today’s International Relations students, deepening their understanding of the field’s theory ...

ISBN: 9783319138503

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Budapest Scientific: A Guidebook

by Istv&aacute;n Hargittai & Magdolna Hargittai

This guidebook introduces the reader to the visible memorabilia of science and scientists in Budapest - statues, busts, plaques, buildings, and other artefacts. According to the Hungarian-American Nobel laureate Albert Szent-Györgyi, this ...

ISBN: 9780191068492

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Building on Air

The International Industrial Gases Industry, 1886–2006

by Raymond G. Stokes & Ralf Banken

<p>The industrial gases industry originated in 1886, when a London-based company began producing high-purity oxygen. Initially, purified oxygen was a solution in search of a problem, but demand for it soared early in the twentieth century with ...

ISBN: 9781316471906

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Building the General Relativity and Gravitation Community During the Cold War

by Roberto Lalli

<p>This monograph presents a new perspective on the history of general relativity. It outlines the attempts to establish an institutional framework for the promotion of the field during the Cold War. Readers will learn the difficulties that key ...

ISBN: 9783319546544

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Buried Glory

Portraits of Soviet Scientists

by Istvan Hargittai

<p>Moscow's Novodevichy Cemetery is the final resting place of some of Russia's most celebrated figures, from Khrushchev and Yeltsin to Anton Chekhov, Sergei Eisenstein, Nikolai Gogol, and Mikhail Bulgakov. Using this famed cemetery as symbolic ...

ISBN: 9780199985616

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Burrhus F. Skinner

The Shaping of Behaviour

by Frederick Toates

<p>As the world faces up to the challenges of climate change and the threat to security, Skinner's contributions on these issues continue to resonate today. In this stimulating introduction for students and general readers, Toates places ...

ISBN: 9781137019325

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Calculated Values

Finance, Politics, and the Quantitative Age

by William Deringer

<p>Modern political culture features a deep-seated faith in the power of numbers to find answers, settle disputes, and explain how the world works. Whether evaluating economic trends, measuring the success of institutions, or divining public ...

ISBN: 9780674985971

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Cambridge Scientific Minds

by Peter Harman & Simon Mitton

<p>Since the 'scientific revolution' of the seventeenth century, a great number of distinguished scientists and mathematicians have been associated with the University of Cambridge. Cambridge Scientific Minds provides a portrait of some of the ...

ISBN: 9781316099056

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Cancer Stem Cells

by Lucie Laplane

<p>A new therapeutic strategy could break the stalemate in the war on cancer by targeting not all cancerous cells but the small fraction that lie at the root of cancers. Lucie Laplane offers a comprehensive analysis of cancer stem cell theory, ...

ISBN: 9780674969568

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The Rise and Fall of Consumer Confidence in the American Food Industry

by Anna Zeide

<p>A century and a half ago, when the food industry was first taking root, few consumers trusted packaged foods. Americans had just begun to shift away from eating foods that they grew themselves or purchased from neighbors. With the advent of ...

ISBN: 9780520964754

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Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker: Pioneer of Physics, Philosophy, Religion, Politics and Peace Research

by Ulrich Bartosch

<p>This book offers a collection of texts by Carl Friedrich von Weizsaecker (1912-2007), a major German universal scientist who was a pioneer in physics, philosophy, religion, politics and peace research. He started as an assistant to the ...

ISBN: 9783319134468

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Causal Reasoning in Physics

by Mathias Frisch

<p>Much has been written on the role of causal notions and causal reasoning in the so-called 'special sciences' and in common sense. But does causal reasoning also play a role in physics? Mathias Frisch argues that, contrary to what influential ...

ISBN: 9781316055298

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Cesarean Section

An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequence

by Jacqueline H. Wolf

<p>Between 1965 and 1987, the cesarean section rate in the United States rose precipitously—from 4.5 percent to 25 percent of births. By 2009, one in three births was by cesarean, a far higher number than the 5–10% rate that the World Health ...

ISBN: 9781421425535

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Chadwick F. Alger

Pioneer in the Study of the Political Process and on NGO Participation in the United Nations

by Chadwick F Alger

<p>This volume honors the lifetime achievements of distinguished scholar Chadwick F. Alger on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Carolyn Stephenson presents Prof. Alger as a Pioneer in the Study of the Political Process and on NGO Participation ...

ISBN: 9783319005096

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Characterizing the Robustness of Science

After the Practice Turn in Philosophy of Science

by Léna Soler, Emiliano Trizio, Thomas Nickles & others

<p>Mature sciences have been long been characterized in terms of the “successfulness”, “reliability” or “trustworthiness” of their theoretical, experimental or technical accomplishments. Today many philosophers of science talk of “robustness”, ...

ISBN: 9789400727595

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