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'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism'

by Erwin Schrödinger

<p>Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger was one of the most distinguished scientists of the twentieth century; his lectures on the history and philosophy of science are legendary. 'Nature and the Greeks' and 'Science and Humanism' makes available ...

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100 Years of Radar

by Gaspare Galati

<p>This book offers fascinating insights into the key technical and scientific developments in the history of radar, from the first patent, taken out by Hülsmeyer in 1904, through to the present day. Landmark events are highlighted and ...

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1st Karl Schwarzschild Meeting on Gravitational Physics

by Piero Nicolini, Matthias Kaminski, Jonas Mureika & others

<p>These proceedings collect the selected contributions of participants of the First Karl Schwarzschild Meeting on Gravitational Physics, held in Frankfurt, Germany to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Schwarzschild's birth. They are grouped ...

ISBN: 9783319200460

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2,637 Years of Physics from Thales of Miletos to the Modern Era

by Sheldon Cohen

<p>This book describes the great pioneers of the last 2,637 years who systematically put together all the advances in the science of physics from the infinitesimally tiny to the massive universe.</p> ...

ISBN: 9781456628949

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50 Years of Brown Dwarfs

From Prediction to Discovery to Forefront of Research

by Viki Joergens

<p>The years 2012/2013 mark the 50th anniversary of the theoretical prediction that Brown Dwarfs, i.e. degenerate objects which are just not massive enough to sustain stable hydrogen fusion, exist. Some 20 years after their discovery, how Brown ...

ISBN: 9783319011622

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A Beautiful Question

Finding Nature's Deep Design

by Frank Wilczek

<p>In this scientific tour de force, world-class physicist Frank Wilczek argues that beauty is at the heart of the logic of the universe, a principle that has guided his pioneering work in quantum physics. As this book demonstrates, the human ...

ISBN: 9781846147029

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A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks

Sciences, Society and Technology Studies

by Raffaele Pisano

<p>This book analyzes scientificproblems within the history of physics, engineering, chemistry, astronomy and medicine, correlated with technological applications in the social context. When and how is tension between disciplines explicitly ...

ISBN: 9789401796453

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A Brief History of Computing

by Gerard O'Regan

<p>This lively and fascinating text traces the key developments in computation – from 3000 B.C. to the present day – in an easy-to-follow and concise manner. Topics and features: ideal for self-study, offering many pedagogical features such as ...

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A Brief History of Element Discovery, Synthesis, and Analysis

by Glen W. Watson

ISBN: 1230000546942

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A Brief History of Mechanical Engineering

by Uday Shanker Dixit, Manjuri Hazarika & J. Paulo Davim

<p>What is mechanical engineering? What a mechanical engineering does? How did the mechanical engineering change through ages? What is the future of mechanical engineering? This book answers these questions in a lucid manner. It also provides a ...

ISBN: 9783319429168

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A Brief Illustrated History of Machines and Mechanisms

by Emilio Bautista Paz, Javier Echávarri Otero, José Luis Muñoz Sanz & others

<p>Machines have always gone hand-in-hand with the cultural development of m- kind throughout time. A book on the history of machines is nothing more than a specific way of bringing light to human events as a whole in order to highlight some ...

ISBN: 9789048125128

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A Chosen Calling

Jews in Science in the Twentieth Century

by Noah J. Efron

<p>Scholars have struggled for decades to explain why Jews have succeeded extravagantly in modern science. A variety of controversial theories—from such intellects as C. P. Snow, Norbert Wiener, and Nathaniel Weyl—have been promoted. Snow ...

ISBN: 9781421413822

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A Companion to the History of American Science

by Georgina M. Montgomery & Mark A. Largent

<p><em>A Companion to the History of American Science</em> offers a collection of essays that give an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science.</p> <ul> <li>Covers topics including astronomy, ...

ISBN: 9781119072232

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A Companion to the History of Science

by Bernard Lightman

<p><em>The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the History of Science</em> is a single volume companion that discusses the history of science as it is done today, providing a survey of the debates and issues that dominate current scholarly discussion, ...

ISBN: 9781118620755

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A Companion to the Physical Sciences

by David Knight

<p>First published in 1989, this dictionary of the whole field of the physical sciences is an invaluable guide through the changing terminology and practices of scientific research. Arranged alphabetically, it traces how the meaning of ...

ISBN: 9781317244134

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A Final Story

Science, Myth, and Beginnings

by Nasser Zakariya

<p>Popular science readers embrace epics—the sweeping stories that claim to tell the history of all the universe, from the cosmological to the biological to the social. And the appeal is understandable: in writing these works, authors such as E.

ISBN: 9780226500737

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A Fortunate Universe

Life in a Finely Tuned Cosmos

by Geraint F. Lewis & Luke A. Barnes

<p>Over the last forty years, scientists have uncovered evidence that if the Universe had been forged with even slightly different properties, life as we know it - and life as we can imagine it - would be impossible. Join us on a journey through

ISBN: 9781316714805

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A History of “Relevance” in Psychology

by Wahbie Long

<p>This book represents the first attempt to historicise and theorise appeals for ‘relevance’ in psychology. It argues that the persistence of questions about the ‘relevance’ of psychology derives from the discipline’s terminal inability to ...

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A History of Beer and Brewing

by Hornsey, Ian S

The book is aimed at a wide readership, particularly beer enthusiasts, but it will also be a good source for the serious scholar. ...

ISBN: 9781847550026

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A History of Disease in Ancient Times

More Lethal than War

by Philip Norrie

<p>This book shows how bubonic plague and smallpox helped end the Hittite Empire, the Bronze Age in the Near East and later the Carthaginian Empire. The book will examine all the possible infectious diseases present in ancient times and show ...

ISBN: 9783319289373

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