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"The Hour of Eugenics"

Race, Gender, and Nation in Latin America

by Nancy Leys Stepan

<p>Eugenics was a term coined in 1883 to name the scientific and social theory which advocated "race improvement" through selective human breeding. In Europe and the United States the eugenics movement found many supporters before it was finally

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

by Erwin Schrödinger

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 for ...

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‘The Common Purposes of Life’

Science and Society at the Royal Institution of Great Britain

by Frank A.J.L. James

For more than two hundred years the Royal Institution has been at the centre of scientific research and has also provided a cultural location for science in Britain. Within its walls some of the major scientific figures of the last two centuries

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“The main Business of natural Philosophy”

Isaac Newton’s Natural-Philosophical Methodology

by Steffen Ducheyne

<p>In this monograph, Steffen Ducheyne provides a historically detailed and systematically rich explication of Newton’s methodology. Throughout the pages of this book, it will be shown that Newton developed a complex natural-philosophical ...

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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 ...

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20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

by Jules Verne

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (French: Vingt mille lieues sous les mers) is a classic science fiction novel by French writer Jules Verne, published in 1870. It is about the fictional Captain Nemo and his submarine, Nautilus, as seen by ...

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21st Century Essential Guide to the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) - Historic Scientific Accomplishments and Pioneering Science from Astronomy and Space to Robotics and Computer Science

by Progressive Management

<p>This ebook presents a compilation of authoritative documents providing an excellent, up-to-date overview of the research work of one of America&apos;s top research organizations, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). NRL has been involved in ...

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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 ...

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A Beautiful Question

Finding Nature's Deep Design

by Frank Wilczek

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 quest

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A Bridge between Conceptual Frameworks

Sciences, Society and Technology Studies

by Raffaele Pisano

<p>This book analyzes scientific<i> </i>problems 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 ...

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A Brief History of Computing

by Gerard O Regan

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 Creation: Science and the Search for the Origin of Life

by Bill Mesler & H. James Cleaves II

<p>The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life’s biggest mystery: How did it begin?</p> <p>In this essential and illuminating history of Western science, Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II seek to answer ...

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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 Everyone who Ever Lived

The Stories in Our Genes

by Adam Rutherford

<p>This is a story about you.</p><p>It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in every

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A Brief History of Mechanical Engineering

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

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 ...

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A Brief History of Physical Science

by John Cramer

<p>Why do we think matter is made of atoms and the Earth goes around the Sun? How big is the universe? Did it have a beginning or is it eternal? Is heat a fluid or just the random motion of molecules? Is light made of particles or is it a fluid ...

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A Brief History of Science with Levity

by Mike Bennett

In an attempt to highlight the severity of the appropriation and manipulation of science and technology, Mike Bennett investigates the history of both from a revolutionary new perspective. He takes a unique look at the combined history of ...

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A Brief Illustrated History of Machines and Mechanisms

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

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 Century of Science

by John Fiske

In the course of the year 1774 Dr. Priestley found that by heating red precipitate, or what we now call red oxide of mercury, a gas was obtained, which he called “dephlogisticated air,” or, in other words, air deprived of phlogiston, and ...

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