History of science

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800

    By Peter Dear

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    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and intellectual history and to illuminate the...

    Astral Sciences in Early Imperial China

    By Daniel Morgan

    Hardback £65.84

    Responding to monolithic modern narratives about 'Chinese science', Morgan examines the astral sciences in early China as a study in the disunities of Chinese scientific cultures and the narratives by which ancients and moderns alike have fought to instil them with a sense of unity.

    Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond

    By Valerie Neal

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    An exploration of the changing conceptions of the iconic Space Shuttle and a call for a new vision of spaceflight

    Voyage of Thought

    By Michael Wintroub

    Hardback £32.03

    Wintroub presents a micro-historical and cross-disciplinary analysis of the texts and contexts that informed the remarkable journey of the French ship captain, merchant, and poet, Jean Parmentier, from Dieppe to Sumatra in 1529. He explores the shifting and interpenetrating religious, epistemic, and technical practices employed on the voyage.

    Lazy Universe

    By Jennifer Coopersmith

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    The Principle of Least Action underlies all physics and leads into quantum mechanics and Einstein's Relativity. There are some textbooks that do the calculations, and one book with nice pictures, but no book before this one that explains what 'action' is, and why nature follows this principle.

    Aristotle's Concept of Mind

    By Erick Raphael Jimenez

    Hardback £65.84

    This book challenges flawed readings of Aristotle's psychology, offering the first book-length treatment in English of his thinking about mind. Scholars of ancient Greek philosophy, and particularly of Aristotelian psychology, will find this original interpretation highly valuable. It will also appeal to historians of later philosophy and to modern philosophers...

    Stepping in the Same River Twice

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    An international team of biologists, philosophers, and historians of science explores the critically important process of replication in biological and biomedical research

    DeWitt Clinton and Amos Eaton: Geology and Power in Early New York

    By David I. Spanagel

    Paperback £17.26

    In so doing, he sheds light on a particularly innovative and fruitful period of interplay among science, politics, art, and literature in American history.

    Entertainment for Angels Icon Science

    By Patricia Fara

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    Benjamin Franklin's Enlightenment world of philosophy, spectacle and electricity

    Reading the Rocks: How Victorian Geologists Discovered the Secret of Life

    By Brenda Maddox

    Hardback £14.46

    A rich and exuberant group biography of the first geologists, the people who were first to excavate from the layers of the world its buried history. These first geologists were made up primarily, and inevitably, of gentlemen with the necessary wealth to support their interests, yet boosting their numbers, expanding...

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