History of science

    House of Lost Worlds

    By Richard Conniff

    Paperback £16.90

    A gripping tale of 150 years of scientific adventure, research, and discovery at the Yale Peabody Museum This fascinating book tells the story of how one museum changed ideas about dinosaurs, dynasties, and even the story of life on earth. The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, now celebrating its...

    In the Shadow of the Moon

    By Anthony Aveni

    Hardback £19.46

    In anticipation of solar eclipses visible in 2017 and 2024, an exploration of the scientific and cultural significance of this mesmerizing cosmic display

    Long Space Age

    By Alexander Macdonald

    Hardback £23.71

    A NASA insider highlights the current and historic roles of private enterprise in humanity's pursuit of spaceflight

    Humboldt\'s Mexico: In the Footsteps of the Illustrious German Scientific Traveller

    By Myron Echenberg

    Hardback Save £1.89 = £27.10

    A study of a gifted scientist and visionary who embodies the spirit of adventure and discovery.

    Oxford Illustrated History of Science

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    The Oxford Illustrated History of Science offers readers an accessible and entertaining introduction to the history of science as well as a valuable and authoritative reference work.

    The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature

    By Benjamin Morgan

    Paperback Save £2.84 = £23.66

    Though underexplored in contemporary scholarship, the Victorian attempts to turn aesthetics into a science remains one of the more fascinating aspects of that era. As mind and emotion were increasingly understood in terms of biology, aesthetic experience began to be thought of less as abstract judgment and more as an...

    The Accidental Scientist: The Role of Chance and Luck in Scientific Discovery

    By Graeme Donald

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    The Accidental Scientist explores the role of chance and error in scientific, medical and commercial innovation, outlining exactly how some of the most well-known products, gadgets and useful gizmos came to be.

    Foundations of Quantum Theory

    By Klaas Landsman

    Hardback Save £6.54 = £38.45

    This book studies the foundations of quantum theory through its relationship to classical physics. This idea goes back to the Copenhagen Interpretation in the original version due to Bohr and Heisenberg, which the author relates to the mathematical formalism of operator algebras originally created by von Neumann. The book therefore...

    Geography and Science in Britain, 1831-1939

    By Charles W. J. Withers

    Paperback Save £1.66 = £25.84

    Using as its central example the British Association for the Advancement of Science this is the first book-length treatment of this leading body for the promotion of science for more than 25 years and the first ever of British geography's civic history. -- .

    Science and Religion

    By Yves Gingras

    Paperback Save £0.24 = £17.75

    Today we hear renewed calls for a dialogue between science and religion: why has the old question of the relations between science and religion now returned to the public domain and what is at stake in this debate? To answer these questions, historian and sociologist of science Yves Gingras retraces...

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