History of science

    The Rejection of Continental Drift: Theory and Method in American Earth Science

    By Naomi Oreskes

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    In the early 20th century American earth scientists vociferously opposed the radical notion of continental drift. Yet 50 years later the idea was heralded as a scientific breakthrough. This text explores why US geologists rejected so adamantly an idea now considered a cornerstone of the discipline.

    Visions: How Science Will Revolutionize the 21st Century

    By Michio Kaku

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    This volume collects the research of today's scientists to explore the possibilities of the science of tomorrow. Among the issues covered are how decoding DNA will allow us to alter and reshape our genetic heritage, and how quantum physicists will harness the energy of the Universe.

    Cambridge Studies in the History of Psychology

    By Nikolas Rose

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    Inventing Our Selves analyses our current regime of the 'self' and the values that animate it; it discusses how psychology and other 'psy' disciplines have affected the ways in which people understand themselves, and aims to help us think differently about the kind of persons we are, or might become.

    Goethe\'s Way of Science: A Phenomenology of Nature

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    Pythagoras\'s Trousers: God, Physics, and the Gender War

    By M Wertheim

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    A spirited look at the relationship between physics and religion-and the implications for both sexes.

    Names, Natures and Things: The Alchemist Jabir ibn Hayyan and his Kitab al-Ahjar (Book of Stones)

    By Syed Nomanul Haq

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    Jabir ibn Hayyan, for a long time the reigning alchemical authority both in Islam and the Latin West, has exercised numerous generations of scholars.

    Science in Russia and the Soviet Union: A Short History

    By Loren R. Graham

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    The main theme of this book is the shaping of scientific theories and institutions in Russia and the former Soviet Union by social, economic and political factors. Major sections include the Tsarist period, the impact of the Russian Revolution, and relations between science and Soviet society.

    Los Alamos Primer

    By Robert Serber

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    Presents the classified lectures that galvanized the Manhattan Project scientists. This work provides a brief history of the development of atomic physics up to the day that Serber stood before his blackboard at Los Alamos.

    Normal and the Pathological

    By Georges Canguilhem

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    The Normal and the Pathological is one of the crucial contributions to the history of science in the last half century.

    Constructing Quarks: Sociological History of Particle Physics

    By Andrew Pickering

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    Recounts the history of the post-war conceptual development of elementary-particle physics. Inviting a reappraisal of the status of scientific knowledge, the text suggests that scientists are not mere passive observers and reporters of nature.

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