History of science

    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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