History of science

    Science in the Archives

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    Archives bring to mind rooms filled with old papers and dusty artifacts. But for scientists, the detritus of the past can be a treasure trove of material vital to present and future research: fossils collected by geologists; data banks assembled by geneticists; case histories published in medical journals; weather diaries...

    Philosophy of Cosmology

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    This book addresses foundational questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology. As the foundational volume of an emerging academic discipline, experts from relevant fields lay out the fundamental problems of contemporary cosmology and explore the routes toward finding possible solutions, for a broad academic audience.

    Science and Islam Icon Science

    By Ehsan Masood

    Paperback £7.85

    The `fascinating and clearly written' New Scientist history of the extraordinary Islamic scientific revolution between the eighth and fifteenth centuries.

    Science Writing in Greco-Roman Antiquity

    By Liba Taub

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    This book explores the surprising variety of texts used to communicate scientific and mathematical ideas in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Each chapter concentrates on a particular genre - poetry, letter, encyclopaedia, commentary and biography - and considers the broader cultural contexts in which these texts were produced and...

    Marrow of Tragedy

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    Medicine and public health clearly advanced during the war-and continued to do so after military hostilities ceased.

    Collecting Evolution

    By Matthew J. James

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    The story of the 1905-1906 voyage by the California Academy of Sciences to the Galapagos Islands, during which over 78,000 species were collected.


    By Siddhartha Mukherjee

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    Spanning the globe and several centuries, this is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code that makes and defines humans, that governs our form and function. It is also an intimate history of the author's own family and its recurring pattern of mental illness, reminding us that genetics...

    Unravelling Starlight

    By Barbara J. Becker

    Paperback £33.72

    Challenging traditional accounts of the origins of astrophysics, this book re-examines the life and career of nineteenth-century English amateur astronomer William Huggins and his wife, Margaret Huggins. Written in an engaging style, this book will be valuable to scientists, students and anyone interested in the history of astronomy.

    Portable Cosmos

    By Alexander Jones

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    The Antikythera Mechanism, now 82 small fragments of corroded bronze, was an ancient Greek machine simulating the cosmos as the Greeks understood it. Reflecting the most recent researches, A Portable Cosmos presents it as a gateway to Greek astronomy and technology and their place in Greco-Roman society and thought.

    Aluminum Upcycled

    By Carl A. Zimring

    Hardback Save £3.44 = £26.06

    Raising fascinating questions of consumption, environment, and desire, Upcycling Aluminum is for anyone interested in industrial and environmental history, discard studies, engineering, product design, music history, or antiques.

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