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Murderous Contagion: A Human History of Disease
 

Murderous Contagion: A Human History of Disease (Paperback)

By Dobson, Mary

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Disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact on human history.

ISBN 9781782069430
Release Date 17 March 2015 by Quercus Publishing Plc
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Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers
 

Finding Zero: A Mathematician's Odyssey to Uncover the Origins of Numbers (Hardback)

By Aczel, Amir D, PhD

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The story of how we got our numbers--told through one mathematician's journey to find zero

ISBN 9781137279842
Release Date 15 March 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin

Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin (Hardback)

By Biehl, Janet

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The biography of Murray Bookchin, one of the most influential environmental thinkers of the twentieth century, written by Bookchin's personal collaborator and copyeditor.

ISBN 9780199342488
Published 24 August 2014 by Oxford University Press
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Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens
 

Chasing Venus: The Race to Measure the Heavens (Hardback)

By Wulf, Andrea

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On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This title presents the story of Enlightenment science, and offers an informative slice of intellectual ...

ISBN 9780434021086
Published 15 May 2012 by Cornerstone
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Copernicus, Darwin and Freud: Revolutions in the History and Philosophy of Science

Copernicus, Darwin and Freud: Revolutions in the History and Philosophy of Science (Paperback)

By Weinert, Friedel

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Using Copernicanism, Darwinism, and Freudianism as examples of scientific traditions, this book takes a philosophical look at these three revolutions in thought to illustrate the connections between science and philosophy. It shows how these revolutions in thought lead to philoso ...

ISBN 9781405181839
Published 10 October 2008 by John Wiley and Sons Australia
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Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History
 

Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History (Hardback)

By Chaline, Eric

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Using the word 'minerals' in its broadest sense, Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History features the metals, alloys, rocks, organic minerals, and gemstones that humans have used as the building blocks of their material cultures.

ISBN 9781742379500
Published 1 August 2012 by Allen & Unwin
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A Concise History of Mathematics
  

A Concise History of Mathematics (Trade Paperback/Paperback, 4th Revised edition)

By Struik, Dirk J.

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Traces development of concepts and techniques in mathematics and identifies important mathematicians of the past.

ISBN 9780486602554
Published 1 August 1987 by Dover Publications Inc.
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Series Dover Books on Mathematics
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Gorillas in the Mist
 

Gorillas in the Mist (Paperback)

By Fossey, Dian

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Inspiring the award-winning film, Fossey's 13 years experience in the remote African rain forests with the endangered mountain gorillas are accounted in this classic work, which remains an enduring testament to one of the longest field studies of primates. Photos.

ISBN 9780618083602
Published 16 November 2000 by Houghton Mifflin
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Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: ... and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory

Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: ... and Other Questions from the Astronomers' In-Box at the Vatican Observatory (Hardback)

By Consolmagno, Guy, Brother; Mueller, Paul

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In May 2014, Pope Francis revealed that, if Martians wanted to be baptized, he would welcome aliens to the Church. Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno and science historian Father Paul Mueller agree! Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? sheds provocative light on some of the str ...

ISBN 9780804136952
Published 1 October 2014 by Rainbow Book Agencies
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Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Sepkoski, David

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Presents a historical account of the origin, rise, and importance of paleobiology. The author shows how the movement was conceived and promoted by a group of paleontologists and examines the intellectual, disciplinary, and political dynamics involved in the ascendency of paleobio ...

ISBN 9780226272948
Published 15 February 2015 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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