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Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves

Gravity's Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves (Hardback)

By Collins, Harry

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Scientists have been trying to confirm the existence of gravitational waves for fifty years. Then, in September 2015, came a very interesting event (as the cautious subject line in a physicist's email read) that proved to be the first detection of gravitational waves. In Gravity' ...

ISBN 9780262036184
Published 15 November 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition
 

The Comet Sweeper: Caroline Herschel's Astronomical Ambition (Paperback)

By Brock, Claire

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The story of Britain's first female professional scientist, Caroline Herschel

ISBN 9781785781667
Release Date 25 January 2017 by Icon Books Ltd
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Series Icon Science
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Eugenics
 

Eugenics (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Levine, Professor Philippa

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A concise and gripping account of eugenics from its origins in the twentieth century and beyond.

ISBN 9780199385904
Release Date 26 January 2017 by Oxford University Press (S2)
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Series Very Short Introductions
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The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History

The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History (Hardback)

By Pimentel, Juan; Translated by Mason, Peter

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How did Europeans three centuries apart respond to two mysterious beasts a living rhinoceros previously known only from ancient texts and a nameless monster s massive bones? Juan Pimentel shows that their reactions reflect deep cultural changes but also the enduring power of imag ...

ISBN 9780674737129
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The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century

The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century (Hardback)

By Batsaki, Yota; Tchikine, Anatole

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The Botany of Empire in the Long Eighteenth Century brings together international scholars to examine: the figure of the botanical explorer; links between imperial ambition and the impulse to survey, map, and collect specimens in new territories; and relationships among botanical ...

ISBN 9780884024163
Published 15 December 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars

Exploration and Engineering: The Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the Quest for Mars (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Conway, Erik M.

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Conway, JPL's historian, offers an insider's perspective into the changing goals of Mars exploration, the ways in which sophisticated computer simulations drove the design process, and the remarkable evolution of landing technologies over a thirty-year period.

ISBN 9781421421223
Published 15 November 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Series New Series in NASA History
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Homo Sovieticus: Brain Waves, Mind Control, and Telepathic Destiny

Homo Sovieticus: Brain Waves, Mind Control, and Telepathic Destiny (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Velminski, Wladimir; Translated by Butler, Erik

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In October 1989, as the Cold War was ending and the Berlin Wall about to crumble, television viewers in the Soviet Union tuned in to the first of a series of unusual broadcasts. Relax, let your thoughts wander free... intoned the host, the physician and clinical psychotherapist A ...

ISBN 9780262035699
Published 15 December 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure

Ladies of the Field: Early Women Archaeologists and Their Search for Adventure (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Adams, Amanda

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The first women archaeologists were Victorian era adventurers who felt most at home when farthest from it. Canvas tents were their domains, hot Middle Eastern deserts their gardens of inquiry and labor. Thanks to them, prevailing ideas about feminine nature -- soft, nurturing, su ...

ISBN 9781553654339
Published 1 October 2010 by Greystone Books,Canada
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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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The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science

The Invention of Nature: The Adventures of Alexander Von Humboldt, the Lost Hero of Science (Paperback)

By Wulf, Andrea

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Before Longitude no one remembered John Harrison. The Invention of Nature does the same for Alexander von Humboldt

ISBN 9781848549005
Published 31 May 2016 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
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