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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 (Trade Paperback/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 9781473628793
Published 27 October 2015 by John Murray General Publishing
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Physics: A Short History from Quintessence to Quarks

Physics: A Short History from Quintessence to Quarks (Hardback)

By Heilbron, John L.

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How does the physics we know today - a highly professionalised enterprise, inextricably linked to government and industry - link back to its origins as a liberal art in Ancient Greece? John Heilbron's crisp and witty book tells the 2500-year story and highlights the implications ...

ISBN 9780198746850
Published 3 November 2015 by Oxford University Press
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Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond
 

Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond (Hardback)

By Shah, Sonia

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From the author of The Fever, a wide-ranging inquiry into the origins of pandemics Interweaving history, original reportage, and personal narrative, Pandemic explores the origins of epidemics, drawing parallels between the story of cholera-one of history's most disruptive and dea ...

ISBN 9780374122881
Release Date 8 March 2016 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission
 

The Interstellar Age: Inside the Forty-Year Voyager Mission (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Bell, Jim

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The story of the men and women who drove the Voyager spacecraft mission told by a scientist who was there from the beginning. The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries 11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still operate them, decades since their launc ...

ISBN 9781101983898
Release Date 1 March 2016 by Misc - United Book Distributor
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The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument Over What Makes Living Things Tick
 

The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument Over What Makes Living Things Tick (Hardback)

By Riskin, Jessica; Other A01

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A core principle of modern science holds that a scientific explanation must not attribute will or agency to natural phenomena. The Restless Clock examines the origins and history of this, in particular as it applies to the science of living things. This is also the story of a tra ...

ISBN 9780226302928
Release Date 15 February 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
 

Show Me the Bone: Reconstructing Prehistoric Monsters in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America (Hardback)

By Dawson, Gowan

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Show Me the Bone is the first book to examine the famous claim of nineteenth-century paleontologists that, from just a single bone, they could identify and sometimes even reconstruct previously unknown prehistoric creatures. Show me the bone, and I will describe the animal! Their ...

ISBN 9780226332734
Release Date 15 February 2016 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science
 

To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science (Paperback)

By Weinberg, Steven

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Moving from ancient Miletus to medieval Baghdad to Oxford, and from the Museum of Alexandria to the Royal Society of London, the author shows that the scientists of the past not only did not understand what we understand about the world - they did not understand what there is to ...

ISBN 9780141980874
Release Date 29 February 2016 by Penguin
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Infinity Beckoned: Adventuring Through the Inner Solar System, 1969-1989

Infinity Beckoned: Adventuring Through the Inner Solar System, 1969-1989 (Hardback)

By Gallentine, Jay; Foreword by Ferdowsi, Bobak

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Explores a critical period of space history when humans dared an expansive leap into the inner solar system. With an irreverent and engaging style, Jay Gallentine conveys the trials and triumphs of the people on the ground who conceived and engineered the missions that put roboti ...

ISBN 9780803234468
Published 30 January 2016 by University of New South Wales
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Series Outward Odyssey: A People's History of Spaceflight Series
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Science Year by Year

Science Year by Year (Hardback)

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Offers a guide to the discoveries that changed the world. This title looks at our heritage of invention and explores how science has shaped the past and how it may shape the future.

ISBN 9781409316138
Published 25 September 2013 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
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Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again

Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again (Hardback)

By Jackson, Tom

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A fascinating narrative history of the refrigerator and the process of refrigeration.

ISBN 9781472911438
Published 29 July 2015 by Misc - United Book Distributor
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