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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 9 December 2014 by Quercus Publishing Plc
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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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Haeckel's Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud
 

Haeckel's Embryos: Images, Evolution, and Fraud (Hardback)

By Hopwood, Nick

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Emphasizing the changes worked by circulation and copying, interpretation and debate, this book uses the case to explore how pictures succeed and fail, gain acceptance and spark controversy. It reveals how embryonic development was made a process that we can see, compare, and dis ...

ISBN 9780226046945
Release Date 15 December 2014 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth
 

Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences: From Heresy to Truth (Hardback)

By Powell, James Lawrence

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Over the course of the twentieth century, scientists came to accept four counterintuitive yet fundamental facts about the Earth: deep time, continental drift, meteorite impact, and global warming. When first suggested, each proposition violated scientific orthodoxy and was quickl ...

ISBN 9780231164481
Release Date 15 December 2014 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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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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Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead

Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead (Hardback)

By Casarett, David

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A physician explores just how far the science of resurrection has come Not too long ago, when you were dead, you were dead. There was no coming back. But a little electricity, applied to the heart in just the right way, has changed all that. Now death has become just another seri ...

ISBN 9781591846710
Published 24 September 2014 by Penguin
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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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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World (Hardback)

By Johnson, Steven

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How did the advent of frozen TV dinners help give birth to at least four million babies? And what about our battle against dirt? How did that create the flat screen and the iPhone? This book is a celebration of ideas: how they happen and their sometimes unintended results.

ISBN 9781846148538
Published 19 November 2014 by Penguin
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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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Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation

Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation (Hardback)

By Nye, Bill; Edited by Powell, Corey S.

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Sparked by the a provocative comment to BigThink.com last fall, and fueled by a highly controversial debate with Creation Museum curator Ken Ham, Bill Nye's campaign to confront the scientific shortcoming of creationism has exploded in just a few months into a national crusade. I ...

ISBN 9781250007131
Published 1 November 2014 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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