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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
Published 1 April 2014 by Quercus Publishing Plc
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Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science

Pendulum: Leon Foucault and the Triumph of Science (Trade Paperback/Paperback, New title)

By Aczel, Amir D.

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The dramatic story of French physicist Leon Foucault, the scientific genius whose famous pendulum would change the way we see our world forever.

ISBN 9780743464796
Published 1 November 2004 by Simon & Schuster
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Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age

Visions of Science: Books and Readers at the Dawn of the Victorian Age (Hardback)

By Secord, James

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Whilst political and social events shook continental Europe, scientific developments were changing the way we understood the world. At the height of this change a series of remarkable books about science were published. In Visions of Science, Jim Secord explores a selection of th ...

ISBN 9780199675265
Published 8 April 2014 by Oxford University Press
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Newton: A Very Short Introduction

Newton: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback, illustrated edition)

By Lliffe, Robert

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Newton's contributions to an understanding of the heavens and the earth are considered to be unparalleled. This very short introduction explains his scientific theories, and uses Newton's unpublished writings to paint a picture of an extremely complex man whose beliefs had a huge ...

ISBN 9780199298037
Published 1 April 2007 by Oxford University Press
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The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction

The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Paperback)

By Principe, Lawrence M.

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Lawrence M. Principe takes a fresh approach to the story of the scientific revolution, emphasising the historical context of the society and its world view at the time. From astronomy to alchemy and medicine to geology, he tells this fascinating story from the perspective of the ...

ISBN 9780199567416
Published 28 July 2011 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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A Climate for Change

A Climate for Change (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Heyhoe, Katharine; Farley, Andrew

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In this new paperback edition, scientist Katharine Hayhoe and evangelical pastor Andrew Farley confront the many Christians who dismiss global warming as irrelevant, nonexistent, or contrary to a biblical worldview, challenging those misconceptions with the truth about this contr ...

ISBN 9780446549578
Published 18 October 2010 by Misc - Alliance Distribution
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Theodore Gray's Elements Vault

Theodore Gray's Elements Vault (Hardback)

By Gray, Theodore; By (photographer) Mann, Nick

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Includes additional information and stories about the elements in the periodic table. This title includes dozens of historic facsimile documents related to the elements and the field of chemistry, such as Einstein's famous letter to Roosevelt explaining the potential of uranium f ...

ISBN 9781579128807
Published 1 July 2013 by Black Dog & Leventhal Publishe
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History's Worst Inventions, and the People Who Made Them

History's Worst Inventions, and the People Who Made Them (Paperback)

By Chaline, Eric

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A light-hearted look at fifty of the worst inventions to grace the history of humankind. It casts light on the failures of otherwise celebrated inventors from Da Vinci to Edison, alongside the work of less well know and sometimes short-lived pioneers.

ISBN 9781741963816
Published 1 August 2009 by Murdoch Books
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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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