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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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Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods

Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods (Hardback)

By Primack, Richard B.

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In his notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. In the 160 years since his writings, warming temperatures have pushed blueberry flowering three weeks earlier. This book tracks ...

ISBN 9780226682686
Published 1 March 2014 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self (Hardback)

By Voskuhl, Adelheid

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The eighteenth century saw the creation of a number of remarkable mechanical androids: at least ten prominent automata were built between 1785 and 1810 by clockmakers, court mechanics, and other artisans from France, Switzerland, Austria, and the German lands. This title investig ...

ISBN 9780226034027
Published 1 May 2013 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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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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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 June 2012 by Cornerstone
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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 November 1987 by Dover Publications Inc.
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The Oldest Living Things in the World

The Oldest Living Things in the World (Hardback)

By Sussman, Rachel; Obrist, Hans-Ulrich; Zimmer, Carl

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Takes you on a journey through time and space. The author begins at year zero, and looks back from there, photographing the past in the present. Alongside the photographs, she combines tales of her worldly adventures tracking down these subjects with informative insight from the ...

ISBN 9780226057507
Published 1 March 2014 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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The Secrets of Alchemy

The Secrets of Alchemy (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Principe, Lawrence M.

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Brings alchemy out of the shadows and restores it to its important place in human history and culture. By surveying what alchemy was and how it began, developed, and overlapped with a range of ideas and pursuits, this title illuminates the practice.

ISBN 9780226103792
Published 1 November 2013 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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The Disappearing Spoon

The Disappearing Spoon (Paperback)

By Kean, Sam

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Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputuation? This title provides answers, fusing science with the classic lore of invention, investigation, discovery a ...

ISBN 9780552777506
Published 16 September 2011 by Transworld Publishers
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