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The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory
 

The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory (Hardback)

By Bauer, Susan Wise

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A guide to humanity s best science writing, which tells the centuries-long story of our striving to understand our world.

ISBN 9780393243260
Release Date 1 June 2015 by WW Norton & Co
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Energy, the Subtle Concept: The Discovery of Feynman's Blocks from Leibniz to Einstein
 

Energy, the Subtle Concept: The Discovery of Feynman's Blocks from Leibniz to Einstein (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Coopersmith, Jennifer

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This book explains the idea of energy by tracing the story of its discovery, from Galileo through to Einstein. It explains the physics using the minimum of mathematics, presenting both a gripping historical narrative and a fascinating introduction to an elusive physical concept.

ISBN 9780198716747
Release Date 28 May 2015 by Oxford University Press
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Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin

Ecology or Catastrophe: The Life of Murray Bookchin (Hardback)

By Biehl, Janet

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The biography of Murray Bookchin, one of the most influential environmental thinkers of the twentieth century, written by Bookchin's personal collaborator and copyeditor.

ISBN 9780199342488
Published 1 July 2014 by Oxford University Press
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Following Burke and Wills Across Australia: A Touring Guide
 

Following Burke and Wills Across Australia: A Touring Guide (Paperback)

By Phoenix, Dave

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A perfect companion for those wanting to see outback Australia, and at the same time understand a journey that has attained mythic status in the history of Australian exploration.

ISBN 9781486301584
Release Date 1 June 2015 by CSIRO Publishing
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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
Published 15 May 2015 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods

Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau's Woods (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Primack, Richard B.

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Track the effects of a warming climate on Concord, Massachusetts' plants and animals. This book describes how warming temperatures have altered other aspects, from the dates when ice departs from Walden Pond in late winter, to the arrival of birds in the spring, to the population ...

ISBN 9780226272290
Published 15 May 2015 by FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize

Brave Genius: A Scientist, a Philosopher, and Their Daring Adventures from the French Resistance to the Nobel Prize (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Carroll, University Sean B (University of Wisconsin University of Wisconsin; Howard Hughes Medical Institute University of Wisconsin University of Wisconsin University of Wisconsin; Howard Hughes Medical Institute University of Wisconsin; Howard Hugh

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The never-before-told account of the intersection of some of the most insightful minds of the 20th century, and a fascinating look at how war, resistance, and friendship can catalyze genius. In the spring of 1940, the aspiring but unknown writer Albert Camus and budding scientist ...

ISBN 9780307952349
Published 7 November 2014 by Random House
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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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Tom's River: A Story of Science and Salvation

Tom's River: A Story of Science and Salvation (Hardback)

By Fagin, Dan

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The riveting true story of 60 years in the life of a small Jersey town ravaged by industrial pollution, melding hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, deep historical research, and an unforgettable cast of characters that leaves readers as ...

ISBN 9780553806533
Published 15 August 2014 by Random House
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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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