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The Story of Science: Newton at the Center: Newton at the Center

by Joy Hakim

Readers will travel back in time to ancient Babylonia, Egypt, and Greece. They will meet the world's first astronomers, mathematicians, and physicists and explore the lives and ideas of such famous people as...


The Story of Science: Newton at the Center: Newton at the Center

by Joy Hakim

In volume three, students will look over Albert Einstein's shoulder as he and his colleagues develop a new kind of physics. It leads in two directions: to knowledge of the vast universe and its future (insights...


The Story of Science: Newton at the Center: Newton at the Center

by Joy Hakim

In volume two, students will watch as Copernicus's systematic observations place the sun at the center of our universe—to the dismay of establishment thinkers. After students follow the achievements and frustrations...


The Human Side of Science: Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science's Big Ideas

by Arthur W. Wiggins, Charles M. Wynn Sr. & Sidney Harris

This lively and humorous book focuses attention on the fact that science is a human enterprise. The reader learns about the foibles and quirks as well as the admirable ingenuity and impressive accomplishments...


Wondrous Truths

Science and Hypothesis

by Henri Poincaré

"Science and Hypothesis" is a study written in 1902, by the French mathematician, Henri Poincaré. It was designed with non-specialist readers in mind, and contains information on mathematics, space, physics...


House of Lost Worlds: Dinosaurs, Dynasties, and the Story of Life on Earth

by Richard Conniff

This fascinating book tells the story of how one museum changed ideas about dinosaurs, dynasties, and even the story of life on earth. The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, now celebrating its 150th anniversary,...


Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo

by Christopher M. Graney

Setting Aside All Authority is an important account and analysis of seventeenth-century scientific arguments against the Copernican system. Christopher M. Graney challenges the long-standing ideas that opponents...


Traveling at the Speed of Thought: Einstein and the Quest for Gravitational Waves

by Daniel Kennefick

Since Einstein first described them nearly a century ago, gravitational waves have been the subject of more sustained controversy than perhaps any other phenomenon in physics. These as yet undetected fluctuations...


The Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character

by Daniel J. Kevles

"You read with a rising sense of despair and outrage, and you finish it as if awakening from a nightmare only Kafka could have conceived."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times David Baltimore won the Nobel...


You Belong to the Universe

Pandemic

by Sonia Shah

Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how?

Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged...


Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

by Brian Gee & edited by Anita McConnell

Francis Watkins was an eminent figure in his field of mathematical and optical instrument making in mid-eighteenth century London. Working from original documents, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times...


A New Century of Biology

by W. John Kress & Gary W. Barrett

In the twentieth century, scientists in the relatively new field of biology played an important role in exposing the threats of environmental degradation, loss of species diversity, habitat fragmentation, scarce...


Mathematics in Ancient Egypt: A Contextual History

by Annette Imhausen

Mathematics in Ancient Egypt traces the development of Egyptian mathematics, from the end of the fourth millennium BC—and the earliest hints of writing and number notation—to the end of the pharaonic period...


Moths, Myths, and Mosquitoes: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr.

by Marc Epstein

On September 26, 1924, the ground collapsed beneath a truck in a back alley in Washington, D.C., revealing a mysterious underground labyrinth. In spite of wild speculations, the tunnel was not the work of German...


Seeking Truth: Roger North's Notes on Newton and Correspondence with Samuel Clarke c.1704-1713

by Jamie C. Kassler

In the early 1690s Roger North was preparing to remove from London to Rougham, Norfolk, where he planned to continue his search for truth, which for him meant knowledge of nature, including human nature. But...


The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature

by Wendy Beth Hyman

The Automaton in English Renaissance Literature features original essays exploring the automaton-from animated statue to anthropomorphized machine-in the poetry, prose, and drama of England in the 16th and 17th...


Acid Rain and the Rise of the Environmental Chemist in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Life and Work of Robert Angus Smith

by Peter Reed

Robert Angus Smith (1817-1884) was a Scottish chemist and a leading investigator into what came to be known as 'acid rain'. This study of his working life, contextualized through discussion of his childhood,...


Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science

by John Gribbin & Michael White

An updated edition of the definitive biography on Stephen Hawking that marries biography and science to tell the story of one of the most remarkable men in history

Stephen Hawking is no ordinary scientist. He...