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Astronomy in India, 1784-1876

by Joydeep Sen

Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the establishment of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen explores the relationship between Indian astronomers...


Forty Types of Proofs of Actual Totality

by Marcus Bergh

The one world problem has been central to knowledge for ages. Of many approaches none has resolved the problem. With great increases in knowledge there is now sufficient ideas, concepts and means to show a unified...


Physics and Our World: Reissue of the Proceedings of a Symposium in Honor of Victor F Weisskopf

by KERSON HUANG

As the proceedings of a symposium in honor of Victor Weisskopf at MIT, this volume contains papers by leaders of physics at the time, including M Delbrück, M Gell-Mann, H Bethe, T D Lee, B R Mottelson, W K...


Zoom: From Atoms and Galaxies to Blizzards and Bees: How Everything Moves

by Bob Berman

From the speed of light to moving mountains--and everything in between--ZOOM explores how the universe and its objects move.

If you sit as still as you can in a quiet room, you might be able to convince yourself...


Blood Matters: Five Civilized Tribes and the Search of Unity in the 20th Century

by Erik March Zissu

This study explores how the five tribes of Oklahoma - Cherokees, Chickasaws, Choctaws, Creeks, and Seminoles - strove to achieve political unity within their tribes during the first decades of the 20th century...


Objectivity in the Feminist Philosophy of Science

by Karen Cordrick Haely

Scientific knowledge is widely considered to be the most certain kind of knowledge, free from social or cultural bias. This freedom from bias or values, the objectivity of science, is a key reason why scientific...


Worlds of ScienceCraft: New Horizons in Sociology, Philosophy, and Science Studies

by Sal Restivo, Sabrina M. Weiss & Alexander I. Stingl

A response to complex problems spanning disciplinary boundaries, Worlds of ScienceCraft offers bold new ways of conceptualizing ideas of science, sociology, and philosophy. Beginning with the historical foundations...


Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

by Brian Gee, Anita McConnell & A.D. Morrison-Low

Working from original documents consulted for the first time, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an eighteenth-century mathematical and optical instrument maker, Francis Watkins, who played an important...


CCTV: A Technology Under the Radar?

by Inga Kroener

Central state and non-covert surveillance began in earnest at the start of the twentieth century. By the start of the twenty-first century, the UK was one of the most surveilled societies on earth. This timely...


Next Generation Experiments to Measure the Neutron Lifetime: Proceedings of the 2012 Workshop

by Susan J Seestrom

There is a great interest in improving the limits on neutron lifetime to the level of a precision of 0.1 s. The neutron lifetime is both an important fundamental quantity as well as a parameter influencing important...


Elementary Particles and Emergent Phase Space

by Piotr Żenczykowski

The Standard Model of elementary particles, although very successful, contains various elements that are put in by hand. Understanding their origin requires going beyond the model and searching for “new physics”....


Make Your Own PCBs with EAGLE: From Schematic Designs to Finished Boards

by Simon Monk

Design custom printed circuit boards with EAGLE

Learn how to make double-sided professional-quality PCBs from the ground up using EAGLE--the powerful, flexible design software. In this step-by-step guide, electronics...


A People's History of Science: Miners, Midwives, and Low Mechanicks

by Clifford D. Conner

We all know the history of science that we learned from grade school textbooks: How Galileo used his telescope to show that the earth was not the center of the universe; how Newton divined gravity from the falling...


Opening Heaven's Door: Investigating Stories of Life, Death, and What Comes After

by Patricia Pearson

People everywhere carry with them extraordinary, deeply comforting experiences that arrived at the moment when they most needed relief: when they lost a loved one. These experiences can include clear messages...


Defending Your Castle: Build Catapults, Crossbows, Moats, Bulletproof Shields, and More Defensive Devices to Fend Off the Invading Hordes

by William Gurstelle

A man’s home is his castle, or so the saying goes, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and...


The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery

by Sam Kean

The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.

Early studies of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune...


Fields of Force: The Development of a World View from Faraday to Einstein.

by William Berkson

This book describes the picture of reality given by Newton, and the development of the later picture of reality given by field theory. In telling this story, the author explains what problem each scientist faced,...


My Life: Recollections of a Nobel Laureate

by Max Born

In this collection of informal reminiscences, first published in 1975, Max Born has written an extraordinarily vivid account of his life and work, originally intended for his family.

Ranging from his time at...


A Century of Science, 1851-1951

by Herbert Dingle

First published in 1951 to coincide with the British Festival, this book explores the developments in science which had occurred since the Great Exhibition of 1851. Covering the full range of scientific development...


Niels Bohr: Physics and the World

by Herman Feshbach, Tetsuo Matsui & Alexandra Oleson

Containing the proceedings of the symposium held by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Niels Bohr, this collection was first published in 1988.

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