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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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Recent Developments in Atomic Theory

by Leo Graetz

Into the short compass of this book Professor Graetz has succeeded in compressing an eminently readable survey of the directions in which the atomic theory, as accepted in the nineteenth century, has been extended...


Science Advances

by J.B.S. Haldane

This book offers an overview of a huge range of scientific achievements in the 20th century, specifically in the field of applied science. The majority of the essays originally appeared in papers and journals...


Scientists as Writers

by James Harrison

In the endless debate about the Two Cultures no book until this attempted to provide a selection of scientific writing on specific themes to stimulate students of arts subjects into discussion and writing about...


Scientific Progress

by James Jeans, William Bragg & E.V. Appleton

First published in 1936, this volume contains six of the Halley Stewart Lectures - originally founded "For Research towards the Christian Ideal in All Social Life" - by some of the greatest of English scientists...


Atomic Theories

by F.H. Loring

Summarising the most novel facts and theories which were coming into prominence at the time, particularly those which had not yet been incorporated into standard textbooks, this important work was first published...


World Chaos: The Responsibility of Science

by William McDougall

This book, first published 1931, examines the attitudes surrounding the natural sciences at the time of writing, and contends that an unreflective belief in the power of science, and especially in humanity's...


Einstein the Searcher: His Work Explained from Dialogues with Einstein

by Alexander Moszkowski

This volume, first published in 1921, presents a series of portraits of Einstein, thus offering glimpses in the character and private reflections of the man who changed the course of modern science. Intended...


The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Volume 1

by Ernest Rutherford

This is the first of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford's scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his...


The Collected Papers of Lord Rutherford of Nelson: Volume 2

by Ernest Rutherford

This is the second of three volumes which together contain the complete range of Lord Rutherford's scientific papers, incorporating in addition addresses, general lectures, letters to editors, accounts of his...


The Brilliant Disaster: JFK, Castro, and America's Doomed Invasion of Cuba's Bay of Pigs

by Jim Rasenberger

A REMARKABLY GRIPPING ACCOUNT OF AMERICA’S BAY OF PIGS CRISIS, DRAWING ON LONG-HIDDEN CIA DOCUMENTS AND DELIVERING, AS NEVER BEFORE, THE VIVID TRUTH—AND CONSEQUENCES—OF FIVE PIVOTAL DAYS IN APRIL 1961...


Outspoken Women: An Anthology of Women's Writing on Sex, 1870-1969

by Lesley A. Hall

Studying a broader period than its contemporaries, this comprehensive study reveals a neglected tradition of British women's writing from the Victorian era to the sexual revolution of the 1960s. Outspoken Women...


Secret Cables of the Comintern, 1933-1943

by Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov

Drawing on secret and therefore candid coded telegraphs exchanged between Communist Party leaders around the world and their overseers at the Communist International (Comintern) headquarters in Moscow, this...


London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold War

by Alban Webb

From its inception in 1932, overseas broadcasting by the BBC quickly became an essential adjunct to British diplomatic and foreign policy objectives. For this reason, the World Service was considered the primary...


Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan

by Jan Bardsley

Women and Democracy in Cold War Japan offers a fresh perspective on gender politics by focusing on the Japanese housewife of the 1950s as a controversial representation of democracy, leisure, and domesticity....


The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century

by David Reynolds

Winner of the 2014 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for the Best Work of History.

"If you only read one book about the First World War in this anniversary year, read The Long Shadow. David Reynolds writes superbly...


Taming China's Wilderness: Immigration, Settlement and the Shaping of the Heilongjiang Frontier, 1900-1931

by Patrick Fuliang Shan

For most of its rule, the Qing dynasty (1644-1911) - whose historical homeland was in Heilongjiang - enforced a policy that prohibited Chinese immigration and settlement and maintained the region's reputation...