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Small Navies: Strategy and Policy for Small Navies in War and Peace

by Michael Mulqueen, Deborah Sanders & Ian Speller

Whilst maritime studies tend to reflect the dominance of large navies, history shows how relatively small naval forces can have a disproportionately large impact on global events. From Confederate commerce raiders...


The Murder of Marilyn Monroe: Case Closed

by Jay Margolis & Richard Buskin

A New York Times Best Seller!

Since Marilyn Monroe died among suspicious circumstances on the night of August 4, 1962, there have been queries and theories, allegations and investigations, but no definitive evidence...


The Fun of It

by Amelia Earhart

Autobiography of the famous flyer which describes her own ambitions to become a pilot and offers advice to others.


The Fantastic Laboratory of Dr. Weigl: How Two Brave Scientists Battled Typhus and Sabotaged the Nazis

by Arthur Allen

“Thought-provoking. . . . [Allen] writes without sanctimony and never simplifies the people in his book or the moral issues his story inevitably raises.”—Wall Street Journal Few diseases are more gruesome...


British Mail Steamers to South America, 1851-1965: A History of the Royal Mail Steam Packet Company and Royal Mail Lines

by Robert E. Forrester

During the nineteenth century Britain’s maritime, commercial and colonial interests all depended upon a regular and reliable flow of seaborne information from around the globe. Whilst the telegraph increasingly...


France and Britain, 1900-1940: Entente and Estrangement

by P.M. H. Bell

The first of a two volume study, which will analyse the complex relationship between Britain and France in the twentieth century: a relationship which has been crucial to European politics and to both World...


The United Nations, Peace Operations and the Cold War

by Norrie MacQueen

This is the first introduction to the United Nation's activities during the Cold War period. It combines a history of the UN with a broader account of east-west diplomacy during the Cold War and after. Norrie...


Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future

by Neil Postman

At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our...


Totalitarianism, Globalization, Colonialism: The Destruction of Civilization since 1914

by Harry Redner

The century that began in 1914 with the outbreak of the First World War was catastrophic. Over the course of that one-hundred-year span, civilizations were destroyed in the Old World, the New World, and the...


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...