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Communities of Science in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

by Juliana Adelman

Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations...


Science and Eccentricity: Collecting, Writing and Performing Science for Early Nineteenth-Century Audiences

by Victoria Carroll

The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the 19th century understood their world. This book explores how, from the turn of the century, discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense...


Styles of Reasoning in the British Life Sciences: Shared Assumptions, 1820-58

by James Elwick

Explores how the concept of 'compound individuality' brought together life scientists working in pre-Darwinian London. This book states that scientists conducting research in comparative anatomy, physiology,...


Recreating Newton: Newtonian Biography and the Making of Nineteenth-Century History of Science

by Rebekah Higgitt

Examines Isaac Newton's changing legacy during the nineteenth century. This book focuses on 1820-70, a period that saw the creation of the specialized and secularized role of the 'scientist'. It shows how debates...


Rosslyn Chapel Decoded: New Interpretations of a Gothic Enigma

by Alan Butler & John Ritchie

Rosslyn Chapel is a deeply enigmatic 15th-century Gothic masterpiece, situated near Edinburgh. Although generally referred to as a 'chapel' and acting as a local parish church these days, Rosslyn is actually...


Think of an Elephant: Combining Science and Spirituality for a Better Life

by Paul Bailey

Combining science and spirituality to reveal the true nature of the universe - this book will change perceptions, inspire mind-shifts and alter the way we see the world, forever.


One-Woman Farm: My Life Shared with Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Goats, and a Fine Fiddle

by Jenna Woginrich

Jenna Woginrich's inspiring journey from city cubicle to rural homestead has captivated readers of her blog and previous books. Now, in One-Woman Farm, Woginrich shares the joys, sorrows, trials, epiphanies,...


Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis

by David Groenfeldt

This book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are being acted out in water policies is fundamental to an understanding...


A History of Salem Witchcraft: And Other Works

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author and abolitionist who is best remembered as the creator of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a much-beloved novel that brought emotional resonance and depth to the debate over slavery. This...


The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization's Northern Future

by Laurence C. Smith

A vivid forecast of our planet in the year 2050 by a rising star in geoscience, distilling cutting-edge research into four global forces: demographic trends, natural resource demand, climate change, and globalization....


The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Construction of the Virginia Kendall Reserve, 1933-1940

by Kenneth J. Bindas

In the spring of 1933, the United States was in the midst of the worst economic calamity it had ever experienced. Newly inaugurated president Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to approve funding allowing...


The Burning Question: We Can't Burn Half the World's Oil, Coal, and Gas. So How Do We Quit?

by Duncan Clark, Mike Berners-Lee & Bill Mckibben

The Burning Question reveals climate change to be the most fascinating scientific, political and social puzzle in history. It shows that carbon emissions are still accelerating upwards, following an exponential...


Anatomy 360: The Ultimate Visual Guide to the Human Body

by Jamie Roebuck & Lorna Stevenson

Our bodies are a mystery to us. We may see our arms and legs move, but we have no idea how the muscles beneath look as they contract. We know that our stomachs digest food and our hearts pump blood throughout...


Science, Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Region: Norden Beyond Borders

by Sverker Sörlin

Throughout the twentieth century, glaciologists and geophysicists in Norway and Sweden, as well as Danish geoscientists and ice core scientists in Greenland, made important contributions to polar field science....


Water Resources: An Integrated Approach

by Joseph Holden

The world faces huge challenges for water as population continues to grow, as emerging economies develop and as climate change alters the global and local water cycle. There are major questions to be answered...


Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race

by Graham Farmelo

Perhaps no scientific breakthrough has shaped the course of human history as much as the harnessing of the atom. Yet the twentieth century might have turned out entirely differently had this powerful technology...


Journey to the Stars: Space Exploration--Tomorrow and Beyond

by Robert Jastrow

Robert Jastrow discusses the past and future of space exploration, the cosmic mysteries that still await solution, and the possibility of extraterrestrials whose intelligence far outstrips our own.


Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

by J.Craig Venter

“Venter instills awe for biology as it is, and as it might become in our hands.” —Publishers Weekly

On May 20, 2010, headlines around the world announced one of the most extraordinary accomplishments in...


Auto Biography

by Earl Swift

An unforgettable ode to American car culture, award-winning author Earl Swift's wise, funny, and captivating narrative follows an outlaw-genius motorhead as he attempts to restore an iconic 1957 Chevy from rusted-out...


Console Wars

by Blake J. Harris

A mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized...