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Natural Philosophy

by Wilhelm Ostwald & Thomas Seltzer

Along with several collaborators, Russian-born chemist Wilhelm Ostwald is regarded as one of the key figures in developing the field now known as physical chemistry. In 1909, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for...


Character and Opinion in the United States

by George Santayana

A fascinating figure, the thinker who came to be known as George Santayana was born in Spain, but grew up in the United States. During his formal training in philosophy, Santayana studied under some of the foremost...


The Problem of China

by Bertrand Russell

Though it was penned nearly a century ago, current-day readers will find that Bertrand Russell's insightful critique of China is still surprisingly accurate. The important British philosopher based his arguments...


Psychology and Social Sanity

by Hugo Munsterberg

As one of the most significant figures in the development of the field of applied psychology, German-born Hugo Munsterberg emphasized the importance of bringing psychology out of the laboratory and into the...


Falling in Love: With Other Essays on More Exact Branches of Science

by Grant Allen

Canadian author Grant Allen initially pursued scholarly research as a profession, but after several years as a professor, he decided to try his hand at writing instead. Though his first efforts were scientific...


The Scientist as Rebel

by Freeman J. Dyson

From Galileo to today’s amateur astronomers, scientists have been rebels, writes Freeman J. Dyson. Like artists and poets, they are free spirits who resist the restrictions their cultures impose on them. In...


The Science Quest: Using Inquiry/Discovery to Enhance Student Learning, Grades 7-12

by Frank X. Sutman, Joseph S. Schmuckler & Joyce D. Woodfield

The Science Quest introduces the Inquiry/Discovery instructional framework, an innovative method for captivating students? interest in science, for building their skills in scientific thinking, and for dramatically...


Charles Darwin in Cambridge: The Most Joyful Years

by JOHN VAN WYHE

Charles Darwin's years as a student at the University of Cambridge were some of the most important and formative of his life. Thereafter he always felt a particular affection for Cambridge. For a time he even...


Healing Traditions: African Medicine, Cultural Exchange, and Competition in South Africa, 1820-1948

Physics from the Edge: A New Cosmological Model for Inertia

by Michael Edward McCulloch

The fundamental and very important property of inertia has never been well understood. This book shows how inertia has puzzled many scientists such as Galileo and Mach, and then presents a new theory that explains...


The pineal gland

by D'avino Fulvio

Each day new and important discoveries are developed in various fields of technology and science. However, the human being has not lost his interest in research, especially on what it is considered one of the...


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. This...


Nobel Lectures in Physics (2006 - 2010)

by Lars Brink

This volume is a collection of the Nobel lectures delivered by the prizewinners, together with their biographies and the presentation speeches by Nobel Committee members for the period 2006–2010. The criterion...


The Measure of All Things: The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

by Ken Alder

In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way...


The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged

by Cathy Cobb, Monty Fetterolf & Harold Goldwhite

A unique approach to the history of science using  do-it-yourself experiments along with brief historical profiles to demonstrate how the ancient alchemists stumbled upon the science of chemistry.

Be the alchemist!...


Starlight Detectives: How Astronomers, Inventors, and Eccentrics Discovered the Modern Universe

by Alan Hirshfeld

A wondrous tale of cosmic exploration and the colorful characters who ushered astronomy into the modern age


Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman

From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, an accessible introduction to the math and science of quantum mechanics

Quantum Mechanics is a (second) book for anyone who wants to learn how to think...


Arming The Fleet: Providing Our Warfighters The Decisive Advantage: Providing Our Warfighters The Decisive Advantage

by Wallace T. Martin & Navy Dept. (U.S.)

 Tells a compelling story of the secret weapons city of China Lake, California, a secluded Navy base in the middle of the vast Mojave Desert that has been quietly delivering weapons that work since 1943. The...


Encountering Affect: Capacities, Apparatuses, Conditions

by Ben Anderson

In Encountering Affect, Ben Anderson explores why understanding affect matters and offers one account of affective life that hones in on the different ways in which affects are ordered. Intervening in debates...


Philosophy of Science: The Key Thinkers

by James Robert Brown

All the great philosophers from Plato and Aristotle to the present day have been philosophers of science. However, this book concentrates on modern philosophy of science, starting in the nineteenth century and...