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

by Karen E. Flint

In August 2004, South Africa officially sought to legally recognize the practice of traditional healers. Largely in response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, and limited both by the number of practitioners and by patients'...


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. But...


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...


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


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

Since the mid-1990s, affect has become central to the social sciences and humanities. Debates abound over how to conceptualise affect, and how to understand the interrelationships between affective life and...


The Special Theory of Relativity bound with Relativity: A Very Elementary Exposition

by Herbert Dingle & Sir Oliver Lodge

The Special Theory of Relativity:

Based on a short course of lectures delivered in the late 1930s, this short book presents the theory of Special Relativity by formulating a redefinition of the measurement of...


Science in the Changing World bound with Science at Your Service

by Various

Science in the Changing World, first published in 1933, contains a series of broadcasted presentations on the relationship between science and the development of European civilisation in the first half of the...


Einstein's Theory of Unified Fields

by Marie Antoinette Tonnelat

First published in1966, here is presented a comprehensive overview of one of the most elusive scientific speculations by the pre-eminent genius of the 20th century. The theory is viewed by some scientists with...


In Defense of Science: Why Scientific Literacy Matters

by Frank R. Spellman

Today, only a few people outside of the scientific community are conversant with the tradition of science and its many breakthroughs. The rest are scientifically illiterate. So say Frank R. Spellman and Joni...


The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

by William H. Schneider

This first extensive study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa traces the history of one of the most important therapies in modern medicine from the period of colonial rule to independence and the...


Becoming Yellow: A Short History of Racial Thinking

by Michael Keevak

In their earliest encounters with Asia, Europeans almost uniformly characterized the people of China and Japan as white. This was a means of describing their wealth and sophistication, their willingness to trade...


The Blind Spot: Science and the Crisis of Uncertainty

by William Byers

In today's unpredictable and chaotic world, we look to science to provide certainty and answers--and often blame it when things go wrong. The Blind Spot reveals why our faith in scientific certainty is a dangerous...


Clinical Evidence Made Easy

by Michael Harris, Gordon Taylor & Daniel Jackson

Clinical Evidence Made Easy will give those working in healthcare the tools to understand the information available to them from clinical data sources, which can otherwise be hard to decipher.


Evolution of Life and Form: Four Lectures Delivered at the Twenty-Third Anniversary Meeting of the Theosophical Society at Adyar, Madras, 1898

by Annie Besant

Because of her early work as a secular activist who labored tirelessly in support of activities like increasing women's access to birth control information, it surprised many of Annie Besant's friends and colleagues...


Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life

by Justin E. H. Smith

Though it did not yet exist as a discrete field of scientific inquiry, biology was at the heart of many of the most important debates in seventeenth-century philosophy. Nowhere is this more apparent than in...


Innovating Food, Innovating The Law

by Mariachiara Tallacchini, Fernando Leonini & Matteo Ferrari

Innovating Food, Innovating the Law. An interdisciplinary approach to the challenges in the agro-food sector Edited by Fernando Leonini, Mariachiara Tallacchini, Matteo Ferrari The agro-food sector represents...


Monon Behavior Ciu

by Diego Manna

A funny pseudo-scientific journal in which humour and science are mixed, in the same way in which also english and italian languages are mixed. The result is a very comic sort of "new esperanto". This is the...


The Magic of Numbers

by Eric Temple Bell

From one of the foremost interpreters for lay readers of the history and meaning of mathematics: a stimulating account of the origins of mathematical thought and the development of numerical theory. It probes...