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Machines of Loving Grace

by John Markoff

As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society—on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health—Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for...


Conquering the Electron: The Geniuses, Visionaries, Egomaniacs, and Scoundrels Who Built Our Electronic Age

by Derek Cheung & Eric Brach

Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of friction and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the...


CERN: How We Found the Higgs Boson

by Michael Krause

This informative and entertaining book provides a broad look at the fascinating history of CERN, and the physicists working in different areas at CERN who were active in the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Profound...


Discoverers of the Universe: William and Caroline Herschel

by Michael Hoskin

Discoverers of the Universe tells the gripping story of William Herschel, the brilliant, fiercely ambitious, emotionally complex musician and composer who became court astronomer to Britain's King George III,...


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...


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...


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


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...


The Modern Mind

by Peter Watson

From Freud to Babbitt, from Animal Farm to Sartre to the Great Society, from the Theory of Relativity to counterculture to Kosovo, The Modern Mind is encyclopedic, covering the major writers, artists, scientists,...


The Road to Scientific Success: Inspiring Life Stories of Prominent Researchers(Volume 2)

by Deborah D L Chung

This is Volume 2 of the book series The Road to Scientific Success: Inspiring Life Stories of Prominent Researchers. Authoritative scientists describe their life experiences in relation to how success was attained,...


Madame Wu Chien-Shiung: The First Lady of Physics Research

by Tsai-Chien Chiang & Tang-Fong Wong

Narrating the well-lived life of the “Chinese Madame Curie” — a recipient of the first Wolf Prize in Physics (1978), the first woman to receive an honorary doctorate from Princeton University, as well...


Who Gives a Gigabyte?: A Survival Guide for the Technologically Perplexed

by Gary Stix & Miriam Lacob

An exhilarating chronicle of the most revolutionary advancements in recent-and future-technology

Which new technologies are bound to have the biggest impact on our lives in the years ahead? This groundbreaking...


Ladies in the Laboratory? American and British Women in Science, 1800-1900: A Survey of Their Contributions to Research

by Mary R. S. Creese

A systematic survey and comparison of the work of 19th-century American and British women in scientific research, this book covers the two countries in which women of the period were most active in scientific...


Henri Poincaré: A Biography Through the Daily Papers

by Jean-Marc Ginoux & Christian Gerini

On July 17, 2012, the centenary of Henri Poincaré's death was commemorated; his name being associated with so many fields of knowledge that he was considered as the Last Universalist. In Pure and Applied Mathematics,...


Pioneers of Medicine Without a Nobel Prize

by Gilbert Thompson

This book brings together in one volume fifteen discoveries that have had a major impact upon medical science and the practice of medicine but where the scientists involved have not been awarded a Nobel Prize....


Intelligible Design: A Realistic Approach to the Philosophy and History of Science

by Julio A Gonzalo & Manuel M Carreira

This book provides realistic answers to hotly debated scientific topics: Science is about quantitative aspects of natural realities (physical, chemical, biological) but it is the result of human intellectual...


Publishing and the Advancement of Science: From Selfish Genes to Galileo's Finger

by Michael Rodgers

Popular science books, selling in their thousands — even millions — help us appreciate breakthroughs in understanding the natural world, while highlighting the cultural importance of scientific knowledge....


100 Years of Subatomic Physics

by Ernest M Henley & Stephen D Ellis

By year 1911 radioactivity had been discovered for over a decade, but its origin remained a mystery. Rutherford's discovery of the nucleus and the subsequent discovery of the neutron by Chadwick started the...


Pierre Curie: With Autobiographical Notes by Marie Curie

by Marie Curie

Intimate memoir of the Nobel laureate, written by his wife and lab partner, analyzes the nature and significance of the Curies' experiments. In addition, the author reconstructs her own work with radiation.


Plasma Research at the Limit: From the International Space Station to Applications on Earth(With DVD-ROM)

by GREGOR MORFILL, Yuri Baturin & Vladimir Fortov

This book looks behind the scenes at the Plasma Crystal laboratory on the International Space Station (ISS) to see how science and research is carried out on the first physical science laboratory in space. As...