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  • Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance
    Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (English, Paperback) George Saliba

    The rise and fall of the Islamic scientific tradition, and the relationship of Islamic science to European science during the Renaissance.

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  • Progressive Enlightenment
    Progressive Enlightenment (English, Hardback) Leslie Tomory

    In Progressive Enlightenment, Leslie Tomory examines the origins of the gaslight industry, from invention to consolidation as a large integrated urban network. Tomory argues that gas was the first integrated large-scale technological network, a designation usually given to the railways. He shows how the first gas network was constructed and stabilized through the introduction of new management...

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  • Science and Technology in the Global Cold War
    Science and Technology in the Global Cold War (English, Paperback) Naomi Oreskes

    The Cold War period saw a dramatic expansion of state-funded science and technology research. Government and military patronage shaped Cold War technoscientific practices, imposing methods that were project oriented, team based, and subject to national-security restrictions. These changes affected not just the arms race and the space race but also research in agriculture, biomedicine, computer...

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  • The Psychophysical Ear
    The Psychophysical Ear (English, Hardback) Alexandra Hui

    In the middle of the nineteenth century, German and Austrian concertgoers began to hear new rhythms and harmonies as non-Western musical ensembles began to make their way to European cities and classical music introduced new compositional trends. At the same time, leading physicists, physiologists, and psychologists were preoccupied with understanding the sensory perception of sound from a...

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  • Heredity Explored
    Heredity Explored (English, Hardback) Staffan Muller-Wille

    This book examines the wide range of scientific and social arenas in which the concept of inheritance gained relevance in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Although genetics emerged as a scientific discipline during this period, the idea of inheritance also played a role in a variety of medical, agricultural, industrial, and political contexts....

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  • Emil du Bois-Reymond
    Emil du Bois-Reymond (English, Hardback) Gabriel Ward Finkelstein

    Emil du Bois-Reymond is the most important forgotten intellectual of the nineteenth century. In his own time (1818--1896) du Bois-Reymond grew famous in his native Germany and beyond for his groundbreaking research in neuroscience and his provocative addresses on politics and culture. This biography by Gabriel Finkelstein draws on personal papers, published writings, and contemporary responses to...

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  • The Genealogy of a Gene
    The Genealogy of a Gene (English, Paperback) Myles W. Jackson

    In The Genealogy of a Gene, Myles Jackson uses the story of the CCR5 gene to investigate the interrelationships among science, technology, and society. Mapping the varied "genealogy" of CCR5 -- intellectual property, natural selection, Big and Small Pharma, human diversity studies, personalized medicine, ancestry studies, and race and genomics -- Jackson links a myriad of diverse topics. The...

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  • The Age of Electroacoustics
    The Age of Electroacoustics (English, Hardback) Roland Wittje

    At the end of the nineteenth century, acoustics was a science of musical sounds; the musically trained ear was the ultimate reference. Just a few decades into the twentieth century, acoustics had undergone a transformation from a scientific field based on the understanding of classical music to one guided by electrical engineering, with industrial and military applications. In this book, Roland...

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  • Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe
    Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe (English, Hardback) John Krige

    In the 1950s and the 1960s, U.S. administrations were determined to prevent Western European countries from developing independent national nuclear weapons programs. To do so, the United States attempted to use its technological pre-eminence as a tool of "soft power" to steer Western European technological choices toward the peaceful uses...

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  • Rational Action
    Rational Action (English, Hardback) William Thomas

    During World War II, the Allied military forces faced severe problems integrating equipment, tactics, and logistics into successful combat operations. To help confront these problems, scientists and engineers developed new means of studying which equipment designs would best meet the military's requirements and how the military could best use the equipment it had on hand. By 1941 they had also...

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  • The Genealogy of a Gene
    The Genealogy of a Gene (English, Hardback) Myles W. Jackson

    In The Genealogy of a Gene, Myles Jackson uses the story of the CCR5 gene to investigate the interrelationships among science, technology, and society. Mapping the varied "genealogy" of CCR5 -- intellectual property, natural selection, Big and Small Pharma, human diversity studies, personalized medicine, ancestry studies, and race and genomics -- Jackson links a myriad of diverse topics. The...

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  • Science and Technology in the Global Cold War
    Science and Technology in the Global Cold War (English, Hardback) Naomi Oreskes

    The Cold War period saw a dramatic expansion of state-funded science and technology research. Government and military patronage shaped Cold War technoscientific practices, imposing methods that were project oriented, team based, and subject to national-security restrictions. These changes affected not just the arms race and the space race but also research in agriculture, biomedicine, computer...

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  • Wireless
    Wireless (English, Paperback) Sungook Hong

    A new look at the early history of wireless communication.

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  • Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime
    Engineers and the Making of the Francoist Regime (English, Hardback) Lino Camprubi

    In this book, Lino Camprubí argues that science and technology were at the very center of the building of Franco's Spain. Previous histories of early Francoist science and technology have described scientists and engineers as working "under" Francoism, subject to censorship and bound by politically mandated research agendas. Camprubí offers a different perspective, considering instead...

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  • Weather by the Numbers
    Weather by the Numbers (English, Paperback) Kristine Harper

    The history of the growth and professionalization of American meteorology and its transformation into a physics- and mathematics-based scientific discipline.

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  • Ships and Science
    Ships and Science (English, Paperback) Larrie D. Ferreiro

    The first book to portray the birth of naval architecture as an integral part of the Scientific Revolution, examining its development and application across the major shipbuilding nations of Europe.

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  • Neither Physics nor Chemistry
    Neither Physics nor Chemistry (English, Hardback) Kostas Gavroglu, Ana Simoes

    Quantum chemistry--a discipline that is not quite physics, not quite chemistry, and not quite applied mathematics--emerged as a field of study in the 1920s. It was referred to by such terms as mathematical chemistry, subatomic theoretical chemistry, molecular quantum mechanics, and chemical physics until the community agreed on the designation of quantum chemistry. In Neither Physics Nor...

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  • Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method
    Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method (English, Paperback) Niccolo Guicciardini

    An analysis of Newton's mathematical work, from early discoveries to mature reflections, and a discussion of Newton's views on the role and nature of mathematics.

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  • Lenin's Laureate
    Lenin's Laureate (English, Hardback) Paul R. Josephson

    The life and work of a leading Soviet physicist and an exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of Soviet science from Stalin through Gorbachev.

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  • Crafting the Quantum
    Crafting the Quantum (English, Hardback) Suman Seth

    An intellectual and cultural history of the birth of theoretical physics in Germany, focusing on the pedagogy and research of a leader in work on the "older" quantum theory.

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