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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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  • Wireless
    Wireless (English, Paperback) Sungook Hong

    A new look at the early history of wireless communication.

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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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  • Historia
    Historia (English, Hardback) Gianna Pomata

    Essays examine how the genre of historia reflects connections between the study of nature and the study of culture in early modern scholarly pursuits.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe
    American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe (English, Paperback) John Krige

    How the United States used its position as the world's leading scientific and technological power to rebuild European scientific practices and institutions and align them with American interests during the first two decades of the Cold War.

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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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  • 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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  • H.G. Bronn, Ernst Haeckel, and the Origins of German Darwinism
    H.G. Bronn, Ernst Haeckel, and the Origins of German Darwinism (English, Hardback) Sander Gliboff

    A revisionist view of the history of German Darwinism examines the translation of Darwin's work and its early reception in Germany.

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  • Conserving the Enlightenment
    Conserving the Enlightenment (English, Hardback) Janis Langins

    A study of French military engineers at a crucial point in the evolution of modern engineering.

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

    The cultural history of heredity: scholars from a range of disciplines discuss the evolution of the concept of heredity, from the Early Modern understanding of the act of "generation" to its later nineteenth-century definition as the transmission of characteristics across generations.

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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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  • DNA and the Criminal Justice System
    DNA and the Criminal Justice System (English, Paperback) David Lazer

    Examines the impact of DNA technology on issues of ethics, civil liberties, privacy, and security.

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  • Red Prometheus
    Red Prometheus (English, Hardback) Dolores L. Augustine

    This analysis of the relationship between science and totalitarian rule in one of the most technically advanced countries in the East bloc examines professional autonomy under dictatorship and the place of technology in Communist ideology.

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