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Subject: History of Science

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Alan Turing: The Enigma
Hodges, Andrew
The British mathematician Alan Turing saved the Allies from the Nazis, invented the computer and artificial intelligence, and anticipated gay liberati... (more)

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Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention That Launched the Military-Industrial Complex
Hiltzik, Michael
Ernest Lawrence's cyclotron revolutionized nuclear physics, but that was only the beginning of its impact. It marked the ascent of Big Science, the in... (more)

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Construction of Modern Science: Mechanisms and Mechanics
Westfall, Richard S.
Westfall's introduction to the history of science in the 17th century examines the "scientific revolution" in terms of the interplay between the Plato... (more)

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Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
Galilei, Galileo & Stillman Drake
Galileo's support of Copernican cosmology -- in the face of the Church's strong opposition -- his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opini... (more)

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Dr. Mütter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
Though he died at forty-eight, Thomas Dent Mütter pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-base... (more)

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Einstein's German World
Stern, Fritz
Gracefully blends history and biography in a sequence of finely drawn studies of Germany's great scientists and of German-Jewish relations before and... (more)

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Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery
Cordes, Eugene H.
The general public as a rule knows little about the paths through which basic research findings are translated into products that protect or restore h... (more)

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Heirs of Archimedes: Science and the Art of War Through the Age of Enlightenment
Steele, Brett D. & Tamera Dorland, eds.
In the third century BC, Archimedes was renowned for his research in mechanics and mathematics as well as for his design and coordination of defensive... (more)

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How Well Do Facts Travel?: The Dissemination of Reliable Knowledge
Howlett, Peter & Mary S. Morgan, eds.
Facts are far from the bland and rather boring but useful objects that scientists and humanists produce and fit together to make narratives, arguments... (more)

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Jesuit Science and the Republic of Letters
Feingold, Mordechai, ed.
Focusing on the institutional setting of Jesuit science, the contributors take a new and broader look at the overall intellectual environment of Jesui... (more)

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Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life
Shapin, Steven & Simon Schaffer
In the aftermath of the English Civil War, Robert Boyle built an air-pump to do experiments. Both Boyle and his archcritic Thomas Hobbes were looking... (more)

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology
Slotten, Hugh Richard
Science, medicine, and technology are not static endeavors but processes, bodies of knowledge, tools, and techniques that are constantly growing and c... (more)

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Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology
Richards, Robert J. & Michael Ruse, eds.
Surveying the history and current state of the field, this volume provides analyses of contemporary evolutionary thinking, discusses genetics and the... (more)

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Revolutionizing the Sciences: European Knowledge
Dear, Peter
An accessible introduction to the origins of modern science, including such figures as Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton. This second edition fu... (more)

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Science in Wonderland: The Scientific Fairy Tales of Victorian Britain
Keene, Melanie
In Victorian Britain, writers conveyed the excitement of new scientific discoveries to young readers by concocting charming and imaginative fairy-tale... (more)

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