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One Universe:
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

One Universe:

A new window opens onto the cosmos... Almost every day we are challenged by new information from the outermost reaches of space. Using straightforward language, One Universe explores the physical principles that govern the workings of our own world so that we can appreciate how they operate in the cosmos around us. Bands of color in a sunlit crystal and the spectrum of starlight in giant telescopes, the arc of a hard-hit baseball and the orbit of the moon, traffic patterns on a freeway and the spiral arms in a galaxy full of stars--they're all tied together in grand and simple ways. We can understand the vast cosmos in which we live by exploring three basic concepts: motion, matter, and ener...

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
  • Language: en

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs

66 million years ago the dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the earth. Today, Dr. Steve Brusatte, one of the leading scientists of a new generation of dinosaur hunters, armed with cutting edge technology, is piecing together the complete story of how the dinosaurs ruled the earth for 150 million years. The world of the dinosaurs has fascinated on book and screen for decades – from early science fiction classics like The Lost World, to Godzilla terrorizing the streets of Tokyo, and the monsters of Jurassic Park. But what if we got it wrong? In The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs, top dinosaur expert Brusatte, tells the real story of how dinosaurs rose to dominate the planet. Using the fos...

The Warfare of Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 151

The Warfare of Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1877
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Bad Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 352

Bad Science

Ben Goldacre’s wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations.

The Common Sense of Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 154

The Common Sense of Science

The essential nature of science is revealed in an amplification of the relation between the arts and science

Science and Technology in Islam: Technology and applied sciences
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 726

Science and Technology in Islam: Technology and applied sciences

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001
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  • Publisher: UNESCO

Part II deals with agricultural science, alchemy, chemistry and chemical technology, mining and metallurgy military technology, textiles and manufacturing industries, mechanical technology, civil engineering, navigation and ship-building, medicine and pharmacy. Historians of Islamic science tend to limit their studies to the period up to the 16tb century but, Part II of this volume also deals with the continuation of science and technology in the Ottoman Empire, India and Iran.

Science in Action
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 274

Science in Action

From weaker to stronger rhetoric : literature - Laboratories - From weak points to strongholds : machines - Insiders out - From short to longer networks : tribunals of reason - Centres of calculation.

Science, Technology, and Society
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 701

Science, Technology, and Society

'Science, Technology, and Society' offers approximately 150 articles written by major scholars and experts from academic and scientific institutions worldwide. The theme is the functions and effects of science and technology in society and culture.

Science in the 20th Century and Beyond
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 614

Science in the 20th Century and Beyond

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-04-09
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  • Publisher: Polity

Surveying modern developments in science from 1900 to the present day, this fascinating volume explores Einstein's new physics, the Manhattan Project, eugenics, biotechnology, the Human Genome Project and much more.

The Sociology of Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 605

The Sociology of Science

"The exploration of the social conditions that facilitate or retard the search for scientific knowledge has been the major theme of Robert K. Merton's work for forty years. This collection of papers [is] a fascinating overview of this sustained inquiry. . . . There are very few other books in sociology . . . with such meticulous scholarship, or so elegant a style. This collection of papers is, and is likely to remain for a long time, one of the most important books in sociology."—Joseph Ben-David, New York Times Book Review "The novelty of the approach, the erudition and elegance, and the unusual breadth of vision make this volume one of the most important contributions to sociology in gen...