Books tagged: history of science

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A Brief History of Physical Science
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,480. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
This book traces the development of the modern scientific understanding of the physical world. The historical approach allows us to see not only how the content of the physical sciences was formed but also how cultural, philosophical and religious influences and attitudes have played a major role in that development.
Einstein's Third Mistake
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Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 25,540. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Cosmos
A criticism of Einstein's model of gravity and his claim that space and time can expand and contract. These views were based not on observation or experiment but on ideology and his hope to resolve the Maxwell/Galileo dilemma. These views are philosophical or ideological and not scientific.
The Planet-Girded Suns: The History of Human Thought About Extrasolar Worlds
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,430. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012 by Ad Stellae Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Civilization
From the late 17th century until the end of the 19th, almost all educated people believed that the stars are suns surrounded by inhabited planets. This book, first published by Atheneum in 1974 and now updated to include the scientific knowledge gained during the past 40 years, tells the story of the rise, fall, and eventual renewal of widespread conviction that we are not alone in the universe.
The Tales of Astro Cat
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,370. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
An illustrated feline family chronicle about certain remarkable cats who have the ability to teach, delight and inspire many of the great scientists, as well as readers of today.
Unsung Heroes of The Universe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Physics
Of course you've heard of Albert Einstein, creator of special and general relativity, and other famous scientists - but there are many other physics pioneers who have received very little mainstream recognition for their contributions to history. Join me as I explore the fascinating history of six unsung heroes of the universe in this second-edition ebook.
The Turbulent Birth of the Lick Observatory
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Astronomy
With drama equal to any fiction, this article explores the story of how a major research institution came into being at the top of a mountain at the end of the 19th Century.
Born This Way: Becoming, Being, and Understanding Scientists
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 70,580. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Biology
A senior and well-published scientist describes, through anecdotes, parables, and stories how scientists conceive, ask, and answer questions, and how what they do develops from the culture of their time. Part 1 describes the origins of modern biological science. Part 2 describes the origins of molecular biology and the "cool tricks" that created the miraculous capabilities that we have today.
Beyond Reason: Knowledge, Religion and Science in The West
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Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 81,530. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » History of Science
Where did God come from? Where did He go? What did science inherit from religion? Why does any of this matter? Beyond Reason is a plea for tolerance and understanding in the guise of a 3,000 year intellectual history of religion and science, from the Greeks to the geeks. Critics and readers have enjoyed the conversational, non-academic style and the absence of partisan views.
Born This Way: Becoming, Being, and Understanding Scientists. Part 2: The Practice of Science and the Rise of Molecular Biology
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,470. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Life Sciences / Molecular Biology
A senior and well-published scientist describes, through anecdotes, parables, and stories how scientists design and evaluate experiments, using as examples analysis of the origin of AIDS and the rise of the field in which he participates, termed apoptosis or programmed cell death. Also through anecdotes and personal recollections he describes describes the origins of molecular biology.
The Making of a Scientist: A Memoir
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Price: Free! Words: 104,140. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014 by Robert W. Fuller. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Making of a Scientist is Calvin Fuller’s story of his youth, education, and scientific career in the greatest research laboratory of the postwar era.