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By Charles T. Wolfe (editor)

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9783319310688 | Har/psc edition (Springer Verlag, January 16, 2018), cover price $509.00
9783319310671 | Springer Verlag, January 16, 2018, cover price $339.00

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Product Description: Originally published in 1919, this book provides a guide to cattle farming and beef production, with an emphasis on the importance of biological science for the future of these areas. The text is comprehensive in scope, putting forward authorial observations gained from 'long and varied experience as a practical farmer and as an investigator and teacher of scientific agriculture'...read more
By F. H. A. Marshall (foreword by)

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9781316605509 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 15, 2016, cover price $37.99 | About this edition: Originally published in 1919, this book provides a guide to cattle farming and beef production, with an emphasis on the importance of biological science for the future of these areas.

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Product Description: NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale. America's space agency drew together some of the best minds the non-Soviet world had to offer...read more

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9781472911179 | Bloomsbury Sigma, January 12, 2016, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale.

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9781472911247 | Bloomsbury Sigma, April 4, 2017, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: NASA's history is a familiar story, culminating with the agency successfully landing men on the moon in 1969, but its prehistory is an important and rarely told tale.

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Product Description: Originally published in 1962, as a second edition of a 1956 original, this book was designed as a classroom guide to teach school students the fundamental principals of astronomy. The book came into fruition through the noticeable imbalance, prevalent at the time, of teaching astronomy at university level and not, or barely at all, at school level...read more

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9781316509791 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 4, 2016, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Originally published in 1962, as a second edition of a 1956 original, this book was designed as a classroom guide to teach school students the fundamental principals of astronomy.

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Product Description: Originally published in 1921, this book presents a concise study of time and space relations by the renowned British physicist Alfred Robb (1873-1936). The text is one of a series of works on the topic of special relativity written by Robb from 1911 onwards...read more

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9781107536807 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 4, 2016, cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Originally published in 1921, this book presents a concise study of time and space relations by the renowned British physicist Alfred Robb (1873-1936).
9781517097639 | Createspace Independent Pub, August 28, 2015, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: In my smaller book, “The Absolute Relations of Time and Space,” I gave an abbreviated account of this work and added an appendix showing how the various complicated geometries which are treated of in Einstein's generalized relativity could be obtained by means of a modified measure of interval.
9781502713599 | Createspace Independent Pub, October 4, 2014, cover price $6.99 | About this edition: "The main purpose of the work is to analyse all temporal and spatial relations in terms of the single idea of one event being before or after another.
9780548802854 | Kessinger Pub Co, November 30, 2007, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

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Product Description: Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's revolutionary intervention in the philosophy of science and science studies. Against a monadic and totalizing understanding of science, DeLanda's historicizing investigation traces the centrality of divergence, specialization and hybridization through the fields and subfields of chemistry...read more

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9781472591838 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, July 16, 2015, cover price $34.00 | About this edition: Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's revolutionary intervention in the philosophy of science and science studies.

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9781474286404 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, February 23, 2017, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Philosophical Chemistry furthers Manuel DeLanda's revolutionary intervention in the philosophy of science and science studies.

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Product Description: A thrilling glimpse into the next likely global contagion---and how to stop it. Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have emerged or reemerged in new territory. Experts around the world are bracing for a deadly, disruptive pandemic...read more

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9780374122881 | Sarah Crichton Books, February 16, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future.

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9781250118004 | Reprint edition (Picador USA, February 14, 2017), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A thrilling glimpse into the next likely global contagion---and how to stop it.

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Product Description: This book presents a modern scholarly analysis of issues associated with England’s most famous astronomer, William Herschel. The world’s leading experts on Herschel, discoverer of the planet Uranus, here offer their combined wisdom on many aspects of his life and astronomical research...read more

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9783319328256 | Springer Verlag, February 7, 2017, cover price $129.00 | About this edition: This book presents a modern scholarly analysis of issues associated with England’s most famous astronomer, William Herschel.

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Product Description: “Riveting . . . [The Vaccine Race] invites comparison with Rebecca Skloot's 2007 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”—Nature  “This is a story about the war against disease—a war without end—and the development of enormously important vaccines, but in telling that story, in showing how science works, Meredith Wadman reveals much more...read more

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9780525427537 | Viking Pr, February 7, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: “Riveting .

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Product Description: Advertisements for the wildly popular game of Sudoku often feature the reassuring words, "no mathematical knowledge required." In fact, the only skill Sudoku does require is the use of mathematical logic. For many people, anxiety about math is so entrenched, and grade school memories so haunting, that these disclaimers - though misleading - are necessary to avoid intimidating potential buyers...read more

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9780190621766 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Advertisements for the wildly popular game of Sudoku often feature the reassuring words, "no mathematical knowledge required.

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Product Description: In line with the emerging field of philosophy of mathematical practice, this book pushes the philosophy of mathematics away from questions about the reality and truth of mathematical entities and statements and toward a focus on what mathematicians actually do―and how that evolves and changes over time...read more

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9780691171715 | Princeton Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In line with the emerging field of philosophy of mathematical practice, this book pushes the philosophy of mathematics away from questions about the reality and truth of mathematical entities and statements and toward a focus on what mathematicians actually do―and how that evolves and changes over time.

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Product Description: Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience...read more

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9781627791380 | Henry Holt & Co, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience.

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9781250119636 | Reprint edition (Griffin, January 10, 2017), cover price $17.99 | About this edition: Collected essays from bestselling author Michael Shermer's celebrated columns in Scientific AmericanFor fifteen years, bestselling author Michael Shermer has written a column in Scientific American magazine that synthesizes scientific concepts and theory for a general audience.

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Product Description: The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity— by chewing, brewing, and snorting—some Neolithic souls discovered opium, alcohol, snakeroot, juniper, frankincense, and other helpful substances...read more

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9781628727180 | Arcade Pub, January 3, 2017, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.

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Product Description: For many critics, Romanticism is synonymous with nature writing, for representations of the natural world appear during this period with a freshness, concreteness, depth, and intensity that have rarely been equaled. Why did nature matter so much to writers of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries? And how did it play such an important role in their understanding of themselves and the world?In Natures in Translation, Alan Bewell argues that there is no Nature in the singular, only natures that have undergone transformation through time and across space...read more

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9781421420967 | Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, January 2, 2017, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: For many critics, Romanticism is synonymous with nature writing, for representations of the natural world appear during this period with a freshness, concreteness, depth, and intensity that have rarely been equaled.

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Product Description: Mustard gas is typically associated with the horrors of World War I battlefields and trenches, where chemical weapons were responsible for tens of thousands of deaths. Few realize, however, that mustard gas had a resurgence during the Second World War, when its uses and effects were widespread and insidious...read more

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9780813586090 | Rutgers Univ Pr, December 20, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Mustard gas is typically associated with the horrors of World War I battlefields and trenches, where chemical weapons were responsible for tens of thousands of deaths.

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Product Description: A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world...read more

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9780061759536 | Reprint edition (Perennial, December 13, 2016), cover price $18.99 | About this edition: A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world.

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9781504717601 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 26, 2016), cover price $44.95 | About this edition: A groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world.

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Product Description: Humans possess the most expressive faces in the animal kingdom. Adam Wilkins presents evidence ranging from the fossil record to recent findings of genetics, molecular biology, and developmental biology to reconstruct the fascinating story of how the human face evolved...read more
By Sarah Kennedy (illustrator)

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9780674725522 | Belknap Pr, January 2, 2017, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Humans possess the most expressive faces in the animal kingdom.

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Product Description: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomyA New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian, Nature, and NPR's Science FridayNominated for the PEN/E...read more

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9780670016952 | Viking Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: From #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomyA New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Named one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian, Nature, and NPR's Science FridayNominated for the PEN/E.

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9780735288645 | Unabridged edition (Penguin/Highbridge, December 6, 2016), cover price $45.00 | About this edition: New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People), little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy"A joy to read.

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Product Description: The engaging history of the people whose contributions to scientific pursuits make us rethink the meaning of the word "scientist."Think you need a degree in science to contribute to important scientific discoveries? Think again. All around the world, in fields ranging from astronomy to zoology, millions of everyday people are choosing to participate in the scientific process...read more

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9781468308679 | Overlook Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The engaging history of the people whose contributions to scientific pursuits make us rethink the meaning of the word "scientist.

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Product Description: The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life’s biggest mystery: How did it begin?In this essential and illuminating history of Western science, Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II seek to answer the most crucial question in science: How did life begin? They trace the trials and triumphs of the iconoclastic scientists who have sought to solve the mystery, from Darwin’s theory of evolution to Crick and Watson’s unveiling of DNA...read more

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9780393353198 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, December 6, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life’s biggest mystery: How did it begin?

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Product Description: Albert Einstein, world-renowned as a physicist, was also publicly committed to radical political views. Despite the vast literature on Einstein, Einstein and Twentieth Century Politics is the first comprehensive study of his politics, covering his opinions and campaigns on pacifism, Zionism, control of nuclear weapons, world government, freedom, and racial equality...read more

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9780198785491 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Albert Einstein, world-renowned as a physicist, was also publicly committed to radical political views.

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Product Description: One animal left India in 1515, caged in the hold of a Portuguese ship, and sailed around Africa to Lisbon―the first of its species to see Europe for more than a thousand years. The other crossed the Atlantic from South America to Madrid in 1789, its huge fossilized bones packed in crates, its species unknown...read more
By Peter Mason (trans)

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9780674737129 | Harvard Univ Pr, January 9, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: One animal left India in 1515, caged in the hold of a Portuguese ship, and sailed around Africa to Lisbon―the first of its species to see Europe for more than a thousand years.

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Product Description: In his long career, Robert Fox has specialized in the history of the physical sciences, particularly in France since 1700. In Science without Frontiers, he explores the discipline of science as a model for global society.   Fostered by international congresses and societies, scientific collaboration flourished across linguistic and national borders from the mid-nineteenth century up until, and even after, the First World War...read more

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9780870718670 | Oregon State Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In his long career, Robert Fox has specialized in the history of the physical sciences, particularly in France since 1700.

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Product Description: The book gives a quite complete and up-to-date picture of the Standard Theory with an historical perspective, with a collection of articles written by some of the protagonists of present particle physics. The theoretical developments are described together with the most up-to-date experimental tests, including the discovery of the Higgs Boson and the measurement of its mass as well as the most precise measurements of the top mass, giving the reader a complete description of our present understanding of particle physics...read more
By Luigi Rolandi (editor)

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9789814733502 | World Scientific Pub Co Inc, November 30, 2016, cover price $162.00 | About this edition: The book gives a quite complete and up-to-date picture of the Standard Theory with an historical perspective, with a collection of articles written by some of the protagonists of present particle physics.

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Product Description: In recent years, journalists and environmentalists have pointed urgently to the melting Arctic as a leading indicator of the growing effects of climate change. While climate change has unleashed profound transformations in the region, most commentators distort these changes by calling them unprecedented...read more

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9780226416649 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 18, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: In recent years, journalists and environmentalists have pointed urgently to the melting Arctic as a leading indicator of the growing effects of climate change.

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