Prometheans In The Lab

Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Publisher: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
ISBN: 9780071407953
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It is an enlightening account of chemical discoveries, the people who discovered them, and how they shaped the modern world--for better...and for worse. ..."these are the dramatic stories of bold chemists who irrevocably changed our lives.

The Theory That Would Not Die

Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300175094
Size: 36.49 MB
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Today, Bayes' rule is used everywhere from DNA de-coding to Homeland Security.Drawing on primary source material and interviews with statisticians and other scientists, The Theory That Would Not Die is the riveting account of how a ...

Nobel Prize Women In Science

Author: Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
Publisher: Joseph Henry Press
ISBN: 0309072700
Size: 37.19 MB
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The book reveals the relentless discrimination these women faced both as students and as researchers. Their success was due to the fact that they were passionately in love with science.

The Master And His Emissary

Author: Iain McGilchrist
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030014878X
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Explores the differences between the brain's right and left hemispheres and argues that the brain's differing insights, values, and priorities have had profound effects on society, history, and culture.

The Skeptical Environmentalist

Author: Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521010689
Size: 13.83 MB
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Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems.


Author: Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent
Publisher: Imperial College Press
ISBN: 184816226X
Size: 52.76 MB
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This book uses history to introduce central issues in the philosophy of chemistry. Mobilizing the theme of impurity, it explores the tradition of chemistry''s negative image.


Author: George Gilder
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 074321594X
Size: 28.75 MB
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From Charles Townes and Gordon Gould, who invented the laser, to the story of JDS Uniphase, "the Intel of the Telecosm," to the birthing of fiberless optics pioneer TeraBeam, here are the inventors and entrepreneurs who will be hailed as ...

All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

Author: Marshall Berman
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860917854
Size: 72.28 MB
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The experience of modernization -- the dizzying social changes that swept millions of people into the capitalist world -- and modernism in art, literature and architecture are brilliantly integrated in this account.

Technology Matters

Author: David E. Nye
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262250748
Size: 25.90 MB
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Perhaps this is because we are intimate with devices and machines from an early age -- as children, we play with technological toys: trucks, cars, stoves, telephones, model railroads, Playstations.


Author: Richard Powers
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312204099
Size: 70.52 MB
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By the novel's conclusion, we have learned how the largest enterprises affect us on the most personal level.