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Science Year by YearScience Year by Year
DK
Packed with fascinating discoveries and facts, this visual reference takes kids on a fantastic journey through time, from stone tools and simple machines to space travel and robots.Easy-to-follow illustrated timelines of pivotal scientific developments explore the ideas, experiments, and technologies that have shaped our daily lives over the past 3 ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2017-03-07 | ISBN-13: 9781465457585

The Story of Western ScienceThe Story of Western Science
Susan Wise Bauer
A riveting road map to the development of modern scientific thought.In the tradition of her perennial bestseller The Well-Educated Mind, Susan Wise Bauer delivers an accessible, entertaining, and illuminating springboard into the scientific education you never had. Far too often, public discussion of science is carried out by journalists, voters, a ...
Number of pages: 336 | Publication Date: 2015-05-11 | ISBN-13: 9780393243260

A Short History of Nearly EverythingA Short History of Nearly Everything
Bill Bryson
One of the world’s most beloved writers and New York Times bestselling author of A Walk in the Woods and The Body takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted ...
Number of pages: 544 | Publication Date: 2004-09-14 | ISBN-13: 9780767908184

A Little History of ScienceA Little History of Science
William Bynum
A spirited volume on the great adventures of science throughout history, for curious readers of all ages Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harnes ...
Number of pages: 272 | Publication Date: 2013-09-10 | ISBN-13: 9780300197136

The Map of KnowledgeThe Map of Knowledge
Violet Moller
“The Map of Knowledge is an endlessly fascinating book, rich in detail, capacious and humane in vision.”—Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, winner of the Pulitzer PrizeAfter the Fall of Rome, when many of the great ideas of the ancient world were lost to the ravages of the Dark Ages, three crucial manuscr ...
Number of pages: 336 | Publication Date: 2019-05-14 | ISBN-13: 9780385541763

The ScientistsThe Scientists
John Gribbin
A wonderfully readable account of scientific development over the past five hundred years, focusing on the lives and achievements of individual scientists, by the bestselling author of In Search of Schrödinger’s CatIn this ambitious new book, John Gribbin tells the stories of the people who have made science, and of the times in which they liv ...
Number of pages: 646 | Publication Date: 2004-08-10 | ISBN-13: 9780812967883

The Human ConditionThe Human Condition
Gregory Loew
Evolution has produced an incomplete miracle: Homo, a species that can love, think, remember, talk, gain insight into reality, plan for the future, and produce amazing scientific knowledge and art. Unfortunately Homo still suffers from dismal weaknesses and is not yet wise enough to protect its species from ultimate demise. To become wiser, humani ...
Number of pages: 196 | Publication Date: 2019-08-06 | ISBN-13: 9781643070957

The Sixth ExtinctionThe Sixth Extinction
Elizabeth Kolbert
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALISTA major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyesOver th ...
Number of pages: 336 | Publication Date: 2015-01-06 | ISBN-13: 9781250062185

WorldviewsWorldviews
Richard DeWitt
Winner of the 2018 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title!PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS "This is a brilliantly clear introduction (and indeed reframing) of the history and philosophy of science in terms of worldviews and their elements…. In addition, the book is incredibly well-informed from both a scientific and philosophical angle. Highly r ...
Number of pages: 384 | Publication Date: 2018-06-05 | ISBN-13: 9781119118893

The Invention of ScienceThe Invention of Science
David Wootton
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.We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its p ...
Number of pages: 784 | Publication Date: 2016-12-13 | ISBN-13: 9780061759536

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