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Information Ages: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Computer Revolution

by Michael E Hobart and Zachary S Schiffman Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2000
ISBN:
9780801864124
Format:
Pbk 320 pages

The late twentieth century is trumpeted as the Information Age by pundits and politicians alike, and on the face of it, the claim...

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Exploring the Scientific Method: Cases and Questions

by Steven Gimbel University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2011
ISBN:
9780226294834
Format:
Pb+ 512 pages

From their grade school classrooms forward, students of science are encouraged to memorize and adhere to the “scientific method”...

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How to Build a Habitable Planet: The Story of Earth from the Big Bang to Humankind (Revised and Expanded Edition) (ISE)

by Charles H Langmuir and Wally Broecker Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
07/2012
ISBN:
9780691140063
Format:
Hbk 736 pages

Since its first publication more than twenty-five years ago, How to Build a Habitable Planet has established a legendary reputation...

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Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, Prehistory to A.D. 1450 2ed

by David C Lindberg University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2008
ISBN:
9780226482057
Format:
Pbk 480 pages

When it was first published in 1992, The Beginnings of Western Science was lauded as the first successful attempt to present a...

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Global Carbon Cycle

by David Archer Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
11/2010
ISBN:
9780691144146
Format:
Pb+ 216 pages

The Global Carbon Cycle is a short introduction to this essential geochemical driver of the Earth's climate system, written by...

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Bursting the Limits of Time: Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution

by Martin J S Rudwick University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
04/2007
ISBN:
9780226731131
Format:
Pb+ 732 pages

In 1650, Archbishop James Ussher of Armagh joined the long-running theological debate on the age of the earth by famously announcing...

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From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism

by Fred Turner University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2008
ISBN:
9780226817422
Format:
Pb+ 354 pages

In the early 1960s, computers haunted the American popular imagination. Bleak tools of the cold war, they embodied the rigid organization...

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Science and Religion 1450-1900: From Copernicus to Darwin

by Richard G Olson Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
04/2006
ISBN:
9780801884009
Format:
Pbk 312 pages

Galileo. Newton. Darwin. These giants are remembered for their great contributions to science. Often forgotten, however, is the...

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Heavenly Mathematics: The Forgotten Art of Spherical Trigonometry

by Glen Van Brummelen Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2017
ISBN:
9780691175997
Format:
Pb+ 208 pages

Heavenly Mathematics traces the rich history of spherical trigonometry, revealing how the cultures of classical Greece, medieval...

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Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics

by Jean-Louis Tassoul and Monique Tassoul Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
10/2014
ISBN:
9780691165929
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the history of ideas about the sun and the stars, from antiquity to modern times....

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Artificial and the Natural: An Evolving Polarity

by Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent and William R Newman The MIT Press
Pub Date:
10/2007
ISBN:
9780262026208
Format:
Hbk 344 pages

Genetically modified food, art in the form of a phosphorescent rabbit implanted with jellyfish DNA, and robots that simulate human...

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Leonardo to the Internet: Technology and Culture from the Renaissance to the Present 2ed

by Thomas J Misa Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
06/2011
ISBN:
9781421401539
Format:
Pb+ 400 pages

Historian Thomas J. Misa's sweeping history of the relationship between technology and society over the past 500 years reveals...

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Standards and Their Stories : How Quantifying, Classifying, and Formalizing Practices Shape Everyday Life

by Martha Lampland and Susan Leigh Star Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
12/2008
ISBN:
9780801474613
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

Standardization is one of the defining aspects of modern life, its presence so pervasive that it is usually taken for granted....

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Beatlemania: Technology, Business, and Teen Culture in Cold War America

by Andre Millard Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
05/2012
ISBN:
9781421405254
Format:
Pb+ 240 pages

The fame, talent, and success of the Beatles need no introduction. Nor does the world need another book exploring the band's skill...

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Makers of the Microchip: A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor

by Christophe Lecuyer and David C Brock The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/2010
ISBN:
9780262014243
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

In the first three and a half years of its existence, Fairchild Semiconductor developed, produced, and marketed the device that...

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