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State of Nature: Ecology, Community, and American Social Thought, 1900-1950

by Gregg Mitman University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1992
ISBN:
9780226532370
Format:
Pb+ 304 pages

Although science may claim to be ''objective,'' scientists cannot avoid the influence of their own values on their research. ...

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Biomass Burning and Global Change: Biomass Burning in the Tropical and Temperate Ecosystems Vol.# 2

by Joel S Levine The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/1997
ISBN:
9780262122023
Format:
Hbk 421 pages

The 1989 report of the National Research Council, Global Change and Our Common Future states: 'Our planet and global environment...

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Useful Optics

by Walter T. Welford University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1991
ISBN:
9780226893068
Format:
Pb+ 150 pages

Students and professionals alike have long felt the need of a modern source of practical advice on the use of optical tools in...

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Diffident Naturalist: Robert Boyle and the Philosophy of Experiment

by Rose-Mary Sargent University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1995
ISBN:
9780226734972
Format:
Pb+ 363 pages

In a provocative reassessment of one of the quintessential figures of early modern science, Rose-Mary Sargent explores Robert...

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Cordillera del Condor Region of Ecuador and Peru: A Biological Assessment

by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Kim Awbrey University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1997
ISBN:
9781881173151
Format:
Pbk 232 pages

In 1993 and 1994, two Rapid Assessment Program teams conducted biological surveys in the Cordillera del C\u00f3ndor between Ecuador...

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Rapid Assessment of the Humid Forests of South Central Chuquisaca, Bolivia

by Thomas S. Schulenberg, Kim Awbrey University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1998
ISBN:
9781881173199
Format:
Pbk 84 pages

The Chuquisaca and Tarija regions of Bolivia encompass one of the most dramatic shifts in flora and vegetation anywhere along...

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Cartographies of Danger: Mapping Hazards in America

by Mark Monmonier University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1997
ISBN:
9780226534190
Format:
Pb+ 378 pages

No place is perfectly safe, but some places are more dangerous than others. Whether we live on a floodplain or in ''Tornado Alley,''...

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Evolutionary Innovations

by Matthew H. Nitecki University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1990
ISBN:
9780226586946
Format:
Hbk 314 pages

Evolutionary innovations# and the bony skeleton of vertebrates, avian flight, or the insect pollination system of angiosperms,...

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American Astronomy: Community, Careers, and Power, 1859-1940

by John Lankford University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1997
ISBN:
9780226468860
Format:
Hbk 474 pages

In this collective biography of the more than , individuals who engaged in astronomical research, teaching, or practice in the...

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Victorian Science in Context

by Bernard Lightman University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
01/1997
ISBN:
9780226481128
Format:
Pb+ 498 pages

Victorians were fascinated by the flood of strange new worlds that science was opening to them. Exotic plants and animals poured...

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Electromagnetic Vibrations, Waves, and Radiation

by George Bekefi and Alan H. Barrett The MIT Press
Pub Date:
09/1977
ISBN:
9780262520478
Format:
Pbk 680 pages

This text was developed over a five-year period during which its authors were teaching the subject. It is the culmination of successful...

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Discovery, Innovation, and Risk: Case Studies in Science and Technology

by Newton H Copp and Andrew W Zanella The MIT Press
Pub Date:
02/1993
ISBN:
9780262531115
Format:
Pb+ 437 pages

How do scientific principles work in the real world? Discovery, Innovation, and Risk presents brief descriptions of selected scientific...

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Empowering Technology: Implementing A U.S. Policy (POD)

by Lewis M Branscomb The MIT Press
Pub Date:
08/1993
ISBN:
9780262521857
Format:
Pbk 304 pages

In February 1993 the Clinton administration confirmed that fostering new technologies will be a critical part of its agenda for...

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Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics

by John N Bahcall, Jeremiah P Ostriker Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
01/1997
ISBN:
9780691016061
Format:
Pbk 382 pages

The field of astrophysics is in the midst of a technologically driven renaissance, as fundamental discoveries are being made with...

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Master of Modern Physics: The Scientific Contributions of H A Kramers

by D ter Haar Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
12/1997
ISBN:
9780691021416
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

The Dutch scientist Hendrik Kramers (1894-1952) was one of the greatest theoretical physicists of the twentieth century--and one...

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