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The Making of Copernicus: Early Modern Transformations of the Scientist and ...

Wolfgang Neuber - 2014 - History - No preview available
The volume articles examine exemplarily how some of the Copernicus myths came about and if they could hold their ground. They investigate methodological, institutional, textual and visual transformations of the Copernican doctrine and the topical ...
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The Story of Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

Susan Wise Bauer - 2015 - Science - No preview available
An anthology of top-selected science writings includes pieces by thinkers ranging from Hippocrates and Aristotle to Einstein and Schrödinger while sharing insights into how their achievements have changed the way people think about the world, the ...
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The Vital Question: Energy, Evolution, and the Origins of Complex Life

Nick Lane - 2015 - Science - No preview available
To explain the mystery of how life evolved on Earth, Nick Lane explores the deep link between energy and genes.
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NASA Hubble Space Telescope - 1990 onwards (including all upgrades): An ...

David Baker - 2015 - Science - No preview available
The Hubble Space Telescope is an international venture primarily between the USA and Europe. More than any other space project, Hubble has encouraged an expanding interest in popular astronomy. With stunning views of the cosmos, it has inspired a ...
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Seeing Like a Rover: How Robots, Teams, and Images Craft Knowledge of Mars

Janet Vertesi - 2015 - Science - Limited preview
Seeing Like a Rover brings the Mars Exploration Rover mission to vivid life through the author's years of immersion with the team during routine operations on Mars. In the book, Janet Vertesi explores the social and technical achievements of ...
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Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents

Lisa Gitelman - 2014 - Social Science - Limited preview
Paper Knowledge is a remarkable book about the mundane: the library card, the promissory note, the movie ticket, the PDF (Portable Document Format). It is a media history of the document. Drawing examples from the 1870s, the 1930s, the 1960s, and ...
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An Introduction to Practical Laboratory Optics

J. F. James - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
Aimed at students taking practical laboratory courses in experimental optics to help them understand the components within optical instruments.
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A Beautiful Question: Finding Nature's Deep Design

Frank Wilczek - 2015 - Science - Limited preview
Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this “beautiful question.” With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and ...
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Data Science in R: A Case Studies Approach to Computational Reasoning and ...

Deborah Nolan, Duncan Temple Lang - 2015 - Business & Economics - No preview available
Effectively Access, Transform, Manipulate, Visualize, and Reason about Data and Computation Data Science in R: A Case Studies Approach to Computational Reasoning and Problem Solving illustrates the details involved in solving real computational ...
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We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program

Richard Paul, Steven Moss - 2015 - History - Limited preview
The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson utilized the space ...
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