Products in General Science
|The Concept of Nature |
by Alfred North Whitehead
The brilliant mathematician explores the problems of substance, space, and time; criticizes Einstein's method of interpreting results; and offers an alternative theory of the four-dimensional space-time manifold. 1920 edition.
|The Cosmic Code: Quantum Physics as the Language of Nature |
by Heinz R. Pagels
An eminent physicist discusses and explains the core concepts of physics without resorting to complicated mathematics. "Can be read by anyone. I heartily recommend it!" — New York Times Book Review. 1982 edition.
|De Magnete |
by William Gilbert
From the first great experimental scientist: the classic text, first published in Latin in 1600. Summarizes then-current knowledge of magnetism and electricity, offering insights into the origins of modern science.
|De Re Metallica |
by Georgius Agricola
One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover. 289 woodcuts.
|Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences |
by Galileo Galilei
As enjoyable as it is important, this classic encompasses 30 years of highly original experiments and theories. Its lively, readable expositions discuss dynamics, elasticity, sound, strength of materials, more. 126 diagrams.
|Earth, the Sapphire Planet |
by Url Lanham
Concise, engaging biography of the planet reviews scientific studies of Earth, discusses the creation of continents, considers the origin and diversity of plant and animal life, and much more.
|Einstein's Legacy: The Unity of Space and Time |
by Julian Schwinger
A Nobel Laureate relates the fascinating story of Einstein and relativity theory in well-illustrated, nontechnical terms, discussing the meaning of time, gravity and its effect on light, the curving of space-time, more.
|Engineering and Technology, 1650-1750: Illustrations and Texts from Original Sources |
by Martin Jensen
Highly readable text features more than 200 engravings of engineering projects dealing with surveying, leveling, materials, hand tools, lifting equipment, transport and erection, piling, bailing, water supply, hydraulic engineering, more.
|The Exact Sciences in Antiquity |
by O. Neugebauer
One of the foremost workers in the area of premodern science presents the standard nontechnical coverage of Egyptian and Babylonian mathematics and astronomy and their transmission into the Hellenistic world.
|The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1900 |
by Michael J. Crowe
Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others. 16 illustrations.
|Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science |
by Martin Gardner
Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more.
|From Alchemy to Chemistry |
by John Read
Broad, humanistic treatment focuses on great figures of chemistry and ideas that revolutionized the science. Much on alchemy, also development of modern chemistry, atomic theory, elements, organic chemistry, more. 50 illustrations.
|From Galileo to Newton |
by A. Rupert Hall
Tracing the revolution in physics initiated by Galileo and culminating in Newton's achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.
|From X-rays to Quarks: Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries |
by Emilio Segrč
A Nobel Laureate offers impressions of the development of modern physics, emphasizing complex but less familiar personalities. Offers fascinating scientific background and compelling treatments of topics of current interest. 1980 edition.