While some scientists tried to create an Aryan physics that excluded any 'Jewish ideas', many others made compromises and concessions as they continued to work under the Nazi regime. This...
The human stories behind disease, plagues and epidemics and their deadly impact through history.
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New Scientist; Stephanie Pain
The all-but-forgotten heroes and highlights of everyday science
On a summer's day in June 1761, astronomers all over the world cast their eyes to the sky to witness a rare astronomical event: the transit of Venus across the...
Edited and introduced by Bill Bryson, and with contributions from Richard Dawkins, Margaret Atwood, David Attenborough, Martin Rees and Richard Fortey amongst others, this is a remarkable volume celebrating the...
The bestselling author of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter tells the story of Nicolaus Copernicus and the revolution in astronomy that changed the world.
What can a prehistoric skeleton tell us about human origins? From Neanderthal Man to 'Lucy' to the Flores Hobbits, fossil finds have played a key part in the quest to...
James C. Whorton
The story of arsenic in Victorian Britain, looking both at its widespread presence in everything from candles to curtains, and also its more sinister use for murder and suicide.
This clearly written and lavishly illustrated book offers captivating accounts of 100 of the most important scientific key concepts and their discoveries.
Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2012, the world's leading prize for popular science writing.
In 1945 a small group of brilliant engineers and mathematicians gathered at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, determined to build a computer that would make Alan Turing's theory...
Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? This title includes tales that follow carbon, neon, silicon, gold and every single element on the table as they play out their parts...
By examining the rise of curiosity from the dawn of modern science to today, this book examines how it functions in science, how it is spun, packaged and sold, and...
Looks at the history of forensic science over the last two centuries, during which time a combination of remarkable intuition, painstaking observation and leaps in scientific knowledge have developed this...
Albertus Seba; Irmgard Musch; Jes...
A collection of animals, plants and insects from all around the world - ranging from strange and exotic plants to snakes, frogs, crocodiles, shellfish, corals, birds, and butterflies, as well...
Fascinating lists, facts, stories, poems, drawings, diagrams - and even jokes - across the scientific disciplines and from science's bejewelled history.