AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXVI , No. 2, Fall 2004

  Recent Publications on the History of Physics

A supplement to the Newsletter of The Center for History of Physics/Niels Bohr Library and The Forum for History of Physics, American Physical Society
Compiled by Per and Eleanor Dahl

BOOKS

For a complete list of published books and journals on the history of physics, visit http://www.aip.org/history/web-news.htm#bib.

This list is the eleventh of an annual series. It includes books on the history of modern physics and related topics (including astronomy, geophysics, and physics in medicine) published in 1997 or later. (See earlier lists for details on how the list is prepared.)

Permission is hereby granted to copy freely all or part of this list for any educational purpose. More extensive versions of this and the other previous lists are available on the Center's Web site at: www.aip.org/history/web-news.htm#bib.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

About this Bibliography

INDEX......please search our web site at www.aip.org/history/s-indx.htm

All our bibliographies for all years can be searched on our Web site. Visit www.aip.org/history/s-indx.htm and type your search in the search box. To search one year's bibliography only for, say, Einstein, enter:
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[back to top] PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Banks, Erik C. Ernst Mach's World Elements: A Study in Natural Philosophy. 304 pp. The Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. ISBN 140201662X (hc) $127.00.

Dewitt, Richard. Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science. xii + 326 pp., chapter notes, index. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. ISBN 140511620x (pb) $29.95.

Shermer, Michael. The Science of Good and Evil. xii + 350 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2004. ISBN 0-8050-7520-8 (hc) $26.00.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Darian, Steven. Understanding the Language of Science. xi + 248 pp., bibl., index. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2003. ISBN 0-292-71618-4 (hc) $60; (pb) $27.95.

Dierig, Sven; Lachmund, Jens; Mendelsohn, Andrew (eds.) Osiris, vol. 18. Science and the City. 325 pp., index. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003. ISBN 0-226-14838-6 (hc) $50.00; (pb) $33.00.

Lightman, Alan; Sarewitz, Daniel; Desser, Christina (eds.) Living With the Genie: Essays on Technology and the Quest for Human Mastery. 355 pp. Washington, D.C.: Island Press, 2003. ISBN 1-55963-419-7 (hc) $27.00.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND ART, ARCHITECTURE, AND MUSIC

Ashton, Anthony. Harmonograph: A visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music. 64 pp., illus., apps. New York: Walker & Company, 2003. ISBN 0-8027-1409-9 (hc) $10.00.

Penz, Francois; Radick, Gregory; Howell, Robert. Space in Science, Art and Society. v + 206 pp., illus., figs., bibl., notes on contributors, index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521823765 (hc) $45.00.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND THE MILITARY; ATOMIC WEAPONS

Cornell, John. Hitler's Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil's Pact. xvi + 535 pp., photos, notes, bibl., index. New York: Viking Press, 2003. ISBN 0-670-03075-9 (hc) $29.95.

Eden, Lynn. Whole World on Fire: Organizations, Knowledge, and Nuclear Weapons Devastation. xiv + 365 pp., index. New York: Cornell University Press, 2004. ISBN 0801435781 (hc) $32.50.

Gusterson, Hugh. People of the Bomb: Portraits of America's Nuclear Complex. 328 pp. Minnesota: University of Minnesota Press, 2004. ISBN 081663859 (hc) $59.95.

Hartcup, Guy. The Effect of Science on the Second World War. Foreword by Sir Bernard Lovell. xv + 214 pp., index. Palgrave Macmilla, 2003. ISBN 1403906432 (pb) $26.95.

Kruglov, Arkadii. History of the Soviet Atomic Industry. Translated from Russian by Andrei Lokhov. 282 pp. New York: Taylor & Francis, 2002. ISBN 0-415-26970-9 (hc) $95.00.

Van DeMark, Brian. Pandora's Keepers: Nine Men and the Atomic Bomb. xii + 399 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Boston/New York/London: Little, Brown and Company, 2003. ISBN 0-316-73833-6 (hc) $26.95.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY _ ENERGY, EFFECTS ON ENVIRONMENT

Rees, Martin. Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning: How Terror, Error, and Environmental Disaster Threaten Humankind's Future in this Century-on Earth and Beyond. viii + 228pp., index. Basic Books, 2003. ISBN 0-465-06862-6 (hc) $25.00.

Smil, Vaclav. Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties. 443 pp., illus. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2003. ISBN 0-262-19492-9 (hc) $34.95.

Weart, Spencer R. The Discovery of Global Warming. x + 228 pp., illus., notes, index. Cambridge, Massachusetts/London, England: Harvard University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-674-01157-0 (hc) $24.95.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND GOVERNMENT; PUBLIC POLICY

Andrews, James T. Science for the Masses: The Bolshevik State, Public Science, and the Popular Imagination in Soviet Russia, 1917-1934. 256 pp., illus., bibl., index. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 2003. ISBN 1-58544-247-X (hc) $45.00.

Segal, Sanford L. Mathematicians under the Nazis. xxii + 530 pp., bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-691-00451-X (hc) $79.50.


[back to top] INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE

Bilstein, Roger E. Testing Aircraft, Exploring Space: An Illustrated History of NACA and NASA. xv + 218 pp., index. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-8018-7158-1 (hc) $42.95.

Hashagen, Ulf. Walther von Dyck (1856-1934): Mathematik, Technik und Wissenschaftsorganisation an der TH München. vi + 802 pp., bibl., index. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3515083596.

Meynell, Guy. The French Academy of Sciences, 1666-91: A Reassessment of the French Académie Royale des Sciences Under Colbert (1666-83) and Louvois (1683-91). Dover, UK: Haven House, 2002.

Peterson, T. F. Nightwork: A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT. Foreword by Jane Pickering. Published in association with the MIT Museum. xi + 178 pp., illus., gloss., sources. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2003. ISBN 0-262-66137-3 (pb) $19.95.

Simha, Robert O. MIT Campus Planning 1960-2000: An Annotated Chronology. 160 pp., illus. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2003. ISBN 0-262-69264-5 (pb) $29.95.

Thackray, John C. (ed.) To See the Fellows Fight: Eye Witness Accounts of Meetings of the Geological Society of London and its Club, 1822-1868. BSHS Monograph 12. xviii + 243 pp., bibl., index. The British Society for the History of Science, 2003. ISBN 0906450144 (pb) $26.00.


[back to top] HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Atkins, Peter. Galileo's Finger: The Ten Great Ideas of Science. viii + 380 pp., illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-860664-8 (hc) $30.00.

Bryson, Bill. A Short History of Nearly Everything. ix + 544 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Broadway Books, 2003. ISBN 0-7679-0817-1 (hc) $27.50.

Cahan, David (ed.) From Natural Philosophy to the Sciences: Writing the History of Nineteenth-Century Science. xi + 456 pp., bibl., index. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003. ISBN 0-226-08927-4 (hc) $85.00.

Dewdney, A. K. Beyond Reason: 8 Great Problems that Reveal the Limits of Science. v + 224 pp., illus., refs., index. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. ISBN 0-471-01398-6 (hc) $27.95.

Ede, Andrew; Cormack, Lesley B. A History of Science From Philosophy to Utility. 458 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Broadview Press, 2004. ISBN 15111335 (pb) $32.95.

Galison, Peter. Einstein's Clocks, Poincare's Maps: Empires of Time. 389 pp., illus., bibl., notes. New York: W. W. Norton, 2003. ISBN 0-393-02001-0 (pb) $23.95.

Garwin, Laura; Lincoln, Tim (eds.) A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science. Foreword by Steven Weinberg. xviii + 360 pp., illus., index. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 2003. ISBN 0-226-28415-8 (pb) $25.00.

Jonkers, A. R. T. Earth's Magnetism in the Age of Sail. xvii + 300 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-8018-7132-8 (hc) $45.00.

Lefevre, Wolfgang; Renn, Júrgen; Schoepflin, Urs (eds.) The Power of Images in Early Modern Science. ix + 308 pp., illus., figs. Basel/Boston/Berlin: Birkháuser Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3-7643-2434-1 (pb) 118.00 Euro.

McCarthy, Wil. Hacking Matter: Levitating Chairs, Quantum Mirages, and the Infinite Weirdness of Programmable Atoms. vi + 224 pp., illus., apps., index. New York: Basic Books, 2003. ISBN 0-465-04429-8 (pb) $16.00.

Marshall, Stephanie Pace; Scheppler, Judith A.; Palmisano, Michael J. (eds.) Science Literacy for the Twenty-First Century. Epilogue by Nobel Laureate Leon Lederman. 321 pp., illus., table, bibl. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2003. ISBN 1-59102-020-4 (hc) $29.00.

Pancaldi, Giuliano. Volta: Science and Culture in the Age of Enlightenment. xv + 381 pp., illus., bibl., index. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 2003. (hc) $35.00.

Parker, Barry. The Isaac Newton School of Driving: Physics & Your Car. 250 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-8018-7417-3 (hc) $26.95.

Parsons, Keith (ed.) The Science Wars: Debating Scientific Knowledge and Technology. 325 pp. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2003. ISBN 1-57392-994-8 (pb) $21.00.

Philbin, Tom. The 100 Greatest Inventions of All Time. viii + 294 pp., illus., index. New York: Citadell Press, 2003. ISBN 0-8065-2403-0 (hc) $29.95.

Raymo, Chet. The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe. viii + 197 pp., notes, index. New York: Walker & Co., 2003. ISBN 0-8027-1402-1 (hc) $21.00.

Rothman, Tony. Everything's Relative and Other Fables From Science and Technology. xvi + 272 pp., notes, index. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. ISBN 0-471-20257-6 (hc) $24.95.

Stanton, J. Linden. The Alchemy Reader: From Hermes Trismegistus to Isaac Newton. xi + 260 pp., illus., gloss., bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN 0521796628 (hc) $65.00.

Taub, Liba. Ancient Meteorology. Sciences of Antiquity. xiv + 271 pp., illus., bibl., index. London/New York: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, 2003. ISBN 0415161967 (pb) $28.95.

Tobias, Michael; Timmers, Teun; Wright, Gill (eds.) A Parliament of Science: Science for the 21st Century. vii + 171 pp., illus., index. State University of New York Press, 2003. ISBN 0791458148 (pb) $18.95.

Wall, Byron. Glimpses of Reality: Episodes in the History of Science. 512 pp., ills., index. Dayton/Toronto: Wall & Emerson, 2003. ISBN 0-921332-52-1 (hc) $29.50.

Waller, John. Einstein's Luck: The Truth Behind Some of the Greatest Scientific Discoveries. xi + 308 pp., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-860719-9 (hc) $ 30.00.


[back to top] HISTORY OF PHYSICS

Barr, Stephen M. Modern Physics and Ancient Faith. ix + 312 pp., figs., index. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2003. ISBN 0-268-03471-0 (hc) $30.00.

Dolling, Lisa M.; Gianelli, Arthur F.; Statile, Glenn N. (eds.) The Tests of Time: Readings in the Development of Physical Theory. xii + 716 pp., figs., tables, index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-691-09085-8 (pb) $36.95.

Fara, Patricia. An Entertainment for Angels: Electricity in the Enlightenment. iv + 177 pp., bibl., illus., index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003. ISBN 0231131488 (hc) $19.50.

Ghirardi, GianCarlo. Sneaking a Look at God's Cards: Unraveling the Mysteries of Quantum Mechanics. 496 pp., illus., tables. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004. ISBN 0691049343 (hc) $35.00.

Havil, Julian. Gamma: Exploring Euler's Constant. Foreword by Freeman Dyson. 376 pp., illus., bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-691-09983-9 (hc) $29.95.

Hebra, Alex. Measure for Measure: The Story of Imperial, Metric, and Other Units. xiv + 215 pp., figs., bibl., index. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-8018-7072-0 (hc) $24.95.

Kubbinga, Henk. L'Histoire du Concept de "Molécule." Three volumes. 1890 pp., bibl., name index, subject index. Paris: Springer Verlag, 2001-2003. ISBN 2-287-59703-4 (hc) $177.15.

Laidler, Keith J. Energy and the Unexpected. xiii + 146 pp., illus., fig., table, index. Oxford University Press, 2002. ISBN 0198525168 (hc) $29.95.

Levelt-Sengers, Johanna M. H. How Fluids Unmix: Discoveries by the School of Van der Waals and Kamerlingh Onnes. History of Science and Scholarship in the Netherlands, 4. xv + 302 pp., figs., bibl., index. Amsterdam: KNAW, 2002. ISBN 9069843579 Euro 45.00.

Matricon, Jean; Waysand, Georges. Cold Wars: A History of Superconductivity. xiii + 27 pp., figs., bibl., index. Translated by Charles Glashauser. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-8135-3294-9 (hc) $65.00.

Staley, Kent W. The Evidence for the Top Quark: Objectivity and Bias in Collaborative Experimentation. xvi + 343 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521827108 (hc) $70.00.

Tweed, Matt. Essential Elements: Atoms, Quarks, and the Periodic Table. (Wooden Books) 64 pp., illus., apps. New York: Walker & Company, 2003. ISBN 0-8027-1408-0 (hc) $10.00.

Warwick, Andrew. Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics. 520 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003. ISBN 0-226-87375-7 (hc) $85.00.


[back to top] HISTORY OF ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY & SPACE SCIENCES

Blecker, Johan A. M.; Geiss, Johannes; Huber, Martin C. E. (eds.) The Century of Space Science (2 volumes). Foreword by Lodewijk Woltjer. 1846 pp. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002. ISBN 0-7923-7194-1 (hc) $595.00.

Butrica, Andrew J. Single Stage to Orbit: Politics, Space Technology and the Quest for Reusable Rocketry. xiii + 266 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. ISBN 080187338-X (hc) $45.00.

Cabbage, Michael; Harwood, William. Comm Check... The Final Flight of Shuttle Columbia. xiv + 320 pp., illus., app., index. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. ISBN 0-7432-6091-0 (hc) $26.00.

Cockell, Charles S. (ed.) Martian Expedition Planning. 506 pp., American Astronautical Society and the British Interplanetary Society. Volume 107: Science and Technology Series. California: Univelt, 2004. ISBN 0877035083.

Greene, Brian. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory. xv + 448 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. New York/London: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003. ISBN 0393058581 (hc) $19.95.

Greene, Brian. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality. xii + 569 pp., illus., notes, gloss., index. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. ISBN 0-375-41288-3 (hc) $28.95.

Havel, Karel. Gravitation: Master Key to the Universe. 176 pp., bibl., index. Brampton, Ont.: Grevyt Press, 2003. ISBN 0-9689123-0-1 (pb) $14.95.

Klerkx, Greg. Lost in Space: The Fall of NASA and the Dream of a New Space Age. 392 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Pantheon Books, 2004. ISBN 0-375-42150-5 (hc) $27.95.

Leverington, David. Babylon to Voyager and Beyond: A History of Planetary Astronomy. x + 558 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-521-80840-5 (hc) $95.00.

Mishkin, Andrew. Sojourner: An Insider's View of the Mars Pathfinder Mission. xiv + 333 pp., illus., index. New York: Berkley Books, 2003. ISBN 0-425-19199-0 (hc) $21.95.

Ryan, Craig. Magnificent Failure. Free Fall From the Edge of Space. xvi + 301 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Washington/London: Smithsonian Books, 2003. ISBN 1-58834-141-0 (hc) $29.95.

Udias, Augustin. Searching the Heavens and the Earth: The History of Jesuit Observatories. xiii + 369 pp., illus., bibl., notes, index. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2003. ISBN 140201189x.

Verger, Fernand; Sourbës-Verger, Isabelle; Ghirardi, Raymond. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Space: Missions, Applications and Exploration. 428 pp., illus., charts, bibl. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-521-77300-8 (hc) $50.00.


[back to top] HISTORY OF EARTH SCIENCES

Cutler, Alan. The Seashell on the Mountaintop. 228 pp., illus., index. New York: Dutton, 2003. ISBN 0-525-94708-6 (hc) $23.95.

Fagan, Brian. The Long Summer: How Climate Changed Civilization. xvii + 284 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Basic Books, 2004. ISBN 0-465-02281-2 (hc) $26.00.

Palmer, Trevor. Perilous Planet Earth: Catastrophes and Catastrophism Through the Ages. ix + 522 pp., illus., index. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-521-81928-8 (hc) $75.00.

Page, Jake; Officer, Charles. The Big One: The Earthquake That Rocked Early America and Helped Create Science. xii + 239 pp., illus., notes, index. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2004. ISBN 0-618-34156-1 (hc) $24.00.

Young, David A. Mind Over Magma: the Story of Igneous Petrology. xxii + 686 pp., illus., bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-691-10279-1 (hc) $69.95.


[back to top] HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS

Anderson, Marlow; Katz, Victor; Wilson, Robin (eds.) Sherlock Holmes in Babylon and Other Tales of Mathematical History. x + 420 pp., index. Washington DC: The Mathematical Association of America, 2003. ISBN 08838555461 (hc) $49.95.

Folkerts, Menso. Essays on Early Medieval Mathematics: The Latin Tradition. (Variorum Collected Studies Series.) xii + 382 pp., index. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2003. ISBN 0-86078-895-4 (hc) $111.95.

Jahnke, Hans Niels (ed.) A History of Analysis. (History of Mathematics, 24.) ix + 422 pp., index. Providence: American Mathematical Society, 2003. ISBN 0-8218-2623-9 (hc) $89.00.

Nahin, Paul J. When Least is Best. xviii + 370 pp., illus., apps., index. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-691-07078-4 (hc) $29.95.

Pesic, Peter. Abel's Proof: An Essay on the Sources and Meaning of Mathematical Unsolvability. 213 pp., illus. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2003. ISBN 0-262-16216-4 (hc) $24.95.

Wallace, David Foster. Everything and More: A Compact History of Infinity. 312 pp., illus., bibl. New York: W. W. Norton, 2003. ISBN 0-393-00338-8 (hc) $23.95.


[back to top] HISTORY OF INSTRUMENTS

Agar, Jon. The Government Machine: A Revolutionary History of the Computer. viii + 554 pp., notes, index. Cambridge and London: The MIT Press, 2003. ISBN 0262012022 (hc) $50.00.

Baird, Davis. Thing Knowledge: A Philosophy of Scientific Instruments. xxi + 273 pp., illus., ref., index. Berkeley/Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2004. ISBN 050232496 (hc) $65.00.

Fournier, Marian. Early Microscopes: A Descriptive Catalogue. (Museum Boerhaave Communication 300) 235 pp., illus., index. Leiden: Museum Boerhaave, 2003. ISBN 90-62-92-143-4 (hc) 50 Euros.

Higton, Hester. Sundials at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Sundials, Nocturnals and Horary Quadrants in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Contributions from Silke Ackermann, Richard Dunn, Kiyoshi Takada and Anthony Turner. x + 463 pp, illus., app., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press and National Maritime Museum, 2002. ISBN 0-19-850877-8 (hc) $185.00.

Turner, Gerard L. E. Renaissance Astrolabes and their Makers. Variorum Collected Studies Series. xii + 294 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Ashgate Variorum, 2003. ISBN 0860789039 (hc) $122.95.


[back to top] HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Abelshauser, Werner; Von Hippel, Wolfgang; Johnson, Jeffrey Allan; Stokes, Raymond G. German Industry and Global Enterprise. BASF: The History of a Company. ix + 677 pp., app., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521827264 (hc) $75.00.

Atkinson, William Illsey. Nanocosm: Nanotechnology and the Big Changes Coming from the Inconceivably Small. 306 pp., index. New York: American Management Association, 2003. ISBN 0-8144-7181-1 (hc) $24.95.

Auyanf, Sunny. Engineering—An Endless Frontier. xiii + 344 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN 0674013328.

Cadbury, Deborah. Dreams of Iron and Steel. xix + 300 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Harper Collins, 2004. ISBN 0-00-716306 (hc) $25.95.

Cardwell, Donald. The Development of Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Importance of Manchester. xx + 320 pp., illus., index. Aldershot, Hants: Ashgate, 2003. ISBN 0-86078-908-X (hc) $111.95.

Crouch, Tom D.; Jakab, Peter L. The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age. 240 pp., photographs, bibl., index. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2003. ISBN 0-7922-6985-3 (hc) $35.00.

Degani, Asaf. Taming HAL: Designing Interfaces Beyond 2001. viii + 312 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. ISBN 0-312-2957-X (hc) $35.00.

Duffy, Michael C. Electric Railways 1880-1990. (The IEE History of Technology Series, 31). xxi + 452 pp., illus., bibl., index. London: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2003. ISBN 0-85296-805-1 (hc) $84.00.

Essig, Mark. Edison & the Electric Chair. 358 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Walker & Company, 2003. ISBN 0-8027-1406-4 (hc) $26.00.

Gooday, Graeme J. N. The Morals of Measurement: Accuracy, Irony, and Trust in Late Victorian Electrical Practice. xxv + 285 pp., illus., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521430984 (hc) $85.00.

Hallion, Richard P. Taking Flight: Inventing the Aerial Age, from Antiquity through the First World War. 560 pp., illus., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-516035-5 (hc) $35.00.

Huurdeman, Anton A. The Worldwide History of Telecommunications. xx + 620 pp., apps., illus. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. ISBN 0-471-20505-2 (hc) $125.00.

Jones, Jill. Empire of Light: Edison, Tesla, Westinghouse, and the Race to Electrify the World. xiv + 416 pp., illus., bibl., notes, index. New York: Random House, 2003. ISBN 0375507396 (hc) $27.95.

Misa, Thomas J.; Brey, Philip; Feenberg, Andrew (eds.) Modernity and Technology. vi + 421 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2003. ISBN 0-262-13421-7 (hc) $40.00.

Moran, Jack. An Introduction to Theoretical and Computational Aerodynamics. 464 pp., figs., apps., index. Mineola, New York: Dover Publications, 2003. ISBN 0486428796 (pb) $29.95.

Vinck, Dominique (ed.) Everyday Engineering: An Ethnography of Design and Innovation. (Inside Technology Series,) 256 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2003. ISBN 0-262-22065-2 (hc) $30.00.


[back to top] COLLECTED BIOGRAPHIES (3 or more Scientists)

Balchin, Jon. Science: 100 Scientists Who Changed the World. 200 pp., illus., name index. New York: Enhanced Lion Books, 2003. ISBN 1-59270-017-9 (hc) $18.95.

Knox, Kevin; Noakes, Richard (eds.) Foreword by Stephen W. Hawking. From Newton to Hawking: A History of Cambridge University's Lucasian Professors of Mathematics. 510 pp., illus. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0 521 66310 5 (hc) $45.00.


[back to top] INDIVIDUAL BIOGRAPHIES & AUTOBIOGRAPHIES; ANALYSES OF A SCIENTIST'S WORK

[Bohr, Niels] Brock, Steen. Niels Bohr's Philosophy of Quantum Physics in the Light of the Helmholtzian Tradition of Theoretical Physics. 301 pp., bibl. Berlin: Logos Verlag, 2003. ISBN 3-8325-0200-9 (pb) $50.00.

[Einstein, Albert] Levenson, Thomas. Einstein in Berlin. viii + 486 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Bantam Books, 2003. ISBN 0-553-10344-X (hc) $25.95.

[Einstein, Albert] Parker, Barry. Einstein: The Passions of a Scientist. 297 pp., illus., notes, gloss., bibl., index. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2003. ISBN 1-59102-063-8 (pb) $28.00.

[Foucault, Léon] Aczel, Amir D. Pendulum: Léon Foucault and the Triumph of Science. x + 275 pp., illus., app., notes, bibl., index. New York: Atria Books, 2003. ISBN 0-7434-6478-8 (hc) $25.00.

[Galilei, Galileo] Shea, William R.; Artigas, Mariano. Galileo in Rome: The Rise and Fall of a Troublesome Genius. 401 pp., illus., bibl. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-516598-5 (hc) $27.00.

[Goddard, Robert H.] Clary, David A. Rocket Man: Robert H. Goddard and the Birth of the Space Age. xxvi + 324 pp., photos, notes, bibl., index. New York: Hyperion, 2003. ISBN 0-7868-6817-1 (hc) $24.95.

[Hooke, Robert] Bennet, Jim; Cooper, Michael; Hunter, Michael; Jardine, Lisa. London's Leonardo: The Life and Work of Robert Hooke. 224 pp., illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-852579-6 (hc) $35.00.

[Hutton, James] Repcheck, Jack. The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of Earth's Antiquity. 247 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge, Mass.: The Perseus Book Group, 2003. ISBN 0-7382-0692-X (hc) $26.00.

[Jenkin, Fleeming] Cookson, Gillian; Hempstead, Colin A. A Victorian Scientist and Engineer: Fleeming Jenkin and the Birth of Electrical Engineering. Ashgate. ISBN 0754600793 (hc) $89.95.

[Kepler, Johannes] Nevskaia, N. J. (ed.) Johannes Kepler, Collection of Articles. 2: The Works About Kepler in Russia and Germany. 148 pp. Saint Petersburg: Boreo-Art, 2002. ISBN 5-7187-03892.

[Leibniz, Gottfried Wilhelm] Rescher, Nicholas. On Leibniz. 264 pp., bibl., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2003. ISBN 0-8229-4208-9 (hc) $32.50.

[Marconi, Guglielmo] Weightman, Gavin. Signor Marconi's Magic Box: The Most Remarkable Inventor Whose Genius Sparked a Revolution. 312 pp., illus., index. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Da Capo/Perseus Books, 2003. ISBN 0-306-81275-4 (hc) $25.00.

[Meitner, Lise] Sexl, Lore; Hardy, Anne. Lise Meitner. (Rowohlts monographien) 157 pp., illus., index. Reinbek: Rowohlts Taschenbuch Verlag, 2002. ISBN 3-499-50439-1 (pb) Euro 8.50.

[Mercator, Gerardus] Crane, Nicholas. Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet. xv + 397 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 2003. ISBN 0-8050-6625-x (pb) $16.00.

[Morse, Samuel Finley Breese] Silverman, Kenneth. Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F. B. Morse. vi + 503 pp., illus., index. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. ISBN 0-375-40128-8 (hc) $35.00.

[Newton, Isaac] Leshem, Ayval. Newton on Mathematics and Spiritual Purity. x + 245 pp., bibl., index. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001. ISBN 1-4020-1151-2 (hc) $86.00.

[Oppenheimer, J. Robert] Bernstein, Jeremy. Oppenheimer, Portrait of an Enigma. xi + 223 pp., illus., notes, index. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2004. ISBN 1-56663-569-1 (hc) $25.00.

[Rutherford, Ernest] Heilbron, J. L. Ernest Rutherford and the Explosion of Atoms, (Oxford Portraits in Science.) 144 pp., illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-512378-6 (hc) $27.50.

[Saint Exupéry] Valliéres, Nathalie des. Saint Exupéry: Art, Writing and Musings. 215 pp. Rizzoli International Publications, 2004. $50.

[Wilkins, Maurice] Wilkins, Maurice. The Third Man of the Double Helix: The Autobiography of Maurice Wilkins. 288 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-19-860665-6 (hc) $27.50.


[back to top] COLLECTED WORKS OF SCIENTISTS (including unpublished papers)

[Franklin, Benjamin] A Benjamin Franklin Reader. Edited by Walter Isaacson. xv + 551 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2003. ISBN 0-7432-5782-0 (hc) $21.95.


[back to top] REFERENCE WORKS: ENCYCLOPEDIAS, HANDBOOKS, etc.

Editors of Discover Magazine. Discover: Science Almanac. x + 790 pp., index. New York: Hyperion, 2003. ISBN 0-7868-8759-1 (pb) $13.99.

Grattan-Guinness, I. (ed.) Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences. Volume 1. xiv +842 pp., illus., figs., bibl. Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. ISBN 0801873967 (pb) $49.95.

Grattan-Guinness, I. (ed.) Companion Encyclopedia of the History and Philosophy of the Mathematical Sciences. Volume 2. xi + 864 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. Baltimore/London: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. ISBN 0801873795 (pb) $49.95.

Holmes, Frederic L.; Renn, Júrgen; Rheinberger, Hans-Jórg (eds.) Reworking the Bench: Research Notebooks in the History of Science. (Archimedes: New Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, 7) xv + 325 pp. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic, 2003. ISBN 1-4020-1039-7 (hc) $119.00.


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