AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXVII , No. 2, Fall 2005

 

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

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[back to top] PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Ben-Chiam, Michael. Experimental Philosophy and the Birth of Empirical Science: Boyle, Locke, Newton. vii + 222 pp., figs., bibl., index. New York: Ashgate Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0754640914 (hc) $106.00.

Groot, Jean De (ed.) Nature in American Philosophy: Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy. Vol. 42. xx + 204 pp., intro., bibl., index. Washington D.C.: The Catholic University Press, 2004. ISBN 0813213819 (hc) $54.95.

Hellyer, Marcus. Catholic Physics: Jesuit Natural Philosophy in Early Modern Germany. 392 pp. Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press, 2004. ISBN 268030715 (hc) $50.00.

Janiak, Andrew (ed.) Isaac Newton: Philosophical Writings. xxxix + 148 pp., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 521538483 (hc) $60.00.

Maat, Jaap. Philosophical Languages in the Seventeenth Century: Dalgarno, Wilkins, Leibniz. (The New Synthese Historical Library, Volume 54.) xv + 415 pp., bibl., index. Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. ISBN 1402017588 (hc) $164.00.

Palmerino, Carla Rita; Thijsen, J.M.M.H. (eds.) The Reception of the Galilean Science of Motion in Seventeenth-Century Europe. (Boston Studies in the Philosophby of Science, 239.) ix + 275 pp., illus., bibl., index. Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. ISBN 1402024531 (hc) $109.00.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Judson, Horace Freeland. The Great Betrayal: Fraud in Science. xiv + 463 pp., notes, index. Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, Inc., 2004. ISBN 0-15-100877-9 (hc) $28.00.

Lindberg, David C.; Numbers, Ronald I. (eds.) When Science and Christianity Meet. xii + 357 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 2003. ISBN 0226482146 (hc) $29.00.

Polkinghorne, John. Science and the Trinity: The Christian Encounter with Reality. xvii + 184 pp., table, index. New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004. ISBN 0300104456 (hc) $24.00.


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

DeGroot, Gerard J. The Bomb: A Life. xiv + 397 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-674-01724-2 (hc) $27.95.

Ghamari-Tabrizi, Sharon. The Worlds of Herman Kahn: The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War. 395 pp., table, idex. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-674-01714-5 (hc) $26.95.

Greene, Benjamin Patrick. Crucified on a Cross of Atoms: Eisenhower, Science, and the Nuclear Test Ban Debate, 1945-1963. 435 pp. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004. ISBN 3128394.

Hamblin, Jacob Darwin. Oceanographers and the Cold War: Disciples of Marine Science. xxix + 346 pp., bibl., index. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2005. ISBN 0295984821.

Jacobs, Robert Alan. Ground Zero: Nuclear Weapons and Social Transformation. 293 pp. Urbana-Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2004. ISBN 3130940.

Kelly, Cynthia C. (ed.) Remembering the Manhattan Project: Perspectives on the Making of the Atomic Bomb and its Legacy. xi + 188 pp., table, index. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2004. ISBN 9812560408 (hc) $45.00.

Michnovicz Gibson, Toni; Michnovicz, Jon. Images of America: Los Alamos 1944-1947. 128 pp., illus. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2005. ISBN 0-7385-2973-7 (pb) $19.99.

Nye, Mary Jo. Blackett: Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century. x + 255 pp., illus., index. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN 0674015487 (hc) $39.95.

Olwell, Russel B. At Work in the Atomic City: A Labor and Social History of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. ix + 165 pp., table, illus., notes, bibl., index. Knoxville, Tennessee: The University of Tennessee Press, 2004. ISBN 1572333243 (hc) $29.00.


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

Cox, John D. Climate Crash: Abrupt Climate Change and What it Means For Our Future. vii + 215 pp., illus., index. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 2005. ISBN 0-309-09312-0 (hc) $27.95.

Young, Christian C. The Environment and Science: Social Impact and Interaction. Science and Society Series, Mark Largent (ed.) xv + 299 pp., illus., index. California: ABC-CLIO Inc., 2005. ISBN 1576079635 $75.00.

Walker, Samuel J. Three Mile Island: A Nuclear Crisis in Historical Perspective. xi + 301 pp., illus., notes, index. California: University of California Press, 2004. ISBN 0520239407 (hc) $24.95


[back to top] SCIENCE AND GOVERNMENT; PUBLIC POLICY

Buhs, Joshua Blu. The Fire Ant Wars: Nature, Science, and Public Policy in Twentieth-Century America. x + 216 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 2004. ISBN 0226079821 (pb) $22.50.

Bussolini, Jeffrey. Los Alamos and Wen Ho Lee: Migration, Nation, and Security. 235 pp. New York: City University of New York, 2004. ISBN 3132937.


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

Atalay, Bülent, Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci. 314 pp., illus., index. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books, 2004. ISBN 1-58834-171-2 (hc) $24.95.

Francastel, Pierre. Art and Technology in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. Translated by Randall Cherry. Foreword by YveAlain Bois. 336 pp., illus. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2003. ISBN 1890951021 (hc) $32.00.

Kassler, Jamie C. The Beginnings of the Modern Philosophy of Music in England: Frances North’s A Philosophical Essay of Musick (1677) with comments of Isaac Newton, Roger North and in the Philosophical Transactions. xiv + 243 pp., table, illus., intro., apps., bibl., index. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2004. ISBN 0754601390 (hc) $69.95.

Lefevre, Wolfgang (ed.) Picturing Machines, 1400-1700. vi + 347 pp., intro., table, bibl., indexes. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2004. ISBN 0262122693 (hc) $40.00.

Lewis, E.E. Masterworks of Technology: The Story of Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Design. 328 pp., table, notes, bibl., index. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2004. ISBN 1591022436 (hc) $28.00.


[back to top] INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE

Gillmor, C. S., Fred Terman at Stanford: Building a Discipline, a University, and Silicon Valley. xiii + 642 pp., ill., bibl., index. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-8047-4914-0 (pb) $70.00.

Meadows, Jack. The Victorian Scientist: The Growth of a Profession. vi + 202 pp., intro., table, illus., bibl., index. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2004. ISBN 0712308946 (hc) $35.00.

Stratton, Julius A.; Mannix, Loretta H. Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT. xix + 781 pp., illus., bibl., apps., index. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2005. ISBN 262195240 (hc) $55.00.

Vest, Charles M. Pursuing the Endless Frontier: Essays on MIT and the Role of Research Universities. Foreword by Norman B. Augustine. 200 pp., illus. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2004. ISBN 0-262-22072-5 (hc) $24.95.


[back to top] HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Baigrie, Brian S. Scientific Revolutions: Primary Texts in the History of Science. xx + 419 pp., table, illus., bibl. index. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004. ISBN 01309990014 (pb) $46.00.

Bowler, Peter J.; Morus, Iwan Rhys. Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey. viii + 464 pp., illus., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. ISBN 0-226-06860-9 (pb) $25.00.

Carlisle, Rodney. Scientific American Inventions and Discoveries. ix + 502 pp., illus., index. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2004. ISBN 0-471-24410-4 (hc) $40.00.

Elman, Benjamin A. On Their Own Terms: Science in China, 1550-1900. xxxviii + 567 pp., illus., tables, apps., bibl., index. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 674016858 (hc) $55.00.

Feingold, Mordechai. The Newtonian Moment: Isaac Newton and the Making of Modern Culture. xv + 218 pp., illus., notes, index. Oxford/New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-19-517735-5 (hc), ISBN 0-19-517734-7 (pb) $22.50. Published on the occasion of the exhibition Isaac Newton and the Making of Modern Culture at the New York Public Library.

Kragh, Helge. Matter and Spirit in the Universe: Scientific and Religious Preludes to Modern Cosmology. 298 pp., bibl., index. London: Imperial College Press, 2004. ISBN 1860944698 (hc) $62.00.

Laidler, Keith J. Science and Sensibility: The Elegant Logic of the Universe. 233 pp., table, notes, index. Amherst, New York: Promethius Books, 2004. ISBN 1591021383 (hc) $28.00.

Lederman, Leon M.; Hill, Christopher T. Symmetry and the Beautiful Universe. 363 pp., intro., table, app., notes, index. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2004. ISBN 1591022428 (hc) $29.95.

Park, David. The Grand Contraption: The World as Myth, Number and Chance. xiv + 331 pp., illus., bibl., index. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-691-12133-8 (hc) $29.95.

Waltar, Alan E. Radiation and Modern Life: Fulfilling Marie Curie’s Dream. 336 pp., table, intro., apps., notes, index. New York: Prometheus Books, 2004. ISBN 1591022509 (hc) $28.00.


[back to top] HISTORY OF PHYSICS

Bodanis, David. Electric Universe: The Shocking True Story of Electricity. 308 pp., notes, index. New York: Crown Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-4000-4550-9 (hc) $24.00.

Cashmore, R.; Maiani, L.; Revol, J. P. (eds.) Prestigious Discoveries at CERN: 1973 Neutral Currents, 1983 W & Z Bosons. xx + 190 pp., illus. New York: Springer Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3-540-20750-3 (hc) $59.95.

Cathcart, Brian. The Fly in the Cathedral: How a Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the International Race to Split the Atom. xii + 308 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2004. ISBN 10-374-15716-6 (hc) $25.00.

Collins, Harry. Gravity’s Shadow: The Search for Gravitational Waves. xxii + 870 pp., table, bibl., index. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 2004. ISBN 0226113787 (pb) $39.00.

Laughlin, Robert B. A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down. xviii + 254 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Basic Books, 2005. ISBN 0-465-03828-X (hc) $26.00.

Lindley, David. Degrees Kelvin: A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy. viii + 365 pp., bibl., index. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 2004. ISBN 0309090733 (hc) $27.95.

Orton, John. The Story of Semiconductors. xii + 510 pp., ill., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-19-853083-8 (hc) $54.50.

Rhys Morus, Iwan. When Physics Became King. xii + 303 pp., table, illus., bibl., index. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 2005. ISBN 226542025 (pb) $25.00.

Rigden, John S. Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness, ix + 173 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge/London: Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 0674015444 (hc) $21.95.

Simon, L. Dark Light: Electricity and Anxiety from the Telegraph to the X-Ray. 357 pp. San Diego, CA: Harcourt, 2004. ISBN 0-15-100586-9 $25.00.


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

Bartusiak, M. (ed.) Archives of the Universe: A Treasury of Astronomy’s Historic Works of Discovery. xvii + 695 pp., bibl., index. New York: Pantheon Books, 2004. ISBN 0-375-42170-X (hc) $35.00.

Conrad, Nancy; Klausen, Howard A. Introduction by Buzz Aldrin. Rocket Man: Astronaut Pete Conrad’s Incredible Ride to the Moon and Beyond. xiv + 301 pp., illus., app., index. New York: New American Library, 2005. ISBN 0-451-21509-5 (hc) $24.95.

Durst, Steve M.; Bohannan, Charles T.; Thomason, Christopher G.; Cerney, Michael R.; Yuen, Leilehua (eds.) Proceedings of the International Lunar Conference 2003/International Lunar Exploration Work Group 5- ILC2003 / ILEWG 5. American Astronautical Society. Volume 108. Science and Technology Series. xxvi + 576 pp., intro., table, bibls., apps., indexes. San Diego, California: Univelt, Inc., 2004. ISBN 0877035148 (pb plus CD ROM) $85.00. 087703-573-X (hc plus CD ROM) $110.00.

Gray, Jeremy J. Yanos Bolyai, Non-Euclidean Geometry, and the Nature of Space. (Burndy Library Publications, New Series, Number 1.) Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2004. viii + 185 pp., illus., table, apps. ISBN 0-262-57174-9 (pb.) $20.00.

Harland, D. M. How NASA Learned to Fly in Space: An Exciting Account of the Gemini Missions. 288 pp. Burlington, Canada: Apogee Books, 2004. ISBN 1-894959-07-8 (pb) $25.95.

Kunitzsch, Paul. Stars and Numbers: Astronomy and Mathematics in the Medieval Arab and Western Worlds. (Variorum Collected Studies Series.) xiv +340 pp., indexes. Aldershot/Burlington: Ashgate, 2004. ISBN 0860789683 (hc) $114.95.

Linton, C.M. From Eudoxus to Einstein: A History of Mathematical Astronomy. xii + 516 pp., table, bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521827507 (hc) $95.00.

Miller, Arthur I. Empire of the Stars: Obsession, Friendship, and Betrayal in the Quest of Black Holes. xx + 364 pp., illus., apps., notes, bibl., index. Boston & New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005. ISBN 0-618-34151-X (hc) $26.00.

Rochberg, Francesca. The Heavenly Writing: Divination, Horoscopy, and Astronomy in Mesopotamian Culture. xxvi +331 pp., table, bibl., indexes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521830109 (hc) $70.00.

Scott, David; Leonov, Alexei. Two Sides of the Moon. Foreword by Neil Armstrong, introduction by Tom Hanks. xi + 416 pp., bibl., index. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2004. ISBN 0-312-30865-5 (hc) $25.95.

Sheehan, William; Westfall, John. The Transits of Venus. 407 pp., apps., bibl., index. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2004. ISBN 1591021758 (hc) $28.00.

Sietzen, Frank Jr; Cowling, Keith L. Foreword by Holmer Hickak. New Moon Rising: The Making of America’s New Space Vision and the Remaking of NASA. 280 pp., illus. Ontario, Canada: Apogee Books, 2004. ISBN 1-894959-12-4 (hc) $34.95.

Tassoul, Jean-Louis; Tassoul, Monique. A Concise History of Solar and Stellar Physics. xii + 282 pp., figs., apps., bibl., indexes. Princeton/Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2004. ISBN 069111711X (hc) $39.95.

Weitekamp, Margaret A. Right Stuff, Wrong Sex: America’s First Women in Space Program. (Gender Relations in the American Experience) xi + 232 pp., illus., intro., notes, index. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. ISBN 0801879949 $45.00.


[back to top] HISTORY OF EARTH SCIENCES

Anderson, Katharine. Predicting the Weather: Victorians and the Science of Meteorology. x + 331 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2005. ISBN 0-226-019683 (hc) $45.00.

Bjornerud, Marcia. Reading the Rocks: The Autobiography of the Earth. xi + 237 pp., notes, index. Cambridge, MA: Westview Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8133-4249-X (hc) $26.00.

Elzinga, Ant; Nordin, Torgny; Turner, David; Wrakberg, Urban (eds.) Antarctic Challenges: Historical and Current Perspectives on Otto Nordenskjöld’s Antarctic Expedition 1901-1903. (Interdisciplinaria, 5.) (Symposium held in Göteborg 10-13 May 2001 on the occasion of the centenary of Otto Nordenskjöld Antarctic Expedition 1901-1903.) 330 pp., illus., bibls. Göteborg: Royal Society of Arts and Sciences, 2004. ISBN 9185252646 (hc).

Fortey, Richard. Earth: An Intimate History. xii + 429 pp., illus., index. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. ISBN 0-375-40626-3 (hc) $30.00.

Martin, Geoffrey J. All Possible Worlds: A History of Geographical Ideas. xvi + 605 pp., figs., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-516870-4 (hc) $80.00.

Mathez, Edmond A.; Webster, James D. The Earth Machine: The Science of a Dynamic Planet. xiv + 335 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-231-12578-X (hc) $38.95.

Matsen, Brad. Descent: The Heroic Discovery of the Abyss. xiii + 286 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Pantheon, 2005. ISBN 0375422587 (hc) $25.00.

O’Neill, Dan. The Last Giant of Beringia: The Mystery of the Bering Land Bridge. 191 pp., illus., photos, maps, index. Colorado: Perseus Books, 2004. ISBN 0813341973 (hc) $40.00.

Page, J.; Officer, C. The Big One: The Earthquake that Rocked Early America and Helped Create a Science. 239 pp. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2004. ISBN 0-618-34150-1 $24.00.

Rozwadowski, Helen M. Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea. Foreword by Sylvia A. Earle. xii + 276 pp., index. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 674016912.


[back to top] HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS

Arianrhod, Robin. Einstein’s Heroes: Imagining the World Through the Language of Mathematics. viii + 323 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-518370 –3 (hc) $28.00.

Dantzig, Tobias. Number: The Language of Science. xviii + 396 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Pi Press, 2005. ISBN 0-13-185627-8 (hc) $23.95.

Dunham, William. The Calculus Gallery: Masterpieces From Newton to Lebesgue. 252 pp., illus. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-691-09565-5 (hc) $29.95.

Odifreddi, Piergiorgio. The Mathematical Century: The 30 Greatest Problems of the Last 100 Years. xvi + 224 pp., illus., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-691-09294-X (hc) $27.95.

Posamentier, Alfred S.; Lehmann, Ingmar. Pi, A Biography of the World’s Most Mysterious Number. 324 pp., illus., apps., ref., index. Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, 2004. ISBN 1-59102-200-2 (hc) $26.00.

Rockmore, Dan. Stalking the Riemann Hypothesis: The Quest to Find the Hidden Law of Prime Numbers. x + 292 pp., illus., index. New York: Pantheon Books, 2005. ISBN 0-375-42136-X (hc) $25.00


[back to top] HISTORY OF INSTRUMENTS

Ikenson, Ben. Ingenious Inventions: How They Work and How They Came to Be. 288 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2004. ISBN 1-57912-367-8 (hc) $19.95.

Luxbacher, Günther. Massenproduktion im globalen Kartell. Glüblampen, Radioröhren und die Rationalisierung der Elektroindustrie bis 1945. 490 pp., illus., index. Berlin/Diepholz: GNT-Verlag, 44. ISBN 392818668X.

Harrison, Ian. The Book of Inventions. 288 pp., illus., bibl., index. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 2004. ISBN 0-7922-8296-5 (hc) $30.00.

McCray, W. Patrick. Giant Telescopes: Astronomical Ambition and the Promise of Technology. 367 pp. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-674-01147-3 $45.00.

Watson, Fred. Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope. x + 342 pp., illus., notes, index. Cambridge MA: Da Capo Press, 2004. ISBN 0-306-81432-3 (hc) $24.95.


[back to top] HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Burns, Russell W. Communications: An International History of the Formative Years. IEE History of Technology Series 32. x + 639 pp., table, apps., bibl., index. London: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, 2004. ISBN 0863413307 (pb)

Connor, R.D.; Simpson, A.D.C. Weights and Measures in Scotland: A European Perspective. Edited by A.D. Morrison-Low. xvi + 842 pp., illus., apps., index. East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 2004. ISBN 1901663884 (hc) $125.00.

Dawson, Virginia P. Ideas into Hardware: A History of the Rocket Engine Test Facility at the NASA Glenn Research Center. Illus., apps., bibl., index. Cleveland: NASA Glenn Research center, 2004. ISBN 2004024041.

Essinger, James. Jacquard’s Web: How a Hand Loom Led to the Birth of the Information Age. xi + 302 pp., illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0192805770 (hc) $28.00.

Helfrick, Albert. Electronics in the Evolution of Flight. Number Nine. Centennial of Flight Series. Roger D. Lanuis (General Editor) x + 190 pp., table, illus., index. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2004. ISBN 1585444138 (pb) $13.57.

Hughes, Thomas P. American Genesis: A Century of Invention and Technological Enthusiasm, 1870-1970. xix + 529 pp., illus. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2004. ISBN 0-226-35927-1 (pb) $22.50.

Hughes, Thomas P. Human-Built World: How to Think About Technology and Culture. 224 pp., illus. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2004. ISBN 0-226-35933-6 (hc) $22.50.

Kelly, Jack. Gunpowder: Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics: The History of the Explosive that Changed the World. 288 pp., illus. Basic Books, 2004. ISBN 0465037186 (hc) $25.00. ISBN 0465037224 (pb) $14.00.

Kinney, Thomas A. The Carriage Trade: Making Horse-Drawn Vehicles in America. xi + 381 pp., intro., table, notes, bibl., index. Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. ISBN 0801879469 (hc) $49.95.

Marsden, Ben. Watt’s Perfect Engine: Steam and the Age of Invention. ix + 213 pp., illus., gloss., bibl. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. ISBN 0231131720 (hc) $19.50.

McGowan, C. Rail, Steam, and Speed: The “Rocket” and the Birth of Steam Locomotion. 379 pp. New York: Columbia University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-231-13474-6 $29.95.

Monmonier Mark. Rhumb Lines and Map Wars: A Social History of the Mercator Projection. xiv + 242 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago/London: The University of Chicago Press, 2004. ISBN 022653431 (hc) $25.00.

Oravas, Gunhard Æ. Lectures on the History of Technology and Engineering, Volume I and II. Vol. I: xliii + 616 pp., table, intro. New York: Georg Olms Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3487117444 (hc). Vol. II: 1194 pp., table, bibl., index. ISBN 348117452 (hc).

Peskin, Lawrence A. A Manufacturing Revolution: The Intellectual Origins of Early American Industry. x + 294 pp., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003. ISBN 080187324-X (hc) $44.00.

Rabinovitz, Lauren; Geil, Abraham (eds.) Memory Bytes: History, Technology, and Digital Culture. 346 pp., bibl., index. London: Duke University Press, 2004. ISBN 0691016364 (pb) $23.00.

Shagena, Jack L. Who Really Invented the Steamboat? Fulton’s Clermont Coup. 441 pp., illus., apps., index. Amherst, NH: Humanity Books, 2004. ISBN 1591022061 (hc) $35.00.


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

Anderson, Jr., John D. Inventing Flight: The Wright Brothers and Their Predecessors. viii + 176 pp., apps., notes, index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004. ISBN 0801868750 (pb) $18.95.

Dardo, Mauro. Nobel Laureates and Twentieth-Century Physics. xi + 533 pp., intro., table, app., notes, bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521540089 (pb) $39.99.

Holton, Gerald. Victory and Vexation in Science: Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, and Others. xi + 229 pp., illus., index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-674-01519-3 (hc) $35.00.

Lightman, Bernard (ed.) The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Scientists. Volume I-IV. xxxix + 517 pp., intro., table, bibls. Bristol, England: Thoemmes Continuum, 2004. ISBN 185506997 (hc) £750.00.


[back to top] INDIVIDUAL BIOGRAPHIES & AUTOBIOGRAPHIES; ANALYSES OF A SCIENTISTS WORK

[Bishop, J. Michael]. How to Win the Nobel Prize: An Unexpected Life in Science. xiii + 271 pp., illus., notes, index. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN 0674016254 (pb) $15.95.

[Blackett, Patrick Maynart Stuart] Nye, M. J. Blackett: Physics, War, and Politics in the Twentieth Century. 255 pp. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-674-01548-7 $40.00.

[Bohr, Niels] Ottaviani, J.; Purvis, L.; Labs, G.T. Suspended in Language: Niels Bohr’s Life, Discoveries, and the Century He Shaped. 318 pp. Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2004. ISBN 0-9660106-5-5 (pb) $24.95.

[Born, Max] Greenspan, Nancy Thorndike. The End of the Certain World: The Life and Science of Max Born. x + 378 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Basic Books, 2005. ISBN 0-7382-0693-8 (hc) $26.95.

[Bragg, William Lawrence] Hunter, Graeme, K. Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg. xi + 301 pp., illus., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN 0-19-852921-X (hc) $59.50.

[Copernicus, Nicolaus] Gingerich, Owen. The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus. xii + 306 pp., apps., bibl., index. New York: Walker & Company, 2004. ISBN 0802714153 (hc) $25.00.

[Copernicus, Nicolaus] Kokowski, Michal. Copernicus’s Originality: Towards Integration of Contemporary Copernican Studies. xiv + 314 pp., intro., table, notes, bibl., indexes, illus. Warsaw/Cracow: Wydawnictwa IHN PAN, 2004. ISBN 8386062274 (pb) $20.00 .

[Curie, Marie] Goldsmith, Barbara. Obsessive Genius: The Inner World of Marie Curie. 255 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York/London: W.W. Norton, 2005. ISBN 0-393-05137-4 (hc) $23.95.

[Eddington, Arthur Stanley] Stanley, Matthew George. Practical Mystic: Religion and Science in the Life and Work of A. S. Eddington. 397 pp. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2004.

[Einstein, Albert] Bolles, Edmund Blair. Einstein Defiant: Genius Versus Genius in the Quantum Revolution. 348 pp., bibl., index. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 2004. ISBN 0309089980 (hc) $27.95.

[Einstein, Albert] Goldsmith, Donald; with Libbon, Robert. Einstein: A Relative History. 211 pp., illus. New York: Ibooks, 2005. ISBN 1-4165-0492-3 (pb) $11.95.

[Einstein, Albert] Gribbin, John; Gribbin, Mary. Annus Mirabilis: 1905, Albert Einstein, and the Theory of Relativity. viii + 310 pp. + DVD, illus., apps. New York: Chamberlain Bros., 2005. ISBN 1-59609-144-4 (hc) $25.95.

[Einstein, Albert] Hu, Danian. China and Albert Einstein: The Reception of the Physicist and His Theory in China, 1917-1979. xiv + 257 pp., table, index. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 067401538X (hc) $39.00.

[Einstein, Albert] Parker, Barry. Albert Einstein’s Vision: Remarkable Discoveries that Shaped Modern Science. 286 pp., images, notes, bibl., index. New York: Prometheus Books, 2004. ISBN 1591021863 (hc) $28.00.

[Einstein, Albert] Sonnert, Gerhard. Einstein and Culture. 427 pp., bibl., index. New York: Humanity Books, 2005. ISBN 1-59102-316-5 (hc) $28.00.

[Fermi, Enrico] Bernardini, C.; Bonolis, L. (eds) Enrico Fermi: His Work and Legacy. 410 pp. New York: Springer Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3-540-22141-7 (hc) $49.95.

[Fermi, Enrico] Cronin, James W. (ed.) Fermi Remembered. 287 pp. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004. ISBN 0226121119 (hc) $45.00.

[Foucault, Léon] Tobin, William. The Life and Science of Léon Foucalt: The Man Who Proved the Earth Rotates. xiv + 338 pp., apps., notes, index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521808553 $77.00.

[Gödel, Kurt] Yourcraw, Palle. A World Without Time: The Forgotten Legacy of Güdel and Einstein. viii + 210 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Basic Books, 2005. ISBN 0-465-09293-4 (hc) $24.00.

[Henry, Joseph] Rothenberg, Marc; Dorman, Kathleen W.: Millikan, Frank R. (Editors); Jeffries, Deborah Y.; Shoenfeld, Sarah (Assistants). The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 10: January 1858-December 1865. The Smithsonian Years. lvii + 613 pp., illus., intro., notes, apps., index. Washington, D.C., The Smithsonian Institiute, 2004. ISBN 0881353582 $89.95.

[Hooke, Robert] Chapman, Allan. England’s Leonardo: Robert Hooke and the Seventeenth-Century Scientific Revolution. xv + 330 pp., illus., bibl., index. Bristol and Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Publishing, 2005. ISBN 0-7503-0987-3 (hc) $39.99.

[Hoyle, Fred] Gough, Douglas (ed.) The Scientific Legacy of Fred Hoyle. xv + 249 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 521824486 (hc) $75.00.

[Hoyle, Fred] Mitton, Simon. Conflict in the Cosmos: Fred Hoyle’s Life in Science. xvii + 401 pp., illus., bibl., index. Washington D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 2005. ISBN 0-309-09313-9 (hc) $27.95.

[Kelvin, Lord (William Thomson)] Lindley, Davis. Degrees Kelvin: A Tale of Genius, Invention, and Tragedy. 374 pp. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 2004. ISBN 0-309-09073-3 $27.95.

[Leavitt, Henrietta Swan] Johnson, George. Miss Leavitt’s Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe. 162 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York and London: W. W. Norton Co., 2005. ISBN 0-393-05128-5 (hc) $22.95.

[Newton, Isaac] Force, J.E. Force; Hutton, S. (eds.) Newton and Newtonianism: New Studies. International Archives of the History of Ideas. 188. xvii + 246 pp., intro., table, index. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2004. ISBN 1402019696 (hc) $106.

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

[Oppenheimer, J. Robert] Bird, Kai; Sherwin, Martin J. American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. xiii + 721 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005. ISBN 0-375-41202-6 (hc) $35.00.

[Oppenheimer, J. Robert] Cassidy, David C. J. Robert Oppenheimer and the American Century. xviii + 462 pp., table, illus., apps., bibl. index. New York: Pi Press, 2004. ISBN 0-13-147996-2 (hc) $27.95.

[Oppenheimer, J. Robert] Conant, Jennet. 109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos. xviii + 425 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. ISBN 0-7432-5007-9 (hc) $26.95.

[Parsons, John Whiteside] Pendle, G. Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons. 350 pp. Illus., notes, index. New York: Harcourt, 2005. ISBN 0-15-100997-X (hc) $25.00.

[Teller, Edward] Goodchild, Peter. Edward Teller: The Real Dr. Strangelove. xxv + 469 pp., intro., table, illus., apps., notes, bibl., index. Great Britain: Weidenfeld and Nicolson/ Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2004. ISBN 0674016696 (hc) $29.95.

[von Arco, Georg] Fuchs, Margot. Georg von Arco (1869-1940)-Ingenieur, Pazifist, Technischer Direktor von Telefunken: Eine Erfinderbiographie. 348 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berlin/Diepholz: GNT-Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3928186701 (hc) 39 Euros.

[Wiener, Norbert] Conway, Flo and Siegelman, Jim. Dark Hero of the Information Age: In Search of Norbert Wiener, the Father of Cybernetics. xv + 423 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Basic Books, 2005. ISBN 0-7382-0368-8 (hc) $27.50.

[Wiesner, Jerry] Rosenblith, Walter A. (ed.) Jerry Wiesner, Scientist, Statesman, Humanist. Memories and Memoirs. Foreword by Edward M. Kennedy. 416 pp., illus. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2004. ISBN 0-262-18232-7 (hc) $34.95.


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

Creese, Mary R.S. Ladies in the Laboratory II: West European Women in Science, 1800-1900. A Survey of Their Contributions to Research. With contributions by Thomas M. Creese. x + 290 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Lanham/Oxford: The Scarecrow Press, 2004. ISBN 0810849798 (hc) $69.95.


[back to top] TEXTS, LECTURES, AND POPULAR WRITINGS BY SCIENTISTS

Cantor, Geoffrey; Dawson, Gowan; Gooday, Graeme; Noakes, Richard; Shuttleworth, Sally; Topham, Johnathan R. (eds.) Science in the Nineteenth Century Periodical: Reading the Magazine of Nature. Cambridge Studies in Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture. Gillian Beer (general editor). xi + 329 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521836379 (hc) $75.00.

Cantor, Geoffrey; Shuttleworth, Sally (eds.) Science Serialized. 376 pp., illus. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2004. ISBN 0-262-03318-6 (hc) $40.00.

Feynman, Richard P. Perfectly Reasonable Deviations From the Beaten Track: The Letters of Richard P. Feynman. Ed. and with an introduction by Michelle Feynman. Foreword by Timothy Ferris. xxiii + 486 pp., apps., index. New York: Basic Books, 2005. ISBN 0-7382-0636-9 (pb) $26.00.


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

Bynum, W. E.; Porter, Roy (eds.) Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations. xvi + 736 pp., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 198584091 (hc) $50.00.

Heilbron, John L., (ed.) The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy. xxi + 358 pp., illus., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN -0-19-517198-5 (hc) $35.00.

Kleinedelien, Steven (senior ed.) The American Heritage: Science Dictionary. viii + 693 pp., illus. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005. ISBN 0-618-45504-3 (hc) $19.95.

Restivo, Sal (ed.) Science, Technology, and Society: An Encyclopedia. xxiv + 701 pp., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 195141938 (hc) $150.00.


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