AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXVII , No. 2, Fall 2006

 

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

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[back to top] PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE

Brown, Harvey R. Physical Relativity. Space-time Structure from a Dynamical Perspective. 340 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN
0-19-927583-1 (hc) $55.00.

Dowe, Phil. Galileo, Darwin, and Hawking: The Interplay of Science, Reason, and Religion. viii + 205 pp. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans, 2005. ISBN 0802826962 $24.00.

Finkbeiner, Ann. The Jasons. The Secret History of Science’s Postwar Elite. xxx + 304 pp., notes, index. New York: Viking, 2006. ISBN 0-670-03489-4 (hc) $27.95.

Reisch, George. How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science. xiv + 418 pp., illus., figs., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 0521546893 (pb) $26.99.

Ryckman, Thomas. The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925. ix + 317 pp., apps., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-517717-7 (hc) $79.95.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND SOCIETY

Ball. P. The Devil’s Doctor: Paracelsus and the World of Renaissance Magic and Science. 436 pp. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2006. ISBN
0-374-22979-1 (hc) $27.00.

Basalla, George. Civilized Life in the Universe: Scientists on Intelligent Extraterrestrials. 247 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-517181-0 (hc) $29.95.

Grant, Edward. Science and Religion, 400 B.C. to A.D. 1550: From Aristotle to Copernicus. 328 pp., index. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. ISBN 0801884012 (pb) $22.00.

Knight, David M.; Eddy, Matthew D. (eds.) Science and Beliefs: From Natural Philosophy to Natural Science, 1700-1900. 286 pp., illus., index. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2005. ISBN 0-7546-3996-7 (hc) $94.95.

Olson, Richard G. Science and Religion, 1450-1900: From Copernicus to Darwin. 312 pp. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. ISBN 0801884004 (pb) $19.95.

Silver, Lee M. Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life. xvi + 444 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Harper Collins Publisher, 2006. ISBN-13 978-0-06-058267-8 (hc) $26.95.

Ward, Keith. Pascal’s Fire: Scientific Faith and Religious Understanding. xiv + 270 pp., bibl., index. Oxford: One World Publications, 2006. ISBN-13 978-1-85168-446-5 (pb) $14.95.


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

Beason, Doug. The E-Bomb: How America’s New Directed Energy Weapons Will Change the Way Future Wars Will Be Fought. xiii + 256 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2005. ISBN 0306814021 (hc) $26.00.

Dorries, Matthias (ed.) Michael Frayn’s Copenhagen in Debate: Historical Essays and Documents on the 1941 Meeting Between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. (Berkeley Papers in History of Science, Vol. 20.) viii + 195 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berkeley: Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California, Berkeley, 2005. ISBN 0967261724 (pb) $12.00.

Edwards, John. The Geeks of War: The Secretive Labs and Brilliant Minds behind Tomorrow’s Warfare Technologies. xvii + 221 pp., index. New York: American Management Association, 2005. ISBN 0814408524 (hc) $24.00.

Ghamari-Tabrizi, Sharon. The World of Herman Kahn: The Intuitive Science of Thermonuclear War. 387 pp., illus., table, index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2005. (hc) $26.00.

Gibson, T. M. Los Alamos: 1944-1947. 128 pp. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2005. ISBN 0-7385-2973-7 (pb) $19.99.

Grunden, Walter E. Secret Weapons and World War II: Japan in the Shadow of Big Science. xi + 335 pp., bibl., index. Kansas: University Press of Kansas, 2005. ISBN 0700613838 (hc) $39.95.

Karlsch, R. Hitler’s Bombe: Die geheime Geschichte der deutschen Kernwaffenversuche. 415 pp. Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Munich, Germany: Deutsche, 2005. ISBN 3-421-05809-1 Eu24.90.

Kirsch, Scott. Proving Grounds: Project Plowshare and the Unrealized Dream of Nuclear Earthmoving. 272 pp. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8135-3666-9 (hc) $39.95.

Preston, Diana. Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima. xiv + 400 pp., ill., bibl., index. New York: Walker & Company, 2005. ISBN 0-8027-1445-5 (hc) $27.00.

Walton, Steven A. (ed.) Instrumental in War: Science, Research, and Instruments Between Knowledge and the War. (History of Warfare Vol. 28, Kelly Devries, ed.) xxiv + 414 pp., illus., index. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. ISBN 9004142819 (hc) $174.00.


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

Flannery, Tim. The Weather Makers: How Man is Changing the Climate and What it Means for Life on Earth. 381 pp. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006. ISBN 0-87113-935-9 $24.00.

Gore, Al. An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It. 325 pp., illus. Emmans, PA: Rodale, 2006. ISBN 1-59486-567-1 (pb) $21.95.

Linden, Eugene. The Winds of Change. Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilization. x + 302 pp., index. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2006. ISBN 0-684-86352-9 (hc) $26.00.


[back to top] SCIENCE AND GOVERNMENT; PUBLIC POLICY

Conway, Erik M. High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation, 1945-1999. xvii + 369 pp., index. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 080188067X (hc) $49.95.

Kessler, Andy. How We Got Here: A Slightly Irreverent History of Technology and Markets. 262 pp. New York: Collins/Harper Collins, 2005. ISBN 0-06-084097-8 $14.95.


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

Atalay, B. Math and the Mona Lisa: The Art and Science of Leonardo da Vinci. xix + 314 pp., illus., bibl., notes, index. New York: Smithsonian Books/Harper Collins, 2006. ISBN 0-06-085119-8 (pb) $12.95.

Evens, Aden. Sound Ideas: Music, Machines, and Experience. 224 pp. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2005. ISBN 081664537X (pb) $23.50. ISBN 0816645361 (hc) $70.00.

Shepherd-Barr, Kirsten. Science on Stage: From Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen. 264 pp., illus. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN
0-691-12150-8 (hc) $29.95.


[back to top] INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE

Brown, Louis. The Department of Terrestrial Magnetism. (Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Volume II.) xviii + 295 pp., figs., apps., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521830796 (hc) $107.95.

Clark, William. Academic Charisma and the Origins of the Research University. 662 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. ISBN 0226109216 (hc) $45.00.

Cullen, Vicky. Down to the Sea for Science: 75 Years of Ocean Research Education, and Exploration at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. ix + 174 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Woods Hole, MA: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 2005. ISBN 1880224097 (pb) $20.00.

Fox, Robert; Gooday, Graeme (eds.) Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939: Laboratories, Learning, and College Life. xix + 363 pp., frontis., figs., apps., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0198567928 (hc) $134.50.

Gorn, M. NASA: The Complete Illustrated History. 304 pp. New York: Merrell, 2005. ISBN 1-85894-254-3 (hc) $39.95.

Lord, M. G. Astro Turf: The Private Life of Rocket Science. 259 pp. New York: Walker, 2005. ISBN 0-8027-1427-7 $24.00.

Low, Morris (ed.) Building a Modern Japan: Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Meiji Era and Beyond. xiv + 242 pp., illus., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. ISBN 1403968322 (hc) $65.00.

Norberg, Arthur L. Computers and Commerce. A Study of Technology and Management at Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company, Engineering Research Associates, and Remington Rand, 1946-1957. x + 347 pp., figs., index. Cambridge/London: The MIT Press, 2005. ISBN 026214090X (hc) $40.00.

Pirtle III, C. Engineering the World: Stories from the First 75 Years of Texas Instruments. 266 pp. Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-87074-502-6 $27.95.

Sandage, Allan. The Mount Wilson Observatory. (Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Volume I.) xiii + 647 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521830788 (hc) $107.95.

Yoder, Hatten S., Jr. The Geophysical Laboratory. (Centennial History of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Volume III.) xiv + 270 pp., figs., tables, apps., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 052183080X (hc) $107.95.


[back to top] HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Calaprice, Alice. The Einstein Almanac. xvii + 174 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. ISBN 0801880211 (hc) $24.95.

Darling, David. Gravity’s Arc: The Story of Gravity, from Aristotle to Einstein and Beyond. ix + 278 pp., refs., bibl., index. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2006. ISBN 0-471-71989-7 (hc) $24.95.

Finocchiaro, Maurice A. Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992. xii + 485 pp. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2005. ISBN 0520242610 $50.00.

Lightman, Alan; Jesse Cohen (eds.) The Best American Science Writing, 2005. xiii + 303 pp. New York: Harper Perennial, 2005. ISBN 0-06-072642-3 (pb) $13.95.

McMullin, Ernan (ed.) The Church and Galileo. Studies in Science and the Humanities from the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values. xiii + 319 pp., bibl., index. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2005. ISBN 0268034842 (hc) $60.00.

Miller, David Philip. Discovering Water: James Watt, Henry Cavendish and the Nineteenth-Century ‘Water Controversy’. 330 pp., illus. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0-7546-3177-X (hc) $109.95.

Preston, Diana. Before the Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima. xiv + 400 pp., notes, bibl., index. New York: Berkley Books, 2005. ISBN 0-425-20789-7 (pb) $15.00.

Raymo, Chet. Walking Zero: Discovering Cosmic Space and Time Along the Prime Meridian. xiii + 194 pp., illus., index. New York: Walker & Company, 2006. ISBN-13 978-08027-1494-7 (hc) $27.95.

Seife, Charles. Decoding the Universe. How the New Science of Information is Explaining Everything in the Cosmos, From Our Brains to Black Holes. v + 296 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Viking, 2006. ISBN 0-670-03441-X (hc) $24.95.

Watson, Peter. Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention, from Fire to Freud. xix + 822 pp., notes, index. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN 0-06-621064-X (hc) $29.95.


[back to top] HISTORY OF PHYSICS

Baker, Gregory L.; Blackburn, James A. The Pendulum: A Case Study in Physics. xii + 300 pp., figs., bibl., index. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0198567545 (hc) $89.50.

Cashmore, Roger; Maiani, Luciano; Revol, Jean-Pierre (eds.) Prestigious Discoveries at CERN: 1973 Neutral Currents, 1983 W & Z Bosons. Springer. ISBN 3540207503 (hc) $59.95.

Dardo, Mauro. Nobel Laureates and Twentieth-Century Physics. xi + 533 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN 0521832470 (hc) $110.00.

Darrigol, Oliver. Worlds of Flow: A History of Hydrodynamics from the Bernoullis to Prandtl. xiv + 300 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0198568436 (hc) $64.50.

Kaiser, David. Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics. xix + 469 pp., illus., apps., bibl.,index. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2005. ISBN 0226422674 (pb) $30.00.

Massimi, Michela. Pauli’s Exclusion Principle: The Origin and Validation of a Scientific Principle. xiv + 211 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 0521839114 (hc) $75.00.

Morus, Iwan Rhys. When Physics Became King. xii + 303 pp. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2005. ISBN 0226542025 (pb) $25.00.

Steinberger, Jack. Learning About Particles—50 Privileged Years. x + 181 pp., figs., bibl. New York/Berlin: Springer, 2005. ISBN 3540213295 (hc) $49.95.

Steinle, Friedrich. Explorative Experimente: Ampere, Faraday und die Ursprünge der Elektrodynamik. Wissenschaftsgeschichte. Boethius Band 50. 450 pp., apps., tables, bibl., index. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2005. ISBN 3515081852 (hc) Eu80.00.

Watson, Andrew. The Quantum


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

Basdevant, Jean-Louis; Rich, James; Spiro, Michel. Fundamentals in Nuclear Physics: From Nuclear Structure to Cosmology. 515 pp. New York: Springer, 2005. ISBN 0-387-01672-4 (hc) $79.95.

Chien, P. Columbia—Final Voyage: The Last Flight of NASA’s First Space Shuttle. 454 pp. New York: Copernicus Books/Springer, 2006. ISBN 0-387-27148-1 $27.50.

Farrell, John. The Day Without Yesterday. Lemaìtre, Einstein, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology. viii + 261 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2005. ISBN 1-56025-660-5 (hc) $24.95.

Halpern, Paul; Wesson, Paul. Brave New Universe: Illuminating the Darkest Secrets of the Cosmos. viii + 264 pp., illus., notes, index. Wahington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press, 2006. ISBN 0-309-10137-9 (hc) $27.95.

Johnson, George. Miss Leavitt’s Stars: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Discovered How to Measure the Universe. xiv + 162 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 2005. ISBN 0-393-05128-5.

Kanipe, Jeff. Chasing Hubble’s Shadows: The Search for Galaxies at the Edge of Time. ix + 205 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. ISBN 0-8090-3406-9 (hc) $24.00.

King, D. A. (ed.) In Synchrony with the Heavens: Studies in Astronomical Timekeeping and Instrumentation in Medieval Islamic Civilization. xxvi + 1066 pp., figs., apps., index. Leiden/Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2005. ISBN 900414188X.

Mackowski, M. P. Testing the Limits: Aviation Medicine and the Origins of Manned Space Flight. 289 pp. College Station, Texas: Texas A & M University Press, 2006. ISBN 1-58544-439-1 (hc) $49.95.

Pyle, R. Destination Moon: The Apollo Missions in the Astronaut’s Own Words. 192 pp. New York: HarperCollins, 2005. ISBN 0-06-087349-3 $24.95.

Sobel, Dava. The Planets. iv + 270 pp., bibl., index. New York: Viking Press, 2005. ISBN 0-670-03446-0 (hc) $24.95.

Vilenkin, Alex. Many Worlds in One: The Search for Other Universes. viii + 235 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Hill and Wang, 2006. ISBN-13: 978-8090-9523-0 (hc) $24.00.


[back to top] HISTORY OF EARTH SCIENCES

Clark, J.O.E. (ed.) 100 Maps: The Science, Art, and Politics of Cartography Throughout History. 256 pp. New York: Sterling, 2005. ISBN 1-4027-2885-9 $24.95.

Fisher, Irene K. Geodesy? What’s That? My Personal Involvement in the Age-Old Quest for the Size and Shape of the Earth, with a Running Commentary on Life in a Government Research Office. xx + 376 pp., figs., apps., index. New York: University Inc., 2005. ISBN 0-595-36399-7 (pb) $25.95.

Flannery, Tim. The Weather Makers. xv + 357 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005. ISBN-10: 0-87113-935-9 (hc) $24.00.

Hamblin, Jacob Darwin. Oceanographers and the Cold War: Disciples of Marine Science. xxix + 346 pp., ill., bibl., index. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2005. ISBN 0295984821 $50.00.

Hoare, Michael Rand. The Quest for the True Figure of the Earth: Ideas and Expeditions in Four Centuries of Geodesy. xii + 275 pp., illus., apps., index. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2005. ISBN 0-7546-5020-0 (hc) $84.95.
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Kirsch, Scott. Proving Grounds: Project Plowshare and the Unrealized Dream of Nuclear Earthmoving. 272 pp. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8135-3666-9 (hc) $39.95.

Kozak, Jan T.; Moreira, Victor S.; Oldroyd, David R. Iconography of the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. 82 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Prague: Geophysical Institute of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2005. ISBN 8023943901 (hc) Eu25.

Linden, Eugene. The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations. 314 pp. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006. ISBN 0-684-86352-9 (hc) $26.00.

Livingstone, David N.; Withers, Charles W. J. (eds.) Geography and Revolution. viii + 433 pp., figs., app., bibl., index. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2005. ISBN 0226487334 (hc) $45.00.

Rudwick, Martin J. S. The New Science of Geology. Studies in the Earth Sciences in the Age of Revolution. 336 pp., illus. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2004. ISBN 0-86078-958-6 (hc) $114.95.

Sawyer, Kathy. The Rock from Mars. A Detective Story on Two Planets. xii + 394 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York: Random House, 2006. ISBN
1-4000-6010-9 (hc) $25.95.

Winchester, Simon. A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. xiv + 462 pp., illus., apps., index. New York, NY: Harper Collins Publishers, 2005. ISBN-13 978-0-06-057199-3 (hc) $27.95.


[back to top] HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS

Bardi, Jason Socrates. The Calculus Wars: Newton, Leibniz, and the Greatest Mathematical Clash of All Time. viii + 277 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York, NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006. ISBN 1-56025-706-7 (hc) $25.00.

Berlinski, D. Infinite Ascent: A Short History of Mathematics. 197 pp. New York, NY: Modern Library, 2005. ISBN 0-679-64234-X $21.95.

Delone, B.N. The St. Petersburg School of Number Theory. Translated by Robert Burns. History of Mathematics. Volume 26. xv + 278 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2005. ISBN 0821834576 (hc) $59.00.

Derbyshire, John. Unknown Quantity. A Real and Imaginary History of Algebra. viii + 374 pp., illus., index. Washington, DC: Joseph Henry Press, 2005. ISBN
0-309-09657-X $27.95.

Grattan-Guinness, Ivor. Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics 1640-1940. xvii + 1022 pp., figs., bibl., index. Amsterdam: Elsevier Science, 2005. ISBN 0444508716 (hc) $252.00.

Hawking, S. (ed.) God Created the Integers: The Mathematical Breakthroughs That Changed History. 1160 pp. Philadelphia, PA: Running Press, 2005. ISBN
0-7624-1922-9 $29.95.

Kaplan, Michael; Kaplan, Ellen. Chances Are: Adventures in Probability. 319 pp., illus., index. New York, NY: Viking Press, 2006. ISBN 0-670-03487-8 (hc) $26.95.

Plotkin, J.M. (ed.) Hausdorff on Ordered Sets. History of Mathematics: Sources. Vol. 25. xviii + 322 pp., app., bibl. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society; London: London Mathematical Society, 2005. ISBN 0821837885 (pb) $69.00.

Shell-Gellasch, Amy; Jardine, Dick (eds.) From Calculus to Computers: Using the Last 200 Years of Mathematics History in the Classroom. xii + 255 pp., figs. Washington, D.C.: The Mathematical Association of America, 2005. ISBN 0883851784 (pb) $39.50.


[back to top] HISTORY OF INSTRUMENTS

Biagioli, Mario. Galileo’s Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy. xi + 302 pp., figs., apps., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. ISBN
0-226-04561-7 (hc) $35.00.

Marché II, Jordan D. Theaters of Time and Space: American Planetaria, 1930-1970. 266 pp. New Brunswick, MA: Rutgers University Press, 2005. ISBN
0-8135-3576-X (hc) $49.95.


[back to top] HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY

Auyang, Sunny Y. Engineering—an Endless Frontier. 344 pp., apps., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. ISBN 674019784 (pb) $18.95.

Brown, G. I. The Big Bang: A History of Explosives. 256 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. Phoenix Mill: Sutton Publishing, 2005. ISBN 0-7509-3792-0 (pb) $19.95.

Buchanan, Brenda J. (ed.) Gunpowder, Explosives and the State. 450 pp., illus., figs., index. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2006. ISBN 0-7546-5259-9 (hc) $99.95.

Carlson, W. Bernard (ed.) Technology in World History. Foreword by Thomas P. Hughes. 7 volumes. 700 pp., illus., gloss., index. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0195218205.

Copeland, B. Jack (ed.) Alan Turing’s Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker’s Struggle to Build the Modern Computer. 584 pp., illus., index. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-856593-3 (hc) $129.95.

Dawson, Virginia P.; Bowles, Mark D. (eds.) Realizing the Dream of Flight: Biographical Essays in Honor of the Centennial of Flight, 1903-2003. xv + 310 pp., figs., apps., index. DVD Washington, DC: NASA, 2005. (hc)

Edwards, Steven A. The Nanotech Pioneers: Where Are They Taking Us? xiii + 244 pp., illus., index. Weinheim: Wiley John & Sons Inc., 2006. ISBN 3-527-31290-0 $27.95.

Elder, Donald C.; James, George S. (eds.) History of Rocketry and Astronautics. AAS History Series, Vol. 26. (Based on papers presented at the Thirty-First History Symposium of the International Academy of Astronautics, Turin, Italy, 1997). xviii + 412 pp., illus., index. San Diego, CA: American Astronautical Society, 2005. ISBN 0877035180.

Evans, Chris; Ryden, Göran (eds.) The Industrial Revolution in Iron: The Impact of British Coal Technology in Nineteenth-Century Europe. ix + 200 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2005. ISBN 075463390X (hc) $94.95.

Hecht, Jeff. Beam: The Race to Make the Laser. x + 284 pp., apps., bibl., index. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0195142101 (hc) $29.99.

Lécuyer, C. Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970. x +393pp., apps., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2006. ISBN 0-262-12281-2 (hc) $40.00.

Pursell, Carroll (ed.) A Hammer in Their Hands. A Documentary History of Technology and the African-American Experience. xviii + 397 pp., illus., figs., table, index. Cambridge/London: The MIT Press, 2005. ISBN-13 9780262162258 (hc) $40.00.

Sargent, Ted. The Dance of Molecules: How Nanotechnology is Changing Our Lives. xvii + 234 pp., illus., refs., index. New York, NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006. ISBN 1-56025-809-8 (hc) $25.00.

Sarkar, Tapan K.; Mailloux, Robert; Oliner, Arthur A.; Salazar-Palma, Magdalena; Sengupta, Dipak I. History of Wireless. (Wiley Series in Microwave and Optical Engineering.) xix + 655 pp., index. Hoboken NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005. ISBN 041718149 (hc) $77.99.

Smil, Vaclav. Creating the Twentieth Century: Technical Innovations of 1867-1914 and their Lasting Impact. ix + 350 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0195168747 (hc) $35.00.

Tucker, J. Nature Exposed: Photography as Eyewitness in Victorian Science. 294 pp., illus. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. ISBN
0-8018-7991-4 (hc) $55.00.


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

Byers, Nina; Williams, Gary. Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics. 520 pp. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 0521821975 (hc) $50.00.

Glass, I. S. Revolutionaries of the Cosmos. The Astro-Physicists. xiii + 317 pp., figs., bibls., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 0198570996 (hc) $74.50.

Kevles, Bettyann Holtzmann. Almost Heaven: The Story of Women in Space. xiii + 274 pp., bibl., table, index. New York: Basic Books, 2004. ISBN 0262612135 (pb) $16.95.

Kojevnikov, Alexei B. Stalin’s Great Science: The Times and Adventures of Soviet Physicists. History of Modern Physical Sciences, Vol. 2. xxii + 360 pp., illus., bibl., indexes. London: Imperial College Press, 2004. ISBN 1860944205 (pb) $32.00.

Visser, Rob; Touret, Jacques (eds.) Dutch Pioneers of the Earth Sciences. (History of Science and Scholarship in the Netherlands, Vol. 5). xii + 200 pp., illus., figs., index. Amsterdam: Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Science, 2004. ISBN 9069843897 (hc) $40.00.

Webb, Richard C. Tele-visionaries: The People Behind the Invention of Television. xv + 170 pp., figs., app., index. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-IEEE Press, 2005. ISBN 047171156X (hc) $49.95.


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

[Armstrong, Neil A.] Hansen, James R. First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong. The Authorized Biography. xi + 769 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 2005. ISBN 0743259637 (hc) $30.00.

[Bacon, Roger] Goldstone, Lawrence; Goldstone, Nancy. The Friar and the Cipher. Roger Bacon and the Unsolved Mystery of the Most Unusual Manuscript in the World. xi + 320 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York, NY: Broadway Books, 2005. ISBN 0-7679-1472-4 (pb) $14.95.

[Bell, Alexander Graham] Gray, Charlotte. Reluctant Genius: Alexander Graham Bell and the Passion for Inventing. 467 pp., apps., index. New York, NY: Arcade Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-55970-809-3 (hc) $29.95.

[Bernal, John Desmond] Brown, Andrew. J. D. Bernal: The Sage of Science. xiv + 562 pp., illus., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-851544-8 (hc) $29.95.

[Bethe, Hans] Brown, Gerald E.; Lee, Chang-Hwan (eds.) Hans Bethe and His Physics. 400 pp. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2006. ISBN 981-256-609-0 (hc) $84.00.

[Birkeland, Kristian] Egeland, Alv; Burke, William J. Kristian Birkeland: The First Space Scientist. 221 pp. New York, NY: Springer Verlag, 2005. ISBN
1-4020-3293-5 (hc) $109.00.

[Boltzmann, Ludwig] Cercignani, C. Ludwig Boltzmann: The Man Who Trusted Atoms. 329 pp. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-857064-3 (pb) $44.50.

[Curie, Marie] Poirier, Jean-Pierre. Marie Curie: et les Conquérants de l’Atome, 1896-2006. 366 pp., illus., table, bibl. Paris, France: Pygmalion, 2006. ISBN 2756400521 (pb) Euro21.50.

[Darwin, Charles] Herbert, Sandra. Charles Darwin, Geologist. xx + 485 pp., illus., figs., apps., bibl., index. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-8014-4348-2 (hc) $35.95.

[Descartes, René] Aczel, Amir D. Descartes’ Secret Notebook: A true Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe. xiv + 273 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York, NY: Broadway Books, 2005. ISBN
0-7679-2033-3 (hc) $24.95.

[Doppler, Christian] Schuster, P. M. (Translated from German by L. Wilmes.) Moving the Stars: Christian Doppler, His Life, His Works and Principle, and the World After. 232 pp. Pöllauberg, Austria: Living Edition, 2005. ISBN
3-901585-05-2 $39.00.

[Einstein, Albert] Elzinga, Aant. Einstein’s Nobel Prize: A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors. The Archival Evidence. xii + 228 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. Sagamore Beach: Science History Publications/USA, 2006. ISBN 881352837 (hc) $39.95.

[Einstein, Albert] Bernstein, J. Secrets of the Old One: Einstein, 1905. 200 pp. New York, NY: Copernicus Books/Springer Verlag, 2006. ISBN 0-387-26005-6 (hc) $25.00.

[Einstein, Albert] Hentschel, Ann M.; Grasshoff, Gerd. Albert Einstein: “Those Happy Bernese Years.” 180 pp., figs., app. Bern: Staempfli Publishers Ltd, 2005. ISBN 3727211776 (pb).

[Einstein, Albert] Renn, Jürgen (ed.) Albert Einstein, Chief Engineer of the Universe. Einstein’s Life and Work in Context and Documents of a Life’s Pathway. 255 pp. + 560 pp., illus., apps., bibls., indexes. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, 2005. ISBN 3527405712 (hc) $100.00.

[Feynman, Richard Phillips] Feynman, R. P.; Leighton, R. (eds.) Classic Feynman: All the Adventures of a Curious Character. x + 506 pp., illus., apps. New York, NY: W. W. Norton, 2006. ISBN 0-393-06132-9 $29.95.

[Franklin, Benjamin] McCormick, B. Ben Franklin: America’s Original Entrepreneur. xvii +266 pp., index. Irvine, CA: Entrepreneur Press, 2005. ISBN 1-932531-68-8 (hc) $26.95.

[Galilei, Galileo] Biagioli, Mario. Galileo’s Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy. 312 pp. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2006. ISBN 0-226-04561-7 (hc) $35.00.

[Ginzburg, Vitalii L.] V. L. Ginzburg, (translated from Russian by M. V. Tsaplina et al.) About Science, Myself and Others. 549 pp. Philadelphia, PA: Institute of Physics Publishing, 2005. ISBN 0-7503-0992-X (hc) $85.00.

[Haber, Fritz] Charles, D. Master Mind: The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber, the Nobel Laureate Who Launched the Age of Chemical Warfare. 313 pp. New York, NY: Ecco/Harper Collins, 2005. ISBN 0-06-056272-2 $24.95.

[Herschel, John] John Herschel’s Cape Voyage: Private Science, Public Imagination, and the Ambitions of Empire. xxix + 229 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2004. (hc) $79.95.

[Hooke, Robert] Cooper, Michael; Hunter, Michale (eds.) Robert Hooke: Tercentennial Studies. xxi + 335 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Co., 2006. ISBN 075465365Y (hc) $99.95.

[Huygens, Christiaan] Andriesse, C. D.; Miedema, Sally. Huygens: The Man Behind the Principle. xi + 480 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 0521850908 (hc) $95.00.

[Kellermann, E. Walter] Kellermann, E. Walter. A Physicist’s Labour in War and Peace: Memoirs 1933-1999. 350 pp. Stamford: Stamford House Publishing, 2004. ISBN 1904985092 (pb).

[Laplace, Pierre Simon] Hahn, Roger. Pierre Simon Laplace, 1749-1827: A Determined Scientist. x + 310 pp., apps., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-67401892-3 (hc) $35.00.

[Mach, Ernst] Blackmore, John T.; Itagaki, Ryoichi; Tanaka, Setsuko (eds.) Ernst Mach’s Science: Its Character and Influence on Einstein and Others. 304 pp., index. Kanagawa: Tokai University Press, 2006. ISBN 4486031881 (hc) .

[Newcomb, Simon] Carter, B.; Carter, M.S. Simon Newcomb: America’s Unofficial Astronomer Royal. 213 pp. St. Augustine, FL: Mantanzas, 2006. ISBN
1-59113-803-5 $26.96.

[Oppenheimer, J. Robert] Carson, Cathryn; Hollinger, David A. (Eds) Reappraising Oppenheimer: Centennial Studies and Reflections. (Berkeley Papers in History of Science, Vol. 21.). xii + 413 pp., figs., apps., index. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005. ISBN 0967261732 (pb) $14.00.

[Oppenheimer, J. Robert] McMillan, P.J. The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer: and the Birth of the Modern Arms Race. viii + 373 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2005. ISBN 0-14-20.0115-5 (pb) $16.00.

[Sakharov, Andrei] Gorelik, Gennady. The World of Andrei Sakharov: A Russian Physicist’s Path to Freedom. With Antonia W. Bouis. xviii + 406 pp., illus., figs., app., index. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 019515620X (hc) $47.50.

[von Braun, Wernher] Ward, B. Dr. Space: The Life of Wernher von Braun. 282 pp. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 2005. ISBN 1-59114-926-6 $23.96.

[Young, Thomas]. Andrew Robinson. The Last Man Who Knew Everything. Thomas Young, the Anonymous Polymath Who Proved Newton Wrong, Explained How We See, Cured the Sick, and Deciphered the Rosetta Stone, Among Other Feats of Genius. x + 288 pp., bibl., index. New York: Pi Press, 2006. ISBN 0-13-134304-1 (hc) $24.95.


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

[Descartes, René] Aczel, Amir D. Descartes’ Secret Notebook: A True Tale of Mathematics, Mysticism, and the Quest to Understand the Universe. xiv + 273 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Broadway Books, 2005. ISBN 0-7679-2033-3 (hc) $24.05.

[Einstein, Albert] Brockman, John (ed.) My Einstein Essays by Twenty-Four of the World’s Leading Thinkers on the Man, his Work, and his Legacy. xvi + 259 pp. New York: Pantheon Books, 2006. ISBN 0-375-42345-1 (hc) $25.00.

[Yang, Chen Ning] Yang, Chen Ning. Selected Papers (1945-1980) of Chen Ning Yang. 624 pp. Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co., 2005. ISBN 981-256-367-9 $48.00.


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

Lightman, Alan. The Best American Science Writing, 2005. xiii + 300 pp. New York, NY: Harper Perennial, 2005. ISBN 978-0-06-072642-3 (pb) $13.95.

Weiner, Jonathan (ed.) The Best American Science and Nature Writing. xxii + 304 pp., notes. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2005. ISBN
13 978-0-618-27343-0 (pb) $14.00.


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

Godin, Benoît. Measurement and Statistics on Science and Technology: 1920 to the Present. Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine Series. xx + 360 pp., apps., index. Routledge, 2004. ISBN 0415341043.

Hockey, Thomas (ed.) The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. 2000 pp. New York, NY: Springer, 2006. ISBN 0-387-31022-3 (hc) $499.00.

Illiffe, Rob; Keynes, Milo; Higgitt, Rebekah (eds.) The Early Biographies of Isaac Newton, 1660-1885. 2 Vols. ixix + 337 pp., apps. London: Pickering & Chatto Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1851967788 (hc) $295.00.


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