AIP History Center Newsletter
Volume XXXIX , No. 2, Fall 2007

Recent Publications on the History of Physics
Compiled By Per and Eleanor Dahl

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


For a complete list of published books and journals on the history of physics, visit

This list is the fourteenth 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 2004 or later. (See earlier lists for details on how the list is prepared.) Articles in journals are listed elsewhere in the Newsletter.

For more comprehensive coverage of publications on the history of science, consult the annual Current Bibliography in Isis (published by the University of Chicago Press for the History of Science Society). Publications on the history of astronomy are listed in the Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage.

We suggest that you use this list to recommend books for your institution’s library; ISBN numbers are given, when available, for this purpose. Prices (which are for hardcover editions unless otherwise indicated) are subject to change by the publisher.

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

Glass, I. S. Revolutionaries of the Cosmos: The Astro-Physicists. 317 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-19-857099-6 (hc) $74.50.

Hargittai, I. The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century. xxiv +313 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 10-19-517845-9 $34.50.

Marton, Kait The Great Escape: Nine Jews Who Fled Hitler and Changed the World. 271 pp. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2006. ISBN 978-0-7432-6115-9 $27.00.

[back to top] COLLECTED WORKS OF SCIENTISTS (including unpublished papers)

Daemmrich, Arthur A.; Gray, Nancy Ryan; Shaper, Leah (eds.) Reflections From the Frontiers, Explorations for the Future: Gordon Research Conferences, 1931-2006. 140 pp. Philadelphia: Chemical Heritage Foundation Press, 2006. ISBN 0941901394 $16.95.


Collins, M. (ed.) After Sputnik: 50 Years of the Space Age. 256 pp. New York: Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2007. ISBN 978-0-06- 089781-9 $35.00.

Cortfield, Richard Lives of the Planets: A Natural History of the Solar System. xiv +268 pp. illus., index. New York: Basic Books, 2007. SBN 10: 0-425-01403-8 (hc) $27.50.

French, F.; Burgess, C. Into That Silent Sea: Trailblazers of the Space Era, 1961-1965. 397 pp. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-8032-1146-9 (hc) $29.95.

Harland, D. M. The First Men on the Moon: The Story of Apollo 11. 378 pp. New York: Praxis/Springer Books in Science Exploration, 2007. ISBN 978-0-387-34176-7 (pb) $39.95.

Kragh, H.S. Conceptions of the Cosmos: From Myths to the Accelerating Universe, A History of Cosmology. 276 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-92096-3 $64.50.

Lindberg Christensen, L.; Fosbury, B. Hubble: 15 Years of Discovery. 124 pp. New York: Springer, 2006. ISBN 0-387-28599-7 $39.95.

Longair, M. S. The Cosmic Century: A History of Astrophysics and Cosmology. 545 pp., illus. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-521-47436-1 (hc) $60.00.

May, Brian; Moore, Patrick; Lintott, Chris Bang! The Complete History of the Universe. 180 pp., illus. Carlton Books. ISBN 9781844425525.

Primack, Joel R.; Abrams, Nancy Ellen The View From the Center of the Universe: Discovering Our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos. 386 pp. New York: Riverhead Books, 2006. ISBN 1-59448-914-9 $26.95.

Verschuur, G. L. The Invisible Universe: The Story of Radio Astronomy. 156 pp. New York: Springer, 2007. ISBN 978-0-387-30816-6 $29.95.

Weintraub, D. A. Is Pluto a Planet?: A Historical Journey Through the Solar System. 254 pp. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-691-12348-6 $27.95.

Young, A.H. Lunar and Planetary Rovers: The Wheels of Apollo and the Quest for Mars. 305 pp. New York: Praxis/Springer, 2007. ISBN 978-0-387-30774-9 $39.95.


Belanger, D. O. Deep Freeze: The United States, the International Geophysical Year, and the Origins of Antarctica’s Age of Science. 494 pp. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2006. ISBN 978-0-87081-830-1 $29.95.

Danson, Edwin Weighing the World: The Quest to Measure the Earth. 304 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 978- 0-19-518169-2 (hc) $29.95.

Fleming, James Rodger; Jankovic, Vladmir; Coen, Deborah R. (eds.) Intimate Universality. Local and Global Themes in the History of Weather and Climate. xx +264 pp., illus., figs., index. Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications/USA: 2006. ISBN 0881353671 (hc) $39.95.

Hough, Susan Elizabeth Richter’s Scale: Measure of an Earthquake, Measure of a Man. 352 pp., illus. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-691-12807-8 $27.95. 152

Jackson, P. W. The Chronologers’ Quest: Episodes in the Search for the Age of The Earth. 291 pp. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-521-81332-7 $30.00.

Lynch, Peter The Emergence of Numerical Weather Prediction: Richardson’s Dream. 304 pp., illus. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 85729-5 (hc) $75.00.

Markley, Robert Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination. x +444 pp., illus., bibl., index. Durham, N.C./London: Duke University Press, 2005. (hc) $89.95; ISBN 0822336383 (pb) $24.95.

Rozwadowski, Helen M. Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea. Foreword by Sylvia A. Earle. xii +276 pp., illus., index. Cambridge Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2005. ISBN 0674016912 $26.00.


Andersen, Geoff The Telescope: Its History, Technology, and Future. 304 pp., illus. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-691-12979-2 $29.95.

Croft, W. J. Under the Microscope: A Brief History of Microscopy. 138 pp. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2006. ISBN 978-981- 02-3781-3 $38.00.

Grob, Hart; Hooijmaijers, Hans (eds.) Who Needs Scientific Instruments? Proc. of Conf. on Scientific Instruments and their Uses, 20-22 Oct. 2005. 272 pp., illus., notes. Leiden: Museum Boerhaave, 2006. ISBN 9062921582 (pb) Euro 40.

Morrison-Low, A. D. Making Scientific Instruments in the Industrial Revolution. 400 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Williston, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2007. ISBN 0-7546-5758-2 (hc) $99.95.

Van Cleempoel, K. Astrolabes at Greenwich: A Catalogue of the Astrolabes in the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. 339 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-19-853069-2 (hc) $179.50.

Watson, F. Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope. 342 pp. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2006. ISBN 0-306-81483-8 (pb) $15.95.

Winkel, B. J.; Deavours, C. A.; Kahn, D.; Kruh, L. The German Enigma Cipher Machine: Beginnings, Success, and Ultimate Failure. 439 pp. Norwood, MA: Artech House, 2005. ISBN 1-58053-996-3 $95.00.


Bardi, J. S. The Calculus Wars: Newton, Leibniz, and the Greatest Mathematical Clash of All Time. 277 pp. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2006. ISBN 1-56025-706-7 $25.00.

Hellman, H. Great Feuds in Mathematics: Ten of the Liveliest Disputes Ever. 250 pp. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006. ISBN 0-471-64877-9 $24.95.

Livio, Mario The Equation that Couldn’t be Solved. How Mathematical Genius Discovered the Language of Symmetry. 353 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. ISBN 0-7432-5820-7 $26.95.

[back to top] HISTORY OF PHYSICS

Arabatzis, Theodore Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities. xiv +295 pp., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-266-02420-2 (hc) $70.00.

Baigrie, B. Electricity and Magnetism: A Historical Perspective. 165 pp. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-313- 33358-3 $65.00.

Crelinsten Jeffrey Einstein’s Jury: The Race to Test Relativity. x +397 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-691-12310-1 (hc) $35.00.

Crowe, Michael J. Mechanics from Aristotle to Einstein. xxii +332 pp., Santa Fe, NM: Green Lion Press. ISBN 978-1-888009-32-3 (pb).

Eisenstaedt, J. The Curious History of Relativity: How Einstein’s Theory of Gravity was Lost and Found Gain. ix +363 pp., illus., bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-691-11865-5 (hc) $29.95.

Fox, Robert Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939. Laboratories, Learning and College Life. 386 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-19-856792-9 (hc) $134.00.

Fraser, Gordon (ed.) The New Physics for the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 9780521816007 (hc) $60.00.

Graneau, P.; Graneau, N. In the Grip of the Distant Universe: The Science of Inertia. 274 pp. Hackensack, NJ: World Scientific, 2006. ISBN 981-256-754-2 $48.00.

Jammer, Max Concepts of Simultaneity: From Antiquity to Einstein and Beyond. 308 pp. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-8018-8422-1 (hc) $49.95.

Katzir, S. The Beginnings of Piezoelectricity: A Study in Mundane Physics. 273 pp. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer, 2006. ISBN 978-1-4020-4669-8 (hc) $149.00.

Kennefick, D. Traveling at the Speed of Thought: Einstein and the Quest for Gravitational Waves. 319 pp. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-691-11727-0 $35.00.

Krauss, Lawrence M. Hiding in the Mirror: The Mysterious Allure of Extra Dimensions, from Plato to String Theory and Beyond. 276 pp. New York: Viking Press, 2005. ISBN 0-670-03395-2 $24.95.

Lindley, David Einstein, Heisenberg, Bohr, and the Struggle for the Soul of Science. 257 pp. New York: Doubleday, 2007. ISBN 978- 0-385-51506-1 $26.00.

Newton, Roger G. From Clockwork to Crapshoot: A History of Physics. vi +321 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. ISBN 06740233374 (hc) $29.95.

Oerter, Robert The Theory of Almost Everything. The Standard Model, the Unsung Triumph of Modern Physics. 327 pp. New York: Pi Press, 2006. ISBN 0-13-236678-9 $24.95.

Richet, Pascal A Natural History of Time. Transl. John Venerella. 400 pp., Halftones, line drawings. Chicago: University of Chicgo Press, 2007. ISBN 918-0-266-71287-1 (pb).

Simpson, Thomas K. Figures of Thought. A Literary Appreciation of Maxwell’s Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. xix +169 pp., figs., bibl., index. Santa Fe, NM: Green Lion Press, 2006. ISBN 1-888009-31-4 (pb) $17.95.

Smolin, Lee The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science, and What Comes Next. xxiii +392 pp., notes, index. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2006. ISBN 0-618-55105-0 (pb) $26.00.

Stewart, I. Why Beauty is Truth: A History of Symmetry. xiii +290 pp., ill., index. New York: Basic Books, 2007. ISBN 978-0-465- 08236-0 (hc) $26.95.

[back to top] HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Angier, Natalie The Canon: A Whirligig Tour of the Beautiful Basics of Science. 293 pp., ref., index. Boston, New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 2007. ISBN 10: 0-618-24295-3 (hc) $27.00.

Johnston, S. F. Holographic Visions: A History of New Science. 518 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-19-857122- 4 $134.50.

Langone, John; Stutz, Bruce; Glanopopos, Andrea. Theories for Everything: An Illustrated History of Science from the Invention of Numbers to String Theory. 407 pp., illus., index. Washington, DC: National Geographic Society, 2006. ISBN 0792239121 (hc) $40.00.

Rosheim, M. E. Leonardo’s Lost Robots. 188 pp. New York: Springer, 2006. ISBN 3-540-28440-0 $39.95.

Scerri, Eric R. The Periodic Table: Its Story and Its Significance. Xxii 346 pp., illus., figs., notes, index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-19-530573-9 (hc) $35.00.

Shepherd-Barr, Kirsten. Science on Stage: From Doctor Faustus to Copenhagen. 271 pp. Princeton NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-691-12150-8 $29.95.


Berube, David M. Nano-Hype: The Truth Behind the Nanotechnology Buzz. 521 pp., figs., app., bibl., index. Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 2006. ISBN 978-1-59102-351-7 (hc) $28.00.

Conway, Erik M. Blind Landings: Low-Visibility Operations in American Aviation, 1918-1958. xiv +218 pp., illus., notes, index. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006. ISBN 0801884497 (hc) $45.00.

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

Jones, S. E. Against Technology: From the Luddites to Neo-Luddism. 277 pp. New York: Routledge/Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 0- 415-97868-8 (pb) $24.95.

Palmer, Scott W. Dictatorship of the Air: Aviation Culture and the Fate of Modern Russia. 328 pp., illus. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. (hc) $40.00.

Timmerhaus, K. D.; Reed, R. P. (eds.) Cryogenic Engineering: Fifty Years of Progress. 374 pp. New York: Spinger, 2007. ISBN 978- 0-387-33324-3 $149.00.

Wohl, Robert The Spectacle of Flight: Aviation and the Western Imagination, 1920-1950. 376 pp., illus. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-300-10692-0 (hc) $39.95.


[Edison, Thomas Alva] Stross, Randall The Wizard of Menlo Park: How Thomas Alva Edison Invented the Modern World. 376 pp., illus., notes, index. New York: Crown Publishers, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4000-4762-8 (hc) $24.95.

[Einstein, Albert] Buchwald, Dian Kormos; Sauer, Tilman; Rosenkranz, Ze’ev; Illy, Josef; Holmes, Virginia Iris (eds.) Translated by Ann Hentschel The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Vol. 10: The Berlin Years: Correspondence, May – December 1920, and Supplementary Correspondence, 1909 – 1920. lxix +683 pp., illus., figs., bibl., apps., indexes. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN 069112826X (hc) $110.00.

[Einstein, Albert] Elzinga, A. Einstein’s Nobel Prize: A Glimpse Behind Closed Doors, The Archival Evidence. 228 pp. Sagamore Beach MA: Science History Publications, 2006. ISBN 0-88135-283-7 $39.95.

[Einstein, Albert] Isaacson, Walter Einstein: His Life and Universe. 718 pp., illus. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2007. ISBN 9781847370488 (hc) $32.00.

[Einstein, Albert] Rigden, J. S. Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness. 173 pp. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-674-02104-5 (pb) $14.95.

[Faraday, Michael] Hirshfeld, A. The Electric Life of Michael Faraday. 258 pp. New York: Walker, 2006. ISBN 0-8027-1470-6 $24.00.

[Franklin, Benjamin] Chaplin, Joyce E. The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius. 421 pp. New York: Basic Books, 2006. ISBN 0-465-00955-7 $27.50.

[Franklin, Benjamin] Dray, Philip Stealing God’s Thunder. Benjamin Franklin’s Lightning Rod and the Invention of America. 279 pp. New York: Random House, 2005. ISBN 1-4000-6032-X $25.95.

[Galilei, Galileo] Biagioli, Mario Galileo’s Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy. xi +302pp., illus. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006. (hc) $35.00.

[Galilei, Galileo] Frova, Andrea; Marenzana, Mariapiera. Thus Spoke Galileo. The Great Scientist’s Ideas and their Relevance to the Present Day. 512 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-19-856625-0 (hc) $39.50.

[Gould, Rupert T.] Time Restored. The Harrison Timekeepers and R.T. Gould, the Man Who Knew (Almost) Everything. 448 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-19-856802-5 (hc) $49.50.

[Hooke, Robert] Cooper, Michael; Hunter, Michael (eds.) Robert Hooke: Tercentennial Studies. 358 pp., illus. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2006. ISBN 0-7546-5365-X (hc) $99.95.

[Lavoisier, Antoine Laurent] Bell, M. S. Lavoisier in the Year One: The Birth of a New Science in an Age of Revolution. 214 pp. New York: Atlas Books/ W. W. Norton, 2006. ISBN 0-393-32854-6 (pb) $13.95.

[McNair, Ronald E.] McNair, C. S.; Brewer, H. M. In the Spirit of Ronald E. McNair-Astronaut: An American Hero. 241 pp. Atlanta, GA: Publishing Associates, 2005. ISBN 0-942683-18-8 $24.95.

[Ne’eman, Yuval] Watson, A. Soldier, Scientist, and Statesman: A Biography of Yuval Ne’eman. 146 pp. Tel Aviv, Israel: Ramot: 2006. ISBN 965-274-426-3 (pb) $35.00.

[Newcomb, Simon] Carter, Bill; Carter, Merri Sue. Simon Newcomb, America’s Unofficial Astronomer Royal. 213 pp. St. Augustine, FL: Mantanzas, 2006. ISBN 1-59113-803-5 $26.95.

[Oppenheimer, J. Robert] Pais, Abraham, with supplemental material by Robert P. Crease. J. Robert Oppenheimer: A Life. 353 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-19-516673-6 $30.00.

[Reichenbach, Hans] Gimbel, Steven; Walz, Anke (eds.) Defending Einstein: Hans Reichenbach’s Writings on Space, Time, and Motion. vi +216 pp., figs., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 5021859581 (hc) $80.00.

[Sakharov, Andrei] Rubenstein, Joshua; Gribanov, Alexander (eds.) The KGB File of Andrei Sakharov. 448 pp., illus. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-300-10681-5 (hc) $45.00.

[Shockley, William] Shurkin, J. N. Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age. 297 pp. New York: Macmillan, 2006. ISBN 1-4039-8815-3 $27.95.


Crouch, T. D. Rocketeers and Gentlemen Engineers: A History of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics … and What Came Before. 292 pp. Reston VA: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2006. ISBN 1-56347-668-1 $49.95.

Kay, W. D. Defining NASA: The Historical Debate over the Agency’s Mission. xii +247 pp., index. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005. (pb) $24.00.

Lecuyer, Christophe Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970. x +393pp., illus. Cambridge: MIT University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-262-12281-8 $40.00.

Rieke, G. H. The Last of the Great Observatories: Spitzer and the Era of Faster, Better, Cheaper at NASA. 233 pp. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2006. ISBN 0-8165-2522-6 (pb) $40.00.

Segal, Howard P. Recasting the Machine Age: Henry Ford’s Village Industries. xv +244 pp., illus., bibl., index. Amherst/Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005. ISBN 1558494812(hc) $34.95.

Seitz, F. A. Selection of Highlights from the History of the National Academy of Sciences, 1863-2005. 111 pp. Lanham, MD, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7618-3586-8 (hc) $45.00; ISBN 978-0-7618-3587-5 (pb) $19.95.

Stratton, Julius A.; Mannix, Loretta H. Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT. xix +781 pp., apps., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, Mass./ London: MIT Press, 2005. ISBN 0262195240 (hc) $55.00.

Taub, Liba; Willmoth, Frances (eds.) The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Instruments and Interpretations, to Celebrate the 60th Anniversary of R. S. Whipple’s Gift to the University of Cambridge. xx +492 pp., illus., index. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press, 2006. ISBN 052186609X (hc) Euro 35.

Vest, Charles M. Pursuing the Endless Frontier: Essays of MIT and the Role of Research Universities. xxvi +292 pp., index. Cambridge, Mass./London: MIT Press, 2004. ISBN 02622207 (hc) $26.00.

Westwick, Peter J. Into the Black: JPL and the American Space Program, 1976-2004. xviii +392 pp., illus., figs., index. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006. ISBN 0300110758 (hc) $40.00.


Butterfield, Jeremy The Arguments of Time. 270 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-19-726346-4 (pb) $29.95.

d’Espagnat, Bernard On Physics and Philosophy. ix +503 pp., apps., bibl., indexes. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN 0691119646 (hc) $35.00.

French, Steven; Krause, Declo Identity in Physics: A Historical, Philosophical, and Formal Analysis. 480 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-19-927824-4 (hc) $90.00.

Ryckman, Thomas The Reign of Relativity. Philosophy in Physics, 1915-1925. 330 pp. New York: Oxford University Press 2005. ISBN 978-0-19-517717-6 (hc) $65.00.


Frayling, Christopher Mad, Bad and Dangerous? The Scientist and the Cinema. 239 pp. London: Reaktion Books, 2005. ISBN 1- 86189-255-1 $35.00.

Simpson, Thomas K. Figures of Thought: A Literary Appreciation of s’s Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism. xix +169 pp., figs., bibl., index. Santa Fe, N.M.: Green Lion Press, 2006. (pb) $17.95.


DeGroot, G.J. Dark Side of the Moon: The Magnificent Madness of the American Lunar Quest. 321 pp. New York: New York University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-8147-1995-4 $29.95.

Finkbeiner, A. The Jasons: The Secret History of Science’s Postwar Elite. 304 pp. New York: Viking Press, 2006. ISBN 0-670-03489-4 $27.95.


Budinger, T. F.; Budinger, M. D. Ethics of Emerging Technologies: Scientific Facts and Moral Challenges. 496 pp. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006. ISBN 0-471-69212-3 $75.00.

Hodgson, P. E. Theology and Modern Physics. 282 pp. Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2005. ISBN 0-7546-3623-2 (pb) $99.95.

Krige, J. American Hegemony and the Postwar Reconstruction of Science in Europe. 376 pp. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-262-11297-0 $40.00.

Lama, Dalai The Universe in a Single Atom. The Convergence of Science and Spirituality. 216 pp. New York: Morgan Road Books, 2005. ISBN 0-7679-2066-X $24.95.

Silver, L. M. Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life. 444 pp. New York: Ecco/Harper- Collins, 2006. ISBN 0-06-058267-7 $26.95.


Montgomery, David R. Dirt: The Erosion of Civilization. ix +285 pp., illus., notes, bibl., index. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. ISBN 10: 520-24870-8 (hc) $24.95.


Akera, A. Calculating a Natural World: Scientists, Engineers, and Computers During the Rise of U. S. Cold War Research. 427 pp. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-262-01231-7 $40.00.

Cirincione, Joseph Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons. 222 pp. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. ISBN 9780231135108 $27.95.

Copeland, Jack Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park’s Code-Breaking Computers. 480 pp. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006. ISBN 978-0-19-284055-4 (hc) $27.95.

Finkbeiner, Ann; The Jasons The Secret History of Science’s Postwar Elite. 336 pp. New York: Viking Press, 2006. ISBN 0-670- 03489-4 $27.95.

Gordin, M. D. Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War. 209 pp. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0-691-12818-4 $24.95.

Grayling, A. C. Among the Dead Cities: The History and Moral Legacy of the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan. 361 pp. New York: Walker, 2006. ISBN 0-8027-1471-4 $25.95.

Hey, N. The Star Wars Enigma: Behind the Scenes of the Cold War Race for Missile Defense. 275 pp. Washington, DC: Potomac Books, 2006. ISBN 1-67488-981-8 $27.95.

Katz, Eric (ed.) Death by Design: Science, Technology, and Engineering in Nazi Germany. xxiv +312 pp., ill., bibl. New York: Pearson Longman, 2006. ISBN 0321276345 $30.00.

Masco, J. The Nuclear Borderlands: The Manhattan Project in Post-Cold War New Mexico. 425 pp. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-691-12076-5 (pb) $65.00.

Pollock, Ethan. Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars. 257 pp., illus., bibl. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2006. ISBN 0691124671 (hc) $35.00.

Vilensky, Joel A. Dew of Death: The Story of Lewiisite, America’s World War I Weapon of Mass Destruction. Foreword by Richard Butler xxii +213 pp., ill., bibl., index. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. ISBN 0253346126 $25.00.

Weinberger, Sharon Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon’s Scientific Underworld. 304 pp. New York: Norton, 2006. ISBN 1-56025-849-7 $26.00.

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