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The Fourth Dimension: Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality

by Rudy Rucker Dover Publications (August 18, 2014)

This is the definitive popular exploration of what the fourth dimension means, both physically and spiritually. Mathematician and science-fiction novelist Rudy Rucker takes readers on a guided tour of a higher...


The Magic of Numbers

by Eric Temple Bell Dover Publications (June 10, 2014)

From one of the foremost interpreters for lay readers of the history and meaning of mathematics: a stimulating account of the origins of mathematical thought and the development of numerical theory. It probes...


Pierre Curie: With Autobiographical Notes by Marie Curie

by Marie Curie Dover Publications (July 25, 2013)

Intimate memoir of the Nobel laureate, written by his wife and lab partner, analyzes the nature and significance of the Curies' experiments. In addition, the author reconstructs her own work with radiation.


Experiments in Topology

by Stephen Barr Dover Publications (November 06, 2012)

Classic, lively explanation of one of the byways of mathematics. Klein bottles, Moebius strips, projective planes, map coloring, problem of the Koenigsberg bridges, much more, described with clarity and wit....


The Complete Book of Holograms: How They Work and How to Make Them

by Joseph E. Kasper & Steven A. Feller Dover Publications (June 06, 2012)

Clear, thorough account, without complicated mathematics, explains geometric and zone plate holography and the different types of holograms, along with step-by-step instructions for making holograms. 116 illustrations....


An Adventurer's Guide to Number Theory

by Richard Friedberg Dover Publications (June 08, 2012)

This witty introduction to number theory deals with the properties of numbers and numbers as abstract concepts. Topics include primes, divisibility, quadratic forms, and related theorems.


What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?: More Experiments in Atmospheric Physics

by Craig F. Bohren Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Abounding in lively writing and fun-filled, easy-to-perform experiments, this illustrated volume makes the fascinating world of atmospheric physics accessible to readers without a scientific background. 1991...


Sundials: History, Theory, and Practice

by René R.J. Rohr Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Masterly account of long and colorful history of sundials, with practical instructions for building your own. Formulae, rare dials, mottoes, and much more. 104 figures. 51 plates.


Landmark Experiments in Twentieth-Century Physics

by George L. Trigg Dover Publications (February 21, 2013)

Clear, detailed explorations feature extensive quotations from original research papers in their coverage of groundbreaking research. Topics include x-rays, superconductivity, neutrinos, lasers, and many other...


From Galileo to Newton

by A. Rupert Hall Dover Publications (June 08, 2012)

Tracing the revolution in physics initiated by Galileo and culminating in Newton's achievements, this book surveys the work of Huygens, Leeuwenhoek, Boyle, Descartes, and others. 35 illustrations.


Relativity and Its Roots

by Banesh Hoffmann Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Entertaining, nontechnical demonstrations of the meaning of relativity theory trace development from basis in geometrical, cosmological ideas of the ancient Greeks, plus work by Kepler, Galileo, Newton, others....


Lucifer's Legacy: The Meaning of Asymmetry

by Frank Close Dover Publications (November 26, 2013)

Popular science writer's cosmic "tour" of asymmetry ranges from development of human embryos to the mysterious Higgs boson, or "God particle," and ongoing research at the CERN laboratory. 2000 edition.


De Re Metallica

by Georgius Agricola Dover Publications (March 18, 2013)

One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover....


Gravity

by George Gamow Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

A distinguished physicist and teacher takes reader-friendly look at three scientists whose work unlocked many of the mysteries behind the laws of physics: Galileo, Newton, and Einstein.


Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution: Second Revised Edition

by Michael J. Crowe Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Revised edition re-creates the change from an earth- to a sun-centered conception of the solar system by focusing on an examination of the evidence available in 1615.


The Concept of Nature

by Alfred North Whitehead Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

The brilliant mathematician explores the problems of substance, space, and time; criticizes Einstein's method of interpreting results; and offers an alternative theory of the four-dimensional space-time manifold....


Newton's Philosophy of Nature: Selections from His Writings

by Sir Isaac Newton & H. S. Thayer Dover Publications (July 24, 2012)

A wide, accessible representation of the interests, problems, and philosophic issues that preoccupied the great 17th-century scientist, this collection is grouped according to methods, principles, and theological...


Galileo and the Scientific Revolution

by Laura Fermi & Gilberto Bernardini Dover Publications (January 24, 2013)

An absorbing account of the origins of modern science as well as a biography, this book places particular emphasis on Galileo's experiments with telescopes and his observations of the sky.


A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Century

by Charles Singer Dover Publications (October 01, 2013)

This fascinating and highly readable study by a noted historian uses maps, charts and diagrams to trace the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world across two and half millennia....


From Paracelsus to Newton: Magic and the Making of Modern Science

by Charles Webster Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

This fascinating book highlights the worldviews of the 16th and 17th centuries with a masterly series of essays that explore three cases relating to prophecy, spiritual magic, and demonic magic.


Alchemy and Alchemists

by C. J. S. Thompson Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Well-researched study traces history of alchemy, chronicling search for philosopher's stone and elixir of life, alchemist's laboratory and apparatus, symbols and secret alphabets, famous practitioners, plus...


Concepts of Space: The History of Theories of Space in Physics: Third, Enlarged Edition

by Max Jammer Dover Publications (July 19, 2013)

Historical surveys consider Judeo-Christian notions of space, Newtonian absolute space, perceptions from 18th century to the present, more. Numerous quotations and references. "Admirably compact and swiftly...


The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science

by E. A. Burtt Dover Publications (August 29, 2012)

Classic in the philosophy of science offers a fascinating analysis of the works of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, Descartes, Hobbes, Gilbert, Boyle, and Newton, tracing their influence on contemporary scientific...


Einstein's Essays in Science

by Albert Einstein & Alan Harris Dover Publications (December 12, 2012)

Speeches and essays in accessible, everyday language profile influential physicists such as Niels Bohr and Isaac Newton. They also explore areas of physics to which the author made major contributions.


De Magnete

by William Gilbert Dover Publications (January 03, 2013)

From the first great experimental scientist: the classic text, first published in Latin in 1600. Summarizes then-current knowledge of magnetism and electricity, offering insights into the origins of modern science....


Philosophy of Science: The Link Between Science and Philosophy

by Philipp Frank Dover Publications (March 19, 2013)

A distinguished mathematician traces the history of science, illustrating philosophy's ongoing role, explaining technology's erosion of the rapport between the two fields, and offering suggestions for their...


Lost Continents

by L. Sprague de Camp Dover Publications (June 19, 2012)

Leading authority examines facts and fancies behind the Atlantis theme in history, science, and literature. Sources include Plato, Thomas More, K. T. Frost, and many other citations, both famous and lesser-known....


The Extraterrestrial Life Debate, 1750-1900

by Michael J. Crowe Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Detailed, scholarly study examines the ideas that developed between 1750 and 1900 regarding the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life, including those of Kant, Herschel, Voltaire, Lowell, many others....


Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece

by George Sarton Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Remarkably readable, thoroughly documented, and well illustrated, this fascinating book by an eminent science historian covers problems of mathematics, astronomy, physics, and biology.


The Scientific Renaissance 1450-1630

by Marie Boas Hall Dover Publications (March 05, 2013)

A noted historian of science examines the Coperican revolution, the anatomical work of Vesalius, the work of Paracelsus, Harvey's discovery of the circulatory system, the effects of Galileo's telescopic discoveries,...


Great Scientific Experiments: Twenty Experiments that Changed our View of the World

by Rom Harre Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Vivid, readable, accurate tales of landmark inquiries include Aristotle's work on embryology of the chick, Galileo's discovery of the law of descent, Newton's experiment on nature of colors, more.


Art and Geometry: A Study in Space Intuitions

by William M. Ivins Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

This highly stimulating study observes many historical interrelationships between art and mathematics. It explores ancient and Renaissance painting and sculpture, the development of perspective, and advances...


Crucibles: The Story of Chemistry from Ancient Alchemy to Nuclear Fission

by Bernard Jaffe Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Classic popular account of the great chemists Trevisan, Paracelsus, Avogadro, Mendeléeff, the Curies, Thomson, Lavoisier, and others, up to A-bomb research and recent work with subatomic particles. 20 illustrations....


An Introduction to the Philosophy of Science

by Rudolf Carnap Dover Publications (June 13, 2012)

Stimulating, thought-provoking text by one of the 20th century's most creative philosophers makes accessible such topics as probability, measurement and quantitative language, causality and determinism, theoretical...


Great Experiments in Physics: Firsthand Accounts from Galileo to Einstein

by Morris H. Shamos Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Starting with Galileo's experiments with motion, this study of 25 crucial discoveries includes Newton's laws of motion, Chadwick's study of the neutron, Hertz on electromagnetic waves, and more.


How Dangerous Is Lightning?

by Christian Bouquegneau & Vladimir Rakov Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

This highly readable survey explores the history of lightning, from ancient myth to modern times. Topics include sources of lightning, physical effects, protection of structures and power lines, and current...


Famous Problems of Geometry and How to Solve Them

by Benjamin Bold Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Delve into the development of modern mathematics and match wits with Euclid, Newton, Descartes, and others. Each chapter explores an individual type of challenge, with commentary and practice problems. Solutions....


An Introduction to Scientific Research

by E. Bright Wilson Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Exceptionally useful guide to pragmatic scientific method: design of experiments and apparatus, analysis of data, sampling and measurement, numerical computation, much more. Broad applications. References. Illustrations....


From Falling Bodies to Radio Waves: Classical Physicists and Their Discoveries

by Emilio Segrè Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

This chronicle by a renowned physicist traces the development of scientific thought from the works of Galileo, Huygens, and Newton to discoveries by Maxwell, Boltzmann, and Gibbs. 1984 edition.


The Great Physicists from Galileo to Einstein

by George Gamow Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

The distinguished scientist and author traces the development of physics from the age of the ancient Greeks to modern particle physics, offering fascinating biographical and historical data. 136 illustrations....


Adventures with a Microscope

by Richard Headstrom Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Embark on 59 adventures in the natural world: the structures of numerous microscopic animals; what everyday objects really look like at the cellular level; preparing specimens and slides. 142 illustrations.


Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science

by Martin Gardner Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Fair, witty appraisal of cranks, quacks, and quackeries of science and pseudoscience: hollow earth, Velikovsky, orgone energy, Dianetics, flying saucers, Bridey Murphy, food and medical fads, and much more....


Einstein on Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms

by Albert Einstein & George Bernard Shaw Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Einstein's essays explore science as the basis for a "cosmic" religion, embraced by all who share a sense of wonder in the universe. Additional topics include pacifism, disarmament, and Zionism.


Primitive Culture Volume I

by Edward Burnett Tylor Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

Use of the term "culture" as an expression of the full range of learned human behavior patterns began with this classic two-volume work, first published in 1871. Edward B. Tylor, the first Professor of Anthropology...


Primitive Culture, Volume II

by Edward Burnett Tylor Dover Publications (June 22, 2016)

The first Professor of Anthropology at the University of Oxford, Edward B. Tylor, defined the term "culture" for modern readers in this groundbreaking work. Initially published in 1871, this classic two-volume...


Marvels of Modern Electronics: A Survey

by Barry Lunt Dover Publications (October 10, 2013)

This reader-friendly survey focuses on innovations of the past 40 years, including computers, integrated circuits, the Internet, cell phones, GPS, optical fibers, and more. Engaging, mildly technical, authoritative...