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  1. Book ImageNuclear Witnesses: Insiders Speak Out

    Leslie J. Freeman

    “This is a fascinating and frightening book. In vivid taped interviews, sixteen individuals who have been close to some aspect of nuclear power tell of the experiences that turned them into bitter opponents. I unreservedly recommend Nuclear Witnesses for supporters and opponents of nuclear power and for those who haven’t made up their minds.” —Benjamin Spock, M.D.More

  2. Book ImageScientists Confront Creationism

    Laurie R. Godfrey

    “A fascinating and timely book which demonstrates once and for all why ‘scientific’ creationism is not only bad science but also bad theology—and in the process spells out the principles that guide genuine discovery. Basically, an exposé of all pseudoscience. —John Pfeiffer, author of The Emergence of ManMore

  3. Book ImageOnly One Earth: The Care and Maintenance of a Small Planet

    Barbara Ward Jackson, René Dubos, Maurice F. Strong

    Only One Earth…remains a classic study of the environment on a global scale....The organization and subject matter of Down to Earth reflect the metamorphosis of the environmental issue in ten years.” —Walt Patterson, New StatesmanMore

  4. Book ImageNuclear Power: Both Sides: The Best Arguments For and Against the Most Controversial Technology

    Michio Kaku, Jennifer Trainer

    "A guide for the perplexed citizen that provides cogent arguments from both sides of this complex issue."—Science NewsMore

  5. Book ImageThe God that Limps: Science and Technology in the Eighties

    Colin Norman

    The central theme of The God That Limps is that science and technology must be viewed in a broad social and political context. They are not simply neutral tools for solving problems, but are part and parcel of the structure of society, and this perspective is essential in understanding their social impacts.More

  6. Book ImageEthology: The Mechanisms and Evolution of Behavior

    James L. Gould

    Ethology is the study of the mechanisms and evolution of behavior. Now more than ever before ethology poses some of the most exciting intellectual challenges in modern biology while it offers the most powerful conceptual tools for answering them.More

  7. Book ImageBioGraffiti: A Natural Selection

    John M. Burns

    BioGraffiti is a highly diverting mix of the whimsical and scholarly, of science and art. It will be read—and reread—by those interested in biology and life.” —Paul R. EhrlichMore

  8. Book ImageThe Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

    James D. Watson, Gunther S. Stent

    Since its publication in 1968, The Double Helix has given countless readers a rare and exciting look at one highly significant piece of scientific research—Watson and Crick's race to discover the molecular structure of DNA. In this Norton Critical Edition, Watson's lively and irreverent account is placed in historical perspective by Gunther Stent's introduction and by retrospective views from two major figures in the adventure, Francis Crick and Linus Pauling, and by Rosalind Franklin's last student, Aaron Klug.More

  9. Book ImageSeeds of Discovery: The Logic, Illogic, Serendipity, and Sheer Chance of Scientific Discovery

    W.I.B. Beveridge

    "Following an earlier study, The Art of Scientific Investigation (rev. 1957), Beveridge here provides a kind of primer for the general reader on what science and scientists are all about. A biologist who has worked on animal diseases at laboratories in Australia,...More

  10. Book ImageNuclear Disaster in the Urals

    Zhores Medvedev

    Late in 1957 a huge explosion occurred in the disposal section of the Soviet atomic weapons industry located in the Southern Urals where atomic wastes had been stored for over ten years. The result was devastating. The primary radioactive contamination covered between 800 and 1200 square miles, an area almost as large as Rhode Island. People died--whole villages had to be evacuated and bulldozed. All that remained, both plant and animal life, received such a massive dose of radiation that its effects will probably be felt for as long as a century.More

  11. Book ImageThe Next Great Thing: The Sun, the Stirling Engine and the Drive to Change the World

    Mark L. Shelton

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  12. Book ImageMathematical Astronomy for Amateurs

    E. A. Beet

    This is a clear and simple introduction to the calculations that form the basis of all astronomical laws and observations. Most elementary astronomy books are purely descriptive, while textbooks of mathematical astronomy assume a considerable knowledge of mathematics. Here the author relies only on simple 'school maths' to help the amateur widen his horizons and interpret his observations.More

  13. Book ImageWho Gave Pinta to the Santa Maria?: Torrid Diseases in a Temperate World

    Robert S. Desowitz

    We live in a medical fool's paradise, comforted, believing our sanitized Western world is safe from the microbes and parasites of the tropics. Not so, nor was it ever so.More

  14. Book ImageSoviet Agriculture

    Zhores Medvedev

    The first comprehensive analysis of Soviet agriculture from its historic origins to the present, explaining why collectivization failed and why contemporary methods are inefficient. Medvedev, a noted biochemist, shows why agriculture holds the Soviet future.More

  15. Book ImageSuperweapon: The Making of MX

    John Edwards

    This book tells the story of what may be the most important and difficult strategic decision faced by the United States since the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.More

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