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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences$69.95Galileo’s Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences is considered one of the greatest works in western science. Written near the end of his life, the book had to be published abroad and eventually led to Galileo's condemnation. Written as a discussion between a master and two students, it sets forth its hundred experiments […]
The Construction of the Wonderful Canon of LogarithmsJohn Napier is best known as the discoverer of Logarithms. In the late sixteenth century, further advances in science demanded a less complex method of numerical computation. In response, the Scottish mathematician John Napier (1550-1617) developed “a small table by the use of which we can obtain a knowledge of all geometrical […]
On the Nature of Things$59.95In On the Nature of Things, the Roman philosopher Lucretius presents the principles of atomism and explains a variety of celestial and terrestrial phenomena.
The Skeptical Chemist$69.95Sometimes called the founder of modern chemistry, the Seventeenth-century natural philosopher Robert Boyle is credited with transforming chemistry from an occult discipline to a modern science in which theory and practical experiment support and advance each other. Influenced by Bacon and Descartes, Boyle formulated his empirically based “corpuscular” theory of […]