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History of Science, April 2014 | Best Sellers

July 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

  1. Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life
    Venter, J. Craig
    2013. ISBN 9780670025404. $26.95
  2. An Appetite for Wonder: The Making of a Scientist
    Dawkins, Richard
    Ecco: HarperCollins
    2013. ISBN 9780062225795. $27.99
  3. Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality
    Frenkel, Edward
    Basic Books: Perseus
    2013. ISBN 9780465050741. $27.99
  4. Magnificent Principia: Exploring Isaac Newton’s Masterpiece
    Pask, Colin
    2013. ISBN 9781616147457. $26
  5. Naturalists at Sea: Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin
    Williams, Glyn
    Yale University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780300180732. $38
  6. Life Atomic: A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine
    Creager, Angela N.H.
    University of Chicago Press
    2013. ISBN 9780226017808. $45
  7. The Gaia Hypothesis: Science on a Pagan Planet
    Ruse, Michael
    University of Chicago Press
    2013. ISBN 9780226731704. $26
  8. Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian
    Stone, A. Douglas
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691139685. $29.95
  9. Life out of Sequence: A Data-Driven History of Bioinformatics
    Stevens, Hallam
    University of Chicago Press
    2013. ISBN 9780226080178. $90
  10. My Brief History
    Hawking, Stephen
    2013. ISBN 9780345535283. $22
  11. In Search of the True Universe: The Tools, Shaping, and Cost of Cosmological Thought
    Harwit, Martin
    Cambridge University Press
    2013. ISBN 9781107044067. $50
  12. Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air
    Holmes, Richard
    2013. ISBN 9780307379665. $35
  13. The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity
    Ferreira, Pedro G.
    Houghton Mifflin
    2014. ISBN 9780547554891. $28
  14. Who Owns America’s Past? The Smithsonian and the Problem of History
    Post, Robert C.
    Johns Hopkins University
    2013. ISBN 9781421411002. $29.95
  15. Shifting Standards: Experiments in Particle Physics in the Twentieth Century
    Franklin, Allan
    University of Pittsburgh Press
    2013. ISBN 9780822944300. $50
  16. Cracking the Particle Code of the Universe: The Hunt for the Higgs Boson
    Moffat, John W.
    Oxford University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780199915521. $29.95
  17. Outsider Scientists: Routes to Innovation in Biology
    Harman, Oren
    University of Chicago Press
    2013. ISBN 9780226078373. $105
  18. The Last Alchemist in Paris & Other Curious Tales from Chemistry
    Öhrström, Lars
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199661091. $34.95
  19. Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse
    Rubenstein, Mary-Jane
    Columbia University Press
    2014. ISBN 9780231156622. $28.95
  20. Combinatorics: Ancient and Modern
    Wilson, Robin
    Oxford University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780199656592. $99.95