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1 ASTRONOMY, SPACE & TIME
3 BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES
6 CHEMISTRY
8 MATHEMATICS
23 PHYSICS
30 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
32 GENERAL & POPULAR

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ASTRONOMY, SPACE & TIME The University of Arizona Press

HIGHLIGHT ASTEROIDS IV

Edited by Patrick Michel
May 2016 785pp
9780816532131 Hardback
£80.95 / €92.00

Over the past decade, asteroids
have come to the forefront
of planetary science. In this
work nearly 150 international
authorities through more
than 40 chapters convey
the definitive state of the field by detailing our
current astronomical, compositional, geological, and
geophysical knowledge of asteroids, as well as their
unique physical processes.

University Press of Florida

EXTRAGALACTIC ASTROPHYSICS WAITING FOR
CONTACT
James R. Webb
The Search for
Sep 2016 124pp Extraterrestrial
Intelligence
9781681744087 Paperback £45.50 / €52.00
Lawrence Squeri
This book is intended to be a course about the
creation and evolution of the universe at large, Aug 2016 208pp
including the basic macroscopic building blocks
and the overall large-scale structure. 9780813062143 Hardback
£30.50 / €35.00
The text covers a broad range of topics for a
graduate-level class. Sections cover galactic Imagine a network of
structure, external galaxies, galaxy clustering, extraterrestrials in radio contact with each other across
active galaxies, general relativity and cosmology. the universe, superior beings who hail from advanced
IOP Concise Physics civilizations quadrillions of miles away, just waiting for
Morgan & Claypool Publishers Earth to tune in. This title tells the story of the search
for extraterrestrial intelligence movement, which
emerged in 1959 as new technological developments
allowed astronomers to begin using radio telescopes
to listen for messages from space.

2 ASTRONOMY, SPACE & TIME

Purdue University Press University of New Mexico Press

SPACEWALKER ABANDONED IN PLACE

My Journey in Space and Faith as NASA’s Preserving America’s Space History
Record-Setting Frequent Flyer Roland Miller
Jerry Ross & John Norberg
2016 176pp, 113 colour photos
Apr 2017 320pp, 32 illustrations 9780826356253 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00
9781557537850 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00
Roland Miller’s colour photographs document the
From the age of ten, looking up at the stars, Jerry NASA, air force, and army facilities across the US that
Ross knew that he wanted to journey into space. This once played a crucial role in the space race. The haunting
autobiography tells the story of how he came not only images collected here impart artistic insight while
to achieve that goal, but to become the most-launched preserving an important period in history.
astronaut in history, as well as a NASA veteran whose
career spanned the entire US Space Shuttle program. MOONSHOTS & SNAPSHOTS OF
PROJECT APOLLO
ASTRONOMY, SPACE & TIME
BESTSELLERS A Rare Photographic History
John Bisney & J.L. Pickering
University Press of Florida
2015 272pp, 1017 colour photos
FOREVER YOUNG 9780826355942 Hardback £57.95 / €62.00

A Life of Adventure in Air and Space In this companion volume to John Bisney and J.L.
John W. Young & James R. Hansen Pickering’s extraordinary book of rare photographs from
the Mercury and Gemini missions, the authors present
2013 424pp, 43 b&w photos the rest of the Golden Age of US manned space flight
9780813049335 Paperback £25.95 / €30.00 with a photographic history of Project Apollo.

One of the last memoirs written by an early American SPACESHOTS & SNAPSHOTS OF
astronaut and the first by a former chief of the astronaut PROJECTS MERCURY & GEMINI
corps, this work is indispensable to anyone interested in
the history of NASA. A Rare Photographic History
John Bisney & J.L. Pickering
University of Hawai’i Press
2015 224pp, 689 colour plates
A SKY WONDERFUL WITH STARS 9780826352613 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00

50 Years of Modern Astronomy on Maunakea Tells the story of the people and events of Projects
Michael West Mercury and Gemini with hundreds of unpublished and
rare photographs. This history draws from the authors’
2015 224pp, 177 illustrations private library of over one hundred thousand high-quality
9780824852689 Paperback £43.50 / €50.00 photos of the early US manned-space programme.

Tells the fascinating story of how a remote mountaintop
in the middle of the Pacific Ocean became home to
the most powerful collection of telescopes in the
world. Over 160 superb photographs accompanied by
engaging commentary bring the past and present to life.

3

BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES REGULATION OF TISSUE
OXYGENATION
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Second Edition
THE BILIARY SYSTEM Roland N. Pittman

Second Edition Sep 2016 99pp
David Q.-H. Wang, Brent A. Neuschwander-Tetri &
Piero Portincasa 9781615047208 Paperback £45.50 / €52.00
Colloquium Series on Integrated Systems Physiology:
Dec 2016 178pp From Molecule to Function
9781615047376 Paperback £70.50 / €80.00
Colloquium Series on Integrated Systems Physiology: From The purpose of this presentation is to provide basic
Molecule to Function information about the operation and regulation of the
cardiovascular and respiratory systems, as well as the
Summarizes the progress in the molecular and cellular properties of the blood and parenchymal cells, so that a
mechanisms of cholesterol and bile acid metabolism and fundamental understanding of the regulation of tissue
the physical-chemistry of biliary lipids, with emphasis oxygenation is achieved.
on biliary lipid metabolism that is regulated by nuclear Colloquium Life Science
receptors in the hepatobiliary system.
Colloquium Life Science X & Y CHROMOSOMAL VARIATIONS

NG2-GLIA (POLYDENDROCYTES) Hormones, Brain Development, and
Neurodevelopmental Performance
Arthur M. Butt Carole A. Samango-Sprouse & Andrea L. Gropman
Oct 2016 43pp
9781615047307 Paperback £30.50 / €35.00 Sep 2016 122pp
Colloquium Series on Neuroglia in Biology and Medicine:
From Physiology to Disease 9781615046904 Paperback £45.50 / €52.00
Colloquium Series on The Developing Brain
Classically, the central nervous system (CNS) was
considered to contain neurons and three main types of This is the first book on X and Y chromosomal disorders
glial cells–astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, and microglia. to address these common but rarely diagnosed
Now, it has been clearly established that NG2-glia are conditions. This book seeks to present the latest in
a fourth glial cell type that are identified and defined research and clinical care addressing neuroimaging, the
by their expression of the NG2 chondroitin sulfate interaction between hormones, brain development, and
proteoglycan (Cspg4). neurodevelopmental progression.
Colloquium Life Science Colloquium Life Science

4 BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES

MV Learning Salem Press

QUANTITATIVE GENETICS FOR PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY
QUALITY EXPERIMENTATION
Salem Press
V. Arunachalam
Nov 2016 332pp Feb 2017 400pp
9788130928098 Paperback £32.50 / €37.00
9781682173244 Hardback £180.00 / €205.00
With an introduction explaining how contemporary
developments in the fields of genetics, statistics and Principle of Science
particularly probability theory have blended to evolve
into quantitative genetics, this book provides practical Designed to provide students and researchers with a
details of probability distributions and their application solid foundation to the study of biology, this volume
in genetic investigations. introduces readers to hundreds of important terms and
concepts. Written in clear, understandable language,
University of Pittsburgh Press entries include a complete discussion of the subject,
related fields, key terms, plus illustrations, models and
diagrams.

THE LIFE ORGANIC BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES
BESTSELLERS
The Theoretical Biology Club and the
Roots of Epigenetics The University of Arizona Press

Erik L. Peterson ETHNOBIOLOGY FOR THE FUTURE

Jan 2017 328pp, 14 illustrations Linking Cultural and Ecological Diversity
Edited by Gary Paul Nabhan
9780822944669 Hardback £50.95 / €59.00
2016 312pp, 17 illustrations, 16 tables
As scientists debated the nature of life in the nineteenth 9780816532742 Paperback £32.50 / €37.00
century, two theories predominated: vitalism and Southwest Center Series
mechanism. Erik Peterson tells the forgotten story of Articulates and broadens the portfolio of
the pursuit of a Third Way in biology, known by many ethnobiological principles and amplifies the tool kit
names, including “the organic philosophy”, which for anyone engaged in the ethnobiosphere, those vital
gave rise to C. H. Waddington’s work in the subfield of spaces of intense interaction among cultures, habitats,
epigenetics and that captured the attention of scientists and creatures.
from Francis Crick to Stephen Jay Gould.

BIOLOGY & LIFE SCIENCES 5

CSIRO Publishing Morgan & Claypool Publishers

HOW LIFE WORKS MEASURING CELL MECHANICS

The Inside Word from a Biochemist Margaret Gardel & Patrick Oakes
Daphne Elliott & William Elliott 2015 75pp
9781615046980 Paperback £30.50 / €35.00
2015 176pp Colloquium Series on Quantitative Cell Biology
9781486300471 Paperback £24.50 / €28.00
Cells are inherently physical entities that both
Complete with colour illustrations and written in a experience mechanical forces from their external
conversational style, biochemist William Elliott unravels environment and generate their own internal forces to
the mystery of life while revealing its majesty. Elliott drive cell motion. This volume offers an introduction
provides the inside word for those who are curious to the primary tools used to measure these mechanical
about the workings of the microscopic world inside us. interactions and the material properties of cells that
result from them.
IK International Publishing House Colloquium Life Science

REDISCOVERING GENETICS MV Learning

A Laboratory Manual ENZYMES AND ENZYME
Sunita Joshi & Neeru Dhamija TECHNOLOGY

2016 246pp Anil Kumar & Sarika Garg
9789384588984 Paperback £60.50 / €69.00 2015 254pp
9788130927503 Paperback £21.95 / €27.00
The experiments contained in this laboratory manual
are designed to teach the basic principles of genetics. Beginning with the nomenclature and classification of
Each exercise provides background information enzymes, this book covers topics on synzymes, abzymes,
with supporting examples from literature; protocol; enzyme immobilisation, mnemonical enzymes, and
observations and calculations and results and discussion. ribozymes. Techniques used in enzyme purification are
described in detail.

Texas A&M University Press

ATLAS OF THE HUMAN SKULL

H. Wayne Sampson, John L. Montgomery &
Gary L. Henryson

2006 216pp, illustrations

9780890964880 Paperback £53.95 / €62.00

An easy-to-use comprehensive atlas dedicated solely
to the anatomy of the human skull. It presents such an
extensive coverage of the human skull that even the
most inexperienced student can identify its features.

6

CHEMISTRY IK International Publishing

HIGHLIGHT MINERAL PROCESSING

CHEMISTRY IN THE Including Mineral Dressing,
MARKETPLACE Experiments and Numerical Problems
Vandana Rao, Sonam Patel & Avinash Lele
Sixth Edition
Ben Selinger & Russell Barrow Jan 2017 312pp
9789385909504 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00
Jun 2017 536pp
Deals with the methodologies used in processing/
9781486303328 Paperback £57.50 / €65.00 separation of minerals from their ores, including pre-
processing, dressing and separation techniques. Diverse
Provides a fascinating and at times amusing insight types and grades of ore require diverse machinery, tools
into the real world uses of chemicals. and techniques: the book addresses this need for variety
of treatment.
Chemicals are everywhere. Many are natural
and safe, others synthetic and dangerous. Or is United Nations Publications
it the other way around? Walking through the
supermarket, you might ask yourself: Should I be RADIATION EFFECTS AND SOURCES
eating organic food? Is that anti-wrinkle cream a
gimmick? Is it worth buying BPA-free plastics? What is Radiation? What Does Radiation do
to us? Where Does Radiation Come From?
This sixth edition of Chemistry in the United Nations Environment Programme
Marketplace provides fresh explanations, fascinating
facts and funny anecdotes about the serious Feb 2017 64pp
science in the products we buy and the resources 9789280735178 Paperback £18.50 / €22.00
we use. It might even save you some money.
Provides information on basic science related to
With chapters on the chemistry found in different radiation (origin, quantities and units), on radiation
parts of our home, in the backyard and in the effects (on humans and the environment) and on
world around us, Ben Selinger and Russell Barrow radiation sources (natural and artificial). Helping the
explain how things work, where marketing can public understand what radiation is and how it affects
be deceptive and what risks you should really be life on this planet lies within the core mandate of UNEP.
concerned about.

Chemistry in the Marketplace is a valuable text
book for university lecturers, high school teachers
and students of chemistry and chemistry related
subjects and disciplines, such as biochemistry,
microbiology and science in society.

CSIRO Publishing

CHEMISTRY 7

CHEMISTRY BESTSELLERS The University of Wisconsin Press

Facts On File CHEMICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

CHEMISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT Bassam Z. Shakhashiri
“The most comprehensive set of chemical
David E. Newton demonstrations handbooks ever created”
2009 240pp photos & line illustrations - Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
9780816077472 Paperback £13.95 / €16.00 Volume One: A Handbook for Teachers
of Chemistry
A guide to the role of chemistry in our environment. 1982 368pp
This book provides a general introduction to the role 9780299088903 Hardback £43.50 / €49.00
of chemistry in environmental issues, including air and
water pollution, solid wastes, and the field of green Volume Two: A Handbook for Teachers
chemistry. of Chemistry

IK International Publishing House 1986 352pp
9780299101305 Hardback £43.50 / €49.00
SYSTEMATIC NOMENCLATURE OF
ORGANIC COMPOUNDS Volume Three: A Handbook for Teachers
of Chemistry
Ranjit S. Dhillon, Chinnappan Baskar & Shikha Baskar
2015 128pp 1989 416pp
9789384588281 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00 9780299119508 Paperback £43.50 / €49.00

Offers an aid to chemical communication through Volume Four: A Handbook for Teachers
the presentation of methods and their use in forming of Chemistry
reasonable, acceptable, and unambiguous names for
organic compounds. This text uses common language 1992 288pp
so that nomenclature is useful and understandable. 9780299128609 Hardback £43.50 / €49.00

United Nations Publications Volume Five: A Handbook for Teachers
of Chemistry
GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF
CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF 2011 408pp
CHEMICALS (GHS) 9780299226503 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00

Sixth Edition
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

2015 528pp
9789211170870 Paperback £110.00 / €125.00

Addresses classification and labelling of chemicals by
types of hazards. It provides the basis for worldwide
harmonization of rules and regulations on chemicals
and aims at enhancing the protection of human
health and the environment during their handling and
transport.

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MATHEMATICS

HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT

GAME THEORY GAME THEORY, ALIVE

A Playful Introduction Anna R. Karlin & Yuval Peres
Matt DeVos & Deborah A. Kent
Apr 2017 396pp
Feb 2017 360pp
9781470419820 Hardback £76.50 / €87.00
9781470422103 Paperback £49.95 / €57.00
Student Mathematical Library, Vol. 80 Presents a rigorous introduction to the
mathematics of game theory without losing sight
Offers a gentle introduction to the mathematics of the joy of the subject. This is done by focusing
of both sides of game theory: combinatorial and on theoretical highlights and by presenting
classical. The combination allows for a dynamic exciting connections of game theory to other
and rich tour of the subject united by a common fields such as computer science, economics, social
theme of strategic reasoning. choice, biology, and learning theory. Both classical
topics and modern topics are covered.
With ample material and limited dependencies
between the chapters, the book is adaptable to a American Mathematical Society
variety of situations and a range of audiences.
American Mathematical Society

MATHEMATICS 9

American Mathematical Society CARTAN FOR BEGINNERS

ALGEBRAIC INEQUALITIES: Differential Geometry via Moving
NEW VISTAS Frames and Exterior Differential
Systems, Second Edition
Titu Andreescu & Mark Saul Thomas A. Ivey & Joseph M. Landsberg
Dec 2016 126pp
9781470434649 Paperback £41.95 / €48.00 Dec 2016 455pp
MSRI Mathematical Circles Library, Vol. 19
9781470409869 Hardback £90.50 / €105.00
This book starts with simple arithmetic inequalities and Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 175
builds to sophisticated inequality results such as the
Cauchy-Schwarz and Chebyshev inequalities. Nothing Two central aspects of Cartan’s approach to differential
beyond high school algebra is required of the student. geometry are the theory of exterior differential systems
The exposition is lean. Most of the learning occurs as the (EDS) and the method of moving frames. This book
student engages in the problems posed in each chapter. presents thorough and modern treatments of both
And the learning is not “linear”. subjects, including their applications to both classic and
contemporary problems in geometry.
ALGEBRA IN ACTION
CATEGORIFICATION AND HIGHER
A Course in Groups, Rings, and Fields REPRESENTATION THEORY
Shahriar Shahriari
Development of Moduli Theory - Kyoto 2013
Apr 2017 655pp Edited by Osamu Fujino et al
9781470428495 Hardback £120.00 / €135.00
Pure and Applied Undergraduate Texts, Vol. 27 Oct 2016 537pp

Provides a readable, student-friendly, and somewhat 9784864970327 Hardback £175.00 / €200.00
sophisticated introduction to abstract algebra. It is Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 69
aimed at sophomore or junior undergraduates who
are seeing the material for the first time. In addition Contains the proceedings of the 6th Mathematical
to the usual definitions and theorems, there is ample Society of Japan Seasonal Institute Development of
discussion to help students build intuition and learn Moduli Theory, which was held as the Seasonal Institute
how to think about the abstract concepts. 2013, with support from the Mathematical Society of
Japan and the 2013 Research Project of the Research
BEURLING GENERALIZED NUMBERS Institute of Mathematical Science, Kyoto University. This
volume consists of five survey articles and eight research
Harold G. Diamond & Wen-Bin Zhang articles.
Oct 2016 244pp Mathematical Society of Japan
9781470430450 Hardback £115.00 / €130.00
Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Vol. 213 DIFFERENTIAL GALOIS THEORY
THROUGH RIEMANN-HILBERT
Using both analytic and elementary methods, this CORRESPONDENCE
book presents many old and new theorems, including
several of the authors’ results, and many examples of An Elementary Introduction
extremal behaviour of g-number systems. The authors Jacques Sauloy
also give detailed accounts of the $L^2$ PNT theorem
of J.P. Kahane and of the example created with H.L. Feb 2017 279pp
Montgomery, showing that additive structure is needed
for proving the Riemann hypothesis. 9781470430955 Hardback £90.50 / €105.00
Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 177

Offers a hands-on transcendental approach to
differential Galois theory, based on the Riemann-Hilbert
correspondence. Along the way, it provides a smooth,
down-to-earth introduction to algebraic geometry,
category theory and tannakian duality. A large variety of
examples, exercises, and theoretical constructions offers
an accessible entry into this exciting area.

10 MATHEMATICS

GAME THEORY, ALIVE MINIMAL MODELS AND EXTREMAL
RAYS
Anna R. Karlin & Yuval Peres
Apr 2017 396pp Edited by Janos Kollar et al
9781470419820 Hardback £76.50 / €87.00
Feb 2017 420pp
For full details of this title, see page 8.
9784864970365 Hardback £155.00 / €180.00
GAME THEORY Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 70

A Playful Introduction The conference on Minimal Models and Extremal Ray
Matt DeVos & Deborah A. Kent was held at the Research Institute for Mathematical
Sciences (RIMS) at Kyoto University in 2011. This
Feb 2017 360pp volume contains the proceedings of this conference
9781470422103 Paperback £49.95 / €57.00 and consists of one survey article on the mathematical
Student Mathematical Library, Vol. 80 work of Shigefumi Mori, who turned sixty in 2011, and
thirteen research papers presented by the authors.
For full details of this title, see page 8. Mathematical Society of Japan

LARGE DEVIATIONS ON GROUPS OF
PL-HOMEOMORPHISMS OF
S.R.S. Varadhan THE REAL LINE
Dec 2016 104pp
9780821840863 Paperback £36.95 / €42.00 Robert Bieri & Ralph Strebel
Courant Lecture Notes, Vol. 27
Dec 2016 174pp
The theory of large deviations deals with rates at
which probabilities of certain events decay as a natural 9781470429010 Hardback £115.00 / €130.00
parameter in the problem varies. This book focuses on Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Vol. 215
three concrete sets of examples: diffusions with small
noise and the exit problem; large time behaviour of Richard Thompson’s famous group F has the
Markov processes and their connection to the Feynman- striking property that it can be realized as a dense
Kac formula; and interacting particle systems, their subgroup of the group of all orientation-preserving
scaling limits, and large deviations from their expected homeomorphisms of the unit interval, but it can also be
limits. given by a simple 2-generator-2-relator presentation.
This monograph studies a natural generalization of $F$
LECTURES ON CHEVALLEY GROUPS that also includes Melanie Stein’s generalized F-groups.

Robert Steinberg ORDERED GROUPS AND TOPOLOGY
Feb 2017 157pp
9781470431051 Paperback £35.95 / €41.00 Adam Clay & Dale Rolfsen
University Lecture Series, Vol. 66
Dec 2016 154pp
Robert Steinberg’s Lectures on Chevalley Groups were
delivered and written during the author’s sabbatical 9781470431068 Hardback £80.50 / €92.00
visit to Yale University in the 1967-1968 academic year. Graduate Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 176
The work presents the status of the theory of Chevalley
groups as it was in the mid-1960s. This material was Deals with the connections between topology and
instrumental in many areas of mathematics. ordered groups. This volume begins with a self-
contained introduction to orderable groups and from
there explores the interactions between orderability
and objects in low-dimensional topology. The book
also addresses recent applications of orderability in the
studies of codimension-one foliations and Heegaard-
Floer homology.

MATHEMATICS 11

QUIVER REPRESENTATIONS AND TENSOR CATEGORIES
QUIVER VARIETIES
Pavel Etingof et al
Alexander Kirillov Oct 2016 344pp
9781470434410 Paperback £66.50 / €76.00
Oct 2016 295pp Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Vol. 205

9781470423070 Hardback £90.50 / €105.00 Is there a vector space whose dimension is the golden
Graduates Studies in Mathematics, Vol. 174 ratio? Of course not - the golden ratio is not an integer!
But this can happen for generalizations of vector spaces
Provides an introduction to the theory of quiver - objects of a tensor category. The theory of tensor
representations and quiver varieties, starting with basic categories is a relatively new field of mathematics that
definitions and ending with Nakajima’s work on quiver generalizes the theory of group representations. This
varieties and the geometric realization of Kac-Moody book gives a systematic introduction to this theory and
Lie algebras. The exposition in the book requires only a review of its applications.
a basic knowledge of algebraic geometry, differential
geometry, and the theory of Lie groups and Lie algebras. THE TOOLS OF
MATHEMATICAL
SCHOOL ON REAL AND COMPLEX REASONING
SINGULARITIES IN SAO CARLOS, 2012
Tamara J. Lakins
Edited by Raimundo Nonato Araujo dos Santos et al Oct 2016 217pp
9781470428990 Hardback
Oct 2016 373pp £70.50 / €81.00
Pure and Applied Undergraduate
9784864970303 Hardback £130.00 / €150.00 Texts, Vol. 26
Advanced Studies in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 68
Offers beginning undergraduate
Topics treated in this volume cover a wide range, mathematics students a first exposure to introductory
including topology and geometry of real singularities, logic, proofs, sets, functions, number theory, relations,
singularities of holomorphic map-germs, singularities finite and infinite sets, and the foundations of analysis. The
of complex algebraic sets, algorithms of the computer book provides students with a quick path to writing proofs
algebra “SINGULAR”, singularities of maps and and a practical collection of tools that they can use in later
characteristic classes, and limit cycles of systems of mathematics courses such as abstract algebra and analysis.
ordinary differential equations.
Mathematical Society of Japan Hindustan Book Agency

SHOCK FORMATION IN SMALL-DATA THEORY OF SEMIGROUPS AND
SOLUTIONS TO 3D QUASILINEAR APPLICATIONS
WAVE EQUATIONS
Kalyan B. Sinha & Sachi Srivastava
Jared Speck Apr 2017 180pp
9789386279637 Hardback £38.50 / €44.00
Feb 2017 518pp Texts and Readings in Mathematics, Vol. 74

9781470428570 Hardback £115.00 / €130.00 Combines the spirit of a textbook with that of a
Mathematical Surveys and Monographs, Vol. 214 monograph on the topic of Semigroups and their
applications. It has potential uses across a broad
Serge Alinhac’s groundbreaking work on wave spectrum including operator theory, partial differential
equations in the late 1990s was the first to treat equations, harmonic analysis, probability and statistics
more than one spatial dimension. In 2007, for the and classical and quantum mechanics.
compressible Euler equations in vorticity-free regions,
Demetrios Christodoulou remarkably sharpened
Alinhac’s results. In this monograph, Christodoulou’s
framework is extended to two classes of wave equations
in three spatial dimensions.

12 MATHEMATICS

IGI Global FINITE GROUPS

FUZZY SYSTEMS An Introduction
Jean-Pierre Serre
Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and
Applications Dec 2016 190pp
Edited by Information Resources Management 9781571463272 Hardback £89.50 / €105.00
Association
Finite group theory is a topic remarkable for the
Apr 2017 1500pp, three volumes simplicity of its statements and the difficulty of its
9781522519089 Hardback £1585.00 / €1865.00 proofs. It is used in an essential way in several branches
of mathematics - for instance, in number theory. This
A comprehensive reference source on the latest scholarly book offers a short introduction to the subject, written
research and developments in fuzzy rule-based methods both for beginners and for mathematicians at large.
and examines both theoretical foundations and real-
world utilization of these logic sets. This publication ISEAS Publishing
features a range of extensive coverage across innovative
topics, such as fuzzy logic, rule-based systems, and fuzzy THE CONTINUATION OF ANCIENT
analysis. MATHEMATICS

THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL Wang Xiaotong’s “Jigu suanjing”, Algebra
ADVANCEMENTS FOR FUZZY and Geometry in 7th-Century China
SYSTEM INTEGRATION Tina Su-lyn Lim & Donald B. Wagner

Edited by Deng-Feng Li Jun 2017 200pp, 43 b&w illustrations, mainly line drawings
Mar 2017 270pp 9788776942175 Paperback £26.95 / €31.00
9781522518488 Hardback £200.00 / €225.00
Advances in Computational Intelligence and Robotics Shows us a stage in the development from the 1st to
the 14th century CE of the Chinese traditional algebra
Presents the latest scholarly research on the importance of polynomials. Lim and Wagner’s in-depth study brings
of expressing and measuring fuzziness in order to this work to an audience unfamiliar with the history and
develop effective and practical decision making models particulars of Chinese mathematical knowledge. Their
and methods. Featuring coverage on an expansive range worked examples also illuminate the text and invite
of perspectives and topics, such as fuzzy logic control, comparison with the work of medieval mathematicians
intuitionistic fuzzy set theory, and defuzzification, this in the Middle East and Europe.
book is designed for academics, professionals, and Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
researchers.
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
International Press of Boston, Inc
THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ANALYSIS
CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN FOR TALENTED FRESHMEN
MATHEMATICS, 2015
Peter M. Luthy, Guido L. Weiss & Steven S. Xiao
Edited by David Jerison et al Aug 2016 98pp
Feb 2017 192pp 9781627054577 Paperback £40.50 / €46.00
9781571463319 Paperback £79.50 / €91.00 Synthesis Lectures on Mathematics and Statistics

This volume consists of papers based on selected This book assumes students know some of the basic
lectures given at the Current Development Mathematics facts about Calculus. It is rigorous and exposes them
Conference, held in November 2015 at Harvard to the proofs and the ideas which produce them. It
University. presents a way of thinking about mathematics that will
make it much easier to learn more of this subject and
be a good preparation for more of the undergraduate
curriculum.

MATHEMATICS 13

INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC PRISTINE LANDSCAPES IN
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS
Third Edition
Michael Genesereth & Eric J. Kao Titu Andreescu
Feb 2017 280pp
Nov 2016 177pp 9780996874571 Hardback £60.50 / €69.00
9781627056366 Paperback £60.50 / €69.00
Synthesis Lectures on Computer Science Takes familiar ideas and extends them to a rich
variety of problems. The topics covered span algebra,
Provides a gentle but rigorous introduction to Formal geometry, number theory, and even a few elements
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ALGEBRAIC SPACES AND STACKS COMBINATORICS
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An Introduction V.I. Arnold
Herbert Edelsbrunner & John L. Harer 2015 158pp
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Wolfgang Kuhnel
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FOURIER ANALYSIS AND GEOMETRY IN PROBLEMS
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Alexander Shen
Gerald B. Folland 2016 232pp
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MSRI Mathematical Circles Library, Vol. 18
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Pure and Applied Undergraduate Texts, Vol. 4 Classical Euclidean geometry, with all its triangles,
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Steven G. Krantz
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Charlotte Hardouin, Jacques Sauloy & Michael F. Singer 2015 146pp
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LECTURES ON THE RIEMANN ZETA MATRIX GROUPS FOR
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H. Iwaniec Second Edition
2014 119pp Kristopher Tapp

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Student Mathematical Library, Vol. 79
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Andras Vasy
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Ricardo A. Depine The Physicist Explores Attributes of Physics
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QUANTIFYING MEASUREMENT SEARCHING FOR DARK MATTER WITH
COSMIC GAMMA RAYS
The Tyranny of Numbers
Jeffrey H. Williams Andrea Albert
Aug 2016 64pp
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9781681744322 Paperback £50.50 / €58.00 Summarizes the evidence for dark matter and what
we can learn about its particle nature using cosmic
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your considerations be on deciding whether an dark matter searches and the prospects for future
experiment has yielded the sought after, or indeed any experiments.
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QUANTUM ROBOTICS A Practitioner’s Handbook for
Sound Intensity
A Primer on Current Science and Future Robert Hickling
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A guide for practitioners and research scientists in
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For full details of this title, see page 23.
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UNDERSTANDING University of Pittsburgh Press
SONOLUMINESCENCE
COMMUNICATING PHYSICS
Thomas Brennan
Dec 2016 97pp The Production, Circulation, and
9781681743646 Paperback £40.50 / €46.00 Appropriation of Ganot’s Textbooks in
France and England, 1851-1887
Sonoluminescence is the transformation of sound into Josep Simon
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taught in the nineteenth century. Simon’s Franco-British
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NEWTON’S CORPUSCLES, MAXWELL’S (1851) and Cours de physique purement experimentale
WAVES, AND EINSTEIN’S QUANTA (1859), and their translations into English by Edmund
Atkinson.
Trilochan Pradhan
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PRINCIPLES OF PHYSICAL SCIENCE
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STATISTICAL MECHANICS begin their study of physical science. Entries range from
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out problems.

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SPIE International Press of Boston, Inc

LASER PLASMA PHYSICS FROM THE GREAT WALL TO
THE GREAT COLLIDER
Forces and the Nonlinearity Principle,
Second Edition China and the Quest to Uncover the
Inner Workings of the Universe
Heinrich Hora
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China has begun laying the groundwork for a giant
An important reference work for the field of high- accelerator that would transport physics into a
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essentials from a single particle to dense fluids, and from provide us with a fuller understanding of the origins of
computational physics to applications for fusion energy our universe and its most basic constituents.
or hadron cancer therapy.

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Theory and Applications 3D SCIENTIFIC VISUALIZATION
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Provides an introduction to plasmonic optics with This is the first book written on using Blender (an
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enhancement of nanoparticles, perfect absorption of to Blender for understanding key parts of 3D rendering
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PHYSICS BESTSELLERS

The University of Arizona Press AFTER THE WAR

EXOPLANETS US Women in Physics
Ruth H. Howes & Caroline L. Herzenberg
Edited by Sara Seager
2011 500pp 2016 124pp
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For the first time in human history, we know for certain
of the existence of planets around other stars. Now Examines the lives and contributions of American
the fastest-growing field in space science, the time is women physicists who were active in the years
right for this source book on the topic which will lay the following World War II, during the middle decades of
foundation for its continued growth. the 20th century.
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ATOMIC BOMB: THE STORY OF THE NONLINEAR OPTICS OF PHOTONIC
MANHATTAN PROJECT CRYSTALS AND META-MATERIALS

How Nuclear Physics Became a Global Arthur R. McGurn
Geopolitical Game-Changer 2015 134pp
Bruce Cameron Reed
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2015 142pp
Offers a brief introduction to the ideas and phenomena
9781627059909 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00 that occur in the nonlinear optics of photonic crystals
and metamaterials. These are illustrated within the
Provides a concise, fast-paced account of all major context of simple models which provide an easy
aspects of the Manhattan project. The text describes understanding of the physical phenomena that are
the underlying scientific discoveries that made nuclear important in these two rapidly developing areas of
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and Nagasaki.
IOP Concise Physics A Natural History of the Vacuum
Jeffrey H. Williams
DARK MATTER IN THE UNIVERSE
2016 155pp
Marc S. Seigar
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9781681740546 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00 The intention of this book is to introduce ideas of how
the visible world, and those parts of it that we cannot
Reviews the history behind the discovery of missing observe, either because they are too small or too large
mass (or unseen mass) in the universe, and ties this for our scale of perception, can be understood by
into the proposed extensions to the Standard Model of consideration of only a few fundamental forces.
Particle Physics, which were being proposed within the IOP Concise Physics
same time frame.
IOP Concise Physics INTRODUCTION TO SOLID
STATE PHYSICS
THE EVERYDAY PHYSICS OF
HEARING AND VISION Second Edition
Arun Kumar
Benjamin de Mayo
2015 165pp 2015 528pp

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Humans receive the vast majority of sensory perception Provides a comprehensive introduction to the physical
through the eyes and ears. This book examines the properties of crystalline solids. It explains the structure
everyday physics behind hearing and vision to help of crystals, the theory of crystal diffraction and the
readers understand more about themselves and their reciprocal lattice; different kinds of imperfections
physical environment. in crystals, bonding in solids, and vibration in one-
IOP Concise Physics dimensional monoatomic and diatomic linear lattice.

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MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS Morgan & Claypool Publishers

HIGHLIGHT A HANDBOOK OF MATHEMATICAL
METHODS AND PROBLEM-SOLVING
TOOLS FOR INTRODUCTORY PHYSICS

Joshua F. Whitney & Heather M. Whitney
Nov 2016 70pp
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A companion textbook for an introductory course in
physics. This book aims to link the theories and models
that students learn in class with practical problem-
solving techniques. The fundamentals of introductory
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MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS
BESTSELLERS

IT’S ABOUT TIME American Mathematical Society

Elementary Mathematical Aspects of COLLECTED
Relativity PAPERS ON WAVE
MECHANICS
Roger Cooke
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exposition of the differential geometry needed to bears Erwin Schrödinger’s name encapsulates his
understand these topics; to reflect on the historical profound contributions to quantum mechanics using
development of the subject and its significance for wave mechanics. This third, augmented edition of his
our understanding of what reality is. papers on the topic contains the six original, famous
papers in which Schrödinger created and developed the
American Mathematical Society subject of wave mechanics as published in the original
edition.

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MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN STRING-MATH 2012
QUANTUM MECHANICS
Edited by Ron Donagi et al
With Applications to Schrödinger Operators, 2015 341pp
Second Edition 9780821894958 Hardback £125.00 / €140.00
Gerald Teschl Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics, Vol. 90

2014 356pp Topics include super Riemann surfaces and
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PHYSICS IN ST. PETERSBURG
The conference String-Math 2014 was held from
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2016 478pp This volume presents the proceedings of the
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Brings the reader to the cutting edge of several
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provide a panorama of the field from the point of view
of scientists who played, and continue to play, a pivotal
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Disorder Effects on Quantum
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Michael Aizenman & Simone Warzel

2015 320pp

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Provides an introduction to the mathematical
theory of disorder effects on quantum spectra and
dynamics. Topics covered range from the basic theory
of spectra and dynamics of self-adjoint operators
through Anderson localization - presented here via the
fractional moment method - up to recent results on
resonant delocalization.

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GENERAL & POPULAR The University of Georgia Press

HIGHLIGHT FIRE AND STONE

Where Do We Come From?
What Are We? Where Are
We Going?
Priscilla Long

Aug 2016 156pp
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Literary Nonfiction

The questions that drive Priscilla Long’s work are the
questions asked by the painter Paul Gauguin in the title
of his 1897 painting: Where Do We Come From? What Are
We? Where Are We Going? These questions look beyond
every-day trivialities to ponder the essence of our
origins.

McFarland

THE EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC PRIESTLEY’S PROGRESS
KNOWLEDGE
The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic
From Certainty to Uncertainty Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician
Edward R. Dougherty Mike Bullock

Feb 2017 152pp Jun 2017 160pp

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SPIE Press Monographs, Vol. 275 This first biography of Sir Raymond Priestley is well
overdue, and its absence can only be explained by the
Provides scientists and engineers, and those scale of research necessary to cover the breadth and
interested in scientific issues, with a concise variety of his achievements over a very long and active
account of how the nature of scientific knowledge life. It will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines,
evolved from antiquity to a seemingly final form in especially to those for whom the “Heroic Age” of
the twentieth century that now strongly limits the Antarctic Exploration has a particular fascination.
knowledge that people would like to gain in the
twenty-first century. SCIENCE IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK

SPIE How It Has Changed, Why We Can’t Trust It,
How It Can Be Fixed
Henry H. Bauer

May 2017 199pp

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Discusses the ways in which science, the touchstone
of reliable knowledge in modern society, changed
dramatically in the second half of the 20th century,
becoming less trustworthy through excessive
competitiveness and conflicts of interest.

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University of Michigan Press NewSouth Publishing

STRANGE SCIENCE THE BEST AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE
WRITING 2016
Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in
the Victorian Age Edited by Jo Chandler
Lara Pauline Karpenko & Shalyn Rae Claggett Oct 2016 288pp
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Jan 2017 304pp, 8 b&w illustrations
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knowledge and insight from Australia’s brightest
Examines marginal, fringe, and unconventional thinkers as they explore the intricacies of the world
forms of scientific inquiry, as well as their cultural around us. This lively collection of essays covers a wide
representations, in the Victorian period, and reveals the range of subjects, and challenges our perceptions of the
degree to which scientific discourse of this period was world and how we exist within it.
radically speculative, frequently attempting to challenge
or extend the apparent boundaries of the natural world. The University of North Carolina Press

Morgan & Claypool Publishers INNOCENT EXPERIMENTS

THE MELENCOLIA MANIFESTO Childhood and the Culture of Popular Science
in the United States
David Finkelstein Rebecca Onion
Jan 2017 60pp
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interpretation than Melencolia I by renowned artist, Studies in United States Culture
mathematician, and scientist Albrecht Dürer. And yet,
did each of these experts miss a secret manifesto that From the 1950s to the digital age, people have
Dürer included within the engraving? This work decrypts pushed their children to live science-minded lives,
secrets within Melencolia I based on Dürer’s own cementing scientific discovery and youthful curiosity as
writings, subliminal artists that inspired him, the Bible, inseparable ideals. In this multifaceted work, Rebecca
and books that inspired Dürer. Onion examines the rise of informal children’s science
IOP Concise Physics education in the twentieth century, from home
chemistry sets after World War I to the century-long
UNDERSTANDING THE MAGIC boom in child-centred science museums.
OF THE BICYCLE
Oregon State University Press
Basic Scientific Explanations to the Two-
Wheeler’s Mysterious and Fascinating SCIENCE WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Behavior
Joseph W. Connolly Cosmopolitanism and National Interests in
the World of Learning, 1870–1940
Dec 2016 226pp Robert Fox
9781681744407 Paperback £70.50 / €80.00
Jan 2017 208pp
The bicycle is a common, yet unique mechanical 9780870718670 Paperback £23.50 / €27.00
contraption in our world. In spite of this, the bike’s physical A Horning Visiting Scholars Publication
and mechanical principles are understood by a select few.
You do not have to be a genius to join this small group of In his long and distinguished academic career, historian
people who understand the physics of cycling. This is your Robert Fox has specialised in the modern history of
guide to fundamental principles, providing intuitive, basic physical science, particularly in France, from 1700
explanations for the bicycle’s behaviour. onward. In this work, he explores the discipline of
IOP Concise Physics science as a model for global society.

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University of Pittsburgh Press THE IMAGINED EMPIRE

A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT Ballon Enlightenments in Revolutionary
Europe
Phytotrons, Cold War Life Science, and the Mi Gyung Kim
Making of the Experimental Plant
David P. D. Munns Feb 2017 472pp, 23 colour plates, 53 illustrations

May 2017 384pp, 29 b&w Illustrations 9780822944652 Hardback £62.50 / €71.00
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The hot-air balloon, invented by the Montgolfier
Presents a history of phytotrons, huge climate-controlled brothers in 1783, launched for the second time just
laboratories that enabled plant scientists to experiment days before the Treaty of Paris would end the American
on the environmental causes of growth and development Revolutionary War. It ignited a balloon mania that swept
of living organisms. By recalling the forgotten history of across Europe. This volume explores how this material
phytotrons, Munns reminds us of the important role they artefact not only expanded the public for science and
can play in helping researchers unravel the complexities of spectacle but inspired utopian dreams of a republican
natural ecosystems in the Anthropocene. monarchy that would obliterate social boundaries.

THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC SCIENCE MUSEUMS IN TRANSITION
INFERENCE
Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the
50th Anniversary Edition Nineteenth Century
Wesley C. Salmon Edited by Carin Berkowitz & Bernard Lightman

May 2017 208pp May 2017 368pp, 40 b&w Illustrations
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After its publication in 1967, The Foundations of Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Scientific Inference taught a generation of students
and researchers about the problem of induction, the Explores the transformation of scientific exhibitions and
interpretation of probability, and confirmation theory. museums during the nineteenth century. Contributors
Fifty years later, Wesley C. Salmon’s book remains one focus on comparative case studies across Britain
of the clearest introductions to these fundamental and America, examining the people, spaces, display
problems in the philosophy of science. practices, experiences, and politics that worked not only
to define the museum, but to shape public science and
FREE WILL AND THE HUMAN scientific knowledge during this period.
SCIENCES IN BRITAIN, 1870-1910
SCIENTIFIC PLURALISM
Roger Smith RECONSIDERED
Nov 2016 288pp
9780822964766 Paperback £39.50 / €46.00 A New Approach to the (Dis)Unity of Science
Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century Stéphanie Ruphy

From the late nineteenth century onwards religion Jan 2017 208pp
gave way to science as the dominant force in society.
This led to a questioning of the principle of free will. 9780822944584 Hardback £45.50 / €52.00
Smith takes an in-depth look at the problem of free will
through the prism of different disciplines. His subtly Offers a critical overview of the philosophical debate
nuanced navigation through these arguments has much on the unity or plurality of science. It focuses on
to contribute to our understanding of Victorian and the methodological, epistemic, and metaphysical
Edwardian science and culture. commitments of various philosophical attitudes
surrounding monism and pluralism, and offers novel
perspectives and pluralist theses on scientific methods
and objects, reductionism, plurality of representations,
natural kinds, and scientific classifications.

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VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND THE University of Virginia Press
PHYSICS OF THE IMPONDERABLE
QUESTIONING NATURE
Sarah C. Alexander
Nov 2016 216pp British Women’s Scientific Writing and
Literary Originality, 1750-1830
9780822964858 Paperback £39.50 / €46.00 Melissa Bailes
Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Jun 2017 256pp, 10 b&w illustrations
Examines how the emerging language of the 9780813939766 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00
“imponderable” helped Victorian writers and physicists
make sense of new experiences of modernity. As Sarah In the mid-eighteenth century, many British authors
Alexander argues, while Victorian physicists were and literary critics anxiously claimed that poetry
theorizing ether, energy and entropy, and non-Euclidean was in crisis. This work explores how major women
space and atom theories, writers such as Charles Dickens writers - including Mary Shelley, Anna Barbauld, and
used concepts of the imponderable to explore key issues Charlotte Smith - responded by turning to the era’s
of capitalism, imperialism, and social unrest. rising fascination with new discoveries in developing
disciplines of natural history such as botany, zoology,
SPIE and geology.

THE EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC GENERAL & POPULAR BESTSELLERS
KNOWLEDGE
American Mathematical Society
From Certainty to Uncertainty
Edward R. Dougherty JOHN VON NEUMANN

Feb 2017 152pp The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the
9781510607354 Paperback £17.95 / €20.00 Modern Computer, Game Theory, Nuclear
Press Monographs, Vol. 275 Deterrence, and Much More
Norman Macrae
For full details of this title, see page 23.
1999 406pp
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Observing Optical Phenomena Through Presents the biography of John von Neumann, one of
Airplane Windows the greatest scientist of the century after Einstein. This
Joseph A. Shaw book discusses Von Neumann’s work in areas such as
game theory, mathematics, physics, and meteorology
Apr 2017 194pp which formed the building blocks for the modern
9781510607293 Paperback £42.50 / €48.00 computer, game theory, and the atom bomb.
Press Monographs, Vol. 274
MATHEMATICAL UNDERSTANDING OF
Provides an introduction to optical phenomena in NATURE
the natural world, primarily in the atmosphere (or
“in the air”). It follows a simple approach that can be Essays on Amazing Physical Phenomena and
understood and enjoyed by readers without scientific Their Understanding by Mathematicians
training. A variety of optical phenomena are illustrated V.I. Arnold
with photographs and explained with simplified line
diagrams and descriptions. 2014 167pp
9781470417017 Paperback £29.50 / €34.00

This collection of 39 short stories gives the reader a
unique opportunity to take a look at the scientific
philosophy of Vladimir Arnold. Topics of the stories
range from astronomy, to mirages, to motion of
glaciers, to geometry of mirrors and beyond.

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Brookings Institution Press University of Michigan Press

PASTEUR’S QUADRANT CONVERSATIONS ON SCIENCE,
CULTURE, AND TIME
Basic Science and Technological Innovation
Donald E. Stokes Michel Serres
Interviewed by Bruno Latour
1997 196pp 1995 320pp
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On this revised, interactive view of science and Although elected to the prestigious French Academy
technology, Stokes builds a convincing case that by in 1990, Michel Serres has long been considered a
recognising the importance of use-inspired basic maverick. In these five lively interviews with Bruno
research we can frame a new compact between science Latour, this increasingly important cultural figure
and government. sheds light on the ideas that inspire his highly original,
challenging, and transdisciplinary essays.
CSIRO Publishing
University of Pittsburgh Press
HANDS-ON SCIENCE
FOUR DECADES OF SCIENTIFIC
50 Kids’ Activities from CSIRO EXPLANATION
Edited by Sarah Kellett, David Shaw & Kath Kovac
Wesley C. Salmon
2016 128pp, colour illustrations throughout 2006 240pp, illustrations
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Did you ever wonder why some insects can walk on Provides an account of the developments in scientific
water? Or how the Ancient Egyptians made mummies? explanation that transpired in the last four decades
Are you curious about why a guitar sounds different of the twentieth century. This book underscores the
from a flute? Gather some everyday materials from need for a consensus of approach and evaluations of
around your home and find out the answers with these methodology in scientific explanation.
50 kid-approved science activities.
Hampton Press SCIENCE AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN

THE SYSTEMS VIEW OF THE WORLD Discussing the Contingency/Inevitability
Problem
Second Edition Edited by Léna Soler, Emiliano Trizio & Andrew Pickering
Ervin Laszlo
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1996 128pp 9780822944454 Hardback £70.50 / €81.00
9781572730533 Paperback £21.50 / €24.00
Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity & the Human Could all or part of our taken-as-established scientific
Sciences conclusions, theories, experimental data, ontological
commitments, and so forth have been significantly
Taking the view that understanding the meaning different? This work focuses on a crucial issue that
behind the complex formulas of science is more contemporary science studies have often neglected: the
important than ever, this work attempts to explain issue of contingency within science.
the systems view of the world as the paradigm of the
latest scientific developments.

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