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Membranes to Molecular Machines Active Matter and the Remaking of Life
ISBN: HB: 9780226625157, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, June 2019
296 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 colour plates, 23 halftones
Today's science tells us that our bodies are filled with molecular machinery that orchestrates all sorts of life processes. When we think, microscopic "channels" in our brain cells' membranes open and close; when we run, tiny "motors" in our muscle c...
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£34,00
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TVs of Tomorrow How RCA's Flat-Screen Dreams Led to the First LCDs
ISBN: HB: 9780226519975, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, March 2018
288 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 43 halftones
In 1968 a team of scientists and engineers from RCA announced the creation of a new form of electronic display that relied upon an obscure set of materials known as liquid crystals. At a time when televisions utilized bulky cathode ray tubes to produ...
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Experimental Self Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science
ISBN: HB: 9780226351360, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, May 2016
256 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
What did it mean to be a scientist before the profession itself existed? Jan Golinski finds an answer in the remarkable career of Humphry Davy, the foremost chemist of his day and one of the most distinguished British men of science of the nineteenth...
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Inventing Chemistry Herman Boerhaave and the Reform of the Chemical Arts
ISBN: PB: 9780226380360, ISBN: HB: 9780226677606, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, March 2016
272 pp., 23x15 cm, 5 halftones
In "Inventing Chemistry", historian John C. Powers turns his attention to Herman Boerhaave (1668-1738), a Dutch medical and chemical professor whose work reached a wide, educated audience and became the template for chemical knowledge in the eighteen...
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Life Atomic A History of Radioisotopes in Science and Medicine
ISBN: PB: 9780226323961, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, October 2015
512 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 35 halftones, 21 line drawings
After World War II, the US Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) began mass-producing radioisotopes, sending out nearly 64,000 shipments of radioactive materials to scientists and physicians by 1955. Even as the atomic bomb became the focus of Cold War anxi...
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Pure Intelligence The Life of William Hyde Wollaston
ISBN: HB: 9780226245737, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, May 2015
424 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 37 halftones, 32 line drawings, 10 tables
William Hyde Wollaston made an astonishing number of discoveries in an astonishingly varied number of fields: platinum metallurgy, the existence of ultraviolet radiation, the chemical elements palladium and rhodium, the amino acid cystine, and the ph...
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Recombinant University Genetic Engineering and the Emergence of Stanford Biotechnology
ISBN: HB: 9780226143835, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, March 2015
304 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 18 halftones, 10 line drawings
The advent of recombinant DNA technology in the 1970s was a key moment in the history of both biotechnology and the commercialization of academic research. Doogab Yi's "The Recombinant University" draws us deeply into the academic community in the Sa...
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Limits of Matter Chemistry, Mining, and Enlightenment
ISBN: HB: 9780226194998, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, December 2014
248 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Europeans raised a number of questions about the nature of reality and found their answers to be different from those that had satisfied their forebears. They discounted tales of witches, trolls, magic...
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Medical Monopoly Intellectual Property Rights and the Origins of the Modern Pharmaceutical Industry
ISBN: HB: 9780226108186, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, August 2014
328 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 10 halftones
During much of the nineteenth century, physicians and pharmacists alike considered medical patenting and the use of trademarks by drug manufacturers unethical forms of monopoly; physicians who prescribed patented drugs could be, and were, ostracized...
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Secrets of Alchemy
ISBN: PB: 9780226103792, ISBN: HB: 9780226682952, University of Chicago Press, Synthesis, November 2013
288 pp., 25x15 cm, 12 colour plates, 23 halftones, 4 line illus.
Alchemy, the "Noble Art", conjures up scenes of mysterious, dimly lit laboratories populated with bearded old men stirring cauldrons. Though the history of alchemy is intricately linked to the history of chemistry, alchemy has nonetheless often been...
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