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We Made Uranium! And Other True Stories from the University of Chicago's Extraordinary Scavenger Hunt
ISBN: PB: 9780226571843, University of Chicago Press, April 2019
248 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 10 halftones
Item #176: A fire drill. No, not an exercise in which occupants of a building practice leaving the building safely. A drill which safely emits a bit of fire, the approximate shape and size of a drill bit. Item #74: Enter a lecture class in street c...
Final Story Science, Myth, and Beginnings
ISBN: HB: 9780226476124, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
608 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm
Popular science readers embrace epics – the sweeping stories that claim to tell the history of all the universe, from the cosmological to the biological to the social. And the appeal is understandable: in writing these works, authors such as E. O. Wi...
Pseudoscience Wars Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe
ISBN: PB: 9780226101729, ISBN: HB: 9780226304427, University of Chicago Press, August 2013
304 pp., 23x15 cm
Properly analyzed, the collective mythological and religious writings of humanity reveal that around 1500 BC, a comet swept perilously close to Earth, triggering widespread natural disasters and threatening the destruction of all life before settling...
Loving Faster than Light Romance and Readers in Einstein's Universe
ISBN: HB: 9780226680736, University of Chicago Press, November 2012
280 pp., 23x15 cm, 6 halftones, 9 line illus.
In November 1919, newspapers around the world alerted readers to a sensational new theory of the universe: Albert Einstein's theory of relativity. Coming at a time of social, political, and economic upheaval, Einstein's theory quickly became a rich c...
Age of Everything How Science Explores the Past
ISBN: PB: 9780226322933, University of Chicago Press, September 2008
264 pp., 22.7x16.5 cm, 58 halftones, 41 line illus.
Taking advantage of recent advances throughout the sciences, Matthew Hedman brings the distant past closer to us than it has ever been. Here, he shows how scientists have determined the age of everything from the colonization of the New World over 13...