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Weinberg, Steven

Summary: Presents a commentary on the history of science that examines historic clashes and collaborations between science and the competing realms of religion, technology, poetry, mathematics, and philosophy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500 WEI

Summary: We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But from the 7th century onward in Muslim civilization there were amazing advances and inventions that still influence our everyday lives. People living in the Muslim world saw what the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Greek, and Romans had discovered and spent the next one thousand years adding new developments and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2012

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 297.2 ONE

McManners, Hugh.

Summary: Perhaps the most striking of heroic images, crack forces like the US Delta Force and British SAS hit the headlines with dramatic and daring feats when they are called upon to deal with seemingly irretrievable crises. But how much do we really know about these highly sophisticated combat units? Ultimate Special Forces, written by Hugh McManners, a former commando and defense correspondent for...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley 2003

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 356 MCM

Nott, Dan

Summary: "What was the first message sent over the internet? How much water does a single person use every day? How was the electric light invented? For every utility people use each day, there's a hidden history below the surface - a story of intrigue, drama, humor, and inequity. This graphic novel provides a guided tour through the science of the past - and how the decisions people made while...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Graphic 2023

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1 available in Young Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: YA 509 NOT

Kortemeier, Todd

Summary: "From fossil hunters to nuclear researchers, this book introduces remarkable individuals whose contributions to science were often overlooked. Colorful spreads full of photographs and sidebars support reader engagement and celebrate each hero's achievements."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 12-Story Library 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 KOR

Malam, John

Summary: A Brief Illustrated History of Science' charts the history of scientific discoveries all the way through from prehistory to Aristotle, then through the works of Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus, and right through to the incredible scientific breakthroughs of today. With stunning full-color images and illustrations, this beautiful book is sure to fascinate and charm the young reader.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 509 MAL

Poskett, James

Summary: Presents a history of science that focuses on the contributions from non-Western cultures in Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region and how they influenced and guided great minds such as Copernicus, Newton, Darwin and Einstein.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 509 POS

Agrawal, Roma

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "Some of humanity’s mightiest engineering achievements are small in scale--and, without them, the complex machinery on which our modern world runs would not exist. In Nuts and Bolts, structural engineer Roma Agrawal examines seven of these extraordinary elements: the nail, the wheel, the spring, the magnet, the lens, the string, and the pump. Tracing the evolution from Egyptian nails to modern...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton and Company 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 AGR

Summary: "Follow the story of science year by year with [an] ... illustrated timeline with ... explanations of key scientific theories and concepts; identify the influential thinkers behind revolutionary breakthroughs and discover how they changed the world; trace the development of landmark innovations such as the measurement of time, computers, and mobile communication; see major advances and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 509 TIM

Bynum, W. F. (William F.)

Summary: "Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2012

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Gifford, Clive

Summary: This essential title provides children with all the information they need to know how the world works! Trustworthy and easy-to-follow text written by Clive Gifford is complemented by vibrant design and illustrations and explains how and why things happen. Covering a range of children's favorite subjects, including space, nature, wildlife, dinosaurs, volcanoes, technology and much more. Meet a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kingfisher 2022

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Woods, Michael

Summary: Introduces the military tactics of ancient societies, describing the development of weapons, military strategy, defensive walls, seige warfare, guerillas, and warships in the ancient civilizations of Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, India, and the Middle East.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 355.0209 WOO

Ebert, John David

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Council Oak Books 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 501 EBE

Cooke, Tim

Summary: "Explore the world's most significant, innovative and amazing discoveries in association with the Science Museum. Find out how, when and why vital discoveries took place, and learn more about the people who made the breakthroughs. Learn how the principlesthey discovered became the basis of inventions and other advances that shaped our history and the way we live today. Find out about the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Welbeck 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 509 COO

Popova, Maria

Summary: "Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries, beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.43 POP

Fowler, Will

Summary: Explains the development of weapons and tactics from the earliest clubs through the first firearms, and discusses armor, war animals, fortifications, siegecraft, and naval warfare.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rosen Central 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 623.441 FOW

Chant, Christopher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Octopus Books 1978

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 909.8 CHA

Kortemeier, Todd

Summary: "From early computer programmers to video game creators, this book introduces remarkable individuals whose contributions to technology were often overlooked. Colorful spreads full of photographs and sidebars support reader engagement and celebrate each hero's achievements."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 12-Story Library 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 KOR

Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: "Castles may conjure up a romantic fairy tale world; however, in real life, during the Middle Ages, castles were fortresses, providing shelter and protection for the lord as well as for the peasants who lived on his land. For an army, a lord depended on young soldiers in armor called knights who spent years at the castle learning the skills of warfare"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop 2022

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 929.7 FAB

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 929.7 FAB

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT World What Fabiny

Thomson, Keith Stewart.

Summary: From the Publisher: For 200 years before the publication of Darwin's On the Origin of Species, findings in the sciences of the earth and of nature threatened religious belief based on the literal truth of the Bible. This book traces out the multiple conflicts and accommodations within religion and the new sciences through the writings of such heroes of the English Enlightenment as David Hume,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 509 THO

Cole, Joanna.

Summary: Ms. Frizzle takes the gang on a tour through the history of science so they can get ideas for their science expedition.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Press 2006

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Set MSB 509 Cole 2006

Gillespie, Lisa Jane

Summary: Identifies ten important scientific discoveries and concepts and evaluates how these fields have evolved over time.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 509 GIL

Janeczko, Paul B

Summary: Introduces the military strategy of deception and examines how it has been used in war over the past 150 years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 355 JAN

Shermer, Michael.

Summary: "From Galileo and Newton to Thomas Hobbes and Martin Luther King, Jr., thinkers throughout history have consciously employed scientific techniques to better understand the non-physical world. The Age of Reason and the Enlightenment led theorists to applyscientific reasoning to the non-scientific disciplines of politics, economics, and moral philosophy. Instead of relying on the woodcuts of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 170 SHE

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