Dover's impressive collection of popular science books covers technology and invention, space and time, basic machines and computers, forces and fields, chaos, biographies of Einstein and Newton, and much more. We publish books by the famous pioneering scientists of yesterday as well as gifted authors of the 21st century.
|The Triumph of the Embryo |
by Lewis Wolpert
This exploration of how cells multiply and develop offers an accessible look at a difficult subject, with fascinating insights into aging, cancer, regeneration, and evolution. "Clear and engagingly written." — Nature. 1993 edition.
|Mathematics for the Nonmathematician |
by Morris Kline
Erudite and entertaining overview follows development of mathematics from ancient Greeks to present. Topics include logic and mathematics, the fundamental concept, differential calculus, probability theory, much more. Exercises and problems.
|Game Theory: A Nontechnical Introduction |
by Morton D. Davis
This fascinating, newly revised edition offers an overview of game theory, plus lucid coverage of two-person zero-sum game with equilibrium points; general, two-person zero-sum game; utility theory; and other topics.
|From X-rays to Quarks: Modern Physicists and Their Discoveries |
by Emilio Segrč
A Nobel Laureate offers impressions of the development of modern physics, emphasizing complex but less familiar personalities. Offers fascinating scientific background and compelling treatments of topics of current interest. 1980 edition.
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|1001 Questions Answered About: Earthquakes, Avalanches, Floods and Other Natural Disasters |
by Barbara Tufty
Answers 1001 questions about natural disasters: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, avalanches, landslides, floods, droughts, fires, and animal plagues. A very informative, readable book. 18 photographs, 23 line drawings.
|1800 Mechanical Movements, Devices and Appliances |
by Gardner D. Hiscox
A fascinating compendium of early-20th-century mechanical devices, this expansive work ranges from basic levers to complex machinery. More than 1,800 engravings include simple illustrations and detailed cross-sections.
|507 Mechanical Movements: Mechanisms and Devices |
by Henry T. Brown
This 1868 collection features simplified illustrations of the mechanisms used in hydraulics, steam engines, pneumatics, presses, horologes, and other machines. Captioned drawings depict the movements of each mechanism.
|Albert Einstein: Historical and Cultural Perspectives |
by Gerald Holton, Yehuda Elkana
The influence of Einstein's thought extends beyond physics into other fields such as psychology, linguistics, and ethics. 23 papers delivered at a 1979 symposium examine the range of one of the 20th century's great minds.
by E. J. Holmyard
Classic study by noted authority covers 2,000 years of alchemical history: religious, mystical overtones; apparatus; signs, symbols, and secret terms; advent of scientific method, much more. Illustrated.
|Alchemy and Alchemists |
by C. J. S. Thompson
Well-researched study traces history of alchemy, chronicling search for philosopher's stone and elixir of life, alchemist's laboratory and apparatus, symbols and secret alphabets, famous practitioners, plus contributions to field of chemistry. 77 black-and-white illustrations, 31 plates.
|All About Lightning |
by Martin A. Uman
Readable and nontechnical, this illustrated survey explores the nature and causes of lightning. Topics include ball lightning, the workings of lightning rods, how to photograph lightning, and other fascinating subjects.
|Ancient Science Through the Golden Age of Greece |
by George Sarton
Remarkably readable, thoroughly documented, and well illustrated, this fascinating book by an eminent science historian covers problems of mathematics, astronomy, physics, and biology.
|Astrology in the Middle Ages |
by Theodore Otto Wedel
This volume traces the development astrology from the 5th through 15th centuries, highlighted by interpretations from a variety of literary sources, including medieval romances and the works of Chaucer.
|Basic Electronics |
by U.S. Bureau of Naval Personnel
This clear, well-illustrated introduction to electronic equipment covers numerous essential topics: electron tubes, semiconductors, electronic power supplies, tuned circuits, amplifiers, receivers, ranging and navigation systems, computers, antennas, more. 560 illustrations.
|Basic Machines and How They Work |
by Naval Education
Only elementary math skills are needed to follow this manual, which covers many machines and their components, including hydrostatics and hydraulics, internal combustion engines, trains, and more. 204 black-and-white illustrations.
|Basic Optics and Optical Instruments: Revised Edition |
by Naval Education
Thorough coverage of theory and applications of optics examines optical glass, light, elements of mirrors, prisms and lenses, construction of instruments, maintenance and more. Extensive appendixes include glossary, symbols, formulas.
|Brunelleschi: Studies of His Technology and Inventions |
by Frank D. Prager, Gustina Scaglia
Comprehensive book describes how Filippo Brunelleschi built the dome of Florence's famed cathedral: masonry techniques, construction concepts, and more. 28 halftones. 18 line illustrations.
|The Cartoon History of Time |
by Kate Charlesworth, John Gribbin
Cartoon characters explain cosmology, quantum physics, and other concepts covered by Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time. Humorous graphic novel–style treatment, perfect for young readers and curious folk of all ages.
|Causality and Modern Science: Third Revised Edition |
by Mario Bunge
"I regard it as a truly seminal work in this field." — Professor William A. Wallace, author of Causality and Scientific Explanation. Important, non-technical, clearly written examination of causality, including discussion of empirical and romantic critiques.
|The Chemical History of a Candle |
by Michael Faraday
This highly readable text by a famous inventor explores the components and weight of the atmosphere; capillary attraction; carbon content in oxygen and living bodies; and much more. Numerous illustrations.