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Inventing The American Astronaut

ISBN 10 : 9781137025296
ISBN 13 : 1137025298

Who were the men who led America's first expeditions into space? Soldiers? Daredevils? The public sometimes imagined them that way: heroic military men and hot-shot pilots without ..


The First Atomic Age

ISBN 10 : 9781137307224
ISBN 13 : 1137307226

At the close of the 19th century, strange new forms of energy arrested the American public's attention in ways that no scientific discovery ever had before. This groundbreaking cul..


The Sociable Sciences

ISBN 10 : 9781137286062
ISBN 13 : 1137286067

This beautifully written history traces the fortunes of Charles Darwin and his contemporaries in Chile. It explains how they showed Chileans a new way to see their own natural envi..


German Rocketeers In The Heart Of Dixie

ISBN 10 : 9780300213454
ISBN 13 : 030021345X

This thought-provoking study by historian Monique Laney focuses on the U.S. government–assisted integration of German rocket specialists and their families into a small southern ..


Anglo American Connections In Japanese Chemistry

ISBN 10 : 9781137100139
ISBN 13 : 1137100133

Anglo-Japanese and American-Japanese connections in chemistry had a major impact on the institutionalization of scientific and technological higher education in Japan from the late..


The Roots Of American Exceptionalism

ISBN 10 : 0230116760
ISBN 13 : 9780230116764

How do United States public policies differ from those of other wealthy democracies? Why do they differ? The Roots of American Exceptionalism draws on societies' unique histories, ..


Spaceflight In The Shuttle Era And Beyond

ISBN 10 : 9780300227987
ISBN 13 : 0300227981

An exploration of the changing conceptions of the iconic Space Shuttle and a call for a new vision of spaceflight The thirty years of Space Shuttle flights saw contrary changes in ..