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The Rediscovery of North America
The Rediscovery of North America
Paperback      ISBN: 0679740996
A concise analysis of the devastating impact of Columbus's voyage to the New World links atrocities committed by Spanish conquistadors in search of wealth to the ongoing destruction of our land, water, wildlife, and natural resources. Reprint.
In Suspect Terrain
In Suspect Terrain
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374176507
A study of the work of Anita Harris and the geological history of the Appalachian region points out questions about the theory of plate tectonics and examines evidence of continental glaciation
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
The Great Bridge
The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
Paperback      ISBN: 067145711x
A detailed account of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge providing background on its engineering history as well as the political and social climate of the late-nineteenth century
Desert Solitaire: A Season in the Wilderness
Desert Solitaire
A Season in the Wilderness
Paperback      ISBN: 0671695886
An account of the author's experiences, observations, and reflections as a seasonal park ranger in southeast Utah
Basin and Range
Basin and Range
Paperback      ISBN: 0374516901
McPhee traces the geologic history of the region extending from eastern Utah to eastern California, juxtaposes descriptions of this terrain as it was eons ago with its contemporary features, and examines the plate tectonics revolution
West With the Night
West With the Night
Paperback      ISBN: 0865471185
Describes growing up in an Africa that no longer exists, training and breeding race horses, flying mail to Sudan, and being the first woman to fly the Atlantic, east to west
A Natural History of the Senses
A Natural History of the Senses
Paperback      ISBN: 0679735666
A naturalist guides readers through the human senses, discussing the evolution of the kiss, the sadistic cuisine of eighteenth-century England, the chemistry of pain, and the melodies of Earth
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
The Double Helix
A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
Paperback      ISBN: 0393950751
Since its publication in 1968, The Double Helix has given countless readers a rare and exciting look at one highly significant piece of scientific research--Watson and Crick's race to discover the molecular structure of DNA. In this Norton Critical Edition, Watson's lively and irreverent account is placed in historical perspective by Gunther Stent's introduction and by retrospective views from two major figures in the adventure, Francis Crick and Linus Pauling, and by Rosalind Franklin's last student, Aaron Klug. Background materials include reproductions of the original scientific papers in which the double helical structure of DNA was first presented in 1953 and 1954. In Criticism, which begins with "A Review of the Reviews" by Gunther Stent, other scientists and scholars reveal their own experiences and views of Watson's story. There are reviews by Philip Morrison, F. X. S., Richard C. Lewontin, Mary Ellmann, Robert L. Sinsheimer, John Lear, Alex Comfort, Jacob Bronowski, Conrad H. Waddington, Robert K. Merton, Peter M. Medawar, and André Lwoff; as well as three letters to the editor of Science by Max F. Perutz, M. H. F. Wilkins, and James D. Watson.
Gift of Good Land: Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural
Gift of Good Land
Further Essays Cultural and Agricultural
Paperback      ISBN: 0865470529
Essays dealing with such topics as land reclamation, small farms, and horse-drawn tools stress the interdependence of culture and agriculture
Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge: Proceedings of the Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science, London 1965, Volume 4
Criticism and the Growth of Knowledge
Proceedings of the Colloquium in the Philosophy of Science, London 1965, Volume 4
Paperback      ISBN: 0521096235
This volume arose out of a symposium on Thomas Kuhn's work, with Karl Popper in the chair.