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Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science


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Reissuing works originally published between 1921 and 1988, this set offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in scientific thinking. Volumes range from Einstein's theories to quantum theory and genetics making this a comprehensive collection of previously out-of-print works. Many of the works review scientific advances in general or science and philosophy at the time; a great insight into the intellectual world of the 20th Century.

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A Century of Science 1851-1951

A Century of Science 1851-1951

1st Edition

Herbert Dingle
January 21, 2016

First published in 1951 to coincide with the British Festival, this book explores the developments in science which had occurred since the Great Exhibition of 1851. Covering the full range of scientific development which had emerged in that time – from fundamental physics to evolution and genetics,...

The General Principles of Quantum Theory

The General Principles of Quantum Theory

1st Edition

George Temple
December 21, 2015

Published in 1934, this monograph was one of the first introductory accounts of the principles which form the physical basis of the Quantum Theory, considered as a branch of mathematics. The exposition is restricted to a discussion of general principles and does not attempt detailed application to ...

The Progress of Science An Account of Recent Fundamental Researches in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

The Progress of Science An Account of Recent Fundamental Researches in Physics, Chemistry and Biology

1st Edition

J.G. Crowther
December 21, 2015

The Progress of Science, first published in 1934, was originally intended to help the interested reader develop their understanding of the natural sciences as they stood in the period leading up to the Second World War. This intention was predicated on the belief that the spirit of science can only...

My Life: Recollections of a Nobel Laureate

My Life: Recollections of a Nobel Laureate

1st Edition

Max Born
December 17, 2015

In this collection of informal reminiscences, first published in 1975, Max Born has written an extraordinarily vivid account of his life and work, originally intended for his family. Ranging from his time at the University of Göttingen, where Born had his first real motivation for a professional ...

Atomic Theories

Atomic Theories

1st Edition

F.H. Loring
December 09, 2015

Summarising the most novel facts and theories which were coming into prominence at the time, particularly those which had not yet been incorporated into standard textbooks, this important work was first published in 1921. The subjects treated cover a wide range of research that was being conducted ...

Einstein's Theory of Unified Fields

Einstein's Theory of Unified Fields

1st Edition

Marie Antoinette Tonnelat
December 09, 2015

First published in1966, here is presented a comprehensive overview of one of the most elusive scientific speculations by the pre-eminent genius of the 20th century. The theory is viewed by some scientists with deep suspicion, by others with optimism, but all agree that it represents an extreme ...

Fields of Force The Development of a World View from Faraday to Einstein.

Fields of Force The Development of a World View from Faraday to Einstein.

1st Edition

William Berkson
November 26, 2015

This book describes the picture of reality given by Newton, and the development of the later picture of reality given by field theory. In telling this story, the author explains what problem each scientist faced, and how the process of solving them led to new discoveries. By this method he gives ...

The Strategy of the Genes

The Strategy of the Genes

1st Edition

C.H. Waddington
November 26, 2015

First published in 1957, this essential classic work bridged the gap between analytical and theoretical biology, thus setting the insights of the former in a context which more sensitively reflects the ambiguities surrounding many of its core concepts and objectives. Specifically, these five ...

Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

1st Edition

Various
May 07, 2014

Reissuing works originally published between 1921 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science (20 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in scientific thinking. Volumes range from Einstein's theories to quantum theory and genetics making this a...

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