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History and Philosophy of Science

An innovative subset of our History and Philosophy books, Cambridge Scholars Publishing has developed a specialism in titles focusing on the History and Philosophy of Science. Recent and forthcoming work in this area looks the study of the development of global scientific institutions and societies, and the analysis of historical scientific approaches to social problems like disease and gender. As a whole, the collection is essential reading for historians, philosophers, and scientists alike, and to anyone eager to learn about the history and philosophy of our relationship to science.

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The Biology of Human Behavior

Why do human beings behave the way they do? What governs how they act out their daily lives? It is not difficult to provide the traditional argument that it’s largely a matter of the culture in which we live, a product of the influences of family, peers, teachers, religious leaders, the movies we see, the books we read, and so fort...

Medical Heritage of the National Palace of Mafra

Very little has been written on the unique historical medical heritage of the National Palace of Mafra in Portugal, which celebrated its new status as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2019. This book brings together a set of innovative studies which consider the importance of this unique collection of medical texts and items of mate...

Dialogues on the New Physics

Eurythmic physics is a general science which seeks to contribute to the unification of the wider field of physics in order to promote understanding of a clearer view of nature. This book develops the fundamental aspects of this approach, tracing how it assumes that, because physical phenomena are not linear in reality, they must be...

Synthesis of Adequate Mathematical Descriptions of Physical Processes

For effective use of the results of computational calculations, it is necessary that the computational schemes used correspond to real physical processes, so that the schemes are adequate. The issue of adequacy is currently poorly understood and there are also no generally accepted criteria of adequacy.This book is the first to add...

The Thick Bog of Metaphor and the New-wave Hermeneutic Defense of Psychoanalysis

Psychoanalysis, in Freud’s day and our own, has met with and continues to meet with staunch opposition from critics—from philosophers of science, like Adolf Grünbaum, and psychoanalysts, like Robert Holt—who see empirical confirmation as a problem of scientific practice. If therapists cannot ground therapy in a theory that is scien...

When Energy is Released from Atoms

When humans first released the energy from atoms, we came to see all matter as nothing but speed and flame. From this moment, the billowing waves of the global nuclear arms race formed a menacing undercurrent subverting the existing international situation. The Manhattan Project was the protagonist at the helm of all this; the scie...

Co-creating Actionable Science

In response to the call for actionable and collaborative solutions-oriented research for sustainability, this collection of essays provides insights into the multi-layered challenges that underlie this fast-emerging field. It offers the reader a deeper understanding of the myriad local avenues where knowledge is co-produced to meet...

Information Systems in Healthcare

This book looks at the pressing issue of the contribution of information systems (IS) to the healthcare field. It examines the potential of IS to change management processes in complex organizations, before addressing more specific concerns relating to the healthcare domain. It then looks at the increasing demand for accountability...

The Evolution of Stars

Why write a book about the stars? Of what use is their study? This book covers this ground with a number of anecdotes arising from the author’s almost 60 years’ experience as a research scientist who has worked with some of the largest telescopes in the world. The text exposes much of what is glossed over in the canned information ...

Astrobiology for a General Reader

This book implements several outstanding features which are helpful to the general reader. It is organized in the form of a ‘Questions and Answers’ guide, an approach unique in the field of astrobiology. The questions and answers are linked in a conversation-like style, with each new question following from the previous answer. The...

Experiences in the Biocontinuum

The central question in the biological sciences for the past 100 years has concerned an understanding of how living systems differ from other general physical phenomena and what makes these systems unique. With new developments in the fields of nonequilibrium thermodynamics, systems theory, chaos, and information theory over the pa...

Ionising Radiation and Mankind

This book provides a comprehensive account of the developments and current status in several fields of the application of radioactivity and ionising radiation. It covers such topics as radiation-based techniques, radiation’s applications in medicine, food and agriculture, its impact on industry, and its associated materials. The bo...
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