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The Astro Archaeology of Stonehenge: Concerning the Scientific Method by George Curtis

Demonstrating with mathematics that many scientific theories and paradigms are based on logical fallacies. This book analyses the correlation between the ground-plan of Stonehenge and all the known planetary orbits of the Solar System, showing that if science would go beyond the accepted p...

Genre: Science & Maths, Education, Experiments, Instruments & Measurement, History & Philosophy / Size: 55 pages / Free from 20 February 2020  

Knowledge from a Human Point of View (Synthese Library Book 416) by Ana-Maria Crețu

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Genre: Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 152 pages / Free from 20 February 2020  

Lewis Fry Richardson: His Intellectual Legacy and Influence in the Social Sciences (Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice Book 27) by Nils Petter Gleditsch

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Genre: Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 148 pages / Free from 20 February 2020  

Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling: With Applications for the Social Sciences (Methodos Series Book 13) by Eric Silverman

This open access book examines the methodological complications of using complexity science concepts within the social science domain.  The opening chapters take the reader on a tour through the development of simulation methodologies in the fields of artificial life and population biolog...

Genre: Computing, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 235 pages / Free from 19 February 2020   Rating: 3.00 / 5 3 reviews

Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology by Daniel J. Nicholson

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.Everything Flows explores the metaphysical thesis that the livin...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, History & Philosophy / Size: 416 pages / Free from 18 February 2020   Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The handbook Man The Species by Ron A. Halter

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Genre: Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 2.13 mb / Free from 17 February 2020  

Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife) by Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishme...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 212 pages / Free from 16 February 2020   Rating: 4.00 / 5 4 reviews

Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife) by Owen Davies

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gal...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 118 pages / Free from 16 February 2020  

The Pathologisation of Homosexuality in Fascist Italy: The Case of 'G' (Genders and Sexualities in History) by Gabriella Romano

This open access book investigates the pathologisation of homosexuality during the fascist regime in Italy through an analysis of the case of G., a man with "homosexual tendencies" interned in the Collegno mental health hospital in 1928. No systematic study exists on the possibility that F...

Genre: History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 110 pages / Free from 14 February 2020  

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine) by Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early...

Genre: Fiction, History, Europe, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 240 pages / Free from 14 February 2020   Rating: 4.00 / 5 4 reviews

Information—Consciousness—Reality: How a New Understanding of the Universe Can Help Answer Age-Old Questions of Existence (The Frontiers Collection) by James B. Glattfelder

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Physics / Size: 662 pages / Free from 13 February 2020   Rating: 3.00 / 5 3 reviews

The Mosaic Theory of Natural Complexity: A scientific and philosophical approach by Georges Chapouthier

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Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 668 kb / Free from 13 February 2020  

Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum: Doctors, Patients, and Practices (Mental Health in Historical Perspective) by Jennifer Wallis

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores how the body was investigated in the late nineteenth-century asylum in Britain. As more and more Victorian asylum doctors looked to the bodily fabric to reveal the ‘truth’ of mental disease, a whole host of technique...

Genre: History, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 276 pages / Free from 12 February 2020   Rating: 3.90 / 5 4 reviews

Cognition Switch #6 by Carl Zimmer

Cognition Switch: An Artefact for the Transmission of New IdeasIssue #6: June 2019Featuring Ideas by:Alex O’Brien, Hayley Birch, Catherine de Lange, Carl Zimmer, Moheb Costandi, Virginia Gewin, Emma Young, Samira Shackle, and Kendall Powell...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 157 pages / Free from 10 February 2020   Rating: 5.00 / 5 1 review

Louis Agassiz as a Teacher: Illustrative Extracts on His Method of Instruction by Lane Cooper

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Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Education & Reference, Education, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 52 pages / Free from 10 February 2020   Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Understanding Perspectivism (Open Access): Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects (Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science) by Michela Massimi

This edited collection is the first of its kind to explore the view called perspectivism in philosophy of science. The book brings together an array of essays that reflect on the methodological promises and scientific challenges of perspectivism in a variety of fields such as physics, biol...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 206 pages / Free from 10 February 2020  

Security, Loyalty, and Science (Cornell Studies in Civil Liberties) by Walter Gellhorn

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 311 pages / Free from 10 February 2020  

Model-Based Demography: Essays on Integrating Data, Technique and Theory (Demographic Research Monographs) by Thomas K. Burch

Late in a career of more than sixty years, Thomas Burch, an internationally known social demographer, undertook a wide-ranging methodological critique of demography. This open access volume contains a selection of resulting papers, some previously unpublished, some published but not readil...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 200 pages / Free from 10 February 2020   Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834 (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife) by Rachel E. Bennett

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Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 237 pages / Free from 10 February 2020   Rating: 3.00 / 5 3 reviews

Remembering and Disremembering the Dead: Posthumous Punishment, Harm and Redemption over Time (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife) by Floris Tomasini

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is a multidisciplinary work that investigates the notion of posthumous harm over time. The question what is and when is death, affects how we understand the possibility of posthumous harm and redemption. Whilst it is impossible...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Health & Fitness, Death & Grief / Size: 103 pages / Free from 10 February 2020  

Albert Einstein: Extraordinary Life Lessons That Will Change Your Life Forever (Inspirational Books) by Jamie Cooper

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Unfortunately, you’ve fallen victim to the biggest lie out there: that creating a life of dreams is hard and nearly impossible. It’s nearly impossible because without the right connections, a good early education, and financial wealth to b...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 30 pages / Free from 07 February 2020   Rating: 3.20 / 5 5 reviews

Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health (International Political Economy Series) by Maureen Mackintosh

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The importance of the pharmaceutical industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, its claim to policy priority, is rooted in the vast unmet health needs of the sub-continent. Making Medicines in Africa is a collective endeavour, by a group of contributors...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Industries & Professions, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, International, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Physics / Size: 360 pages / Free from 06 February 2020   Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The Challenge of Chance: A Multidisciplinary Approach from Science and the Humanities (The Frontiers Collection) by Klaas Landsman

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths, Behavioural Sciences, History & Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics / Size: 276 pages / Free from 06 February 2020   Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The Revolution That Hasn’t Happened Weinberg & Kuhn’s scheme by Omega Philosophy and Science Series

In his book “The Revolution that didn’t happen” Steven Weinberg argues that Kuhn’s scheme cannot properly describe modern developments in physics and that there has not been a scientific revolution in this field in the 20th or 21st century. I agree with both of Weinberg’s claims,...

Genre: Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 42 pages / Free from 04 February 2020   Rating: 5.00 / 5 1 review

The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife) by Sarah Tarlow

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting (‘hanging in chains’), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 155 pages / Free from 04 February 2020   Rating: 3.40 / 5 3 reviews

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and its Histories (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History) by Abigail Woods

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Genre: History, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Nature & Ecology / Size: 280 pages / Free from 03 February 2020   Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

The Taming of Evolution: The Persistence of Nonevolutionary Views in the Study of Humans by Davydd Greenwood

The theory of evolution has clearly altered our views of the biological world, but in the study of human beings, evolutionary and preevolutionary views continue to coexist in a state of perpetual tension. The Taming of Evolution addresses the questions of how and why this is so. Davydd Gre...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy / Size: 226 pages / Free from 03 February 2020  

How Old is Time?: Short Stories from Science, History and Philosophy by Saso Dolenc

"I travel a lot around the world, I regularly follow the world's most notable news sources, and I often socialize with prominent intellectuals in various parts of the world, but the best short stories about science I encounter are those I find at home in my native Slovenia. The essays on s...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Essays & Commentary, History & Philosophy / Size: 232 pages / Free from 03 February 2020  

Physical (A)Causality: Determinism, Randomness and Uncaused Events (Fundamental Theories of Physics Book 192) by Karl Svozil

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book addresses the physical phenomenon of events that seem to occur spontaneously and without any known cause. These are to be contrasted with events that happen in a (pre-)determined, predictable, lawful, and causal way. All our kno...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics / Size: 219 pages / Free from 02 February 2020   Rating: 1.90 / 5 2 reviews

Melting Hadrons, Boiling Quarks - From Hagedorn Temperature to Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions at CERN: With a Tribute to Rolf Hagedorn by Johann Rafelski

This book shows how the study of multi-hadron production phenomena in the years after the founding of CERN culminated in Hagedorn's pioneering idea of limiting temperature, leading on to the discovery of the quark-gluon plasma -- announced, in February 2000 at CERN.Following the foreword b...

Genre: Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Physics / Size: 441 pages / Free from 01 February 2020   Rating: 5.00 / 5 5 reviews

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