Series: California Studies in the History of Science

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The Galileo Affair : A Documentary History by Maurice A. Finocchiaro1
A History of the United States Atomic Energy Commission, Vol. 3: Atoms for Peace and War, 1953-1961 by Richard G. Hewlett3
Lawrence and His Laboratory: A History of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Volume I by J. L. Heilbron5
Scientific Growth: Essays on the Social Organization and Ethos of Science by Joseph Ben-David8
Physics and Politics in Revolutionary Russia by Paul R. Josephson9
From c-Numbers to q-Numbers: The Classical Analogy in the History of Quantum Theory by Olivier Darrigol10
The Quiet Revolution: Hermann Kolbe and the Science of Organic Chemistry by Alan J. Rocke11
Hermann von Helmholtz and the Foundations of Nineteenth-Century Science by David Cahan12
Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics by Ruth Lewin Sime13

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