The History of Science From the Space Race to the Rise of Photography and Beyond: Academic Best Sellers

The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon, a lively and innovative collection exploring the diverse conditions that shape how—and whether—scientific knowledge travels across borders, and a history of the space program through the eyes of its engineers and scientists top the list of best-selling History of Science books, as compiled by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

The remarkable story of the trailblazers and the ordinary Americans on the front lines of the epic mission to reach the moon, a lively and innovative collection exploring the diverse conditions that shape how—and whether—scientific knowledge travels across borders, and a history of the space program through the eyes of its engineers and scientists top the list of best-selling History of Science books, as compiled by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO.

 

1. One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
Fishman, Charles
Simon & Schuster. 2019. ISBN 9781501106293. $29.99.

2. How Knowledge Moves: Writing the Transnational History of Science and Technology
Krige, John
University of Chicago Press. 2019. ISBN 9780226605852. $120.

3. Apollo Chronicles: Engineering America's First Moon Missions
Brown, Brandon R.
Oxford University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780190681340. $29.95.

4. Interplanetary Robots: True Stories of Space Exploration
Pyle, Rod
Prometheus. 2019. ISBN 9781633885028. $18.

5. Engineering Rules: Global Standard Setting Since 1880
Yates, Joanne
Johns Hopkins University Press. 2019. ISBN 9781421428895. $64.95.

6. Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution
Rothschild, Rachel Emma
University of Chicago Press. 2019. ISBN 9780226634715. $45.

7. Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals the Universe
Heiferman, Marvin
Aperture. 2019. ISBN 9781597114479. $39.95.

8. Bloodflowers: Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Photography, and the 1980s
Bourland, W. Ian
Duke University Press. 2019. ISBN 9781478000686. $99.95.

10. Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power
Smith, Sheila A.
Harvard University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780674987647. $29.95.

11. Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level
Kahney, Leander
Portfolio Penguin. 2019. ISBN 9780525537601. $27.

12. American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880-1960
Withuhn, William L.
Indiana University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780253039330. $40.

13. Taking Nazi Technology: Allied Exploitation of German Science After the Second World War
O’Reagan, Douglas
Johns Hopkins University Press. 2019. ISBN 9781421428871. $54.95.

14. Mosaics of Knowledge: Representing Information in the Roman World
Riggsby, Andrew M.
Oxford University Press. 2019. ISBN 9780190632502. $74.

15. Life and Legend of James Watt: Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine
Miller, David Philip
University of Pittsburgh Press. 2019. ISBN 9780822945581. $50.

16. Power Trip: The Story of Energy
Webber, Michael E.
Basic Books. 2019. ISBN 9781541644397. $30.

17. American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race
Brinkley, Douglas
HarperCollins. 2019. ISBN 9780062655066. $35.

18. Apollo's Legacy: Perspectives on the Moon Landings
Launius, Roger D.
Smithsonian Books. 2019. ISBN 9781588346490. $27.95.

19. Wright Brothers, Wrong Story: How Wilbur Wright Solved the Problem of Manned Flight
Hazelgrove, William Elliott
Prometheus. 2018. ISBN 9781633884588. $24.

20. Shoot for the Moon: The Space Race and the Extraordinary Voyage of Apollo 11
Donovan, Jim
Little, Brown. 2019. ISBN 9780316341783. $30.

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