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American Philosophical Society
Useful Knowledge: The Millennium Program (Memoir 234)
Alexander G. Bearn
Useful Knowledge: What will it be for the next millennium? In five symposia, members of the Amer. Philosophical Soc. asked this question in April 1999 at the Society’s Millennium Meet. Contents: (1) Math & Physical Sciences: The Laws of Nature; Our Concepts of the Cosmos, Progress, Prospects & Mysteries; Math & Computing; Global Warming: Does Science Matter?; & The Molecular Biology of Huntington’s Disease; (2): Biological Sci.: Scientists & the Public: An Ambivalent Partnership; Cancer: The Revolution & the Challenges; Wiring the Brain: Dynamic Interplay between Nature & Nurture; & A Neuroscience of Memory for the 21st Cent.; (3) Social Sci.: Nat. Sovereignty & Human Rights; Econ. Becomes a Science -- Or Does It?; & A Millennium of Economics in Twenty Minutes: In Pursuit of Useful Knowledge; (4) Humanities: Art & Architectural History in the 20th Cent.; More Than One Millennium: The Perennial Return of the History of Religions; & Singularity in an Age of Globalization; & (5) The Professions, Arts & Affairs: 100 Yrs. of the Renaissance; Race & Admission to Univ.; Health Care in a Democratic Soc.; & Culture & Democracy in America. Illus.
Polar Hayes: The Life and Contributions of Isaac Israel Hayes, M.D.
Learning Greek in Western Europe, 1396-1529: Grammars, Lexica, and Classroom Texts: Transactions Vol. 100, Part 2
Ptolemy and the Foundations of Ancient Mathematical Optics: A Source Based Guided Study: Transactions, APS (vol. 89, part 3)
“To Do Justice to Him and Myself”: Evert Wendell’s Account Book of the Fur Trade with Indians in Albany, New York, 1695-1726 (includes cd-rom with original, Dutch text)
Alhacen on Refraction (2 Volume Set): A Critical Edition, with English Translation and Commentary, of Book 7 of Alhacen’s “De Aspectibus,” the Medieval Latin Version of Ibn al-Haytham’s “Kitab al-Manazir”
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