Book
239 pages : color facsimiles ; 24 cm + 1 volume (136 pages of plates : color facsimiles ; 24 cm)
  • Presentación : Biblioteca Palafoxiana : difundir el pensamiento de las bellas artes / Diana Isabel Jaramillo Juárez, directora de la Biblioteca Palafoxiana Puebla
  • Estudios introductorios : Atanasio Kircher, el maestro de las cien artes / Elvia Carreño Velázquez, Bibliotecas y Libros Antiguos Adabi A.C. ; Ciencia historia y erudición : el Museo de Atanasio Kircher en el Colegio Romano / Paula Findlen, Stanford University
  • Prólogo : Reino magnético de la naturaleza / J. Rafael Martínez E., Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Facsimilar : Reino magnético de la naturaleza / Atanasio Kircher.
Special Collections
Book
176 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Over the past few decades, the "pictorial turn" in the natural sciences, prompted by the computer's capacity to produce visual representations, has generated considerable theoretical interest. Poised between their materiality and the abstract level they are meant to convey, scientific images are always intersections of form and meaning. Benoit Mandelbrot (1924-2010), one of the best-known producers of digital images in scientific and industrial research, was particularly curious about the ways in which the materiality of scientific representation was able to influence the development of the ideas and abstractions the images embodied. Using images and objects found in Mandelbrot's office, this book questions the relationship between the visual and scientific reasoning in fractal geometry and chaos theory, among the most popular fields to use digital scientific imagery in the past century. These unpublished materials offer new connections between the material world and that of mathematical ideas. Work by Adrien Douady and Otto Rossler provides historical depth to the analysis.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780300186437 20160609
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
Book
xiii, 298 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations and Tables ix Acknowledgments xi Introduction Discovering the City of Knowledge 1 PART ONE: INTENT 1. Cold War Politics 17 Frameworks, 1945-1950 18 Policy and Geography, 1950-1965 36 Conclusion 55 2. "Multiversities, " Cities, and Suburbs 58 The Scientist in the Garden 60 Economic Development Solutions 75 Conclusion 92 PART TWO: IMPLEMENTATION 3. From the Farm to the Valley: Stanford University and the San Francisco Peninsula 97 A Western Retreat 99 Hot and Cold Wars 103 Land Development 110 A Model City 127 "The Battle of the Hills" 132 Conclusion 139 4. Building" Brainsville" : The University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia 142 Franklin's University and Its City 143 From Computers to Medicine 146 Industrial Decline and Urban Renewal 151 Building University City 158 Scientific Industry Comes to West Philadelphia 166 Controversy and Protest 172 Conclusion 180 5. Selling the New South: Georgia Tech and Atlanta 182 The New Industrial South 185 Postwar Growth and Postwar Power 190 Expansion and Entrepreneurship at Georgia Tech 201 Selling Atlanta in the Space Age 207 Research Parks, Office Parks, and Another Stanford? 216 Conclusion 221 PART THREE LEGACY Conclusion The Next Silicon Valley 225 Notes 235 Index 291.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691117164 20160528
What is the magic formula for turning a place into a high-tech capital? How can a city or region become a high-tech powerhouse like Silicon Valley? For over half a century, through boom times and bust, business leaders and politicians have tried to become 'the next Silicon Valley, ' but few have succeeded. This book examines why high-tech development became so economically important late in the twentieth century, and why its magic formula of people, jobs, capital, and institutions has been so difficult to replicate. Margaret O'Mara shows that high-tech regions are not simply accidental market creations but 'cities of knowledge' - planned communities of scientific production that were shaped and subsidized by the original venture capitalist, the Cold War defense complex.At the heart of the story is the American research university, an institution enriched by Cold War spending and actively engaged in economic development. The story of the city of knowledge broadens our understanding of postwar urban history and of the relationship between civil society and the state in late twentieth-century America. It leads us to further redefine the American suburb as being much more than formless 'sprawl, ' and shows how it is in fact the ultimate post-industrial city. Understanding this history and geography is essential to planning for the future of the high-tech economy, and this book is must reading for anyone interested in building the next Silicon Valley.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691117164 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections

4. Stanford scientific review [2003 - 2009]

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14 items
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Biology Library (Falconer), SAL3 (off-campus storage), Science Library (Li and Ma), Special Collections
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Earth Sciences Library (Branner), Special Collections
Book
xi, 160 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
  • Foreword / Michael A. Keller
  • Preface / Roberto G. Trujillo and Henry Lowood
  • Introduction : inside the baroque encyclopedia / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Science, history, and erudition : Athanasius Kircher's museum at the Collegio Romano / Paula Findlen
  • Kircher's magnetic investigations / Martha Baldwin
  • Kircher's subterranean world and the dignity of the geocosm / Tara E. Nummedal
  • The connoisseur of magic / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Between the demonic and the miraculous : Athanasius Kircher and the baroque culture of machines / Michael John Gorman
  • Making music, making knowledge : the harmonius universe of Athanasius Kircher / Penelope Gouk
  • Matters medical / Martha Baldwin
  • "If you have a secret, either keep it, or reveal it" : cryptography and universal language / Nick Wilding
  • China illustrata : the universe in a cup of tea / Haun Saussy
  • Kircher's Egypt / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Kircher among the ruins : esoteric knowledge and universal history / Daniel Stolzenberg
  • Appendix I : Kircher's correspondence / Nick Wilding
  • Appendix II : Bibliography of works by and related to Athanasius Kircher at the Stanford University Libraries / John E. Mustain and Barry E. Hinman.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
Book
xvii, 379 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
This title includes a book and CD-ROM. Arnold O Beckman was a legend in his time: the blacksmith's son who grew up to play a pivotal role in the instrumentation revolution that dramatically changed science, technology, and society. From his rural boyhood world of farming and woodworking, through his service in the US Marines and his appointment to the Caltech faculty, to his path-breaking creation of the pH meter, the DU spectrophotometer, and the establishment of the Beckman Instruments company, this work portrays an individual whose ingenuity and integrity made him a scientific leader and industrial pioneer.It also discusses his role in California and national politics, and his career as a major philanthropist. Arnold Beckman's story is inseparable from that of the 20th century - a very inspiring read. Included with this biography is a video portrait of Arnold Beckman, in CD-ROM format for both PC and Mac. You will see and hear Dr Beckman talk about his early life, his marriage to Mabel, and his philosophies of inventing, education, and philanthropy. The CD-ROM was produced by Jeffrey I Seeman.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780941901239 20160527
Science Library (Li and Ma), Special Collections
Book
xiii, 109 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
"The Ecstatic Journey: Althanasius Kircher in Baroque Rome" surveys the scientific, religious and political culture of 17th-century Rome through the works of Althanasius Kircher (1602-80), a German Jesuit at the Roman College. Published in conjunction with an exhibition held in the Department of Special Collections at the University of Chicago's Regenstein Library, this illustrated catalogue includes an essay by Ingrid D. Rowland and descriptions of over 100 works. The introduction by F. Sherwood Rowland, 1995 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, offers an appreciation of Kircher and observations on the idea of scientific progress.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780943056258 20160528
Green Library, SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
Book
353 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction-- 2. Practice, reason, context: the dialogue between theory and experiment-- 3. The discipline of nature and the nature of disciplines-- 3. The discipline of nature and the nature of disciplines-- 4. Social interests and the organic physics of 1847-- 5. Science for the clinic: science policy and the formation of Carl Ludwig's Institute in Leipzig-- 6. The politics of vision-- optics, painting, and ideology in Germany 1845-95-- 7. A magic bullet: research for profit and the growth of knowledge in Germany around 1900-- 8. Practical reason and the construction of knowledge: the lifeworld of Haber-Bosch-- 9. Instrument makers and discipline builders: the case of nuclear magnetic resonance-- Notes-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804729253 20160528
  • 1. Inscription practices and materialities of communication Timothy Lenoir-- 2. The language of strange facts in early modern science Lorraine Daston-- 3. Shaping information: mathematics, computing and typography Robin Rider-- 4. The technology of mathematical persuasion Brian Rotman-- 5. On the take-off of operators Friedrich Kittler-- 6. Switchboards and sex: the nut(t) case Bernhard Siegert-- 7. Politics on the topographer's table: the helvetic triangulation of cartography, politics, and representation David Gugerli-- 8. Writing Darwin's islands: England and the insular condition Gillian Beer-- 9. Illustrations as strategy in Charles Darwin's The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals Phillip Prodger-- 10. The Leviathan of Parsontown: literary technology and scientific representation Simon Schaffer-- 11. Technology, aesthetics and the development of astrophotography at the Lick Observatory Alex Pang-- 12. Standards and semiotics Robert Brain-- 123. Experimental systems, graphematic spaces-- Hans-Jong Rheinberger-- 14. Emergent power: vitality and theology in artificial life Richard M. Doyle-- 15. Science and writing: two national narratives of failure Lisa Bloom-- 16. Perception versus experience: moving pictures and their resistance to interpretation Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht-- Notes-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804727778 20160528
Early practitioners of the social studies of science turned their attention away from questions of institutionalization, which had tended to emphasize macrolevel explanations, and attended instead to microstudies of laboratory practice. Though sympathetic to this approach as the microstudies included in this book attest the author is interested in re-investigating certain aspects of institution formation, notably the formation of scientific, medical, and engineering disciplines. He emphasizes the manner in which science as cultural practice is imbricated with other forms of social, political, and even aesthetic practices. This book offers case studies that reexamine certain critical junctures in the traditional historical picture of the evolution of the role of the scientist in modern Western society. It focuses especially on the establishment of new disciplines within German research universities in the nineteenth century, the problematic relationship that emerged between science, industry, and the state at the turn of the twentieth century, and post-World War II developments in science and technology.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804729253 20160528
Metaphors of inscription and writing figure prominently in all levels of discourse in and about science. The description of nature as a book written in the language of mathematics has been a common trope since at least the time of Galileo, a metaphor supplemented in our own day by the characterization of DNA sequences as the code for the book of life, decipherable in terms of protein semantic units. An important recent direction in the fields of science and literature studies is to consider such descriptions as more than metaphoric, as revelatory of the processes of signification in science more generally. Nearly everywhere we look, the semiotic turn is upon us. Recent science and technology studies have been characterized by a rich diversity of research directions, manifesting several trends apparently counter to one another. On the one hand stands the rich tradition of detailed microstudies of experiments, instruments, and scientific practice; on the other hand are grouped studies grander in scope, aimed at examining science within the framework of cultural production. This volume of sixteen essays seeks common ground among these different approaches by juxtaposing work from historically focused science and literature studies with work inspired by poststructuralist philosophy and semiotics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780804727778 20160528
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections

10. Terminator [1990 - ]

Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Special Collections
Book
xxxviii, 74 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Green Library, Special Collections
Book
144 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Special Collections
Book
x, 356 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Collection
Stephen J. Gould Rare Books Collection
Philosophy Library (Tanner), SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections

14. Zhivye pribory [1986]

Book
172, [1] p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Special Collections
Book
96 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Special Collections
Book
xvii, 119, [1] p. : ill. ; 32 cm.
Special Collections
Book
[64] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Special Collections
Book
xvi, 157 p. ; 25 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving), Special Collections
Book
[60] p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
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20. Scientific meetings [1977 - ]

Journal/Periodical
v. 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage), Special Collections