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Volvelles are little, independent paper discs secured into the book in a way so that each paper wheel can rotate. They are fastened into the book leaf using string or lead and are sturdy enough to last hundreds of years (at least in some cases!) Volvelles were designed and used for astronomical predictions, prognostication, determining the positions of the sun and moon, and, as we’ll see, so much more. 533 more words
What would we do without man-made materials? We can’t live without them these days.
Mark Miodownik, whom some of you may recognise from his regular TV appearances on Dara O’Briain’s Science Club on BBC2, wants to tells us all about the things our man-made world is shaped from. 457 more words
ARTICLES: Disciplining and Popularizing: Evolution and its Publics from the Modern Synthesis to the Present
The journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences has a set of articles in its March 2014 issue that all stem from a conference session for the History of Science Society in 2012: 77 more words