The Life of Erasmus Darwin

by Charles Darwin (edited by Desmond King-Hele)

Cambridge University Press, £17.50

First unabridged edition.

Feynman Lectures on Gravitation

by Richard P. Feynman, Fernando B. Moringo & William G. Wagner

Westview, £24.99

Philosophers at War: The Quarrel Between Newton and Leibniz

by A. Rupert Hall

Cambridge University Press, £22.95

Gehennical Fire: The Lives of George Starkey, an American Alchemist in the Scientific Revolution

by William R. Newman

University of Chicago Press, $27.50, £19.50

“Newman shows us how studying an obscure and ambiguous figure can bring the science of a period to life.” David Knight Nature 373, 669 (1995).

The Making of Memory: From Molecules to Mind

by Steven Rose

Vintage, £8.99

A revised edition.