E-books: Social Sciences

  • Palaeontology, 1860 book cover

    Palaeontology, 1860

    1st Edition

    By Richard Owen

    Owen was the founder of the Natural History Museum, bringing the collections over from the British Museum. Although he was a supporter of evolutionary theory, he was reluctant to accept Darwin's version of evolution. This volume examines fossil evidence for change in species over time.…

    eBook – 2018-12-07

  • Essay on the Theory of the Earth, 1813 book cover

    Essay on the Theory of the Earth, 1813

    1st Edition

    By Georges Cuvier

    Based at the Parisian Museum of Natural History, Cuvier was able to compare the fossil bones he dug from the quarries of Montmartre with those of animals alive today. Guided by the principle of correlation, that all the parts of an animal must cohere, and by analogy, with living species, Cuvier…

    eBook – 2018-10-24

  • Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume II, 1836 book cover

    Geology & Mineralogy, Considered with Reference to Natural Theology, Volume II, 1836

    1st Edition

    By William Buckland

    Moving away from his earlier belief in a short, catastrophic history of the Earth, this volume shows how Buckland envisages instead progressive change as the Earth gradually cooled as it was prepared for human occupation. Extinct creatures did not die out because they were poorly designed; God…

    eBook – 2018-10-24

  • Hima Jour V1:Sci Tra 1790-1877 book cover

    Hima Jour V1:Sci Tra 1790-1877

    1st Edition

    Edited by David Knight

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2016-04-29

  • The Sociology of Islam: Collected Essays of Bryan S. Turner book cover

    The Sociology of Islam

    Collected Essays of Bryan S. Turner, 1st Edition

    Edited by Bryan S. Turner, Kamaludeen Mohamed Nasir

    Taking a thematic approach, Bryan S. Turner draws together his writings which explore the relationship between Islam and the ideas of Western social thinkers. Turner engages with the broad categories of capitalism, orientalism, modernity, gender, and citizenship among others, as he examines how…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Contemporary Thought in the Islamic World

  • Transitional Justice book cover

    Transitional Justice

    1st Edition

    By Christine Bell

    This collection on transitional justice sits as part of a library of essays on different concepts of ’justice’. Yet transitional justice appears quite different from other types of justice and fundamental ambiguities characterise the term that raise questions as to how it should sit alongside other…

    eBook – 2016-02-17
    New Advances in Crime and Social Harm

  • Enforcing and Challenging the Voting Rights Act: Race, Voting, and Redistricting book cover

    Enforcing and Challenging the Voting Rights Act

    Race, Voting, and Redistricting, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marsha Darling

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    eBook – 2014-02-24
    Controversies in Constitutional Law

  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism book cover

    Encyclopedia of Buddhism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Damien Keown, Charles S. Prebish

    Reflects the current state of scholarship in Buddhist Studies, its entries being written by specialists in many areas, presenting an accurate overview of Buddhist history, thought and practices, most entries having cross-referencing to others and bibliographical references. Contain around 1000…

    eBook – 2013-12-16

  • Management and the Worker book cover

    Management and the Worker

    1st Edition

    By William J. Dickson, F. J. Roethlisberger

    This is the official account of the experiments carried out at the Hawthorne Works of the Eastern Electric Company in Chicago. These were divided into test room studies, interviewing studies and observational studies. The test room studies were experiments into what variables in a workplace…

    eBook – 2004-06-01

  • Scientific Management book cover

    Scientific Management

    1st Edition

    By Frederick Winslow Taylor

    This volume comprises three works originally published separately as Shop Management (1903), The Principles of Scientific Management (1911) and Testimony Before the Special House Committee (1912). Taylor aimed at reducing conflict between managers and workers by using scientific thought to develop…

    eBook – 2004-06-01

  • Man's Place in Nature, 1863 book cover

    Man's Place in Nature, 1863

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Henry Huxley

    Huxley was one of the first adherents to Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection and advanced its acceptance by scientists and the public. Man's Place in Nature was explicitly directed against Richard Owen, who had claimed that there were distinct differences between human brains and…

    eBook – 2004-06-01

  • On the Shop Floor: Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output book cover

    On the Shop Floor

    Two Studies of Workshop Organization and Output, 1st Edition

    By T. Lupton

    Lupton's empirical study used real work groups rather than experimental groups working in post-war factories in Britain to arrive at a more sympathetic and informed appreciation of the reasoning behind the positions adopted by workers in their dealings with management, compared with the more…

    eBook – 2004-06-01

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