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History of Science & Technology

  • Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge

    A Historical Outline of Aims and Tensions, 1st Edition

    By Michael Segre

    This book sketches the history of higher education, in parallel with the development of science. Its goal is to draw attention to the historical tensions between the aims of higher education and those of science, in the hope of contributing to improving the contemporary university. A helpful tool…

    Paperback – 2019-07-22
    Routledge

  • Radio Wars

    Broadcasting During the Cold War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Risso

    During the Cold War, radio broadcasting played an important role in the ideological confrontation between East and West. As archival documents gathered in this volume reveal, radio broadcasting was among the most pressing concerns of contemporary information agencies. These broadcasts could…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge

  • Pursuing the Unity of Science

    Ideology and Scientific Practice from the Great War to the Cold War, 1st Edition

    Edited by Harmke Kamminga, Geert Somsen

    From 1918 to the late 1940s, a host of influential scientists and intellectuals in Europe and North America were engaged in a number of far-reaching unity of science projects. In this period of deep social and political divisions, scientists collaborated to unify sciences across disciplinary…

    Paperback – 2017-10-13
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry

    The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934, 1st Edition

    By Peter Reed

    The Muspratt family form a fascinating dynasty in the history of British commerce and manufacturing. Associated principally with the development of the chemical industry in Liverpool - James Muspratt (1793-1884) was the first person to make alkali on a large scale using the Leblanc Process - the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Experimental Analysis of Development

    1st Edition

    By Bernhard Dürken

    This book, first published in English in 1932, serves as an introduction to experimental embryology. This title, while covering in-depth the field of investigation, presents the general issues surrounding this particular study rather than just providing an analysis of particular results. This title…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Francis Watkins and the Dollond Telescope Patent Controversy

    1st Edition

    By Brian Gee, edited by Anita McConnell

    Francis Watkins was an eminent figure in his field of mathematical and optical instrument making in mid-eighteenth century London. Working from original documents, Brian Gee has uncovered the life and times of an optical instrument maker, who - at first glance - was not among the most prominent in…

    Paperback – 2017-02-27
    Routledge

  • The Development of Scientific Marketing in the Twentieth Century

    Research for Sales in the Pharmaceutical Industry, 1st Edition

    By Jean-Paul Gaudillière

    The global pharmaceutical industry is currently estimated to be worth $1 trillion. Contributors chart the rise of scientific marketing within the industry from 1920-1980. This is the first comprehensive study into pharmaceutical marketing, demonstrating that many new techniques were actually…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine

  • Experiments in Practice

    1st Edition

    By Astrid Schwarz

    Traditionally experimentation has been understood as an activity performed within the laboratory, but in the twenty-first century this view is being challenged. Schwarz uses ecological and environmental case studies to show how scientific experiments can transcend the laboratory.…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Philosophy, Computing and Information Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ruth Hagengruber, Uwe Riss

    Over the last four decades computers and the internet have become an intrinsic part of all our lives, but this speed of development has left related philosophical enquiry behind. Featuring the work of computer scientists and philosophers, these essays provide an overview of an exciting new area of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960–1990

    1st Edition

    By Sabine Höhler

    The idea of the earth as a vessel in space came of age in an era shaped by space travel and the Cold War. Höhler’s study brings together technology, science and ecology to explore the way this latter-day ark was invoked by politicians, environmentalists, cultural historians, writers of science…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • The Future of Scientific Practice

    'Bio-Techno-Logos', 1st Edition

    Edited by Marta Bertolaso

    Focusing on cell dynamics, molecular medicine and robotics, contributors explore the interplay between biological, technological and theoretical ways of thinking. The collection makes a strong contribution to current debates in the philosophy of science and the changing role of scientific practice.…

    Paperback – 2017-01-05
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience