History: History of Science & Technology

  • Impressionable Biologies: From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics book cover

    Impressionable Biologies

    From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics

    By Maurizio Meloni

    Today environmental epigenetics and microbiomics are significantly contributing to a reconfiguration of the body as profoundly permeable to its surroundings and extensively shaped by environmental factors. These views of biological plasticity represent an important discontinuity with the bounded…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Soviet Science in the Shadow of the Cold War: Scientists and Cold War Research & Development Projects in the 1950s book cover

    Soviet Science in the Shadow of the Cold War

    Scientists and Cold War Research & Development Projects in the 1950s

    By Hiroshi Ichikawa

    The 1950s were a vital time in the history of science. In accordance with the intensification of the Cold War, many scientific talents were mobilized to several military-related research and development projects such as nuclear weapons, rocketry developments, computer science and others not only in…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Science, Africa and Europe: Processing Information and Creating Knowledge book cover

    Science, Africa and Europe

    Processing Information and Creating Knowledge

    Edited by Patrick Harries, Martin Lengwiler, Nigel Penn

    Historically, scientists and experts have played a prominent role in shaping the relationship between Europe and Africa. Starting with travel writers and missionary intellectuals in the seventeenth century, European savants have engaged in the study of nature and society in Africa. Knowledge about…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • The Dutch Boerhaavians and Enlightenment Medicine of Body and Soul: Powers in Between book cover

    The Dutch Boerhaavians and Enlightenment Medicine of Body and Soul

    Powers in Between

    By Rina Knoeff

    Herman Boerhaave was the most famous and influential medical teacher in early eighteenth-century Europe. His death in 1738 is generally regarded as the marking the end of the ’Golden Age’ of Dutch science and the beginning of the chemico-medical revolution inaugurated by the work of Lavoisier in…

    Hardback – 2018-10-28 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The History and Evolution of Psychology: A Philosophical and Biological Perspective book cover

    The History and Evolution of Psychology

    A Philosophical and Biological Perspective

    By Brian D. Cox

    This book discusses key figures in history in the context of their time, takes students on a carefully-formulated, chronological journey through the build-up of psychology from ancient times to the present, and seeks to draw students into the way science is done, rather than merely presenting them…

    Paperback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge

  • Environmental Posthumanism in Literature and Science: Stages of Transmutation book cover

    Environmental Posthumanism in Literature and Science

    Stages of Transmutation

    By Tom Idema

    Literature is often regarded as a window on the human soul. However, in an era of turbulent planetary change, perhaps this inward focus will give way to a preoccupation with the relations between humans and their nonhuman environments, thus decentering humanity. Such a perspective may be called…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • History and Psychoanalysis since 1945: After Catastrophe book cover

    History and Psychoanalysis since 1945

    After Catastrophe

    Edited by Michal Shapira

    The Second World War elevated psychoanalysis to a new social and political role in Europe and the US as well as in postcolonial societies. Under the shock of bombing and evacuation and mass killings of civilians, state officials, journalists, educationalists, radio broadcasters and others turned to…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • George Ripley’s Compound of Alchymy (1591): Compound of Alchymy book cover

    George Ripley’s Compound of Alchymy (1591)

    Compound of Alchymy

    Edited by Stanton J. Linden

    This title was first published in 2001. Biographical details for George Ripley (c.1415-c.1490), one of England’s best-known alchemical authorities, are sketchy, but he is known to have travelled widely on the Continent in search of alchemical wisdom. Whilst a canon regular at the Augustinian priory…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Shaping of Africa: Cosmographic Discourse and Cartographic Science in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe book cover

    The Shaping of Africa

    Cosmographic Discourse and Cartographic Science in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    By Francesc Relaño

    This title was first published in 2002. When did Africa emerge as a continent in the European mind? This book aims to trace the origins of the idea of Africa and its evolution in Renaissance thought. Particular attention is given to the relationship between the process of acquiring knowledge…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Technology, Industrial Conflict and the Development of Technical Education in 19th-Century England book cover

    Technology, Industrial Conflict and the Development of Technical Education in 19th-Century England

    By Bernard P. Cronin

    This title was first published in 2001. Nineteenth-century employers played a crucial role in the training and education of young workers in England. This multi-disciplinary study traces the connection between problems of technical education development and the increasingly antagonistic relations…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Art, Technology and Nature: Renaissance to Postmodernity book cover

    Art, Technology and Nature

    Renaissance to Postmodernity

    Edited by Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam, Jacob Wamberg

    Since 1900, the connections between art and technology with nature have become increasingly inextricable. Through a selection of innovative readings by international scholars, this book presents the first investigation of the intersections between art, technology and nature in post-medieval times.…

    Paperback – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge: A Historical Outline of Aims and Tensions book cover

    Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge

    A Historical Outline of Aims and Tensions

    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 – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge

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