History: History of Science & Technology

  • Empires of Knowledge: Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World book cover

    Empires of Knowledge

    Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World

    Edited by Paula Findlen

    Empires of Knowledge engages with the ongoing conversation among historians of science and medicine, what is a scientific network, how does it form and what work does it do in making knowledge? Building on over two decades of work on the republic of letters and long-distance networks this…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Plague, Print, and the Reformation: The German Reform of Healing, 1473–1573 book cover

    Plague, Print, and the Reformation

    The German Reform of Healing, 1473–1573

    By Erik A. Heinrichs

    This book surveys a neglected set of sources, German plague prints and treatises published between 1473 and 1573, in order to explore the intertwined histories of plague, print, medicine and religion during the Reformation era. It argues that a particularly German reform of healing flourished in…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Darwinism, Democracy, and Race book cover

    Darwinism, Democracy, and Race

    By John P Jackson, David Depew

    Darwinism, Democracy, and Race examines the development and defence of an argument that arose at the boundary between anthropology and evolutionary biology in twentieth-century America. In its fully articulated form, this argument simultaneously discredited scientific racism and defended free human…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology: Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–63 book cover

    The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology

    Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–63

    By Angela Morecroft

    In 1759 the botanist and scientist Vitaliano Donati led an expedition to Egypt under the patronage of King Carlo Emanuele III of Sardinia, to acquire Egyptian antiquities for the Museum in Turin. Charting his tumultuous expedition, this book reveals how, in spite of his untimely death in 1762,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Medicine and the Science of the Stars: Astrological Physick in Early Modern England book cover

    Medicine and the Science of the Stars

    Astrological Physick in Early Modern England

    By Louise Hill Curth

    Despite the modern view of astrology as a pseudoscience, the movements and corresponding effects of the stars played a major role in early modern English society and culture. This holds particularly true of its use in "physick" [the contemporary term for medicine]. As it had for centuries,…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge

  • Industry in England: Historical Outlines book cover

    Industry in England

    Historical Outlines

    By Henry De Beltgens Gibbins

    Originally published in 1912, Industry in England provides a complete history of industry and industrial changes in England from pre-roman times to modern England as it stood in the early twentieth century. Using Gibbons’ previous text The Industrial History of England as a base, this work aims to…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Cancer, Radiation Therapy, and the Market book cover

    Cancer, Radiation Therapy, and the Market

    By Barbara Bridgman Perkins

    Appraising cancer as a major medical market in the 2010s, Wall Street investors placed their bets on single-technology treatment facilities costing $100-$300 million each. Critics inside medicine called the widely-publicized proton center boom "crazy medicine and unsustainable public policy." There…

    Hardback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Spatializing the History of Ecology: Sites, Journeys, Mappings book cover

    Spatializing the History of Ecology

    Sites, Journeys, Mappings

    Edited by Raf de Bont, Jens Lachmund

    Throughout its history, the discipline of ecology has always been profoundly entangled with the history of space and place. On the one hand, ecology is a field science that has thrived on the study of concrete spatial entities, such as islands, forests or rivers. These spaces are the workplaces in…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Mariette and the Science of the Connoisseur in Eighteenth-Century Europe book cover

    Mariette and the Science of the Connoisseur in Eighteenth-Century Europe

    By Kristel Smentek

    Celebrated connoisseur, drawings collector, print dealer, book publisher and authority on the art of antiquity, Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774) was a pivotal figure in the eighteenth-century European art world. Focusing on the trajectory of Mariette’s career, this book examines the material…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    Studies in Art Historiography

  • The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 17 book cover

    The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 17

    Edited by Lodewijk C Palm

    The contents of the letters published here, again show the great range of subjects that occupied Van Leeuwenhoek: from sugar candy, the shape and crystal structure of diamonds, the dissolution of silver crystals in aqua fortis to gold dust from Guinea dissolved in aqua regia and the…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    CRC Press

  • A History of Technoscience: Erasing the Boundaries between Science and Technology book cover

    A History of Technoscience

    Erasing the Boundaries between Science and Technology

    By David F. Channell

    Are science and technology independent of one another? Is technology dependent upon science, and if so, how is it dependent? Is science dependent upon technology, and if so, how is it dependent? Or, are science and technology becoming so interdependent that the line dividing them has become totally…

    Hardback – 2017-06-14 
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics: Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun book cover

    Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics

    Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun

    By Jiri Hudecek

    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China’s independence and historically formed…

    Paperback – 2017-06-10 
    Routledge
    Needham Research Institute Series

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