History: History of Science & Technology

  • 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 – 2018-01-29 
    CRC Press

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Medieval Disability Studies book cover

    The Ashgate Research Companion to Medieval Disability Studies

    By John P. Sexton, Kisha G. Tracy

    The questions posed by disability studies scholarship are increasingly of interest to medieval studies scholars and there have been a wealth of books published on the intersection of these two fields of research over the past two decades. More recently, medieval scholars have developed a framework…

    Hardback – 2018-01-28 
    Routledge

  • Parliament, Inventions and Patents: A Research Guide and Bibliography book cover

    Parliament, Inventions and Patents

    A Research Guide and Bibliography

    By Phillip Johnson

    This book is a research guide and bibliography of parliamentary material, including the Old Scottish Parliament and the Old Irish parliament, relating to patents and inventions from the early seventeenth century to 1976. It chronicles the entire history of a purely British patent law before the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-24 
    Routledge

  • Brainwaves: A Cultural History of Electroencephalography book cover

    Brainwaves: A Cultural History of Electroencephalography

    By Cornelius Borck

    In the history of brain research, the prospect of visualizing brain processes has continually awakened great expectations. In this study, Cornelius Borck focuses on a recording technique developed by the German physiologist Hans Berger to register electric brain currents; a technique that was…

    Hardback – 2018-01-12 
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • The Scientific, Clinical and Commercial Development of the Stem Cell: From Radiobiology to Regenerative Medicine book cover

    The Scientific, Clinical and Commercial Development of the Stem Cell

    From Radiobiology to Regenerative Medicine

    By Alison Kraft

    This book offers timely and novel insights on the development of what may be the most important medical technology of the twenty-first century. It is the first academic book to document the emergence of the stem cell as an icon of modern medicine and science, which also offers a critical analysis…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Starring Charles Dickens: Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity book cover

    Starring Charles Dickens

    Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity

    By Joss Marsh

    As Joss Marsh observes in her stirring book on Dickens and cinema, Dickens was the first mass-mediated photographic celebrity of the modern era, more intimately "familiar" than any person in Britain besides the royal family. Suggesting Dickens's celebrity, as much as his work, contributed to the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-30 
    Routledge

  • Literature, Science and Religion in Constantijn Huygens’ Ooghentroost book cover

    Literature, Science and Religion in Constantijn Huygens’ Ooghentroost

    By Lise Gosseye

    Using a canonical work of Dutch literature, Ooghentroost (Consolation for the eyes), as a focal point, this book examines the development of literature as a specific discursive domain during the early modern period. It traces how literature begins to be set apart from the scientific and religious…

    Hardback – 2017-12-30 
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Information Beyond Borders: International Cultural and Intellectual Exchange in the Belle Époque book cover

    Information Beyond Borders

    International Cultural and Intellectual Exchange in the Belle Époque

    Edited by W. Boyd Rayward

    The period in Europe known as the Belle Epoque was a time of vibrant and unsettling modernization in social and political organization, in artistic and literary life, and in the conduct and discoveries of the sciences. These trends, and the emphasis on internationalization that characterized them,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Spatial History book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Spatial History

    Edited by Ian Gregory, Don DeBats, Don Lafreniere

    The Routledge Companion to Spatial History explores the full range of ways in which GIS can be used to study the past, considering key questions such as what types of new knowledge can be developed solely as a consequence of using GIS and how effective GIS can be for different types of research.…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • The Pioneering Photographic Work of Hercule Florence book cover

    The Pioneering Photographic Work of Hercule Florence

    By Boris Kossoy

    This book delivers an in-depth analysis of Hercule Florence, who is virtually unknown despite being among the world’s photographic pioneers. Based on the texts of various manuscripts, letters, diaries, notes, and advertisements, this book answers numerous questions surrounding Florence’s work,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Privatised Law Reform: A History of Patent Law through Private Legislation, 1620-1907 book cover

    Privatised Law Reform: A History of Patent Law through Private Legislation, 1620-1907

    By Phillip Johnson

    In the history of British patent law, the role of Parliament is often side-lined. This is largely due to the raft of failed or timid attempts at patent law reform. Yet there was another way of seeking change. By the end of the nineteenth century, private legislation had become a mechanism or…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Japanese Women in Science and Engineering: History and Policy Change book cover

    Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

    History and Policy Change

    By Naonori Kodate, Kashiko Kodate

    The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what…

    Paperback – 2017-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

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