History: History of Science & Technology

  • A History of Psychology: From Antiquity to Modernity book cover

    A History of Psychology

    From Antiquity to Modernity, 8th Edition

    By Thomas Hardy Leahey

    A History of Psychology places social, economic, and political forces of change alongside psychology’s internal theoretical and empirical arguments, illuminating how the external world has shaped psychology’s development, and, in turn, how the late 20th century’s psychology has shaped society.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05 
    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 – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Victorian Scientist and Engineer: Fleeming Jenkin and the Birth of Electrical Engineering book cover

    A Victorian Scientist and Engineer

    Fleeming Jenkin and the Birth of Electrical Engineering

    By Gillian Cookson, Colin Hempstead

    This title was first published in 2000:  In a life of only 52 years, Fleeming Jenkin established his reputation as a pioneer in the new world of electrical engineering, known for his work on undersea telegraphs and later on the electrical transportation system known as telpherage. Equally at…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Paranormal: Research and the Quest for Meaning book cover

    The Paranormal

    Research and the Quest for Meaning

    By Eric Carlton

    This title was first published in 2000:  A manifestation of mass hysteria, a compensation for physical or emotional deprivation, or an alternative to religion? What is the function of the paranormal in society? This question and its many possible answers are the subject of this scholarly study…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Hewett Cottrell Watson: Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist book cover

    Hewett Cottrell Watson

    Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist

    By Frank N. Egerton

    This title was first published in 2003. Hewett Cottrell Watson was a pioneer in a new science not yet defined in Victorian times - ecology - and was practically the first naturalist to conduct research on plant evolution, beginning in 1834. His achievement in British science is commemorated by the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Revival of Planetary Astronomy in Carolingian and Post-Carolingian Europe book cover

    The Revival of Planetary Astronomy in Carolingian and Post-Carolingian Europe

    By Bruce S. Eastwood

    This title was first published in 2002: Before the introduction of Greco-Arabic mathematical astronomy in the 12th century, what astronomy was there in the medieval West? While we know of developments in computus, which calculated with solar and lunar cycles to create Christian calendars, and in…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Development of Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Importance of Manchester book cover

    The Development of Science and Technology in Nineteenth-Century Britain

    The Importance of Manchester

    By Donald Cardwell

    Edited by Richard L. Hills

    This title was first published in 2003. Donald Cardwell's interest in the inter-relationships between science, technology, education and society are exemplified in the selection of his studies and essays brought together here. The first section deals with the rise of scientific education in Britain…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • In The Shadows of Glories Past: Jihad for Modern Science in Muslim Societies, 1850 to The Arab Spring book cover

    In The Shadows of Glories Past

    Jihad for Modern Science in Muslim Societies, 1850 to The Arab Spring

    By John W. Livingston

    The title of this volume implies two things: the greatness of the scientific tradition that Muslims had lost, and the power of the West, in whose threatening shadow reformers now labored to modernize in order to defend themselves against those very powers they were taking as models. Copernicus and…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge

  • The Rise of Science in Islam and the West: From Shared Heritage to Parting of The Ways, Eighth to Nineteenth Centuries book cover

    The Rise of Science in Islam and the West

    From Shared Heritage to Parting of The Ways, Eighth to Nineteenth Centuries

    By John W. Livingston

    This is a study of science in Muslim society from its rise in the eighth century to the efforts of nineteenth century Muslim thinkers and reformers to regain the lost ethos that had given birth to the rich scientific heritage of earlier Muslim civilization. The volume is organized in four…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge

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