History: History of Science & Technology

  • 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

    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

  • 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 – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • 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

    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

  • 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

  • Three Mile Island: The Meltdown Crisis and Nuclear Power in American Popular Culture book cover

    Three Mile Island

    The Meltdown Crisis and Nuclear Power in American Popular Culture

    By Grace Halden

    Three Mile Island explains the far-reaching consequences of the partial meltdown of Pennsylvania’s Three Mile Island Power on March 28, 1979. Though the disaster was ultimately contained, the fears it triggered had an immediate and lasting impact on public attitudes towards nuclear energy in the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Critical Moments in American History

  • Sufferers and Healers: The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England book cover

    Sufferers and Healers

    The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England

    By Lucinda McCray Beier

    Lucinda McCray Beier’s remarkable book, first published in 1987, enters the world of illness in seventeenth-century England, exploring what it was like to be either a sufferer or a healer. A wide spectrum of healers existed, ranging between the housewife, with her simple herbal preparations, local…

    Paperback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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 – 2017-05-23 
    CRC Press

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science

    Edited by John Holmes, Sharon Ruston

    Tracing the continuities and trends in the complex relationship between literature and science in the long nineteenth century, this companion provides scholars with a comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date foundation for research in this field. In intellectual, material and social terms, the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23 
    Routledge

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