History: History of Science & Technology

  • 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

  • Pursuing the Unity of Science: Ideology and Scientific Practice from the Great War to the Cold War book cover

    Pursuing the Unity of Science

    Ideology and Scientific Practice from the Great War to the Cold War

    Edited by Harmke Kamminga, Geert Somsen

    From 1918 to the late 1940s, a host of influential scientists and intellectuals in Europe and North America were engaged in a number of far-reaching unity of science projects. In this period of deep social and political divisions, scientists collaborated to unify sciences across disciplinary…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • 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 – 2017-11-17 
    CRC Press

  • Hippocratic Oratory: The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose book cover

    Hippocratic Oratory

    The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose

    By James Cross

    James Cross is a Tutor in Classical Civilisation at University College London. He completed his PhD in Classics at King’s College London. His research focuses on connections between ancient medicine and literature.…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • 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 – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology: Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–62 book cover

    The Enlightenment Rediscovery of Egyptology

    Vitaliano Donati's Egyptian Expedition, 1759–62

    By Angela Scattolin 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 – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge

  • Science and Nature: Past, Present, and Future book cover

    Science and Nature

    Past, Present, and Future

    By Carolyn Merchant

    Science and Nature brings together the work and insights of historian Carolyn Merchant on the history of science, environmental history, and ethics. The book explores her ideas about the interconnections among science, women, nature, and history as they have emerged over her academic lifetime.…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge

  • Science and Narratives of Nature: East and West book cover

    Science and Narratives of Nature

    East and West

    Edited by Jobin M. Kanjirakkat, Gordon McOuat, Sundar Sarukkai

    The discourse and practice of science are deeply connected to explicit and implicit narratives of nature. However, nature has been understood in diverse ways by cultures across the world. Could these different views of nature generate the possibility of alternate views on science? Part of the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge India
    Science and Technology Studies

  • The Sociology of Epigenetics: A New Biopolitical Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century book cover

    The Sociology of Epigenetics

    A New Biopolitical Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

    By Maurizio Meloni

    Epigenetics is now the liveliest area of biology, with far-reaching consequences. This book brings together social study of science, sociology of knowledge, and the history of science to advance the study of epigenetics as a new critical frontier. It offers a panoramic, accessible, and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Two Volume Set: In the Shadows of Glories Past and The Rise of Science in Islam and the West book cover

    Two Volume Set: In the Shadows of Glories Past and The Rise of Science in Islam and the West

    By John W. Livingston

    This is a study of science in Muslim society. The first volume starts at the rise of science in the eighth century and explores 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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability book cover

    Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability

    Edited by Jeremy L. Caradonna

    The Routledge Handbook of the History of Sustainability is a far-reaching survey of the deep and contemporary history of sustainability. This innovative resource will help to define the history of sustainability as an identifiable field. It provides a unique resource for advanced undergraduates,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • A History of Psychology: Globalization, Ideas, and Applications book cover

    A History of Psychology

    Globalization, Ideas, and Applications, 2nd Edition

    By Robert B. Lawson, E. Doris Anderson, Antonio Cepeda-Benito

    Global, interdisciplinary, and engaging, this textbook integrates materials from philosophical and biological origins to the historical development of psychology. Its extensive coverage of women, minorities, and psychologists around the world emphasizes psychology as a global phenomenon while…

    Hardback – 2017-10-26 
    Routledge

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