History: History of Science & Technology

  • The History of Science book cover

    The History of Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by Massimo Mazzotti

    Science is one of the main features of the contemporary world, and shapes our lives to an extent that has no precedents in history. Yet science as we know it today is the outcome of contingent social processes, and its global success is far from self-explanatory. How did it happen? How did science…

    Hardback – 2020-02-19
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

  • Evolutionary Naturalism in Victorian Britain: The 'Darwinians' and their Critics book cover

    Evolutionary Naturalism in Victorian Britain

    The 'Darwinians' and their Critics, 1st Edition

    By Bernard Lightman

    Scholars have tended to portray T.H. Huxley, John Tyndall, and their allies as the dominant cultural authority in the second half of the 19th century. Defenders of Darwin and his theory of evolution, these men of science are often seen as a potent force for the secularization of British…

    Paperback – 2019-07-25
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Darwin Studies: A Theorist and his Theories in their Contexts book cover

    Darwin Studies

    A Theorist and his Theories in their Contexts, 1st Edition

    By M.J.S. Hodge

    This is the second of a pair of volumes by Jonathan Hodge, collecting all his most innovative, revisionist and influential papers on Charles Darwin and on the longer run of theories about origins and species from ancient times to the present. The focus here is on Darwin himself and the development…

    Paperback – 2019-06-10
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • W. Stanley Jevons: Selected Works in Variorum Editions book cover

    W. Stanley Jevons

    Selected Works in Variorum Editions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Inoue Takutoshi

    This is the first variorum edition of the works of William Stanley Jevons (1835-1882), covering The Coal Question and The Theory of Political Economy, two of the most important books in economics and the social history of Victorian Britain. Both books were revised by Jevons during his life time…

    Hardback – 2019-04-26
    Edition Synapse

  • Before and After Darwin: Origins, Species, Cosmogonies, and Ontologies book cover

    Before and After Darwin

    Origins, Species, Cosmogonies, and Ontologies, 1st Edition

    By M.J.S. Hodge

    This is the first of a pair of volumes by Jonathan Hodge, collecting all his most innovative, revisionist and influential papers on Charles Darwin and on the longer run of theories about origins and species from ancient times to the present. The focus in this volume is on the diversity of theories…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Scientific Institutions and Practice in France and Britain, c.1700–c.1870 book cover

    Scientific Institutions and Practice in France and Britain, c.1700–c.1870

    1st Edition

    By Maurice Crosland

    This second collection of studies by Maurice Crosland has as a first theme the differences in the style and organisation of scientific activity in Britain and France in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Science was more closely controlled in France, notably by the Paris Academy of Sciences, and…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Astronomy and Astrology in al-Andalus and the Maghrib book cover

    Astronomy and Astrology in al-Andalus and the Maghrib

    1st Edition

    By Julio Samsó

    This new volume of papers by Julio Samsó deals with the development of astronomy and astrology in al-Andalus and the Maghrib between the 10th and the 19th centuries. Opening with a survey of the social history of the exact sciences in al-Andalus, the book then looks at astronomical tables: the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The New Science of Geology: Studies in the Earth Sciences in the Age of Revolution book cover

    The New Science of Geology

    Studies in the Earth Sciences in the Age of Revolution, 1st Edition

    By Martin J.S. Rudwick

    The science of geology was constructed in the decades around 1800 from earlier practices that had been significantly different in their cognitive goals. In the studies collected here Martin Rudwick traces how it came to be recognised as a new kind of natural science, because it was constituted…

    Paperback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The History of Medicine book cover

    The History of Medicine

    1st Edition

    Edited by Roger Cooter, Claudia Stein

    The history of medicine has been a robust field of academic inquiry and popular discussion since the 1970s. The interest in it goes back much further, but it was then that it began to link up with social protest and the counter-culture movement, and with feminist politics in particular. Medicine…

    Hardback – 2015-07-06
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

  • Women and Gender in Science and Technology book cover

    Women and Gender in Science and Technology

    1st Edition

    Edited by Londa Schiebinger

    The question of gender in science and technology is pursued by scholars from different disciplines and perspectives: historians study the lives of women scientists within the context of institutions that for centuries held women at arm’s length; sociologists uncover women’s access to the means of…

    Hardback – 2014-05-08
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

  • Islamic Astronomical Tables: Mathematical Analysis and Historical Investigation book cover

    Islamic Astronomical Tables

    Mathematical Analysis and Historical Investigation, 1st Edition

    By Benno van Dalen

    This volume comprises nine articles on Islamic astronomy published since 1989 by Benno van Dalen. Van Dalen was the first historian of Islamic astronomy who made full use of the new possibilities of computers in the early 1990s. He implemented various statistical and numerical methods that can be…

    Hardback – 2014-01-08
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Islamic Astronomy and Geography book cover

    Islamic Astronomy and Geography

    1st Edition

    By David A. King

    This volume of 12 studies, mainly published during the past 15 years, begins with an overview of the Islamic astronomy covering not only sophisticated mathematical astronomy and instrumentation but also simple folk astronomy, and the ways in which astronomy was used in the service of religion. It…

    Hardback – 2012-11-12
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

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