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  • The Evolution of Charles Darwin book cover

    The Evolution of Charles Darwin

    1st Edition

    By George A. Dorsey

    Charles Darwin is well-known throughout the world for his revolutionary work from 1859; The Origin of Species, the foundational study of evolution which greatly challenged the near-universal belief in the Christian world, at that time, of creationism. Originally published in 1928, Dorsey attempts…

    Paperback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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, 1st Edition

    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 – 2017-10-13
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    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Animals and Early Modern Identity book cover

    Animals and Early Modern Identity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pia F. Cuneo

    Animals were everywhere in the early modern period and they impacted, at least in some way, the lives of every kind of early modern person, from the humblest peasant to the greatest prince. Artists made careers based on depicting them. English gentry impoverished themselves spending money on them.…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Chemistry, Pharmacy and Revolution in France, 1777-1809 book cover

    Chemistry, Pharmacy and Revolution in France, 1777-1809

    1st Edition

    By Jonathan Simon

    This book explores the history of pharmacy in France and its relationship to the discipline of chemistry as it emerged at the beginning of the nineteenth century. It argues that an appreciation of the history of pharmacy is essential to a full understanding of the constitution of modern science, in…

    Paperback – 2017-09-25
    Routledge

  • John Herschel's Cape Voyage: Private Science, Public Imagination and the Ambitions of Empire book cover

    John Herschel's Cape Voyage

    Private Science, Public Imagination and the Ambitions of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Steven Ruskin

    In 1833 John Herschel sailed from London to Cape Town, southern Africa, to undertake (at his own expense) an astronomical exploration of the southern heavens, as well as a terrestrial exploration of the area around Cape Town. After his return to England in 1838, and as a result of his voyage, he…

    Paperback – 2017-09-14
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Industry in England: Historical Outlines book cover

    Industry in England

    Historical Outlines, 1st Edition

    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

  • Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire book cover

    Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

    1st Edition

    Edited by David G. Wittner, Philip C Brown

    Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
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    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry: The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934 book cover

    Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry

    The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934, 1st Edition

    By Peter Reed

    The Muspratt family form a fascinating dynasty in the history of British commerce and manufacturing. Associated principally with the development of the chemical industry in Liverpool - James Muspratt (1793-1884) was the first person to make alkali on a large scale using the Leblanc Process - the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • War, Agriculture, and Food: Rural Europe from the 1930s to the 1950s book cover

    War, Agriculture, and Food

    Rural Europe from the 1930s to the 1950s, 1st Edition

    Edited by Paul Brassley, Yves Segers, Leen Van Molle

    Between the 1930s and the 1950s rural life in Europe underwent profound changes, partly as a result of the Second World War, and partly as a result of changes which had been in progress over many years. This book examines a range of European countries, from Scandinavia to Spain and Ireland to…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Modern European 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, 1st Edition

    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

  • Ibn al-Haytham and Analytical Mathematics: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 2 book cover

    Ibn al-Haytham and Analytical Mathematics

    A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 2, 1st Edition

    By Roshdi Rashed

    This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and the exact sciences in the mediaeval Arab world. The second of five comprehensive volumes, this book offers a detailed exploration of Arabic mathematics in the eleventh century as embodied in the legacy of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Sir James Dewar, 1842–1923: A Ruthless Chemist book cover

    Sir James Dewar, 1842–1923

    A Ruthless Chemist, 1st Edition

    By J.S. Rowlinson

    Sir James Dewar was a major figure in British chemistry for around 40 years. He held the posts of Jacksonian Professor of Natural Philosophy at Cambridge (1875-1923) and Fullerian Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution (1877-1923) and is remembered principally for his efforts to liquefy…

    Paperback – 2017-05-25
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

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