History: History of Science & Technology

  • Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960–1990 book cover

    Spaceship Earth in the Environmental Age, 1960–1990

    1st Edition

    By Sabine Höhler

    The idea of the earth as a vessel in space came of age in an era shaped by space travel and the Cold War. Höhler’s study brings together technology, science and ecology to explore the way this latter-day ark was invoked by politicians, environmentalists, cultural historians, writers of science…

    Paperback – 2017-01-06
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • The Future of Scientific Practice: 'Bio-Techno-Logos' book cover

    The Future of Scientific Practice

    'Bio-Techno-Logos', 1st Edition

    Edited by Marta Bertolaso

    Focusing on cell dynamics, molecular medicine and robotics, contributors explore the interplay between biological, technological and theoretical ways of thinking. The collection makes a strong contribution to current debates in the philosophy of science and the changing role of scientific practice.…

    Paperback – 2017-01-05
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Didactic Literature in England 1500–1800: Expertise Constructed book cover

    Didactic Literature in England 1500–1800

    Expertise Constructed, 1st Edition

    By Sara Pennell

    Edited by Natasha Glaisyer

    Ranging from music to astronomy, gardening to the Bible, this essay collection is the first multi-disciplinary volume to examine a kind of text that was a staple of early modern English publishing: the how-to book. It tackles a wide range of subjects - grammars, music books, gardening manuals,…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media book cover

    Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media

    1st Edition

    By Louise Henson, Geoffrey Cantor, Gowan Dawson, Richard Noakes, Sally Shuttleworth, Jonathan R. Topham

    Written by literary scholars, historians of science, and cultural historians, the twenty-two original essays in this collection explore the intriguing and multifaceted interrelationships between science and culture through the periodical press in nineteenth-century Britain. Ranging across the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    The Nineteenth Century Series

  • Anamorphosis in Early Modern Literature: Mediation and Affect book cover

    Anamorphosis in Early Modern Literature

    Mediation and Affect, 1st Edition

    By Jen E. Boyle

    Anamorphosis in Early Modern Literature explores the prevalence of anamorphic perspective in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in England. Jen Boyle investigates how anamorphic media flourished in early modern England as an interactive technology and mode of affect in public interactive…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Travel Narratives, the New Science, and Literary Discourse, 1569-1750 book cover

    Travel Narratives, the New Science, and Literary Discourse, 1569-1750

    1st Edition

    Edited by Judy A. Hayden

    The focus of this volume is the intersection and the cross-fertilization between the travel narrative, literary discourse, and the New Philosophy in the early modern to early eighteenth-century historical periods. Contributors examine how, in an historical era which realized an emphasis on nation…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Secrecy and Science: A Historical Sociology of Biological and Chemical Warfare book cover

    Secrecy and Science

    A Historical Sociology of Biological and Chemical Warfare, 1st Edition

    By Brian Balmer

    It is no secret that twentieth-century Britain was governed through a culture of secrecy, and secrecy was particularly endemic in military research and defence policy surrounding biological and chemical warfare. More generally, it is hard to exaggerate the role of secrecy in all past biological and…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • The Early Information Society: Information Management in Britain before the Computer book cover

    The Early Information Society

    Information Management in Britain before the Computer, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Black, Dave Muddiman

    Whether termed the 'network society', the 'knowledge society' or the 'information society', it is widely accepted that a new age has dawned, unveiled by powerful computer and communication technologies. Yet for millennia humans have been recording knowledge and culture, engaging in the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism: Rousseau, Goethe, Thoreau book cover

    Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism

    Rousseau, Goethe, Thoreau, 1st Edition

    By Bernhard Kuhn

    Set against the backdrop of a rapidly fissuring disciplinary landscape where poetry and science are increasingly viewed as irreconcilable and unrelated, Bernhard Kuhn's study uncovers a previously ignored, fundamental connection between autobiography and the natural sciences. Examining the…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Jesse Ramsden (1735–1800): London's Leading Scientific Instrument Maker book cover

    Jesse Ramsden (1735–1800)

    London's Leading Scientific Instrument Maker, 1st Edition

    By Anita McConnell

    Jesse Ramsden was one of the most prominent manufacturers of scientific instruments in the latter half of the eighteenth century. To own a Ramsden instrument, be it one of his great theodolites or one of the many sextants and barometers produced at his London workshop, was to own not only an…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • God, the Multiverse, and Everything: Modern Cosmology and the Argument from Design book cover

    God, the Multiverse, and Everything

    Modern Cosmology and the Argument from Design, 1st Edition

    By Rodney D. Holder

    Modern cosmology tells us that the universe is remarkably 'fine-tuned' for life. If the constants of physics or the initial conditions at the Big Bang were different by the smallest of margins then the universe would have been dull and lifeless. Why should the universe be so accommodating to life?…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

  • Frankenstein's Science: Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture, 1780–1830 book cover

    Frankenstein's Science

    Experimentation and Discovery in Romantic Culture, 1780–1830, 1st Edition

    By Jane Goodall

    Edited by Christa Knellwolf

    Though Mary Shelley's Frankenstein has inspired a vast body of criticism, there are no book-length studies that contextualise this widely taught novel in contemporary scientific and literary debates. The essays in this volume by leading writers in their fields provide new historical scholarship…

    Paperback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge

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