History: History of Science & Technology

  • Transformations of Electricity in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science book cover

    Transformations of Electricity in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science

    1st Edition

    By Stella Pratt-Smith

    Throughout the nineteenth century, practitioners of science, writers of fiction and journalists wrote about electricity in ways that defied epistemological and disciplinary boundaries. Revealing electricity as a site for intense and imaginative Victorian speculation, Stella Pratt-Smith traces the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Player Piano and the Edwardian Novel book cover

    The Player Piano and the Edwardian Novel

    1st Edition

    By Cecilia Bjorken-Nyberg

    In her study of music-making in the Edwardian novel, Cecilia Björkén-Nyberg argues that the invention and development of the player piano had a significant effect on the perception, performance and appreciation of music during the period. In contrast to existing devices for producing music…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press: Movable Types book cover

    Science, Time and Space in the Late Nineteenth-Century Periodical Press

    Movable Types, 1st Edition

    By James Mussell

    James Mussell reads nineteenth-century scientific debates in light of recent theoretical discussions of scientific writing to propose a new methodology for understanding the periodical press in terms of its movements in time and space. That there is no disjunction between text and object is already…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Thomas Hardy and the Survivals of Time book cover

    Thomas Hardy and the Survivals of Time

    1st Edition

    By Andrew Radford

    A systematic exploration of Thomas Hardy's imaginative assimilation of particular Victorian sciences, this study draws on and swells the widening current of scholarly attention now being paid to the cultural meanings compacted and released by the nascent 'sciences of man' in the nineteenth century.…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry book cover

    The Loudons and the Gardening Press

    A Victorian Cultural Industry, 1st Edition

    By Sarah Dewis

    Through close readings of individual serials and books and archival work on the publication history of the Gardener’s Magazine (1826-44) Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic discourse. Vilified during their lifetimes…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Routledge History of Disease book cover

    The Routledge History of Disease

    1st Edition

    By Mark Jackson

    The Routledge History of Disease draws on innovative scholarship in the history of medicine to explore the challenges involved in writing about health and disease throughout the past and across the globe, presenting a varied range of case studies and perspectives on the patterns, technologies and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • Science and Democracy: Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond book cover

    Science and Democracy

    Making Knowledge and Making Power in the Biosciences and Beyond, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephen Hilgartner, Clark Miller, Rob Hagendijk

    In the life sciences and beyond, new developments in science and technology and the creation of new social orders go hand in hand. In short, science and society are simultaneously and reciprocally coproduced and changed. Scientific research not only produces new knowledge and technological systems…

    Paperback – 2019-12-12
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories book cover

    The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

    1st Edition

    Edited by Gerard Goggin, Mark McLelland

    The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science book cover

    Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science

    1st Edition

    Edited by William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, Nicholas J. Teh

    The last two decades have seen two significant trends emerging within the philosophy of science: the rapid development and focus on the philosophy of the specialised sciences, and a resurgence of Aristotelian metaphysics, much of which is concerned with the possibility of emergence, as well as the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-10
    Routledge

  • Charles Darwin: The Fragmentary Man book cover

    Charles Darwin

    The Fragmentary Man, 1st Edition

    By Geoffrey West

    This biography of Charles Darwin, first published in 1937, re-lives Darwin’s life year by year, allowing the reader to share his experiences. The book displays Darwin’s ideas and how they developed and grew over time. This title will be of great interest to students of the history of science and…

    Paperback – 2019-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • A Victorian Scientist and Engineer: Fleeming Jenkin and the Birth of Electrical Engineering book cover

    A Victorian Scientist and Engineer

    Fleeming Jenkin and the Birth of Electrical Engineering, 1st Edition

    By Gillian Cookson, Colin Hempstead

    This title was first published in 2000:  In a life of only 52 years, Fleeming Jenkin established his reputation as a pioneer in the new world of electrical engineering, known for his work on undersea telegraphs and later on the electrical transportation system known as telpherage. Equally at…

    Paperback – 2019-11-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Hewett Cottrell Watson: Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist book cover

    Hewett Cottrell Watson

    Victorian Plant Ecologist and Evolutionist, 1st Edition

    By Frank N. Egerton

    This title was first published in 2003. Hewett Cottrell Watson was a pioneer in a new science not yet defined in Victorian times - ecology - and was practically the first naturalist to conduct research on plant evolution, beginning in 1834. His achievement in British science is commemorated by the…

    Paperback – 2019-10-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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