History: History of Science & Technology

  • Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts book cover

    Knowledge and Discernment in the Early Modern Arts

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sven Dupré, Christine Göttler

    In early modern Europe, discernment emerged as a key notion at the intersection of various domains in both learned and artisanal cultures. Often used synonymously with judgment, ingenuity, and taste, discernment defined the ability to perceive and understand the secrets of nature and art, and…

    Paperback – 2019-04-18
    Routledge

  • Visual Culture and Mathematics in the Early Modern Period book cover

    Visual Culture and Mathematics in the Early Modern Period

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ingrid Alexander-Skipnes

    During the early modern period there was a natural correspondence between how artists might benefit from the knowledge of mathematics and how mathematicians might explore, through advances in the study of visual culture, new areas of enquiry that would uncover the mysteries of the visible world.…

    Paperback – 2019-04-17
    Routledge

  • Language as a Scientific Tool: Shaping Scientific Language Across Time and National Traditions book cover

    Language as a Scientific Tool

    Shaping Scientific Language Across Time and National Traditions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Miles MacLeod, Rocío G. Sumillera, Jan Surman, Ekaterina Smirnova

    Language is the most essential medium of scientific activity. Many historians, sociologists and science studies scholars have investigated scientific language for this reason, but only few have examined those cases where language itself has become an object of scientific discussion. Over the…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy book cover

    Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

    The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Sadowsky

    Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in…

    Paperback – 2019-03-22
    Routledge

  • Immigrants and the Industries of London, 1500–1700 book cover

    Immigrants and the Industries of London, 1500–1700

    1st Edition

    By Lien Bich Luu

    Immigration is not only a modern-day debate. Major change in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led to a surge of political and religious refugees moving across the continent. Estimates suggest that from 1550 to 1585 around 50,000 Dutch and Walloons from the southern Netherlands…

    Paperback – 2019-03-21
    Routledge

  • Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era book cover

    Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era

    1st Edition

    By Christina E. Dando

    In the twenty-first century we speak of a geospatial revolution, but over one hundred years ago another mapping revolution was in motion. Women’s lives were in motion: they were playing a greater role in public on a variety of fronts. As women became more mobile (physically, socially, politically),…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • Auditor's Talk: An Oral History of the Profession from the 1920s to the Present Day book cover

    Auditor's Talk

    An Oral History of the Profession from the 1920s to the Present Day, 1st Edition

    By Derek Matthews, Jim Pirie

    This book is an oral history of the auditing profession in Britain from 1920s to the present day based on extended extracts from interviews with 77 past and present practitioners. Those interviewed ranged from a nonagenarian who qualified in the 1920s, to active contemporaries, from sole…

    Paperback – 2019-01-21
    Routledge

  • A Cultural History of Early Modern English Cryptography Manuals book cover

    A Cultural History of Early Modern English Cryptography Manuals

    1st Edition

    By Katherine Ellison

    This book demonstrates that seventeenth-century cryptography manuals show clear beginning of the capitalization of information. It closely reads five specific primary texts that have been ignored in cryptography scholarship and in early modern literary, scientific, and historical studies.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • The Paranormal: Research and the Quest for Meaning book cover

    The Paranormal

    Research and the Quest for Meaning, 1st Edition

    By Eric Carlton

    This title was first published in 2000:  A manifestation of mass hysteria, a compensation for physical or emotional deprivation, or an alternative to religion? What is the function of the paranormal in society? This question and its many possible answers are the subject of this scholarly study…

    Paperback – 2018-12-31
    Routledge

  • Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India: Moving the Mountains book cover

    Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India

    Moving the Mountains, 1st Edition

    By Pankaj Jain

    Scholars have long noticed a discrepancy in the way non-Western and Western peoples conceptualize the scientific and religious worlds. Non-Western traditions and communities, such as of India, are better positioned to provide an alternative to the Western dualistic thinking of separating science…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Reasoning in Measurement book cover

    Reasoning in Measurement

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicola Mößner, Alfred Nordmann

    This collection offers a new understanding of the epistemology of measurement. The interdisciplinary volume explores how measurements are produced, for example, in astronomy and seismology, in studies of human sexuality and ecology, in brain imaging and intelligence testing. It considers…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Research Objects in their Technological Setting book cover

    Research Objects in their Technological Setting

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bernadette Bensaude Vincent, Sacha Loeve, Alfred Nordmann, Astrid Schwarz

    What kind of stuff is the world made of? What is the nature or substance of things? These are ontological questions, and they are usually answered with respect to the objects of science. The objects of technoscience tell a different story that concerns the power, promise and potential of things –…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

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