History: History of Science & Technology

  • The Scientific Work of René Descartes: 1596-1650 book cover

    The Scientific Work of René Descartes

    1596-1650, 1st Edition

    By J. F. Scott

    When originally published in 1952, this book filled a gap in the history of philosophy and science and remains an important work today, because it puts the main mathematical and physical discoveries of Descartes in an accessible form, for the benefit of English readers. Descartes is acknowledged to…

    Paperback – 2018-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

  • Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice book cover

    Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine Kendig

    This edited volume of 13 new essays aims to turn past discussions of natural kinds on their head. Instead of presenting a metaphysical view of kinds based largely on an unempirical vantage point, it pursues questions of kindedness which take the use of kinds and activities of kinding in practice as…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • The Enlightenment of Thomas Beddoes: Science, medicine, and reform book cover

    The Enlightenment of Thomas Beddoes

    Science, medicine, and reform, 1st Edition

    By Trevor Levere, Larry Stewart, Hugh Torrens, Joseph Wachelder

    Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808) lived in ‘decidedly interesting times’ in which established orders in politics and science were challenged by revolutionary new ideas. Enthusiastically participating in the heady atmosphere of Enlightenment debate, Beddoes' career suffered from his radical views on…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Visioning Technologies: The Architectures of Sight book cover

    Visioning Technologies

    The Architectures of Sight, 1st Edition

    Edited by Graham Cairns

    Visioning Technologies brings together a collection of texts from leading theorists to examine how architecture has been, and is, reframed and restructured by the visual and theoretical frameworks introduced by different ‘technologies of sight’ – understood to include orthographic projection,…

    Paperback – 2018-06-08
    Routledge

  • Routledge Revivals: John Phillips and the Business of Victorian Science (2005): The Fiction of the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross book cover

    Routledge Revivals: John Phillips and the Business of Victorian Science (2005)

    The Fiction of the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross, 1st Edition

    By Jack Morrell

    First published in 2005, this book represents the first full length biography of John Phillips, one of the most remarkable and important scientists of the Victorian period. Adopting a broad chronological approach, this book not only traces the development of Phillips’ career but clarifies and…

    Paperback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • British Art in the Nuclear Age book cover

    British Art in the Nuclear Age

    1st Edition

    Edited by Catherine Jolivette

    Rooted in the study of objects, British Art in the Nuclear Age addresses the role of art and visual culture in discourses surrounding nuclear science and technology, atomic power, and nuclear warfare in Cold War Britain. Examining both the fears and hopes for the future that attended the advances…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge
    British Art: Histories and Interpretations since 1700

  • William Hunter's World: The Art and Science of Eighteenth-Century Collecting book cover

    William Hunter's World

    The Art and Science of Eighteenth-Century Collecting, 1st Edition

    Edited by E. Geoffrey Hancock, Nick Pearce, Mungo Campbell

    Despite William Hunter's stature as one of the most important collectors and men of science of the eighteenth century, and the fact that his collection is the foundation of Scotland's oldest public museum, The Hunterian, until now there has been no comprehensive examination in a single volume of…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge
    The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700-1950

  • The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde: Nature's Creative Principles book cover

    The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde

    Nature's Creative Principles, 1st Edition

    By Isabel Wünsche

    The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature. Isabel Wünsche analyzes the artistic influences, intellectual foundations, and scientific publications that shaped the formation of these…

    Paperback – 2018-04-25
    Routledge
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • Roberto Busa, S. J., and the Emergence of Humanities Computing: The Priest and the Punched Cards book cover

    Roberto Busa, S. J., and the Emergence of Humanities Computing

    The Priest and the Punched Cards, 1st Edition

    By Steven E. Jones

    It’s the founding myth of humanities computing and digital humanities: In 1949, the Italian Jesuit scholar, Roberto Busa, S.J., persuaded IBM to offer technical and financial support for the mechanized creation of a massive lemmatized concordance to the works of St. Thomas Aquinas. Using Busa’s own…

    Paperback – 2018-04-04
    Routledge

  • Critical Geographies of Cycling: History, Political Economy and Culture book cover

    Critical Geographies of Cycling

    History, Political Economy and Culture, 1st Edition

    By Glen Norcliffe

    Examining cycling from a range of geographical perspectives, this book uses historical and contemporary case studies to look at the history, politics, economy and culture of cycling. Pursuing a post-structural position in viewing understandings of the bicycle as contingent upon time and place,…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Transport and Society

  • Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration book cover

    Geography, Technology and Instruments of Exploration

    1st Edition

    By Fraser MacDonald, Charles W.J. Withers

    Focusing on aspects of the functioning of technology, and by looking at instruments and at instrumental performance, this book addresses the epistemological questions arising from examining the technological bases to geographical exploration and knowledge claims. Questions of geography and…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge

  • Spaces of Global Knowledge: Exhibition, Encounter and Exchange in an Age of Empire book cover

    Spaces of Global Knowledge

    Exhibition, Encounter and Exchange in an Age of Empire, 1st Edition

    By Diarmid A. Finnegan, Jonathan Jeffrey Wright

    ’Global’ knowledge was constructed, communicated and contested during the long nineteenth century in numerous ways and places. This book focuses on the life-geographies, material practices and varied contributions to knowledge, be they medical or botanical, cartographic or cultural, of actors whose…

    Paperback – 2018-02-12
    Routledge
    Studies in Historical Geography

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