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  • Industrial Archaeology

    An Introduction

    By Kenneth Hudson

    Industrial archaeology is the study of early industrial buildings and machinery, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When this book was originally published in 1963, this was becoming a topic of lively interest and controversy among archaeologists, historians, architects and…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

  • Current Scientific Techniques in Archaeology

    By P.A. Parkes

    In the early 1980s several revolutionary new techniques were introduced to archaeological science - including accelerator C-14 dating, thermoluminescence dating of burnt flint and calcite, and the application of uranium series dating to Palaeolithic material. Developments in analytical chemistry…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

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

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge

  • Wonder in Contemporary Artistic Practice

    Edited by Christian Mieves, Irene Brown

    Wonder has an established link to the history and philosophy of science. However, there is little acknowledgement of the relationship between the visual arts and wonder. This book presents a new perspective on this overlooked connection, allowing a unique insight into the role of wonder in…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

  • Starring Charles Dickens

    Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity

    By Joss Marsh

    As Joss Marsh observes in her stirring book on Dickens and cinema, Dickens was the first mass-mediated photographic celebrity of the modern era, more intimately "familiar" than any person in Britain besides the royal family. Suggesting Dickens's celebrity, as much as his work, contributed to the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Starring Charles Dickens

    Multi-Media 'Boz' and the Culture of Celebrity

    By Joss Marsh

    As Joss Marsh observes in her stirring book on Dickens and cinema, Dickens was the first mass-mediated photographic celebrity of the modern era, more intimately "familiar" than any person in Britain besides the royal family. Suggesting Dickens's celebrity, as much as his work, contributed to the…

    Paperback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Literature, Science and Religion in Constantijn Huygens’ Ooghentroost

    By Lise Gosseye

    Using a canonical work of Dutch literature, Ooghentroost (Consolation for the eyes), as a focal point, this book examines the development of literature as a specific discursive domain during the early modern period. It traces how literature begins to be set apart from the scientific and religious…

    Hardback – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

    The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy

    By Jonathan Sadowsky

    While most previous histories of ECT have been highly polemical, taking clear sides in the controversy, this book instead seeks to provide an explanation of why ECT has been so controversial. Contextualizing the controversies about ECT, instead of simply engaging in them, makes the history of ECT…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • The Routledge History of Disease

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Histories

  • The Scientific Work of René Descartes

    1596-1650

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

  • Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

    By Various

    This set of 42 volumes, originally published between 1965 and 2009, are authored by renowned international scholars in the field of nineteenth century literature. They explore a variety of authors such as Dickens, Hardy, Brontë, Austen, Gaskell, Zola, Meredith, Eliot, Gissing, Hawthorne, James and…

    Hardback – 2016-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Nineteenth-Century Novel

  • A Cultural History of Early Modern English Cryptography Manuals

    By Katherine Ellison

    During and after the English civil wars, between 1640 and the 1690, an unprecedented number of manuals teaching cryptography were published, almost all for the general public. While there are many surveys of cryptography, none pay any attention to the volume of manuals that appeared during the…

    Hardback – 2016-07-18 
    Routledge

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