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  • Joseph Conrad and the Ethics of Darwinism (Routledge Revivals)

    The Challenges of Science

    By Allan Hunter

    First published in 1983, this book explores a number of avenues of critical thinking about Joseph Conrad, showing him as an author deeply concerned with humankind’s ethical motivation and its relationship with the ideas of evolution current in his day. Allan Hunter establishes Conrad’s detailed…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sufferers and Healers

    The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England

    By Lucinda McCray Beier

    Lucinda McCray Beier’s remarkable book, first published in 1987, enters the world of illness in seventeenth-century England, exploring what it was like to be either a sufferer or a healer. A wide spectrum of healers existed, ranging between the housewife, with her simple herbal preparations, local…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Language as a Scientific Tool

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

    The influence of language on scholarship has often been analyzed, ranging from its influence on epistemology to issues of global language and its constraints. This volume focuses on historical case studies at the intersection of language and science, dealing with a variety of topics: the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Complexity and Creative Capacity

    Rethinking knowledge transfer, adaptive management and wicked environmental problems

    By Kelly Chapman

    Complexity theories gained prominence in the 1990s with a focus on self-organising and complex adaptive systems. Since then, complexity theory has become one of the fastest growing topics in both the natural and social sciences, and touted as a revolutionary way of understanding the behaviour of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies

  • The Collected Letters of Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek - Volume 17

    Edited by Lodewijk C Palm

    The contents of the letters published here, again show the great range of subjects that occupied Van Leeuwenhoek: from sugar candy, the shape and crystal structure of diamonds, the dissolution of silver crystals in aqua fortis to gold dust from Guinea dissolved in aqua regia and the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-15 
    CRC Press

  • Innovation and Technological Diffusion

    An economic history of early steam engines

    By Harilaos Kitsikopoulos

    This book deals with two key aspects of the history of steam engines, a cornerstone of the Industrial Revolution, specifically the road that led to its discovery and the process of diffusion of the early steam engines. The first part of the volume outlines the technological and scientific…

    Hardback – 2015-11-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • The Evolution of Charles Darwin

    By George A. Dorsey

    Charles Darwin is well-known throughout the world for his revolutionary work from 1859; The Origin of Species, the foundational study of evolution which greatly challenged the near-universal belief in the Christian world, at that time, of creationism. Originally published in 1928, Dorsey attempts…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Ancient Botany

    By Gavin Hardy, Laurence Totelin

    Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have brought together their botanical and historical knowledge to produce this unique overview of ancient botany. It examines all the founding texts of botanical science, such as Theophrastus' Enquiry into Plants, Dioscorides' Materia Medica, Pliny the Elder's…

    Paperback – 2015-10-12 
    Routledge
    Sciences of Antiquity Series

  • Selected Genetic Papers of J.B.S. Haldane (Routledge Revivals)

    Edited by Krishna R. Dronamraju

    First published in 1990, this is a compilation of several important papers that have contributed to the foundation of population genetics, evolutionary biology and human genetics. The collection includes Haldane’s first paper in genetics, which was published in 1915, reporting the first case…

    Paperback – 2015-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Twentieth Century Population Thinking

    A Critical Reader of Primary Sources

    Edited by The Population Knowledge Network

    This reader on the history of demography and historical perspectives on "population" in the twentieth century features a unique collection of primary sources from around the globe, written by scholars, politicians, journalists, and activists. Many of the sources are available in English for the…

    Hardback – 2015-10-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Fight Against Cancer

    France 1890-1940

    By Patrice Pinell

    Between the two World Wars an illness that mainly affects adults over fifty years old became so prominent that it superseded both tuberculosis and syphilis in importance.As Patrice Pinell shows, the effect of cancer in France before World War Two reached far beyond the question of its mortality…

    Paperback – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Auditor's Talk

    An Oral History of the Profession from the 1920s to the Present Day

    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 – 2015-10-08 
    Routledge

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