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  • Architecture, Computing and the Second World War

    From Crystallography to Digital Research in Architecture

    By Joao Rocha

    Architecture, Computing and the Second World War explores the history of digital architecture from the 1930s to the 1970s, depicting the interdisciplinary connections between the British avant-garde and the scientific milieu at the beginning of World War II. Interest in digital architecture has…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge Research in Design, Technology and Society

  • Plague in the Early Modern World

    A Documentary History of Vulnerability and Resilience

    Edited by Dean Phillip Bell

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 

  • The Scientific, Clinical and Commercial Development of the Stem Cell

    From Radiobiology to Regenerative Medicine

    By Alison Kraft

    This book offers timely and novel insights on the development of what may be the most important medical technology of the twenty-first century. It is the first academic book to document the emergence of the stem cell as an icon of modern medicine and science, which also offers a critical analysis…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Genetics and Society

  • Natural and Artificial Bodies in Early Modern England

    Literature, Natural Philosophy, Objects

    By Alvin Snider

    This book brings contemporary ways of reconceptualizing the human relationship to things into conversation with seventeenth-century writing, exploring how the literature of the period intersected with changing understandings of the conceptual structure of matter, and how human beings might…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

  • The Paranormal

    Research and the Quest for Meaning

    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 

  • 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 – 2018-12-30 

  • Social Darwinism in the French Ideological Novel

    By Louise Lyle

    Examining French ideological novels, Louise Lyle charts the development and motivation of French hostility towards social Darwinism during the fin de siècle. Lyle argues that the antagonism of authors from diverse literary schools was a consequence of and a response to historically specific…

    Hardback – 2018-12-28 

  • Discovering Psychology across Borders

    Russia and Europe

    By Kirill Maslov

    Discovering Psychology across Borders expands the inquiry into the field of social representation of key ideas in psychology by providing systematic coverage of the ways in which psychology advanced in the context of Russian society at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

  • Impressionable Biologies

    From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics

    By Maurizio Meloni

    During the 20th century, genes were considered the controlling force of life processes, and the transfer of DNA the definitive explanation for biological heredity. Such views shaped the politics of human heredity: in the eugenic era, controlling heredity meant intervening in the distribution of ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-12-01 

  • Émilie Du Châtelet and the Foundations of Physical Science

    By Katherine Brading

    The centerpiece of Émilie Du Châtelet’s philosophy of science is her Foundations of Physics, first published in 1740. The Foundations contains epistemology, metaphysics, methodology, mechanics, and physics, including such pressing issues of the time as whether there are atoms, the appropriate roles…

    Hardback – 2018-12-01 
    Routledge Focus on Philosophy

  • 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 – 2018-11-30 

  • Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture

    Representation, Hybridity, Ethics

    Edited by Frank Palmeri

    Combining historical and interpretive work, this collection examines changing perceptions of and relations between human and nonhuman animals in Britain over the long eighteenth century. Persistent questions concern modes of representing animals and animal-human hybrids, as well as the ethical…

    Paperback – 2018-11-30 

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