History of Science & Technology Products

  • Empires of Knowledge

    Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World

    Edited by Paula Findlen

    Empires of Knowledge charts the emergence of different kinds of scientific networks – local and long-distance, informal and institutional, religious and secular – between the fifteenth and the eighteenth centuries as one of the important phenomena of the early modern world. It seeks to answer what…

    Paperback – 2018-09-18 

  • The Typographic Imaginary in Early Modern English Literature

    By Rachel Stenner

    The typographic imaginary is an aesthetic linking authors from William Caxton to Alexander Pope, this study centrally contends. Early modern English literature engages imaginatively with printing and this book both characterizes that engagement and proposes the typographic imaginary as a framework…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Material Readings in Early Modern Culture

  • From Models to Simulations

    By Franck Varenne

    This book analyses the impact computerization has had on contemporary science and explains the origins, technical nature and epistemological consequences of the current decisive interplay between technology and science: an intertwining of formalism, computation, data acquisition, data and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Technology of the Ancient Near East

    From the Neolithic to the Early Roman Periods

    By Jill Baker

    Peoples of the distant past lived comfortably in cities that boasted well-conceived urban planning, monumental architecture, running water, artistic expression, knowledge of mathematics and medicine and more. Without the benefits of modern technology, they enjoyed all the accoutrements of modern…

    Paperback – 2018-08-31 

  • Knowledge and Power

    Science in World History, 2nd Edition

    By William Burns

    Knowledge and Power presents and explores science not as something specifically for scientists, but as an integral part of human civilization, and traces the development of science through different historical settings from the Middle Ages through to the Cold War. Five case studies are examined…

    Paperback – 2018-08-22 

  • Psychology and Its Cities

    A New History of Early American Psychology

    By Christopher D. Green

    Within the social and political upheaval of American cities in the decades surrounding the turn of the 20th century, a new scientific discipline, psychology, strove to carve out a place for itself. In this new history of early American psychology, Christopher D. Green highlights the urban contexts…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 

  • Health Policies in Interwar Europe

    A Transnational Perspective

    By Josep-Lluís Barona-Vilar

    Research into public health policies and expert instruction has been oriented traditionally in the national context. There is a rich historiography that analyses the development of health policies and systems in various European and American countries during the first decades of the 20th century.…

    Hardback – 2018-08-15 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • The Scientific Work of René Descartes


    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 – 2018-08-10 
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

  • Perspectives on Classification in Synthetic Sciences

    Unnatural Kinds

    Edited by Julia Bursten

    It is the belief of many of this volume's contributing authors that contemporary conversations about scientific classification have stagnated by focusing centrally or solely on natural kinds, that is, kinds whose existence is not dependent on scientific processes of synthesis. Instead, the aim is…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Manufacturing and the Great War

    By Wayne Osborne

    Prior to 1914, wars had been comparatively small affairs using relatively small amounts of military supplies and, despite warnings, British industry and government initially failed to grasp the scale of the war with demand for munitions soon outstripping supply. This book chronicles the build-up of…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge Studies in First World War History

  • Science, Africa and Europe

    Processing Information and Creating Knowledge

    Edited by Patrick Harries, Martin Lengwiler, Nigel Penn

    Historically, scientists and experts have played a prominent role in shaping the relationship between Europe and Africa. Starting with missionary intellectuals in the seventeenth century, European savants have engaged in the study of nature and society in Africa. Knowledge about realms of the world…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Medicine and Conflict

    The Spanish Civil War and its Traumatic Legacy

    By J. Sebastian Browne

    This book focuses on an important but neglected aspect of the Spanish Civil War, the evolution of medical and surgical care of the wounded during the conflict. Importantly, the focus is from a mainly Spanish perspective – as the Spanish are given a voice in their own story which has not always been…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge/Canada Blanch Studies on Contemporary Spain

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