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  • Organisms and Personal Identity

    Individuation and the Work of David Wiggins

    By A.M. Ferner

    Over his philosophical career, David Wiggins has produced a body of work that, though varied and wide-ranging, stands as a coherent and carefully integrated whole. In this book Ferner examines Wiggins’ conceptualist-realism, his sortal theory ‘D’ and his human being theory in order to assess how…

    Hardback – 2016-03-11 
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • 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    Between the two World Wars an illness that mainly affects adults over fifty years old became so prominent that it superseded both tuberculosis and syphilis in importance.As Patrice Pinell shows, the effect of cancer in France before World War Two reached far beyond the question of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 – 2016-02-29 
    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 – 2016-02-29 

  • Language as a Scientific Tool

    Shaping Scientific Language Across Time and National Traditions

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

    Language is the most essential medium of scientific activity. Many historians, sociologists and science studies scholars have investigated scientific language for this reason, but only few have examined those cases where language itself has become an object of scientific discussion. Over the…

    Hardback – 2016-02-23 
    Routledge Studies in Cultural History

  • Histories of State Surveillance in Europe and Beyond

    Edited by Kees Boersma, Rosamunde van Brakel, Chiara Fonio, Pieter Wagenaar

    Does the development of new technology cause an increase in the level of surveillance used by central government? Is the growth in surveillance merely a reaction to terrorism, or a solution to crime control? Are there more structural roots for the increase in surveillance?This book attempts to find…

    Paperback – 2016-02-19 
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • Science, Technology, and Medicine in the Modern Japanese Empire

    Edited by David G. Wittner, Philip C Brown

    Science, technology, and medicine all contributed to the emerging modern Japanese empire and conditioned key elements of post-war development. As the only emerging non-Western country that was a colonial power in its own right, Japan utilized these fields not only to define itself as racially…

    Hardback – 2016-02-12 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb

    Nuclear Weapons and the Transformation of Warfare

    By Albert I Berger

    Life and Times of the Atomic Bomb takes up the question of how the world found itself in the age of nuclear weapons – and how it has since tried to find a way out of it. Albert I. Berger charts the story of nuclear weapons from their origins through the Atomic Age and the Cold War up through the…

    Paperback – 2016-02-09 

  • A Companion to the Physical Sciences

    By David Knight

    First published in 1989, this dictionary of the whole field of the physical sciences is an invaluable guide through the changing terminology and practices of scientific research. Arranged alphabetically, it traces how the meaning of scientific terms have changed over time. It covers a wide range of…

    Hardback – 2016-01-28 

  • The Vital Science (Routledge Revivals)

    Biology and the Literary Imagination,1860-1900

    By Peter Morton

    In this title, first published in 1984, Peter Morton argues that in late Victorian Britain a group of novelists and essayists quite consciously sought and found ideas in post-Darwinian biology that were susceptible to imaginative transformation. The period between 1860 and 1900 was a time of great…

    Paperback – 2016-01-07 
    Routledge Revivals

  • My Life: Recollections of a Nobel Laureate

    By Max Born

    In this collection of informal reminiscences, first published in 1975, Max Born has written an extraordinarily vivid account of his life and work, originally intended for his family. Ranging from his time at the University of Göttingen, where Born had his first real motivation for a professional…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

  • Atomic Theories

    By F.H. Loring

    Summarising the most novel facts and theories which were coming into prominence at the time, particularly those which had not yet been incorporated into standard textbooks, this important work was first published in 1921. The subjects treated cover a wide range of research that was being conducted…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

  • Einstein's Theory of Unified Fields

    By Marie Antoinette Tonnelat

    First published in1966, here is presented a comprehensive overview of one of the most elusive scientific speculations by the pre-eminent genius of the 20th century. The theory is viewed by some scientists with deep suspicion, by others with optimism, but all agree that it represents an extreme…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

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