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  • 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 – 2016-01-12 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • 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

  • 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    Between the two World Wars an illness that mainly affects adults over fifty years old became so prominent that it superseded both tuberculosis and syphilis in importance.As Patrice Pinell shows, the effect of cancer in France before World War Two reached far beyond the question of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 – 2015-12-31 
    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 – 2015-12-31 

  • Industry in England

    Historical Outlines

    By Henry De Beltgens Gibbins

    Originally published in 1912, Industry in England provides a complete history of industry and industrial changes in England from pre-roman times to modern England as it stood in the early twentieth century. Using Gibbons’ previous text The Industrial History of England as a base, this work aims to…

    Hardback – 2015-12-27 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice

    Edited by Catherine Kendig

    This edited volume of 13 new essays aims to turn past discussions of natural kinds on their head. Instead of presenting a metaphysical view of kinds based largely on an unempirical vantage point, it pursues questions of kindedness which take the use of kinds and activities of kinding in practice as…

    Hardback – 2015-12-21 
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • 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 Revivals

  • 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 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 Harry 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 Explorations in Economic History

  • 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 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 – 2015-10-01
    Sciences of Antiquity Series

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