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  • W.J.M. Rankine, 1820–1872

    The Making of Engineering Science in Victorian Culture

    By Ben Marsden

    William John Macquorn Rankine (1820-1872) is a major figure in the history of nineteenth-century science and engineering. As well as being a successful railway and hydraulic engineer, he was largely responsible for the establishment of 'engineering science' as the core of a new academic discipline…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Johann Friedrich Blumenbach

    Race and Natural History, 1750-1850

    Edited by Nicolaas Rupke, Gerhard Lauer

    The major significance of the German naturalist-physician Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840) as a topic of historical study is the fact that he was one of the first anthropologists to investigate humankind as part of natural history. Moreover, Blumenbach was and continues to be a central…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31 
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Where Do We Come From? Is Darwin Correct?

    A Philosophical and Critical Study of Darwin's Theory of “Natural Selection”

    By Herbert Morse

    First published in 1911. The first chapter in this fascinating study devotes itself to a short preliminary introduction to Darwin’s ideas, and some remarks on the thoughts of the ancients on the subject and how matters stood in the period immediately preceding the appearance of Darwin himself. The…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Darwin

  • Charles Darwin

    The Fragmentary Man

    By Geoffrey West

    This biography of Charles Darwin, first published in 1937, re-lives Darwin’s life year by year, allowing the reader to share his experiences. The book displays Darwin’s ideas and how they developed and grew over time. This title will be of great interest to students of the history of science and…

    Hardback – 2018-05-15 
    Routledge Library Editions: Charles Darwin

  • Visual Representations in Science

    Concept and Epistemology

    By Nicola Mößner

    Visual representations (photographs, diagrams, etc.) play crucial roles in scientific processes. They help, for example, to communicate research results and hypotheses to scientific peers as well as to the lay audience. In genuine research activities they are used as evidence or as surrogates for…

    Hardback – 2018-05-08 
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • From the Lighthouse: Interdisciplinary Reflections on Light

    Edited by Veronica Strang, Tim Edensor, Joanna Puckering

    What is a lighthouse? What does it mean, do, and how does it work? Can sharing these perspectives through an interdisciplinary conversation ’enlighten’ our thinking? This book brings a wide-range of scholars together to provide input and is illustrated by numerous visual and poetic images.…

    Hardback – 2018-05-07 

  • The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence

    Edited by Mark J.P. Wolf

    While so many books on technology look at new advances and digital technologies, the Routledge Companion to Obsolete and Vanishing Media Technology looks back at analog technologies that are disappearing, considering their demise and what it says about media history, pop culture, and the nature of…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge Media and Cultural Studies Companions

  • 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 – 2018-04-30 

  • Historical Animal Geographies

    Edited by Sharon Wilcox, Stephanie Rutherford

    Arguing that historical analysis is an important, yet heretofore largely underexplored, dimension of scholarship in animal geographies, Historical Animal Geographies seeks to define historical animal geography as the exploration of how spatially situated human-animal relations have changed through…

    Hardback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Human-Animal Studies Series

  • 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 – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge Studies in First World War History

  • 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 – 2018-03-17 
    Cultural Dynamics of Social Representation

  • 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 – 2018-02-10 
    Routledge Revivals

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