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  • Parliament, Inventions and Patents

    A Research Guide and Bibliography

    By Phillip Johnson

    This book is a research guide and bibliography of parliamentary material, including the Old Scottish Parliament and the Old Irish parliament, relating to patents and inventions from the early seventeenth century to 1976. It chronicles the entire history of a purely British patent law before the…

    Hardback – 2018-01-08 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • 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 – 2017-12-30 
    Routledge

  • Literature, Science and Religion in Constantijn Huygens’ Ooghentroost

    By Lise Gosseye

    Using a canonical work of Dutch literature, Ooghentroost (Consolation for the eyes), as a focal point, this book examines the development of literature as a specific discursive domain during the early modern period. It traces how literature begins to be set apart from the scientific and religious…

    Hardback – 2017-12-30 
    Routledge
    Literary and Scientific Cultures of Early Modernity

  • The Routledge Companion to Spatial History

    Edited by Ian Gregory, Don DeBats, Don Lafreniere

    The Routledge Companion to Spatial History explores the full range of ways in which GIS can be used to study the past, considering key questions such as what types of new knowledge can be developed solely as a consequence of using GIS and how effective GIS can be for different types of research.…

    Hardback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Companions

  • The Pioneering Photographic Work of Hercule Florence

    By Boris Kossoy

    This book delivers an in-depth analysis of Hercule Florence, who is virtually unknown despite being among the world’s photographic pioneers. Based on the texts of various manuscripts, letters, diaries, notes, and advertisements, this book answers numerous questions surrounding Florence’s work,…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge
    Routledge History of Photography

  • Privatised Law Reform: A History of Patent Law through Private Legislation, 1620-1907

    By Phillip Johnson

    In the history of British patent law, the role of Parliament is often side-lined. This is largely due to the raft of failed or timid attempts at patent law reform. Yet there was another way of seeking change. By the end of the nineteenth century, private legislation had become a mechanism or…

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Pursuing the Unity of Science

    Ideology and Scientific Practice from the Great War to the Cold War

    Edited by Harmke Kamminga, Geert Somsen

    From 1918 to the late 1940s, a host of influential scientists and intellectuals in Europe and North America were engaged in a number of far-reaching unity of science projects. In this period of deep social and political divisions, scientists collaborated to unify sciences across disciplinary…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945

  • Japanese Women in Science and Engineering

    History and Policy Change

    By Naonori Kodate, Kashiko Kodate

    The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what…

    Paperback – 2017-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary Japan Series

  • Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge

    A Historical Outline of Aims and Tensions

    By Michael Segre

    This book sketches the history of higher education, in parallel with the development of science. Its goal is to draw attention to the historical tensions between the aims of higher education and those of science, in the hope of contributing to improving the contemporary university. A helpful tool…

    Paperback – 2017-11-19 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-11-17 
    CRC Press

  • Hippocratic Oratory

    The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose

    By James R. Cross

    On Ancient Medicine, On the Art, On Breaths, On the Nature of Human Beings and On the Sacred Disease are among the most well-known and sophisticated works of the Hippocratic Collection. The authors of these treatises were seeking means to express their arguments that built on authoritative models…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

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