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  • Immigrants and the Industries of London, 1500–1700

    1st Edition

    By Lien Bich Luu

    Immigration is not only a modern-day debate. Major change in Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries led to a surge of political and religious refugees moving across the continent. Estimates suggest that from 1550 to 1585 around 50,000 Dutch and Walloons from the southern Netherlands…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21 
    Routledge

  • Language as a Scientific Tool

    Shaping Scientific Language Across Time and National Traditions, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy in America

    The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Sadowsky

    Electroconvulsive Therapy is widely demonized or idealized. Some detractors consider its very use to be a human rights violation, while some promoters depict it as a miracle, the "penicillin of psychiatry." This book traces the American history of one of the most controversial procedures in…

    Paperback – 2019-05-15 
    Routledge

  • Art, Technology and Nature

    Renaissance to Postmodernity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam, Jacob Wamberg

    Since 1900, the connections between art and technology with nature have become increasingly inextricable. Through a selection of innovative readings by international scholars, this book presents the first investigation of the intersections between art, technology and nature in post-medieval times.…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • Higher Education and the Growth of Knowledge

    A Historical Outline of Aims and Tensions, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge

  • Women and Cartography in the Progressive Era

    1st Edition

    By Christina E. Dando

    In the twenty-first century we speak of a geospatial revolution, but over one hundred years ago another mapping revolution was in motion. Women’s lives were in motion: they were playing a greater role in public on a variety of fronts. As women became more mobile (physically, socially, politically),…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge
    Studies in Historical Geography

  • Auditor's Talk

    An Oral History of the Profession from the 1920s to the Present Day, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-01-21
    Routledge

  • Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture

    Representation, Hybridity, Ethics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Frank Palmeri

    Combining historical and interpretive work, this collection examines changing perceptions of and relations between human and nonhuman animals in Britain over the long eighteenth century. Persistent questions concern modes of representing animals and animal-human hybrids, as well as the ethical…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10
    Routledge

  • The Paranormal

    Research and the Quest for Meaning, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-12-31
    Routledge

  • Science and Socio-Religious Revolution in India

    Moving the Mountains, 1st Edition

    By Pankaj Jain

    Scholars have long noticed a discrepancy in the way non-Western and Western peoples conceptualize the scientific and religious worlds. Non-Western traditions and communities, such as of India, are better positioned to provide an alternative to the Western dualistic thinking of separating science…

    Paperback – 2018-08-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • The Scientific Work of René Descartes

    1596-1650, 1st Edition

    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 – 2018-08-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Rene Descartes

  • Natural Kinds and Classification in Scientific Practice

    1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-07-30
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Biology

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