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  • The Reform of the International System of Units (SI)

    Philosophical, Historical and Sociological Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nadine de Courtenay, Olivier Darrigol, Oliver Schlaudt

    Systems of units still fail to attract the philosophical attention they deserve, but this could change with the current reform of the International System of Units (SI). Most of the SI base units will henceforth be based on certain laws of nature and a choice of fundamental constants whose values…

    Hardback – 2019-01-22
    Routledge
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • 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

  • Plague in the Early Modern World

    A Documentary History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Dean Phillip Bell

    Plague in the Early Modern World presents a broad range of primary source materials from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, China, India, and North America that explore the nature and impact of plague and disease in the early modern world. During the early modern period frequent and recurring…

    Paperback – 2019-01-18
    Routledge

  • Impressionable Biologies

    From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics, 1st Edition

    By Maurizio Meloni

    During the twentieth century, genes were considered the controlling force of life processes, and the transfer of DNA the definitive explanation for biological heredity. Such views shaped the politics of human heredity: in the eugenic era, controlling heredity meant intervening in the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    Routledge

  • A Guide to Kant’s Psychologism

    via Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Wittgenstein, 1st Edition

    By Wayne Waxman

    This book presents an interpretation of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason as a priori psychologism. It groups Kant’s philosophy together with those of the British empiricists—Locke, Berkeley, and Hume—in a single line of psychologistic succession and offers a clear explanation of how Kant’s…

    Hardback – 2019-01-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Eighteenth-Century Philosophy

  • 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 History of Creation

    Or the Development of the Earth and its Inhabitants by the Action of Natural Causes, Volume 2, 1st Edition

    By Ernst Haeckel

    Originally published in 1899, The History of Creation was the first book of its kind to apply a doctrine to the whole range of organic morphology and make use of the effect Darwin had on biological sciences during the 19th century. Haeckel looks at Darwin’s reform of Descent Theory and its…

    Hardback – 2019-01-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • 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

  • Technology and American Society

    A History, 3rd Edition

    By Gary Cross, Richard Szostak

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Masculinity, Corporality and the English Stage 1580–1635

    1st Edition

    By Christian M. Billing

    The significance of human anatomy to the most physical of art forms, the theatre, has hitherto been an under-explored topic. Filling this gap, Christian Billing questions conventional wisdom regarding the one-sex anatomical model and uses a range of medical treatises to delineate an emergent…

    Paperback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • Medicine at the Courts of Europe

    1500-1837, 1st Edition

    Edited by Vivian Nutton

    Originally published in 1990, Medicine at the Courts of Europe 1500-1837 is a collection of essays examining the whole range of medical activities in a variety of European courts, from Rome of the Borgias to the Russia of Catherine the Great. It documents the diverse influences of custom, wealth,…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • Doctors, Bureaucrats, and Public Health in France

    1888-1902, 1st Edition

    By Martha L. Hildreth

    Originally published in 1987 Doctors, Bureaucrats and Public Health in France focuses on crucial period of 1888-1902, arguably considered the creation of the modern medical system in France. Scientific developments, demographic and political concerns sparked unprecedented period of government…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

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