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  • The Re-Emergence of Virtual Reality

    1st Edition

    By Leighton Evans

    In this short book, Evans interrogates the implications of VR’s re-emergence into the media mainstream, critiquing the notion of a VR revolution by analysing the development and ownership of VR companies while also exploring the possibilities of immersion in VR and the importance of immersion in…

    Hardback – 2018-10-18
    Routledge Focus on Digital Culture

  • Urban Histories of Science

    Making Knowledge in the City, 1820-1940, 1st Edition

    Edited by Oliver Hochadel, Agustí Nieto-Galan

    This book tells ten urban histories of science from nine cities—Athens, Barcelona, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Dublin (2 articles), Glasgow, Helsinki, Lisbon, and Naples—situated on the geographical margins of Europe and beyond. Ranging from the mid-nineteenth to the early twentieth centuries, the …

    Hardback – 2018-09-26
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • Culture, Curiosity and Communication in Scientific Discovery

    The Eye in Ideas, 1st Edition

    By Nigel . Sanitt

    Many aspects of research activity in science are opaque to outsiders and this opacity infects how connections are made between science and other disciplines. The aim of Culture, Curiosity and Communication in Scientific Discovery is to try to shine a light through the mist of scientific research by…

    Paperback – 2018-09-26

  • Physics and Metaphysics in Descartes and in his Reception

    1st Edition

    Edited by Delphine Antoine-Mahut, Sophie Roux

    This volume explores the relationship between physics and metaphysics in Descartes’ philosophy. According to the standard account, Descartes modified the objects of metaphysics and physics and inverted the order in which these two disciplines were traditionally studied. This book challenges the…

    Hardback – 2018-09-17
    Routledge Studies in Seventeenth-Century Philosophy

  • From Models to Simulations

    1st Edition

    By Franck Varenne

    This book analyses the impact computerization has had on contemporary science and explains the origins, technical nature and epistemological consequences of the current decisive interplay between technology and science: an intertwining of formalism, computation, data acquisition, data and…

    Hardback – 2018-09-06
    History and Philosophy of Technoscience

  • Technology of the Ancient Near East

    From the Neolithic to the Early Roman Period, 1st Edition

    By Jill L. Baker

    Peoples of the distant past lived comfortably in cities that boasted well-conceived urban planning, monumental architecture, running water, artistic expression, knowledge of mathematics and medicine, and more. Without the benefits of modern technology, they enjoyed all the accoutrements of modern…

    Paperback – 2018-08-30

  • Recipes for Science

    An Introduction to Scientific Methods and Reasoning, 1st Edition

    By Angela Potochnik, Matteo Colombo, Cory Wright

    Today, scientific literacy is an essential aspect of any undergraduate education. Recipes for Science responds to this need by providing an accessible introduction to the nature of science and scientific methods, reasoning, and concepts that is appropriate for any beginning college student. It is…

    Paperback – 2018-08-27

  • 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 Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

  • Psychology and Its Cities

    A New History of Early American Psychology, 1st Edition

    By Christopher D. Green

    Within the social and political upheaval of American cities in the decades surrounding the turn of the 20th century, a new scientific discipline, psychology, strove to carve out a place for itself. In this new history of early American psychology, Christopher D. Green highlights the urban contexts…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15

  • Revisiting the Origin of Species

    The Other Darwins, 1st Edition

    By Thierry Hoquet

    Contemporary interest in Darwin rises from a general ideal of what Darwin’s books ought to contain: a theory of transformation of species by natural selection. However, a reader opening Darwin’s masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, today may be struck by the fact that this "selectionist" view…

    Hardback – 2018-08-13
    History and Philosophy of Biology

  • Health Policies in Interwar Europe

    A Transnational Perspective, 1st Edition

    By Josep L. Barona

    Research into public health policies and expert instruction has been oriented traditionally in the national context. There is a rich historiography that analyses the development of health policies and systems in various European and American countries during the first decades of the twentieth…

    Hardback – 2018-08-10
    Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

  • 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 Library Editions: Rene Descartes

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