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Free Will and the Human Sciences in Britain, 1870-1910

by Roger Smith

Smith takes an in-depth look at the question of free will through the prism of different disciplines in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Sex, Reproduction and Darwinism

by Filomena de Sousa & Gonzalo Munévar

This collection of essays looks at sexuality and reproduction from an evolutionary perspective. Covering experimental discoveries as well as theoretical investigations, the volume explores the relationship between...


Popular Exhibitions, Science and Showmanship, 1840-1910

by Joe Kember, John Plunkett & Jill A Sullivan

Victorian culture was characterized by a proliferation of shows and exhibitions. These were encouraged by the development of new sciences and technologies, together with changes in transportation, education...


Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons

by Martin Willis

This book explores the Victorian concept of vision across scientific and cultural forms. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles - small, large, past and future - to arrive...


A Modern History of the Stomach: Gastric Illness, Medicine and British Society, 1800-1950

by Ian Miller

This is the first exploration of the relationship between the abdomen and British society between 1800 and 1950. Miller demonstrates how the framework of ideas established in medicine related to gastric illness...


The British Arboretum: Trees, Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century

by Paul A Elliott, Charles Watkins & Stephen Daniels

This study explores the science and culture of nineteenth-century British arboretums. These were fostered by a variety of factors: global trade and exploration, popularity of collecting, significance to the...


Until Darwin, Science, Human Variety and the Origins of Race

by B Ricardo Brown

This work fills a gap in recent studies on the history of race and science. Focusing on both the classification systems of human variety and the development of science as the arbiter of truth, Brown looks at...


Paracelsus's Theory of Embodiment: Conception and Gestation in Early Modern Europe

by Amy Eisen Cislo

Paracelsus has been called the father of modern chemistry and is legendary for his treatment of syphilis. This work argues that Paracelsus developed an understanding of the body as composed of two distinct sexes,...


The Historiography of the Chemical Revolution: Patterns of Interpretation in the History of Science

by John G McEvoy

This study offers a critical survey of past and present interpretations of the Chemical Revolution designed to lend clarity and direction to the current ferment of views.


Communities of Science in Nineteenth-Century Ireland

by Juliana Adelman

Adelman challenges historians to reassess the relationship between science and society, showing that the unique situation in Victorian Ireland can nonetheless have important implications for wider European interpretations...


Science and Eccentricity: Collecting, Writing and Performing Science for Early Nineteenth-Century Audiences

by Victoria Carroll

The concept of eccentricity was central to how people in the 19th century understood their world. This book explores how, from the turn of the century, discourses of eccentricity were established to make sense...


Styles of Reasoning in the British Life Sciences: Shared Assumptions, 1820-58

by James Elwick

Explores how the concept of 'compound individuality' brought together life scientists working in pre-Darwinian London. This book states that scientists conducting research in comparative anatomy, physiology,...


Recreating Newton: Newtonian Biography and the Making of Nineteenth-Century History of Science

by Rebekah Higgitt

Examines Isaac Newton's changing legacy during the nineteenth century. This book focuses on 1820-70, a period that saw the creation of the specialized and secularized role of the 'scientist'. It shows how debates...


Rosslyn Chapel Decoded: New Interpretations of a Gothic Enigma

by Alan Butler & John Ritchie

Rosslyn Chapel is a deeply enigmatic 15th-century Gothic masterpiece, situated near Edinburgh. Although generally referred to as a 'chapel' and acting as a local parish church these days, Rosslyn is actually...


Think of an Elephant: ?Combining Science and Spirituality for a Better Life

by Paul Bailey

Combining science and spirituality to reveal the true nature of the universe - this book will change perceptions, inspire mind-shifts and alter the way we see the world, forever.


One-Woman Farm: My Life Shared with Sheep, Pigs, Chickens, Goats, and a Fine Fiddle

by Jenna Woginrich

Jenna Woginrich's inspiring journey from city cubicle to rural homestead has captivated readers of her blog and previous books. Now, in One-Woman Farm, Woginrich shares the joys, sorrows, trials, epiphanies,...


Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis

by David Groenfeldt

This book introduces the idea that ethics are an intrinsic dimension of any water policy, program, or practice, and that understanding what ethics are being acted out in water policies is fundamental to an understanding...


Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, Third Edition

by Stan Gibilisco

Translate schematic diagrams into today's cutting-edge electronics

Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits and complex systems with help from an experienced engineer. With all-new art and demo circuits...


Programming Arduino Next Steps: Going Further with Sketches

by Simon Monk

Take your Arduino skills to the next level!

In this practical guide, electronics guru Simon Monk takes you under the hood of Arduino and reveals professional programming secrets. Featuring coverage of the Arduino...


Applied Creep Mechanics

by Thomas Hyde & Wei Sun

Complete coverage of design and life assessment methods for high-temperature components

Applied Creep Mechanics fully discusses the time-dependent deformation which occurs in a metal when subjected to stress...