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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...


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.


A History of Salem Witchcraft: And Other Works

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an author and abolitionist who is best remembered as the creator of Uncle Tom's Cabin, a much-beloved novel that brought emotional resonance and depth to the debate over slavery. This...


Science, Geopolitics and Culture in the Polar Region: Norden Beyond Borders

by Sverker Sörlin

Throughout the twentieth century, glaciologists and geophysicists in Norway and Sweden, as well as Danish geoscientists and ice core scientists in Greenland, made important contributions to polar field science....


Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race

by Graham Farmelo

Perhaps no scientific breakthrough has shaped the course of human history as much as the harnessing of the atom. Yet the twentieth century might have turned out entirely differently had this powerful technology...


Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

by J.Craig Venter

The renowned scientist and author of A Life Decoded examines the creation of life in the new field of synthetic genomics

In 2010, scientists led by J. Craig Venter became the first to successfully create "synthetic...


Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian

by A. Douglas Stone

Einstein and the Quantum reveals for the first time the full significance of Albert Einstein's contributions to quantum theory. Einstein famously rejected quantum mechanics, observing that God does not play...


The Common Sense of Science

by Jacob Bronowski

Jacob Bronowski was, with Kenneth Clarke, the greatest popularizer of serious ideas in Britain between the mid 1950s and the early 1970s. Trained as a mathematician, he was equally at home with painting and...


Albert Einstein, The Human Side: Glimpses from His Archives

by Albert Einstein, Helen Dukas & Banesh Hoffmann

Modesty, humor, compassion, and wisdom are the traits most evident in this illuminating selection of personal papers from the Albert Einstein Archives. The illustrious physicist wrote as thoughtfully to an Ohio...


Science in History: Volume 1: The Emergence of Science

by J. D. Bernal

J. D. Bernal's monumental work, Science in History, was the first full attempt to analyse the reciprocal relations of science and society throughout history, from the perfection of the flint hand-axe to the...


A World on Fire: A Heretic, an Aristocrat, and the Race to Discover Oxygen

by Joe Jackson

Like Charles Seife’s Zero and Dava Sobel’s Longitude, this passionate intellectual history is the story of the intersection of science and the human, in this case the rivals who discovered oxygen in the...


The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite

by Ann Finkbeiner

The Jasons are a well-guarded group of world-class scientists, briefly outed in the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War, who have been meeting every summer since 1960 to tackle classified problems that the...