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History

  • The Copernicus Complexby Caleb Scharf

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 26.99

    A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Science Book of Fall 2014 In the sixteenth century, Nicolaus Copernicus dared to go against the establishment by proposing that Earth rotates around the Sun. Having demoted Earth from its unique position in the cosmos to one of mediocrity, Copernicus set in motion a revolution in scientific thought. This perspective... more...

  • Sprinter and Sprummerby Timothy Entwisle

    CSIRO Publishing 2014; US$ 22.95

    Sprinter and Sprummer challenges the traditional four seasons, and encourages us to think about how we view changes in our natural world. Since 1788, Australia has carried the yoke of four European seasons that make no sense in most parts of the country. We may like them for historical or cultural reasons, or because they are the same throughout the... more...

  • Geschlecht in der Geschichteby Alina Bothe; Dominik Schuh

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 38.00

    Is gender one of the metacategories of historiographical research which must be factored in, integrated in every analysis? Or are separated, gender-isolating, and focusing approaches still legitimate, indeed necessary, in order to (re)write gender into history? The volume is based on current research projects from historically oriented disciplines... more...

  • In der Gesellschaft der Geneby Dirk Thomaschke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 48.00

    Die Humangenetik ist von großer Aktualität - nicht nur für Medizin und Naturwissenschaft, sondern auch für das Selbstverständnis von Individuen und Gesellschaften. Ihre jüngere Geschichte in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts ist jedoch bislang kaum zum Gegenstand geschichtswissenschaftlicher Untersuchungen geworden. Dirk Thomaschke vergleicht... more...

  • Entdeckung des Urbanenby Ulrike Kammer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 56.00

    Between War and collapse, reconstruction and democratization, urban sociology developed in Germany as a new branch of science. What drew sociologists to the urban environment? By what methods did they explore it? What role did Nazi heritage and the American »Reorientation« policy play? Using the example of Dortmund's Sozialforschungsstelle (social... more...

  • The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James, and Russellby Erik C. Banks

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Redevelops an important movement in philosophy for the first time, exploring the ways three of the greatest thinkers are connected. more...

  • Storm of Wordsby Monte Harrell Hampton

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 59.95

    Storm of Words is a study of the ways that southern Presbyterians in the wake of the Civil War contended with a host of cultural and theological questions, chief among them developments in natural history and evolution. Southern Presbyterian theologians enjoyed a prominent position in antebellum southern culture. Respected for both their erudition... more...

  • Representing Space in the Scientific Revolutionby David Marshall Miller

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    Using an integrated philosophical and historical approach, this book explores the fundamental shift in understandings of space in the scientific revolution. more...

  • The Lost Elementsby Marco Fontani; Mariagrazia Costa; Mary Virginia Orna

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    The Periodic Table of Elements hasn't always looked like it does now, a well-organized chart arranged by atomic number. In the mid-nineteenth century, chemists were of the belief that the elements should be sorted by atomic weight. However, the weights of many elements were calculated incorrectly, and over time it became clear that not only did... more...

  • Soul Made Fleshby Carl Zimmer

    Atria Books 2014; US$ 15.00

    In this unprecedented history of a scientific revolution, award-winning author and journalist Carl Zimmer tells the definitive story of the dawn of the age of the brain and modern consciousness. Told here for the first time, the dramatic tale of how the secrets of the brain were discovered in seventeenth-century England unfolds against a turbulent... more...