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  • Sentimental Savantsby Meghan K. Roberts

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Though the public may retain a hoary image of the lone scientific or philosophical genius generating insights in isolation, scholars discarded it long ago. In reality, the families of scientists and philosophers in the Enlightenment played a substantial role, not only making space for inquiry within the home but also assisting in observing, translating,... more...

  • Imperial Unknownsby Cornel Zwierlein

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book offers a new approach to understanding the history of ignorance across politics, religion, history and science during the early Enlightenment. more...

  • Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africaby Victor J. Katz; Menso Folkerts; Barnabas Hughes; Roi Wagner; J. Lennart Berggren

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 95.00 US$ 76.00

    Medieval Europe was a meeting place for the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic civilizations, and the fertile intellectual exchange of these cultures can be seen in the mathematical developments of the time. This sourcebook presents original Latin, Hebrew, and Arabic sources of medieval mathematics, and shows their cross-cultural influences. Most of the... more...

  • Contesting Medical Confidentialityby Andreas-Holger Maehle

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 40.00

    Medical confidentiality is an essential cornerstone of effective public health systems, and for centuries societies have struggled to maintain the illusion of absolute privacy. In this age of health databases and increasing connectedness, however, the confidentiality of patient information is rapidly becoming a concern at the forefront of worldwide... more...

  • Big Science Transformedby Olof Hallonsten

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 87.09

    This book analyses the emergence of a transformed Big Science in Europe and the United States, using both historical and sociological perspectives. It shows how technology-intensive natural sciences grew to a prominent position in Western societies during the post-World War II era, and how their development cohered with both technological and social... more...

  • Doctoring Traditionsby Projit Bihari Mukharji

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Like many of the traditional medicines of South Asia, Ayurvedic practice transformed dramatically in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. With Doctoring Tradition , Projit Bihari Mukharji offers a close look at that recasting, upending the widely held yet little-examined belief that it was the result of the introduction of Western... more...

  • Foresightby Lawrence W. Sherman; David Allan Feller

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    This book offers eight different perspectives on the concept of foresight, investigating its ability to both predict and change the future. more...

  • The Deep Metaphysics of Spaceby Edward Slowik

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 94.71

    This volume explores the inadequacies of the two standard conceptions of space or spacetime, substantivalism and relationism, and in the process, proposes a new historical interpretation of these physical theories. This book also examines and develops alternative ontological conceptions of space, and explores additional historical elements... more...

  • A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Scienceby Eric Scerri

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Scerri discusses several less-recognized scientists who worked throughout the twentieth century, and shows how their contributions were just as key to scientific development as those of more commonly known figures. These include Anton van den Broek, who helped pioneer the atomic number, and Edward Stoner, who was the first to apply the third quantum... more...

  • Making Jet Engines in World War IIby Hermione Giffard

    University of Chicago Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    Our stories of industrial innovation tend to focus on individual initiative and breakthroughs. With Making Jet Engine s in World War II , Hermione Giffard uses the case of the development of jet engines to offer a different way of understanding technological innovation, revealing the complicated mix of factors that go into any decision to pursue... more...