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  • The Courtiers' Anatomistsby Anita Guerrini

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    Anita Guerrini is Horning Professor in the Humanities and professor of history in the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion at Oregon State University. She is the author of Experimenting with Humans and Animals: From Galen to Animal Rights and Obesity and Depression in the Enlightenment: The Life and Times of George Cheyne . more...

  • The Physicist and the Philosopherby Jimena Canales

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    On April 6, 1922, in Paris, Albert Einstein and Henri Bergson publicly debated the nature of time. Einstein considered Bergson?s theory of time to be a soft, psychological notion, irreconcilable with the quantitative realities of physics. Bergson, who gained fame as a philosopher by arguing that time should not be understood exclusively through the... more...

  • Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Scienceby David Ebrey

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This collection of groundbreaking new essays show how Aristotle's natural science illuminates fundamental topics in his philosophy. more...

  • Pure Intelligenceby Melvyn C. Usselman

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    William Hyde Wollaston made an astonishing number of discoveries in an astonishingly varied number of fields: platinum metallurgy, the existence of ultraviolet radiation, the chemical elements palladium and rhodium, the amino acid cystine, and the physiology of binocular vision, among others. Along with his colleagues Humphry Davy and Thomas Young,... more...

  • How Our Days Became Numberedby Dan Bouk

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    Dan Bouk is assistant professor of history at Colgate University and a member of the Historicizing Big Data working group at the Max Planck Institute for History of Science. more...

  • The Halle Orphanage as Scientific Communityby Kelly Joan Whitmer

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    Founded around 1700 by a group of German Lutherans known as Pietists, the Halle Orphanage became the institutional headquarters of a universal seminar that still stands largely intact today.  It was the base of an educational, charitable, and scientific community and consisted of an elite school for the sons of noblemen; schools for the sons... more...

  • The Upright Thinkersby Leonard Mlodinow

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    A few million years ago, our ancestors came down from the trees and began to stand upright, freeing our hands to create tools and our minds to grapple with the world around us. Leonard Mlodinow takes us on a passionate and inspiring tour through the exciting history of human progress and the key events in the development of science. In the process,... more...

  • Kabbalah and Ecologyby David Mevorach Seidenberg

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Kabbalah and Ecology resets the conversation about ecology and the Abrahamic traditions. more...

  • Boyle Studiesby Professor Michael Hunter

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    The significance of Robert Boyle (1627-91) as the most influential English scientist in the generation before Newton is now generally acknowledged, but the complexity and eclecticism of his ideas has also become increasingly apparent. This volume presents an important group of studies of Boyle by Michael Hunter, the leading expert on Boyle?s life... more...

  • Seeing Like a Roverby Janet Vertesi

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    In the years since the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and Rover first began transmitting images from the surface of Mars, we have become familiar with the harsh, rocky, rusty-red Martian landscape. But those images are much less straightforward than they may seem to a layperson: each one is the result of a complicated set of decisions and processes... more...