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Communities of Learned Experience

Epistolary Medicine in the Renaissance

by Nancy G. Siraisi

<p>During the Renaissance, collections of letters both satisfied humanist enthusiasm for ancient literary forms and provided the flexibility of a format appropriate to many types of inquiry. The printed collections of medical letters by Giovanni

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Competing Arctic Futures

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

by Nina Wormbs

<p>This edited collection explores how narratives about the future of the Arctic have been produced historically up until the present day. The contemporary deterministic and monolithic narrative is shown to be only one of several possible ways ...

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Competing with the Soviets

Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America

by Audra J. Wolfe

<p>For most of the second half of the twentieth century, the United States and its allies competed with a hostile Soviet Union in almost every way imaginable except open military engagement. The Cold War placed two opposite conceptions of the ...

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Complexity

A Guided Tour

by Melanie Mitchell

<p>What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? In this remarkably clear and companionable book, ...

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Complexity and the Arrow of Time

by Charles H. Lineweaver, Paul C. W. Davies & Michael Ruse

<p>There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy and theology and unveils their joint effort ...

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Conquest of Mind

Phrenology and Victorian Social Thought

by David de Giustino

<p>First published in 1975. This study examines one of the popular scientific philosophies of the nineteenth-century. The first part deals with the reception and diffusion of phrenology in Britain, its usefulness to various professions, and its ...

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Constructing Race

The Science of Bodies and Cultures in American Anthropology

by Professor Tracy Teslow

<p>Constructing Race helps unravel the complicated and intertwined history of race and science in America. Tracy Teslow explores how physical anthropologists in the twentieth century struggled to understand the complexity of human physical and ...

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Contagion, Isolation, and Biopolitics in Victorian London

by Matthew Newsom Kerr

<p>This book is a history of London’s vast network of fever and smallpox hospitals, built by the Metropolitan Asylums Board between 1870 and 1900. Unprecedented in size and scope, this public infrastructure inaugurated a new technology of ...

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Contesting Medical Confidentiality

Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany

by Andreas-Holger Maehle

<p>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, ...

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Continuum Mechanics through the Ages - From the Renaissance to the Twentieth Century

From Hydraulics to Plasticity

by Gérard A. Maugin

<p>Mixing scientific, historic and socio-economic vision, this unique book complements two previously published volumes on the history of continuum mechanics from this distinguished author. In this volume, Gérard A. Maugin looks at the period ...

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Corrupted Science

Fraud, Ideology and Politics in Science (Revised & Expanded)

by John Grant

<p>A searing exposé of the misuses and misrepresentations of science from the time of Galileo continuing through to the present day, this new edition includes updates on the asbestos industry, the chemicals industry, the sugar industry, the ...

ISBN: 9781947071032

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Cosmic Anger: Abdus Salam - The First Muslim Nobel Scientist

by Gordon Fraser

<p>This book presents a biography of Abdus Salam, the first Muslim to win a Nobel Prize for Science (Physics 1979), who was nevertheless excommunicated and branded as a heretic in his own country. His achievements are often overlooked, even ...

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Cosmic Discovery

The Search, Scope, and Heritage of Astronomy

by Martin Harwit

<p>Martin Harwit's influential book, Cosmic Discovery, is rereleased after more than thirty-five years, with a new preface written by the author. The work chronicles the astronomical discoveries up to the late twentieth century and draws ...

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Cosmology for the Curious

by Delia Perlov & Alex Vilenkin

<p>This book is a gentle introduction for all those wishing to learn about modern views of the cosmos. Our universe originated in a great explosion – the big bang. For nearly a century cosmologists have studied the aftermath of this explosion: ...

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Counter-Movements in the Sciences

The Sociology of the Alternatives to Big Science

by H. Nowotny & H. Rose

<p>Heretical thoughts in an orthodox series on sociology of the sciences? Devils and science between the covers of one book? Games with ambivalence to mask collective uncertainty? We anticipate similar future reactions from readers or reviewers ...

ISBN: 9789400994218

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Courant

by Constance Reid

<p>&quot;...a story of great mathematicians and their achievements, of practical successes and failures, and of human perfidy and generosity...this is one of the still too rare occasions in which mathematicians are shown as frail, ...

ISBN: 9780387216263

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Cracking Quantum Physics

by Brian Clegg

ISBN: 9781844039494

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Creationism in Europe

by Stefaan Blancke, Hans Henrik Hjermitslev & Peter C. Kjærgaard

<p>For decades, the creationist movement was primarily situated in the United States. Then, in the 1970s, American creationists found their ideas welcomed abroad, first in Australia and New Zealand, then in Korea, India, South Africa, Brazil, ...

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Creatively Undecided

Toward a History and Philosophy of Scientific Agency

by Menachem Fisch

<p>Thomas Kuhn and Karl Popper are believed by many who study science to be the two key thinkers of the twentieth century. Each addressed the question of how scientific theories change, but they came to different conclusions.<br />  <br /> By ...

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Creativity — A New Vocabulary

by Vlad Petre Glaveanu, Lene Tanggaard Pedersen & Charlotte Wegener

<p>This book covers topics not commonly associated with creativity that offer us insight into creative action as a social, material, and cultural process. A wide range of specialists within the humanities and social sciences will find this ...

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