Acquisitions for history of science, medicine & technology, April-May 2018

This is a list of books added to our catalog with call number Q-T and history or biography in the subject headings plus a few books ordered by request. This is not a comprehensive list of new books. There are certainly other new books related to the history of science, technology and medicine, so please search the catalog for specific titles. Requests welcome! You can send requests to Ruth Lewis, to your primary Subject Librarian, or to the book request form. Please specify format when you care; while there are good reasons to buy ink-on-paper book or ebooks when they are available on user-friendly platforms, I would prefer to avoid stretching our limited budget to buy BOTH formats. Please click on the titles for current location and status of the book. Remember that the Becker Medical Library also adds books and ebooks which may interest WU history of science folks!

Academic Theories of Generation in the Renaissance: The Contemporaries and Successors of Jean Fernel (1497-1558) Linda Deer Richardson, History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences book series (HPTL, volume 22) Springer ebooks
Architecture and the body, science and culture / edited by Kim Sexton. Routledge research in architecture. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2018. paper book
Art and science of Ernst Haeckel / directed and produced by Benedikt Taschen authors, Rainer Willmann, Julia Voss English translation, Elizabeth Clegg French translation, Aude Fondard. Köln : Taschen, [2017] paper book
Black Death : the great mortality of 1348-1350 : a brief history with documents / John Aberth. Bedford series in history and culture. New York : Bedford/St. Martin’s Macmillan Learning, [2017] paper book
Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin Michael Boulter open access ebook
Brief history of geology / by Kieran D. O’Hara. Cambridge, United Kingdom New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. paper book
Broad band : the untold story of the women who made the Internet / Claire L. Evans. New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2018] paper book
Case Studies in Public Health Theodore H. Tulchinsky Science Direct
Collecting recipes : Byzantine and Jewish pharmacology in dialogue / edited by Lennart Lehmhaus and Matteo Martelli. Science, technology, and medicine in ancient cultures v. 4. Boston Berlin : De Gruyter, [2017] paper book
Depositions : Roberto Burle Marx and public landscapes under dictatorship / Catherine Seavitt Nordenson. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2018. paper book
Düsseldorfer Photoschule. English;”The Düsseldorf School of Photography : photographs 1961-2008 / Stefan Gronert edited by Lothar Schirmer translated from German by David H. Wilson.” München : Schirmer Mosel, 2017. paper book
Essex Serpent : a novel / Sarah Perry. New York, NY : Custom House, an imprint of William Morrow, [2016] paper book
Etruscans and the history of dentistry : the Golden Smile through the ages / Marshall Joseph Becker and Jean MacIntosh Turfa. Routledge monographs in classical studies. London New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. paper book
First six books of the Elements of Euclid (Taschen): in which coloured diagrams and symbols are used instead of letters for the greater ease of learners/ Oliver Byrne essay by Werner Oechslin. Bibliotheca universalis. Köln : Taschen, [2017] paper book
Food and power : a culinary ethnography of Israel / Nir Avieli drawings by Heimo Wallner. California studies in food and culture 67. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] paper book
From liberation to liberty : an Austrian photo album 1945-1960 / Erich Lessing with contributions by Gerd Bacher [and others] English translation by David Hermges. Wien : Verlag der Metamorphosen, 2005. paper book
Global history of medicine / edited by Mark Jackson. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. paper book
Greek medical literature and its readers : from Hippocrates to Islam and Byzantium / edited by Petros Bouras-Vallianatos and Sophia Xenophontos. Publications of the Centre for Hellenic Studies, King’s College London. Milton Park, Abingdon New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. paper book
Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse [open access] Sarah Tarlow, Emma Battell Lowman Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife Springer ebook
Health education films in the twentieth century / edited by Christian Bonah, David Cantor, and Anja Laukötter. Rochester studies in medical history. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2018. paper book
Heart berries : a memoir / Terese Marie Mailhot with an introduction by Sherman Alexie and an afterword by Joan Naviyuk Kane. Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, [2018] paper book
Hippocratic oratory : the poetics of early Greek medical prose / James R. Cross. Medicine and the body in antiquity. London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. paper book
Hippokratische Schrift Praecepta : kritische Edition, Übersetzung und Kommentar : mit Anhang: ein Scholion zu Praec. 1 / von Giulia Ecca. Serta Graeca : Beiträge zur Erforschung griechischer Texte Band 32;”Serta Graeca Bd. 32.” Wiesbaden : Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag, 2016. paper book
History of Plant Breeding Rolf Schlegel Taylor & Francis (CRCnetbase subscription)
History of the Priority Di∫pute between Newton and Leibniz: Mathematics in History and Culture Thomas Sonar Springer ebooks
Humboldt, ciudadano universal / Jaime Labastida con una antología de textos de Alejandro de Humboldt. México, D.F. : Siglo Veintiuno Editores, 2016. paper book
Inseparable : the original Siamese twins and their rendezvous with American history / Yunte Huang. New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a Division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2018] paper book
Joris and Jacob Hoefnagel : art and science around 1600 / Thea Vignau-Wilberg ; editor, Deutscher Verein für Kunstwissenschaft. Jahresgabe des Deutschen Vereins für Kunstwissenschaft ; 2017. Berlin : Hatje Cantz Verlag GmbH, [2017] paper book
Lab of one’s own : science and suffrage in the first World War / Patricia Fara. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. paper book
Laser Inventor: Memoirs of Theodore H. Maiman Theodore H. Maiman Springer Biographies Springer ebooks
Lesson for the future of our science : my testimony on Lord Patrick M.S. Blackett / Antonino Zichichi, European Physical Society, Switzerland. New Jersey : World Scientific, [2016] paper book
Life, Science and Times of Lev Vasilevich Shubnikov: Pioneer of Soviet Cryogenics L. J. Reinders Springer ebooks
Magical world : superstition and science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment / Derek K. Wilson. New York : Pegasus Books, 2018. paper book
Medical glossaries in the Hebrew tradition : Shem Tov ben Isaac, Sefer Almansur : with a supplement on the Romance and Latin terminology / by Gerrit Bos, Guido Mensching, Julia Zwink. Études sur le judaïsme médiéval tome 72. Leiden Boston : Brill, [2017] paper book
Medieval bodies : life, death and art in the Middle Ages / Jack Hartnell. London : Profile Books in association with Wellcome Collection, 2018. paper book
Mental illness in ancient medicine : from Celsus to Paul of Aegina / edited by Chiara Thumiger and P. N. Singer. Studies in ancient medicine, 0925-1421 volume 50. Leiden Boston : Brill, [2018] paper book
Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron : a celebration of 50 years / essay by Eric Mumford foreword by Peter H. Raven 3-D photography by David E. Klutho [editor/contributing writer, Elizabeth McNulty]. St. Louis, MO : Missouri Botanical Garden, c2010. paper book
Monstres sont parmi nous / directrice de la publication, Laurence Engel ; rédactrice en chef, Eve Netchine. Paris : Bibliothèque nationale de France, [2018] paper book
New Deal utopias / Jason Reblando texts, Natasha Egan, Robert Leighninger, Jr. Heidelberg : Kehrer, [2017] paper book
Optics, ethics, and art in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries : looking into Peter of Limoges’s Moral treatise on the eye / edited by Herbert L. Kessler and Richard G. Newhauser with the assistance of Arthur J. Russell. Text image context : studies in medieval manuscript illumination 5; Studies and texts (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies) 209. Toronto, Ontario : Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, [2018] paper book
Outliers and American vanguard art / Lynne Cooke with Douglas Crimp, Darby English, Suzanne Hudson, Thomas J. Lax, Jennifer Jane Marshall, Richard Meyer, Jenni Sorkin. Washington : National Gallery of Art Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2018] paper book
Palgrave handbook of the history of surgery / Thomas Schlich, editor. London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] paper book
Principles of anatomy according to the opinion of Galen by Johann Guinter and Andreas Vesalius / edited by Vivian Nutton. Routledge early modern translations. London New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. paper book
Rhetoric, medicine, and the woman writer, 1600-1700 / Lyn Bennett. Cambridge, United Kingdom New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2018. paper book
Rise of science in Islam and the West : from shared heritage to parting of the ways, 8th to 19th centuries / John W. Livingston. Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. paper book
Sabina Spielrein : the woman and the myth / Angela M. Sells. Albany : State University of New York Press, [2017] paper book
Science through the ages : a selection of pioneer works in science, technology, medicine in the collections of the John Crerar Library : an exhibit held at the Cultural Center of the Chicago Public Library, November 1978 through January 1979. Chicago : John Crerar Library, ©1978. paper book
Senckenberg-Forschungsmuseum im Nationalsozialismus : Wahrheit und Dichtung / Andreas Hansert. Göttingen : Wallstein Verlag, [2018] paper book
Siggins sunflower traction : the Union Traction-Union Electric and Southwestern Interurban lines / Edward A. Conrad. Blue Springs, MO : HeartlandRails Publishing Co., [2016] paper book
Sugar : the world corrupted, from slavery to obesity / James Walvin. New York : Pegasus Books, 2018. paper book
Universal Computer: The Road from Leibniz to Turing, Third Edition Martin Davis Taylor & Francis (CRCnetbase subscription)
Viewing disability in medieval Spanish texts : disgraced or graced / Connie L. Scarborough. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018] paper book
Visualizing disease : the art and history of pathological illustrations / Domenico Bertoloni Meli. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. paper book

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