Acquisitions for history of science, medicine & technology, June-July 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 the interim history of science subject librarian, Michael Schaefer, or 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!

Anatomy lesson : a novel / Nina Siegal. New York : Nan A. Talese : Doubleday, [2014] paper book
Animal languages in the Middle Ages : representations of interspecies communication / Alison Langdon, editor. The new Middle Ages. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] paper book
Beyond the dikes : how the Dutch work with water / Marinke Steenhuis, Paul Meurs translation: Vivien Reid and Clare Wilkinson. Rotterdam : Nai010 Publishersers, [2017] paper book
Classical methods in structure elucidation of natural products / R.W. Hoffmann. Zürich, Switzerland : Wiley-VHCA, [2018] paper book
Computer-animated film : industry, style and genre / Christopher Holliday. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2018. paper book
Dancing bees : Karl von Frisch and the discovery of the honeybee language / Tania Munz. Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016. paper book
Disabilities and the disabled in the Roman world : a social and cultural history / Christian Laes, University of Antwerp. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, [2018] paper book
Elements of Avicenna’s physics : Greek sources and Arabic innovations / Andreas Lammer. Berlin : De Gruyter, [2018] paper book
Epidemics : the impact of germs and their power over humanity / Joshua S. Loomis. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2018] paper book
Eugenics at the edges of empire : New Zealand, Australia, Canada and South Africa / Diane B. Paul, John Stenhouse, Hamish G. Spencer, editors. [Cham, Switzerland] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] paper book
Evil hours : a biography of post-traumatic stress disorder / David J. Morris. Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016. paper book
Explaining photosynthesis : models of biochemical mechanisms, 1840-1960 / Kärin Nickelsen. History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences v. 8. Dordrecht New York : Springer, [2015] paper book
Explanation in biology : an enquiry into the diversity of explanatory patterns in the life sciences / Pierre-Alain Braillard, Christophe Malaterre [editors]. Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2015] paper book
First exposures : writings from the beginning of photography / Steffen Siegel, editor. Los Angeles : The J. Paul Getty Museum, [2017] paper book
Galileo Galilei Wolfgang W. Osterhage. Springer Biographies Springer ebooks
Gardens and gardeners of the ancient world : [history, myth & archaeology] / Linda Farrar. Oxford : Windgather Press, 2016. paper book
Genetics in the madhouse : the unknown history of human heredity / Theodore M. Porter . Princeton, N : Princeton University Press, [2018] paper book
Heavenly numbers : astronomy and authority in early imperial China / Christopher Cullen (Needham Research Institute and Darwin College, Cambridge, CRCAO, Paris, Sometime scholar of University College, Oxford, and Research Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge). Oxford, United Kingdom New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, 2017. paper book
Histories of Technology, the Environment and Modern Britain John Agar, Jacob Ward. UCL Press, 2018 Open access on JSTOR
Human medical experimentation : from smallpox vaccines to secret government programs / Frances R. Frankenburg, editor. Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, [2017] paper book
Hypotheses and Perspectives in the History and Philosophy of Science : homage to Alexandre Koyré 1892-1964 / Raffaele Pisano, Joseph Agassi, Daria Drozdova, editors. Cham : Springer International Publishing AG, z.Hd. Alexander Grossmann, [2018] paper book
Isaac Newton : and natural philosophy / Niccolò Guicciardini. Renaissance lives. London : Reaktion Books, 2018. paper book
Knowledge, power, and women’s reproductive health in Japan, 1690-1945 / Yuki Terazawa. Genders and Sexualities in History. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] paper book
Lady tasting tea : how statistics revolutionized science in the twentieth century / David Salsburg. New York : Henry Holt, 2002. paper book
Medical Paratexts from Medieval to Modern: Dissecting the Page [open access] editors: Hannah C. TweedDiane G. Scott. Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine. Springer ebooks
Mediterranean quarantines, 1750–1914: Space, identity and power Javier Martinez, Francisco; Chircop, John Manchester Univ. Press open access ebook; downloadable by chapters
Organic resistance : the struggle over industrial farming in postwar France / Venus Bivar. Flows, migrations, and exchanges. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2018] paper book
Philosophy of cancer : a dynamic and relational view / Marta Bertolaso. History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences. Dordrecht : Springer, [2016] paper book
Philosophy of systems biology : perspectives from scientists and philosophers / Sara Green, editor. History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences ; v. 18. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] paper book
Plague, print, and the Reformation : the German reform of healing, 1473-1573 / Erik A. Heinrichs. History of medicine in context. London New York : Routledge, 2018. paper book
Plague, print, and the Reformation : the German reform of healing, 1473-1573 / Erik A. Heinrichs. History of medicine in context. London ; New York : Routledge, 2018. paper book
Resource extraction and contentious states : mining and the politics of scale in the Pacific Islands / . Singapore : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] paper book
Rise of early modern science : Islam, China, and the West / Toby E. Huff, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017. paper book
Rise of Science: From Prehistory to the Far Future Peter Shaver Springer ebooks
Science, alchemy, and the Great Plague of London / Scott Shelley. New York : Algora Publishing, [2017] paper book
Sculptural photographs : from the calotype to digital technologies / Patrizia Di Bello. London, UK : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018. paper book
Solar generation : childhood and adolescence of terrestrial photovoltaics / Philip R. Wolfe. Piscataway, NJ : IEEE Press Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley and Sons, Inc., [2018] paper book
Spineless : the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone / Juli Berwald illustrations by Rachel Ivanyi. New York : Riverhead Books, 2017. paper book
Truth about animals : stoned sloths, lovelorn hippos, and other tales from the wild side of wildlife / Lucy Cooke. New York, NY : Basic Books, [2018] paper book
Vital forces, teleology and organization : philosophy of nature and the rise of biology in Germany / Andrea Gambarotto. History, philosophy and theory of the life sciences ; v. 21. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] paper book
Wild mares : my lesbian back-to-the-land life / Dianna Hunter. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2018] paper book
Zoom : drama at the touch of a lever / Nick Hall. Techniques of the moving image. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2018] paper book

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