Acquisitions for history of science, medicine & technology, Apr-May 2017

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!

Ackermann aus Böhmen : Materialien einer Deutsch-Tschechischen Konferenz über den Tod und das Sterben, Saaz, 14.-15.10.2006 / herausgegeben von Michael Popovi? und Ivan Pfeifer. Studien des Hauses Königstein Band 6. Bad Schussenried : Gerhard Hess Verlag, 2016. paper book
Ancient botany / Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin. Sciences of antiquity. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016. paper book
Beyond control : the Mississippi River’s new channel to the Gulf of Mexico / James F. Barnett, Jr. America’s third coast. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2017] paper book
Biomedical odysseys : fetal cell experiments from cyberspace to China / Priscilla Song. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017] paper book
Bodies of evidence : ancient anatomical votives past, present, and future / edited by Jane Draycott, University of Glasgow, Emma-Jayne Graham, the Open University. Medicine and the body in antiquity Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. paper book
Contagion and Enclaves : Tropical Medicine in Colonial India Bhattacharya, Nandini [open access via Knowledge Unlatched] Liverpool University Press
Corpse as text : disinterment and antiquarian enquiry, 1700-1900 / Thea Tomaini. Woodbridge, Suffolk : Boydell Press, 2017. paper book
Death and life of the Great Lakes / Dan Egan. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017] paper book
Demons and illness from antiquity to the early-modern period / edited by Siam Bhayro and Catherine Rider. Magical and religious literature of late antiquity ; volume 5. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017] paper book
Development of catalysis : a history of key processes and personas in catalytic science and technology / Adriano Zecchina, Salvatore Califano. Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017] paper book
Digital mind : how science is redefining humanity / Arlindo Oliveira. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017] paper book
Don Chano Corvo : (crónica de un jardinero y su jardín) / José Miguel Alzola. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria : Litografia Marcelo, 1973. paper book
Extempore : David Heath, reflections & ruminations on art & personal history / elicited & edited by Michael Torosian. Homage v. 3. Toronto : Lumiere Press, 1988. paper book
Eye for detail : images of plants and animals in art and science, 1500-1630 / Florike Egmond. London, UK : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2017. paper book
Fabric of the human body : an annotated translation of the 1543 and 1555 editions, 2 vols. / by Daniel H. Garrison, Malcolm H. Hast. Basel : Karger, 2014. paper book
Felice Beato et l’école de Yokohama. Photo poche 57. Paris : Centre national de la photographie, ©1994. paper book
Finding Fibonacci : the quest to rediscover the forgotten mathematical genius who changed the world / Keith Devlin. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017] paper book
Foreign trends in American gardens : a history of exchange, adaptation, and reception / edited by Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto. Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2016. paper book
History of Jewish gynaecological texts in the Middle Ages / by Ron Barkai. Brill’s series in Jewish studies v. 20. Leiden Boston : Brill, 1998. paper book
Inscriptions of the Antikythera Mechanism. [Athens] : The Hellenistic Society of History, Philosophy and Didactics of Science, 2016. paper book
Kentucky Renaissance: the Lexington Camera Club and its community, 1954-1974 / Brian Sholis with an essay by John Jeremiah Sullivan. New Haven London: Yale University Press [Cincinnati] : In association with the Cincinnati Art Museum, [2016] paper book
Languages of Science in the Eighteenth Century Gunnarsson, Britt-Louise [open access via Knowledge Unlatched] De Gruyter Mouton
Liquid crystals : the science and art of a fluid form / Esther Leslie. London : Reaktion Books, 2016. paper book
Lost colours of the Cyclades / John Sutcliffe. Cliff Edge, Beer Hill, Seaton, UK : The Old School Press, 2016. paper book
Lysenko controversy as a global phenomenon, v.1: Genetics and agriculture in the Soviet Union and beyond. / William deJong-Lambert, Nikolai Krementsov, editors. Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] paper book
Magic Squares in the Tenth Century: Two Arabic Treatises by An??k? and B?zj?n? Jacques Sesiano Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences Springer ebooks
Medical book from Crocodilopolis : P. Vindob. D. 6257 / edited by E.A.E. Reymond. Wien : In Kommission bei Verlag Brüder Hollinek, 1976. paper book
Medical humanities : Italian perspectives / edited by Luciana Caenazzo, Lucia Mariani, Renzo Pegoraro. Padova : CLEUP, June 2015. paper book
Merz Telescopes: A global heritage worth preserving Editors: Ileana Chinnici Springer ebooks
Naturkunde im Wochentakt : Zeitschriftenwissen der Aufklärung / herausgegeben von Tanja van Hoorn, Alexander Košenina. Publikationen zur Zeitschrift für Germanistik n.F., Bd. 28. Bern : Peter Lang, [2014] paper book
New Mathematical Cuneiform Texts Jöran Friberg, Farouk N.H. Al-Rawi Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences Springer ebooks
No one cares about crazy people : the chaos and heartbreak of mental health in America / Ron Powers. New York : Hachette Books, 2017. paper book
On Strawberry Hill : the transcendent love of Gifford Pinchot and Laura Houghteling / Paula Ivaska Robbins foreword by Char Miller. Tuscaloosa, Alabama : The University of Alabama Press, [2017] paper book
Optics of Giambattista Della Porta (ca. 1535–1615) : a reassessment. / Arianna Borrelli, Giora Hon, Yaakov Zik, editors. Archimedes: New studies in the history and philosophy of science and technology, volume 44. Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] paper book
Palgrave handbook of early modern literature and science / Howard Marchitello, Evelyn Tribble, editors. Palgrave Handbooks of Literature and Science London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] paper book
Past and Present Energy Societies : How Energy Connects Politics, Technologies and Cultures Möllers (Ed.), Nina & Zachmann (Ed.), Karin [open access via Knowledge Unlatched] transcript Verlag
Politics of Vaccination : A Global History Holmberg (ed.), Christine; Blume (ed.), Stuart & Greenough (ed.), Paul [open access via Knowledge Unlatched] Manchester University Press
Portable cosmos : revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, scientific wonder of the ancient world / Alexander Jones. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017] paper book
Postcolonial science and technology studies reader / edited by Sandra Harding. Durham : Duke University Press, 2011. paper book
Programmed inequality : how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing / Marie Hicks. History of computing. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017] paper book
Science in the archives : pasts, presents, futures / edited by Lorraine Daston. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. paper book
Tell me why my children died : rabies, indigenous knowledge, and communicative justice / Charles L. Briggs & Clara Mantini-Briggs. Critical global health: evidence, efficacy, ethnography. Durham : Duke University Press, 2016. paper book
Time and cosmos in Greco-Roman antiquity / edited by Alexander Jones ; including contributions by James Evans [and 7 others]. New York, NY : Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University ; Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2016] paper book
You belong to the universe : Buckminster Fuller and the future / Jonathan Keats. New York : Oxford University Press, [2016] paper book

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