Acquisitions for history of science, medicine & technology, Dec 2016 – Jan 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!

Adjusted margin : xerography, art, and activism in the late twentieth century / Kate Eichhorn. London, England Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016]
Agricultural innovation in the early Islamic world : the diffusion of crops and farming techniques 700-1100 / Andrew M. Watson. Cambridge studies in Islamic civilization. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Alfred Wegener : science, exploration, and the theory of continental drift / Mott T. Greene. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015.
Ascent of Mary Somerville in 19th Century Society / Elisabetta Strickland Springer Biographies Springer ebooks
Black and blue : the origins and consequences of medical racism / John Hoberman. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Cities of light : two centuries of urban illumination / edited by Sandy Isenstadt, Margaret Maile Petty and Dietrich Neumann. New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
Critical Edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s On the Shape of the Eclipse: The First Experimental Study of the Camera Obscura / Dominique Raynaud Sources and Studies in the History of Mathematics and Physical Sciences Springer ebooks
Einstein and twentieth-century politics : ‘a salutary moral influence’ / Richard Crockatt New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Epiphany in the wilderness : : hunting, nature, and performance in the nineteenth-century American West / Karen R. Jones. Boulder : University Press of Colorado, [2015]
Fashion game changers : reinventing the 20th century silhouette / edited by Karen Van Godtsenhoven, Miren Arzalluz & Kaat Debo. London New York : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, [2016]
Field life : science in the American West during the railroad era / Jeremy Vetter. Intersections: Histories of environment, science, and technology in the Anthropocene Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
Film style and technology : history and analysis / Barry Salt. London : Starword, 2009.
Forensic medicine and death investigation in medieval England / by Sara M. Butler. Routledge research in medieval studies 7. New York, NY : Routledge, 2015.
Forms, souls, and embryos : Neoplatonists on human reproduction / James Wilberding. Issues in ancient philosophy. London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars / Dava Sobel. New York, New York : Viking, [2016]
Good doctors : the medical committee for human rights and the struggle for social justice in health care / John Dittmer. New York : Bloomsbury Press, ©2009.
Heinrich Kaan’s Psychopathia sexualis (1844) : a classic text in the history of sexuality / edited by Benjamin Kahan translated by Melissa Haynes. Cornell studies in the history of psychiatry. Ithaca London : Cornell University Press, 2016.
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly. New York, NY : William Morrow, [2016]
Hippokrates : Meister der Heilkunst : Leben und Werk / Hellmut Flashar. München : C.H. Beck, [2016];”2016″
Historiography of Mathematics in the 19th and 20th Centuries Volker R. Remmert, Martina R. Schneider, Henrik Kragh Sørensen Trends in the History of Science Springer ebooks
History of disease in ancient times : more lethal than war / Philip Norrie. [Cham, Switzerland] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
In the shadow of Ebola / produced by Gregg Mitman and Sarita Siegel ; directed and written by Sarita Siegel and Gregg Mitman ; a co-production of Alchemy Films, Gregg Mitman, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS) Films for the Humanities & Sciences, [2015]
Integral geometry from Buffon to geometers of today / Rémi Langevin. Cours spécialisés 23. Paris, France : Société Mathématique de France, 2015.
Inventing the feeble mind : a history of intellectual disability in the United States / James W. Trent Jr. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
Invisible man : Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison in Harlem / Michal Raz-Russo with contributions by Douglas Druick, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr., Matthew S. Witkovsky, John F. Callahan, and Jean-Christophe Cloutier. Gottingen, Germany : Steidl Pleasantville, NY : Gordon Parks Foundation Chicago, Illinois : The Art Institute of Chicago, 2016.
Lift every voice : planning guide Washington, DC : National Museum of African American History & Culture, Smithsonian, [2016]
Lives of the great gardeners / Stephen Anderton. New York, New York : Thames & Hudson Inc., 2016.
Magnolia story / Chip & Joanna Gaines with Mark Dagostino. Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, Inc., [2016]
Mathematical legacy of Richard P. Stanley / Patricia Hersh, Thomas Lam, Pavlo Pylyavskyy, Victor Reiner, editors. Providence, Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2016]
Maths Meets Myths: Quantitative Approaches to Ancient Narratives Editors:Ralph Kenna, Máirín MacCarron, Pádraig MacCarron. Springer ebooks.
Medicine and the seven deadly sins in late medieval literature and culture / Virginia Langum. New Middle Ages. [New York] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Menstruation and procreation in early modern France / Cathy McClive, Durham University, UK. Women and gender in the early modern world. Farnham, Surrey Burlington, VT : Ashgate, [2015]
Most improbable journey : a big history of our planet and ourselves / Walter Alvarez. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Museum of the History of Science, Oxford : director’s choice / Silke Ackerman. London : SCALA Oxford : Museum of the History of Science, 2016.
Network of knowledge : Western science and the Tokugawa information revolution / Terrence Jackson. Honolulu : University of Hawai?i Press, 2016.
Popular medicine in Graeco-Roman antiquity : explorations / edited by W.V. Harris. Columbia studies in the classical tradition v. 42. Leiden Boston : Brill, [2016]
Prescription for change : the looming crisis in drug development / Michael Kinch. Luther H. Hodges Jr. and Luther H. Hodges Sr. series on business, entrepreneurship, and public policy. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Quarantine : local and global histories / edited by Alison Bashford. London : Palgrave, an imprint of Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2016.
Quilts and human rights / Marsha MacDowell, Mary Worrall, Lynne Swanson, and Beth Donaldson foreword by Desmond Tutu. Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]
Rarified air of the modern : airplanes and technological modernity in the Andes / Willie Hiatt. New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Reigning men : fashion in menswear, 1715-2015 / Sharon Sadako Takeda, Kaye Durland Spilker, and Clarissa M. Esguerra with essays by Tim Blanks and Peter McNeil. Los Angeles : Los Angeles County Museum of Art Munich London New York : DelMonico Books, Prestel, 2016.
Reparative aesthetics : witnessing in contemporary art photography / Susan Best. London New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.
Research in History and Philosophy of Mathematics: The CSHPM 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington, D. C. Maria Zack, Elaine Landry Proceedings of the Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Mathematics/La Société Canadienne d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Mathématiques Springer ebooks
Rise of the American conservation movement : power, privilege, and environmental protection / Dorceta E. Taylor. Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Romantic biology, 1890-1945 / by Maurizio Esposito. History and philosophy of biology number 1. London : Pickering & Chatto, [2013]
Sherbet & spice : the complete story of Turkish sweets and desserts / Mary I?in. London New York : I.B. Tauris, 2013.
Sourcebook in the mathematics of medieval Europe and North Africa / edited by Victor J. Katz, Menso Folkerts, Barnabas Hughes, Roi Wagner, J. Lennart Berggren. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Stephen Jones : Souvenirs / Susannah Frankel with Stephen Jones foreword by Grace Coddington. New York : Rizzoli, 2016.
Stop reading! Look! : modern vision and the Weimar photographic book / Pepper Stetler. Social history, popular culture, and politics in Germany. Ann Arbor [Michigan] : University of Michigan Press, 2015.
Story of pain : from prayer to painkillers / Joanna Bourke. Oxford New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Studies on binocular vision : optics, vision and perspective from the thirteenth to the seventeenth centuries / Dominique Raynaud. Archimedes volume 47. Switzerland : Springer, [2016]
Technology’s dilemma : agricultural colleges between science and practice in Germany, 1860-1934 / Jonathan Harwood. Oxford : Peter Lang, 2005.
To comfort always : a history of palliative medicine since the nineteenth century / David Clark. Oxford medical histories. Oxford New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Undoing project : a friendship that changed our minds / Michael Lewis. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Vivienne Westwood : fashion unfolds / author, Matteo Guarnaccia. [Milan] : Moleskine, May 2015.

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