Acquisitions for history of science, medicine & technology, Dec 2017-Jan 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!

Age of plastic: ingenuity and responsibility : proceedings of the 2012 MCI Symposium / edited by Odile Madden [and four others] Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2017 Paper book
Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and its Histories Abigail Woods, Michael Bresalier, Angela Cassidy, Rachel Mason Dentinger Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History Springer open access ebooks
Ärzteschaft in Bayern und die Praxis der Medizin im Nationalsozialismus / Annette Eberle. Berlin : Metropol, [2017] Paper book
Brief history of everyone who ever lived : the human story retold through our genes / Adam Rutherford foreword by Siddhartha Mukherjee. New York : The Experiment, 2017. Paper book
Buddhism and medicine : an anthology of Premodern sources / [edited by] C. Pierce Salguero New York : Columbia University Press, [2017] Paper book
Candy : a century of panic and pleasure / Samira Kawash. New York : Faber & Faber, [2013] Paper book
Club der Nobelpreisträger : wie im Harnack-Haus das 20. Jahrhundert neu erfunden wurde / Michael Kröher. München : Knaus, [2017] Paper book
Colonial pathologies : American tropical medicine, race, and hygiene in the Philippines / Warwick Anderson. Durham : Duke University Press, ©2006. Paper book
Contagion, isolation, and biopolitics in Victorian London / Matthew L. Newsom Kerr. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018] Paper book
Creatively undecided : toward a history and philosophy of scientific agency / Menachem Fisch. Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. Paper book
Darwin’s backyard : how small experiments led to a big theory / James T. Costa. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017] Paper book
Dialogues with madwomen / Light-Saraf Films produced by Allie Light and Irving Saraf directed by Allie Light. New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Women Make Movies, [200-?] Paper book
Domestication of Equidae in third-millennium BCE Mesopotamia / by Juris Zarins with the assistance of Rick Hauser. Bethesda, Maryland. : CDL Press, [2014] Paper book
Emergence of Astrophysics in Asia: Opening a New Window on the Universe Tsuko Nakamura, Wayne Orchiston Historical & Cultural Astronomy Springer ebooks
Endurance : a year in space, a lifetime of discovery / Scott Kelly with Margaret Lazarus Dean. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2017. Paper book
Enigma of the aerofoil : rival theories in aerodynamics, 1909-1930 / David Bloor. Chicago London : The University of Chicago Press, 2011. Paper book
Era do saneamento. English;”The sanitation of Brazil : nation, state, and public health, 1889-1930 / Gilberto Hochman translated by Diane Grosklaur Whitty.” Champaign, IL : University of Illinois Press, [2016] Paper book
Exact thinking in demented times : the Vienna Circle and the epic quest for the foundations of science / Karl Sigmund. New York : Basic Books, 2017. Paper book
Fannye Cook : Mississippi’s pioneering conservationist / Dorothy Shawhan edited and with contributions by Marion Barnwell and Libby Hartfield. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2018. Paper book
First domestication : how wolves and humans coevolved / Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg. New Haven London : Yale University Press, [2017] Paper book
Folie et cures de la folie chez les médecins de l’antiquité greco-romaine : la manie / Jackie Pigeaud. Paris : Les Belles lettres, 2010. Paper book
Four Pillars of Radio Astronomy: Mills, Christiansen, Wild, Bracewell R.H. Frater, W.M. Goss, H.W. Wendt Astronomers’ Universe Springer ebooks
Gardens of the British working class / Margaret Willes. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2015. Paper book
Ghostworkers and greens : the cooperative campaigns of farmworkers and environmentalists for pesticide reform / Adam Tompkins. Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2016. Paper book
Global history of sexual science, 1880-1960 / edited by Veronika Fuechtner, Douglas E. Haynes, and Ryan M. Jones. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018] Paper book
Grid and the river : Philadelphia’s green places, 1682-1876 / Elizabeth Milroy. University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2016] Paper book
Health care politics, policy, and services : a social justice analysis / Gunnar Almgren. New York, NY : Springer Publishing Company, LLC, [2018] Paper book
Hellenistic science at court / Marquis Berrey. Berlin : De Gruyter, [2017] Paper book
Hippocrates, On the art of medicine / by Joel E. Mann. Leiden Boston : Brill, 2012. Paper book
Hippocratica : actes du Colloque hippocratique de Paris (4-9 septembre 1978) / édition préparée par M.D. Grmek. Paris : Éditions du Centre national de la recherche scientifique, 1980. Paper book
History of global health : interventions into the lives of other peoples / Randall M. Packard. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. Paper book
Insects and other invertebrates in classical antiquity / by Ian C. Beavis. Exeter, Devon : University of Exeter, 1988. Paper book
Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum: Doctors, Patients, and Practices Jennifer Wallis Mental Health in Historical Perspective Springer open access
Maddat ol-hayat. English;”Dining at the Safavid court : madatolhayat [the substance of life] : 16th century royal Persian recipes / by Nurollah translated from the Persian and modernized by M. R. Ghanoonparvar.” Costa Mesa, CA : Mazda Publishers, Inc., [2017] Paper book
Montreal, city of water : an environmental history / Michèle Dagenais translated by Peter Feldstein. Vancouver, British Columbia : UBC Press, [2017] Paper book
Oceans : a deep history / Eelco J. Rohling. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2017] Paper book
Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England Peter King Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife Springer open access
Roman community at table during the Principate / John F. Donahue. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2017] Paper book
Routledge history of madness and mental health / edited by Greg Eghigian. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017. Paper book
Ruth Shellhorn / Kelly Comras. Athens : The University of Georgia Press Amherst : Library of American Landscape History, [2016] Paper book
Secret life of the Georgian garden : beautiful objects and agreeable retreats / Kate Felu?. London : I.B. Tauris, 2016. Paper book
Sizonqoba! : outliving AIDS in Southern Africa / Busani Ngcaweni (ed.). Pretoria : Africa Institute of South Africa, 2016. Paper book
Standing on the Shoulders of Darwin and Mendel: Early Views of Inheritance By David J. Galton Taylor & Francis (CRCnetBASE)
Syphilis in Victorian literature and culture : medicine, knowledge, and the spectacle of Victorian invisibility / Monika Pietrzak-Franger. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] Paper book
Toxicology in antiquity / [edited by] Philip Wexler. Amsterdam : Elsevier/Academic Press, [2014-2015] Paper book
Winton M. Blount Postal History Symposia : select papers, 2006-2009 / Thomas Lera, editor Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, 2010 Paper book
Writing science : medical and mathematical authorship in ancient Greece / edited by Markus Asper in collaboration with Anna-Maria Kanthak. Berlin Boston : De Gruyter, [2013] Paper book

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Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: Phone: 314-935-4819