Acquisitions for history of science, medicine & technology, Jun-Jul 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!

All the Wonder that Would Be: Exploring Past Notions of the Future Stephen Webb Science and Fiction Springer ebooks
Amateur movie making : aesthetics of the everyday in New England film, 1915-1960 / edited by Martha J. McNamara and Karan Sheldon foreword by Alice T. Friedman with contributions by Dino Everett. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2017] paper book
Birth of homeopathy out of the spirit of romanticism / Alice A. Kuzniar. Toronto Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2017] paper book
Bode’s Law and the Discovery of Juno: Historical Studies in Asteroid Research Clifford J. Cunningham. Springer ebooks
City of light, city of poison : murder, magic, and the first police chief of Paris / Holly Tucker. New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017] paper book
Crack in creation : gene editing and the unthinkable power to control evolution / Jennifer A. Doudna, Samuel H. Sternberg. Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017. paper book
Darwin and the making of sexual selection / Evelleen Richards. Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.paper book
Eating nature in modern Germany : food, agriculture, and environment, c.1870 to 2000 / Corinna Treitel, Washington University. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017. paper book
Einstein’s pacifism and World War I / Virginia Iris Holmes. Modern Jewish history. Syracuse, New York : Syracuse University Press, 2017. paper book
Engineering the environment : phytotrons and the quest for climate control in the Cold War / David P. D. Munns. Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017] paper book
History of Human Genetics: Aspects of Its Development and Global Perspectives Heike I. Petermann, Peter S. Harper, Susanne Doetz Springer ebooks
History of Palliative Care, 1500-1970 Concepts, Practices, and Ethical challenges Michael Stolberg Philosophy and Medicine, v.123 Springer ebooks
History of the brain and mind sciences : technique, technology, therapy / edited by Stephen T. Casper and Delia Gavrus. Rochester studies in medical history. Rochester, NY, USA : University of Rochester Press Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK : Boydell & Brewer Limited, 2017. paper book
History of the mind and mental health in classical Greek medical thought / Chiara Thumiger. Cambridge, United Kingdom New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. paper book
Lysenko controversy as a global phenomenon : genetics and agriculture in the Soviet Union and beyond, v.2 / William deJong-Lambert, Nikolai Krementsov, editors. Palgrave studies in the history of science and technology. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] paper book
Masters of mathematics : the problems they solved, why these are important, and what you should know about them / Robert A. Nowlan. Rotterdam, The Netherlands : Sense Publishers, [2017] paper book
Nature’s allies : eight conservationists who changed our world / Larry A. Nielsen foreword by Curt Meine. Washington, DC : Island Press, [2017] paper book
Payment and philanthropy in British healthcare, 1918–48 George Campbell Gosling Manchester University Press, 2017. open access ebooks
Polonium in the Playhouse : the Manhattan Project’s secret chemistry work in Dayton, Ohio / Linda Carrick Thomas. Columbus : Trillium, an imprint of The Ohio State University Press, [2017] paper book
Psychiatry and Chinese history / edited by Howard Chiang. Studies for the Society for the Social History of Medicine. London : Pickering & Chatto, 2014. paper book
Romano-Celtic mask puzzle padlocks : a study in their origin, design, technology and security : 156 artifacts from the 2nd/1st century BC to the 4th century AD / Jerry Slocum and Dic Sonneveld with Vanessa Muros and Jack Botermans preface by Martin Henig FSA. Oxford : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd., [2017] paper book
Science writing in Greco-Roman antiquity / Liba Taub, University of Cambridge. Key themes in ancient history. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017. paper book
Scienceblind : why our intuitive theories about the world are so often wrong / Andrew Shtulman. New York : Basic Books, [2017] paper book
Second Physicist: On the History of Theoretical Physics in Germany Christa Jungnickel, Russell McCormmach Archimedes, v.48 Springer ebooks
Selfhood and the soul : essays on ancient thought and literature in honour of Christopher Gill / edited by Richard Seaford, John Wilkins and Matthew Wright. one essay: The essence of rage: Galen on emotional disturbances and their physical correlates is freely available in NCBI ebooks Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2017. paper book
Turing guide / Jack Copeland, Jonathan Bowen, B. Mark Sprevak, Robin Wilson. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. 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