Acquisitions for history of science, medicine & technology, Oct-Nov 2016

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!

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky : photomontage as a weapon of World War II and the Cold War / Erika Wolf. Chicago, Illinois : The Art Institute of Chicago, [2016]
Ancient Jewish sciences and the history of knowledge in Second Temple literature / editors Jonathan Ben-Dov and Seth Sanders. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World New York, NY : New York University Press : Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, 2014.
Arab imago : a social history of portrait photography, 1860-1910 / Stephen Sheehi. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2016]
Astronomy and Calendars – The Other Chinese Mathematics: 104 BC – AD 1644 Jean-Claude Martzloff Springer ebooks
Blind photographer / introduction by Candia McWilliam edited by Julian Rothenstein and Mel Gooding. New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2016]
Bonnie Cashin : chic is where you find it / Stephanie Lake foreword by Jonathan Adler. New York : Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2016.
Book of nature : the eighteenth century & the material world / [edited by Susan Liepert]. Edmonton, Canada : Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, 1998.
Bring on the future / by William Funk as told to Ed Funk. [Indiana?] : [Ed Funk?], [198-?]
Crafting science : a sociohistory of the quest for the genetics of cancer / Joan H. Fujimura. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1996.
Epidemics in modern Asia / Robert Peckham, University of Hong Hong. New approaches to Asian history 15. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Great transition : climate, disease and society in the late-medieval world / Bruce M.S. Campbell, The Queen’s University of Belfast. Ellen McArthur lectures 2013. Cambridge, United Kingdom New York, New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Health policy and disease in colonial and postcolonial Hong Kong, 1841-2003 / Ka-che Yip, Philip Yuen-sang Leung and Timothy Man-kong Wong. Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia 118. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
Hermes and the telescope : in the crucible of Galileo’s life-world / Paolo Palmieri. History and philosophy of science : heresy, crossroads, and intersections vol. 2. New York : Peter Lang, [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]
Historical Introduction to Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases Ivo M. Foppa Science Direct
Household medicine in seventeenth-century England / Anne Stobart. London, UK New York, NY, USA : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.
Man in the monkeynut coat : William Astbury and the forgotten road to the double-helix / Kersten T. Hall. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Medicine and pharmacy in Byzantine hospitals : a study of the extant formularies / David Bennett. Medicine in the medieval Mediterranean 7. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
Medieval Arab cookery / essays and translations by Maxime Rodinson, A.J. Arberry & Charles Perry with a foreword by Claudia Roden. Devon, England : Prospect Books, 2001.
Medieval cuisine of the Islamic world : a concise history with 174 recipes / Lilia Zaouali translated by M.B. DeBevoise foreword by Charles Perry. California studies in food and culture 18. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2007.
Neurology at Washington University : evolution of a groundbreaking department / by Candace O’Connor. [Saint Louis, MO] : Department of Neurology, Washington University in Saint Louis, [2016]
One-sex body on trial : the classical and early modern evidence / Helen King. History of medicine in context. Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2013]
Pathways of a Cell Biologist: Through Yet Another Eye Shinya Inoué Springer ebooks
Rancher, farmer, fisherman : conservation heroes of the American heartland / Miriam Horn. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2016]
Routledge history of disease / edited by Mark Jackson. Routledge histories. Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY : Routledge, 2017.
Starting with food : culinary approaches to Ottoman history / edited by Amy Singer. Princeton : Markus Wiener Publishers, 2011.
Surgions Mate: The First Compendium on Naval Medicine, Surgery and Drug Therapy (London 1617), Edited and Annotated by Irmgard Müller John Woodall. Classic Texts in the Sciences Springer ebooks
This mortal coil : the human body in history and culture / Fay Bound Alberti. New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
Últimos testigos : the last rebellion of the Maya in Yucatán = La última rebelión de los Mayas en Yucatán = Die letzte Rebellion der Maya in Yucatan / by Serge Barbeau edited by Christine Kron Mayan to Spanish translation: Ernesto Chable Chi and Marcos Cante Canul, English translation: Ernesto Chable Chi and Serge Barbeau, additional Spanish translations: David Sanchez, German translations: Henry Kammler, Anka Krämer de Huerta. Munich, Germany : Hirmer Verlag, [2016]
Widening sphere : evolving cultures at MIT / Philip N. Alexander. Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2011.

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