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

Anti-Vivisection and the Profession of Medicine in Britain: A Social History [open access] A.W.H. Bates Springer ebooks
Astronomical Knowledge Transmission Through Illustrated Aratea Manuscripts Marion Dolan Historical & Cultural Astronomy Springer ebooks
Barber Osgerby : projects / Jana Scholze. London : Phaidon Press Limited, 2017. paper book
Beyond Curie : four women in physics and their remarkable discoveries, 1903 to 1963 / Scott Calvin. [San Rafael, CA] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2017] paper book
Building the general relativity and gravitation community during the Cold War / Roberto Lalli Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2017] paper book
Chanel / Harold Koda and Andrew Bolton with contributions by Rhonda Garelick … [et al.] New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art New Haven : Yale University Press, c2005. paper book
Coming to my senses : the making of a counterculture cook / Alice Waters, with Cristina Mueller & Bob Carrau. New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, [2017] paper book
Conserving health in early modern culture : bodies and environments in Italy and England / edited by Sandra Cavallo, Tessa Storey. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2017. paper book
Contagionism catches on : medical ideology in Britain, 1730-1800 / Margaret DeLacy. Cham, Switzerland : This Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2017] paper book
Creatures born of mud and slime : the wonder and complexity of spontaneous generation / Daryn Lehoux. Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. paper book
Cuando la ciencia despertaba fantasías : prensa, literatura y ocultismo en la Argentina de entresiglos / Soledad Quereilhac. Buenos Aires, Argentina : Siglo Veintiuno Editores, [2016] paper book
Development of Elementary Quantum Theory Herbert Capellmann Springer ebooks
Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England [open access] Elizabeth T. Hurren Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife Springer ebooks
Engineers : a history of engineering and structural design / Matthew Wells. London New York : Routledge, ©2010. paper book
Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine [open access] Owen Davies Francesca Matteoni Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife Springer ebooks
Firestorm : how wildfire will shape our future / Edward Struzik. Washington : Island Press, 2017. paper book
From here to eternity : traveling the world to find the good death / Caitlin Doughty illustrations by Landis Blair. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017] paper book
Giovanni Domenico Cassini: A Modern Astronomer in the 17th Century Gabriella Bernardi. Springer ebooks
Garden for the president : a history of the White House grounds / by Jonathan Pliska principal photography by Bruce M. White. Washington, D.C. : White House Historical Association, [2016] paper book
History of Force Feeding: Hunger Strikes, Prisons and Medical Ethics, 1909–1974 [open access] Ian Miller Springer ebooks
Ideologie und Eigensinn : die Technischen Hochschulen in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus / herausgegeben von Michele Barricelli, Michael Jung und Detlef Schmiechen-Ackermann. Göttingen : Wallstein Verlag, [2017] paper book
In the wake of the compendia : infrastructural contexts and the licensing of empiricism in ancient and medieval Mesopotamia / edited by J. Cale Johnson. Boston : De Gruyter, 2015. paper book
Kami no Nihon shi : koten to emakimono ga tsutaeru bunka isan / Ikeda Hitoshi cho. Tokyo : Bensei Shuppan, Heisei 29 [2017] paper book
Kinetoscope : a British history / Richard Brown and Barry Anthony with an additional chapter by Michael Harvey foreword by Charles Musser. East Barnet, Herts : John Libbey Publishing Ltd, [2017] paper book
Lady tasting tea : how statistics revolutionized science in the twentieth century / David Salsburg. New York : Henry Holt, 2002. paper book
Melothesia in Babylonia : medicine, magic, and astrology in the ancient near east / Markham J. Geller. Boston : De Gruyter, [2014] paper book
Nadadores a contracorriente / José Altshuler. La Habana : Editorial Científico-Técnica, 2013. paper book
Out of the shadow of a giant : Hooke, Halley and the birth of science / John Gribbin and Mary Gribbin. New Haven & London : Yale University Press, 2017. paper book
Oxford illustrated history of science / edited by Iwan Rhys Morus. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. paper book
Pari Bankoku Hakurankai to japonisumu no tanj? = Les expositions universelles de Paris et la naissance du japonisme / Teramoto Noriko. Ky?to-shi : Shibunkaku Shuppan, 2017. paper book
Portable moving images : a media history of storage formats / Ricardo Cedeño Montaña. Berlin Boston : Walter de Gruyter GmbH, [2017] paper book
Recollections of a petrologist / by Joseph Paxson Iddings edited by Davis A. Young, Department of Geology, Geography, and Environmental Studies, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508, USA. Boulder, Colorado : The Geological Society of America, [2015] paper book
Routledge handbook of mechanisms and mechanical philosophy / edited by Stuart Glennan and Phyllis Illari. London New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. paper book
Significant figures : the lives and work of great mathematicians / Ian Stewart. New York : Basic Books, 2017. paper book
Supersizing urban America : how inner cities got fast food with government help / Chin Jou. Chicago London : The University of Chicago Press, 2017. paper book
Tracks, trails, and thieves : the adventures, discoveries, and historical significance of Ferdinand V. Hayden’s 1868 geological survey of Wyoming and adjacent territories / by Jack E. Deibert, Department of Geosciences, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee, Brent H. Breithaupt, Laramie, Wyoming. Boulder, Colorado : The Geological Society of America, 2016. paper book
Ungovernable life : mandatory medicine and statecraft in Iraq / Omar Dewachi. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2017. paper book
Verfolgt, vertrieben und vergessen : drei jüdische Sozialhygieniker aus Frankfurt am Main, Ludwig Ascher (1865-1942), Wilhelm Hanauer (1866-1940) und Ernst Simonson (1898-1974) / Gine Elsner. Hamburg : VSA: Verlag, [2017] paper book
Wildlife at war in Angola : the rise and fall of an African Eden / Brian J. Huntley. Pretoria : Protea Book House, 2017. paper book
Zhongguo gu dai qi xiang shi gao / Xie Shijun zhu. Wuhan : Wuhan da xue chu ban she, 2016. paper book

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