History of science, medicine & technology acquisitions, Aug-Sep 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 added 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 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!

Anatomy museum : death and the body displayed / Elizabeth Hallam. London : Reaktion Books Ltd, 2016.
Ancient irrigation systems of the Aral Sea area : the history, origin, and development of irrigated agriculture / Boris V. Andrianov edited by Simone Mantellini, with the collaboration of C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Maurizio Tosi. American School of Prehistoric Research monograph series. Cambridge, MA : American School of Prehistoric Research Oxford Philadelphia, PA : Oxbow Books, [2016]
Andean wonder drug : cinchona bark and imperial science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630-1800 / Matthew James Crawford. Pittsburgh, PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2016]
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek : master of the minuscule / by Lesley Robertson, Jantien Backer, Claud Biemans, Joop van Doorn, Klaas Krab, Willem Reijders, Henk Smit, Peter Willemsen. Leiden Boston : Brill, [2016]
Archaeology of algorithmic artefacts / David Link. Minneapolis, MN : Univocal Publishing, [2016]
Bioinsecurities : disease interventions, empire, and the government of species / Neel Ahuja. Anima Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Book of nature : the eighteenth century & the material world / [edited by Susan Liepert]. Edmonton, Canada : Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, 1998.
Bread in Ottoman Egypt / by Jamal Kamal Mahmoud. al-Daw?ah, Qa?ar Bayr?t : al-Markaz al-?Arab? lil-Ab??th wa-Dir?sat al-Siy?s?t, K?n?n al-Th?n? 2016.
Chemistry book : from gunpowder to graphene, 250 milestones in the history of chemistry / Derek B. Lowe. Sterling Milestones series. New York : Sterling, [2016]
Civic and medical worlds in early modern England : performing barbery and surgery / Eleanor Decamp. Early Modern Literature in History. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Discovery of isotopes : a complete compilation / Michael Thoennessen. [Cham], Switzerland : Springer Nature, [2016]
Es kommt der Tag, da bist du frei : unveröffentlichte Briefe, Texte und Reden / Viktor E. Frankl herausgegeben von Alexander Batthyány. München : Kösel, [2015]
Europe meets China, China meets Europe : the beginnings of European-Chinese scientific exchange in the 17th century : proceedings of the international and interdisciplinary symposium at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany, Bonn, May 10-12, 2012 / edited by Shu-Jyuan Deiwiks, Bernhard Führer, Therese Geulen with an introduction by Alois Osterwalder. Collectanea serica. Sankt Augustin : Institut Monumenta Serica, 2014.
Experimental self : Humphry Davy and the making of a man of science / Jan Golinski. Synthesis. Chicago London : The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Galen on sense perception : his doctrines, observations and experiments on vision, hearing, smell, taste, touch and pain, and their historical sources / Rudolph E. Siegel. Basel New York : S. Karger, 1970.
Geheime deutsche Uranprojekt 1939-1945 : Beute der Alliierten / Günter Nagel herausgegeben vom Geschichts- und Museumsverein Zella-Mehlis e.V. Zella-Mehlis : Heinrich-Jung-Verlagsgesellschaft mbH, [2016]
Gene : an intimate history / Siddhartha Mukherjee. New York : Scribner, 2016.
Greek insects / Malcolm Davies & Jeyaraney Kathirithamby. New York : Oxford University Press, 1986.
Heredity explored : between public domain and experimental science, 1850-1930 / edited by Staffan Müller-Wille and Christina Brandt. Transformations : studies in the history of science and technology. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016]
Infanticide, secular justice, and religious debate in early modern Europe / by Adriano Prosperi. Europa Sacra volume 10. Turnhout, Belgium : Brepols Publishers, [2016].
John Stewart Bell and Twentieth-Century Physics: Vision and Integrity Andrew Whitaker. Oxford Scholarship Online
Mind and madness in ancient Greece : the classical roots of modern psychiatry / Bennett Simon. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1980, ©1978.
My degeneration : a journey through Parkinson’s / Peter Dunlap-Shohl. Graphic medicine. University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2015].
On acute diseases and On chronic diseases / Caelius Aurelianus edited and translated by I.E. Drabkin. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1950.
Painting as medicine in early modern Rome : Giulio Mancini and the efficacy of art / Frances Gage. University Park, Pennsylvania : The Pennsylvania State University Press, [2016]
Passing for normal : a memoir of compulsion / Amy S. Wilensky. New York : Broadway Books, 1999.
Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig / Olivier Rieppel CRCnetBase, 2016
Politics of Chinese medicine under Mongol rule / Reiko Shinno. Needham Research Institute series. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon New York, NY : Routledge, 2016.
Post traumatic slave syndrome : America’s legacy of enduring injury and healing / by Joy DeGruy Leary forword by Randall Robinson. Milwaukie, Oregon : Uptone Press, c2005.
Rice, agriculture, and the food supply in premodern Japan / Charlotte von Verschuer translated and edited by Wendy Cobcroft. Needham Research Institute Series. Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016.
Rise of the American conservation movement : power, privilege, and environmental protection / Dorceta E. Taylor. Durham : Duke University Press, 2016.
Show me the bone : reconstructing prehistoric monsters in nineteenth-century Britain and America / Gowan Dawson. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2016.
Spare the birds! : George Bird Grinnell and the first Audubon Society / Carolyn Merchant. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Turing’s vision : the birth of computer science / Chris Bernhardt. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2016]
TWA 800 : the crash, the cover-up, and the conspiracy / Jack Cashill. Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2016]
When breath becomes air / Paul Kalanithi foreword by Abraham Verghese. New York : Random House, [2016]
White Coat Tales: Medicine’s Heroes, Heritage, and Misadventures / Robert B Taylor Springer, 2016

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