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  1. Reconsidering Sputnik

    Forty Years Since the Soviet Satellite

    Edited by Roger D. Lanius, John M. Logsdon, Robert W. Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    This book explores Russia's stunning success of ushering in the space age by launching Sputnik and beating the United States into space. It also examines the formation of NASA, the race for human exploration of the moon, the reality of global satellite communications, and a new generation of...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Instruments, Travel and Science

    Itineraries of Precision from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth Century

    Edited by Marie Noëlle Bourguet, Christian Licoppe, H. Otto Sibum

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    We are now accustomed to conceive of science as an instrumental activity, producing numbers, measurements and graphs by means of sophisticated devices. This book investigates the historical process that gave rise to this instrumental culture. The contributors trace the displacement of instruments...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Changing Images in Mathematics

    From the French Revolution to the New Millennium

    Edited by Umberto Bottazini, Amy Dahan Dalmedico

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    This book focuses on some of the major developments in the history of contemporary (19th and 20th century) mathematics as seen in the broader context of the development of science and culture. Avoiding technicalities, it displays the breadth of contrasting images of mathematics favoured by...

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  4. The Analogue Alternative

    The Electronic Analogue Computer in Britain and the USA, 1930-1975

    By James S. Small

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    We are in the midst of a digital revolution - until recently, the majority of appliances used in everyday life have been developed with analogue technology. Now, either at home or out and about, we are surrounded by digital technology such as digital 'film', audio systems, computers and telephones....

    Published October 24th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Measurement and Statistics on Science and Technology

    1920 to the Present

    By Benoît Godin

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    How do we objectively measure scientific activities? What proportion of economic activities should a society devote to research and development? How can public-sector and private-sector research best be directed to achieve social goals? Governments and researchers from industrial countries have...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Interferon

    The Science and Selling of a Miracle Drug

    By Toine Pieters

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    This innovative study charts the beginnings, history and fate of Interferon - one of modern medicine's most famous and infamous drugs. Interferon is part of the medical profession's armoury against viral infection, cancer and MS. The story of its development and use is one of survival in the face...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Vaccinations and Public Concern in History

    Legend, Rumor, and Risk Perception

    By Andrea Kitta

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    Vaccinations and Public Concern in History explores vernacular beliefs and practices that surround decisions not to vaccinate. Through the use of ethnographic, media, and narrative analyses, this book explores the vernacular explanatory models used in inoculation decision-making. The research on...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  8. From Molecular Genetics to Genomics

    The Mapping Cultures of Twentieth-Century Genetics

    Edited by Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    With the rise of genomics, the life sciences have entered a new era. Maps of genomes have become the icons for a comprehensive knowledge of the organism on a previously unattained level of complexity, and the organisation of genetic knowledge in maps has been a major driving force in the...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Public Understanding of Science

    A History of Communicating Scientific Ideas

    By David Knight

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    Answering questions such as whether the interesting parts of science be conveyed in sermons, poems, pictures and journalism, Knight explores the history of science to show how the successes and failures of our ancestors can help us understand the position science comes to occupy now....

    Published February 6th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Global Science and National Sovereignty

    Edited by Grégoire Mallard, Catherine Paradeise, Ashveen Peerbaye

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

    Global Science and National Sovereignty: Studies in Historical Sociology of Science provides detailed case studies on how sovereignty has been constructed, reaffirmed, and transformed in the twentieth century by the construction of scientific disciplines, knowledge practices, and research...

    Published January 5th 2011 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Classical Genetic Research and its Legacy: The Mapping Cultures of Twentieth-Century Genetics
    Edited by Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Hans-Jörg Rheinberger
    To Be Published January 4th 2015
  2. The Fight Against Cancer: France 1890-1940
    By Patrice Pinell
    To Be Published January 4th 2015

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