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Routledge Studies in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine

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  1. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Fight Against Cancer

    France 1890-1940

    By Patrice Pinell

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

    Between the two World Wars an illness that mainly affects adults over fifty years old became so prominent that it superseded both tuberculosis and syphilis in importance.As Patrice Pinell shows, the effect of cancer in France before World War Two reached far beyond the question of its mortality...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Science and Spectacle

    The Work of Jodrell Bank in Postwar British Culture

    By John Agar

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

    Science and Spectacle relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. From radar and atomic weapons, to the Festival of Britain and, later, Harold Wilson's rhetoric of scientific revolution, science formed a cultural resource from which post-war careers...

    Published February 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  6. 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 25th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Technology Transfer out of Germany after 1945

    By Burghard Ciesla, Matthias Judt

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

    Technology Transfer Out of Germany studies the movement of technology and scientists between East Germany and the Soviet Union, and West Germany and the Western Allies, using documented examples and case studies, and asks whether the confiscation of documents, equipment and scientists can really be...

    Published May 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 12th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 22nd 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 October 31st 2014

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