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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 Science of War

    Back to First Principles

    Edited by Brian Holden-Reid

    Series: The Operational Level of War

    Forty years of confrontation in Europe have produced a complex set of conditioned reflexes in western military thinking. With the ending of the Warsaw pact, planning and analysis specialists have had to look again at the basic principles of war: there is no sure ground any more. The analysis of...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

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    Between the two World Wars an illness that mainly affects adults over fifty years old became so prominent that it superseded both tuberculosis and syphilis in importance.As Patrice Pinell shows, the effect of cancer in France before World War Two reached far beyond the question of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

  4. Science, Public Health and the State in Modern Asia

    Edited by Liping Bu, Darwin H. Stapleton, Ka-Che Yip

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

    This book examines the encounter between western and Asian models of public health and medicine in a range of East and Southeast Asian countries over the course of the twentieth century until now. It discusses the transfer of scientific knowledge of medicine and public health approaches from Europe...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat. ‘Early modern,’ mathematics is a term widely used to refer to the mathematics which developed in the West during the...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Alchemy in Europe

    A Guide to Research

    By Claudia Kren

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    This comprehensive annotated bibliography, first published in 1990, guides the user helpfully through where to find information on various elements on alchemy when researching. Divided into categories to aid finding the right area of interest, this book forms a unique reference tool....

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Giordano Bruno

    His Life, Thought, and Martyrdom

    By William Boulting

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    This comprehensive book outlines the life and works of an important revolutionary intellectual of the 16th Century. This book follows Bruno’s life and the development of his thought in the order in which he declared it. Giordano Bruno was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician and...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  8. John Dee's Actions with Spirits (Volumes 1 and 2)

    22 December 1581 to 23 May 1583

    By Christopher Whitby

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    This was originally a two volume set which is now bound as one. Here is presented an investigation of the nature of the earliest extant records of the supposed communication with angels and spirits of John Dee (1527-1608) with the assistance of his two mediums or 'scryers', Barnabas Saul and Edward...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Causation and Modern Philosophy

    Edited by Keith Allen, Tom Stoneham

    Series: Routledge Advances in the History of Philosophy

    This volume brings together a collection of new essays by leading scholars on the subject of causation in the early modern period, from Descartes to Lady Mary Shepherd. Aimed at researchers, graduate students and advanced undergraduates, the volume advances the understanding of early modern...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Cultural Technologies

    The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society

    Edited by Göran Bolin

    Series: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies

    The essays in this volume discuss both the culture of technology that we live in today, and culture as technology. Within the chapters of the book cultures of technology and cultural technologies are discussed, focussing on a variety of examples, from varied national contexts. The book brings...

    Published July 3rd 2014 by Routledge