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  1. Science, Philosophy and Sustainability

    The End of the Cartesian dream

    Edited by Angela Guimaraes Pereira, Silvio Funtowicz

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance

    For science to remain a legitimate and trustworthy source of knowledge, society will have to engage in the collective processes of knowledge co-production, which not only includes science, but also other types of knowledge. This process of change has to include a new commitment to knowledge...

    Published February 26th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Routledge Guidebook to Einstein's Relativity

    By James Trefil

    Series: The Routledge Guides to the Great Books

    Albert Einstein, one of the most prolific scientists of the twentieth century, developed the theory of relativity which was crucial for the advancement of modern physics. Young Einstein identified a paradox between Newtonian Mechanics and Maxwell’s equations which pointed to a flawed understanding...

    Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Classical Genetic Research and its Legacy

    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. This book provides a comprehensive history of mapping procedures as they were developed in classical genetics. An accompanying volume - From Molecular Genetics to Genomics - covers the history of molecular genetics and...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  4. 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    Between the two World Wars an illness that mainly affects adults over fifty years old became so prominent that it superseded both tuberculosis and syphilis in importance.As Patrice Pinell shows, the effect of cancer in France before World War Two reached far beyond the question of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 February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. International Science Between the World Wars

    The Case of Genetics

    By Nikolai Krementsov

    What is international science and how does it function? This book answers these questions through a detailed study of international congresses on genetics held from 1899 to 1939. It presents a portrait of international science as a product of continuous interactions that involved scientists and...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Heredity and Infection

    The History of Disease Transmission

    Edited by Jean-Paul Gaudilliére, Ilana Löwy

    Ideas about the transmission of disease have long formed the core of modern biology and medicine. Heredity and Infection examines their development over the last century. Two scientific revolutions - the bacteriological revolution of the 1890s and the genetic revolution at the start of the...

    Published February 8th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Ars et Ingenium: The Embodiment of Imagination in Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s Drawings

    By Pari Riahi

    Series: Routledge Research in Architecture

    When did drawing become an integral part of architecture? Among several architects and artists who brought about this change during the Renaissance, Francesco di Giorgio Martini’s ideas on drawing recorded in his Trattati di architettura, ingegneria e arte militare (1475-1490) are significant....

    Published January 25th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 December 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Environment in American History

    Nature and the Formation of the United States

    By Jeff Crane

    From pre-European contact to the present day, people living in what is now the United States have constantly manipulated their environment. The use of natural resources – animals, plants, minerals, water, and land – has produced both prosperity and destruction, reshaping the land and human...

    Published December 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The ‘Hippocratic’ Corpus

    Content and Context

    By Elizabeth M. Craik

    The Hippocratic Corpus comprises some sixty medical works of varying length, style and content. Collectively, this is the largest surviving body of early Greek prose. As such, it is an invaluable resource for scholars and students not only of ancient medicine but also of Greek life in general....

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge