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Forthcoming History of Science & Technology Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Reviving Ancient Chinese Mathematics

    Mathematics, History and Politics in the Work of Wu Wen-Tsun

    By Jiri Hudecek

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    Twentieth-century China has been caught between a desire to increase its wealth and power in line with other advanced nations, which, by implication, means copying their institutions, practices and values, whilst simultaneously seeking to preserve China’s independence and historically formed...

    To Be Published July 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    To Be Published July 30th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Explanation and Understanding

    By von Wright Georg Henrik

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    This volume distinguishes between two main traditions in the philosophy of science - the aristotelian, with its stress on explanation in terms of purpose and intentionality, and the galilean, which takes causal explanation as primary. It then traces the complex history of these competing traditions...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    To Be Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Current Scientific Techniques in Archaeology

    By P.A. Parkes

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    In the early 1980s several revolutionary new techniques were introduced to archaeological science - including accelerator C-14 dating, thermoluminescence dating of burnt flint and calcite, and the application of uranium series dating to Palaeolithic material. Developments in analytical chemistry...

    To Be Published October 19th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Industrial Archaeology

    An Introduction

    By Kenneth Hudson

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    Industrial archaeology is the study of early industrial buildings and machinery, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When this book was originally published in 1963, this was becoming a topic of lively interest and controversy among archaeologists, historians, architects and...

    To Be Published October 19th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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...

    To Be Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. A Chinese Physician

    Wang Ji and the Stone Mountain Medical Case Histories

    By Joanna Grant

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    A Chinese Physician is the portrait of a 16th century medical writer and clinical practitioner. Drawing on socio-economic/biographic, textual, and gender analysis along side a variety of sources, from hagiographical biographies to medical case histories, the book tells three very different but...

    To Be Published October 31st 2014 by Routledge