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Major Works: History of Science & Technology

You are currently browsing 1–10 of 28 new and published major works in the subject of History of Science & Technology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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Routledge Major Works has a strong international focus and each of the sets is edited by a leading expert in their field. This publishing programme continues to grow with new book series being created all the time.

Titles published by Routledge Major Works cover an abundance of literature on leading and influential figures, key concepts, topics and sub-disciplines across the social sciences, humanities, behavioural sciences and law.

New and Published Books

  1. The Logic of Personal Knowledge

    Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961

    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Epistemology

    Originally published in 1961. Michael Polanyi was a polymath who influenced economics and the sciences as well as philosophy. His wide-ranging research in physical science is as well-known as his work on freedom and knowledge and his arguments against positivism and reductionism. This collection of...

    Published May 21st 2015 by Routledge

  2. 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...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Women and Gender in Science and Technology

    Edited by Londa Schiebinger

    Series: Critical Concepts in Historical Studies

    The question of gender in science and technology is pursued by scholars from different disciplines and perspectives: historians study the lives of women scientists within the context of institutions that for centuries held women at arm’s length; sociologists uncover women’s access to the means of...

    Published May 8th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science

    Reissuing works originally published between 1921 and 1988, Routledge Library Editions: 20th Century Science (20 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering historical developments in scientific thinking. Volumes range from Einstein's theories to quantum theory and genetics making this a...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Reissuing seminal works originally published between 1916 and 1995, Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy (7 volume set) offers a selection of scholarship covering various facets of alchemical traditions. Some texts examine alchemy itself while some offer insight into the motives for alchemical...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  7. John Dee's Natural Philosophy

    Between Science and Religion

    By Nicholas Clulee

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    This is the definitive study of John Dee and his intellectual career. Originally published in 1988, this interpretation is far more detailed than any that came before and is an authoritative account for anyone interested in the history, literature and scientific developments of the Renaissance, or...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge

    Giordano Bruno in England

    By Hilary Gatti

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Giordano Bruno’s visit to Elizabethan England in the 1580s left its imprint on many fields of contemporary culture, ranging from the newly-developing science, the philosophy of knowledge and language, to the extraordinary flowering of Elizabethan poetry and drama. This book explores Bruno's...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Secret Tradition in Alchemy

    Its Development and Records

    By Arthur Edward Waite

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    A complete history of alchemy revealing the subject as much more than the attempts in early science of turning base metals into gold or silver, this book goes about intimating the mystical experience underlying hermetic symbolism. It outlines some of the ‘secret’ inner meanings to alchemy -...

    Published September 26th 2012 by Routledge

  10. 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 September 26th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The History of Medicine
    Edited by Roger Cooter, Claudia Stein
    To Be Published July 8th 2015
  2. The History of Science
    Edited by Massimo Mazzotti
    To Be Published February 15th 2016
  3. Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy
    By Various
    To Be Published June 11th 2016

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