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Major Works: History of Science & Technology

You are currently browsing 31–40 of 47 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.

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  1. Alchemical Poetry, 1575-1700

    From Previously Unpublished Manuscripts

    Edited by Robert M. Schuler

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Alchemy

    Of interest to interdisciplinary historians as well as those in various other fields, this book presents the first publication of 14 poems ranging from 12 to 3,000 lines. The poems are printed in the chronological order of their composition, from Elizabethan to Augustan times, but nine of them are...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  2. 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 September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The Common Scientist of the Seventeenth Century

    A Study of the Dublin Philosophical Society, 1683-1708

    By K Theodore Hoppen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Learned societies, such as the Royal Society of London and the Dublin Philosophical Society were a central feature of the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. This volume shows that a study of the work and membership of these groups is essential before any realistic assessment can be...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  4. Cooke and Wheatstone

    And the Invention of the Electric Telegraph

    By Geoffrey Hubbard

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1965. Charles Wheatstone collaborated with William Cooke in the invention and early exploitation of the Electric Telegraph. This was the first long distance, faster-than-a-horse messenger. This volume gives an account of the earlier work on which the English invention was...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Soviet Marxism and Natural Science

    1917-1932

    By David Joravsky

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1961. Russian Marxist philosophy of science originated among men and women who gave their whole lives to rebellion against established authority. The original tension within Marxist philosophy between positivism and metaphysics was repressed but not resolved in this first...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  7. British Scientists of the Twentieth Century

    By J G Crowther

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Following on from British Scientists of the Nineteenth Century, this volume covers six eminent British scientists whose work and personality have not receded into the same depth of perspective as their predecessors of the Nineteenth Century, but the tremendous changes following the two world wars...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  8. British Scientists of the Nineteenth Century

    By J G Crowther

    J G Crowther has chosen five of the greatest scientists of the nineteenth century – Davy, Faraday, Clerk-Maxwell, Joule, Lord Kelvin and examines every aspect of their lives and work....

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  9. The Royal Society: Concept and Creation

    By Margery Purver

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1967. The origin of the Royal Society has long been obscured by baffling discrepancies in the evidence. This volume investigates its underlying purpose and creation, at the same time uncovering the real nature of its debt to Francis Bacon and its role in the scientific...

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

  10. The Scientific Revolution

    By Peter Harman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: History & Philosophy of Science

    Originally published in 1983.This volume outlines some of the important innovations in astronomy, natural philosophy and medicine which took place in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and shows how the transformation in world-view during the period was affected by broader historical terms....

    Published August 17th 2008 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Logic of Personal Knowledge: Essays Presented to M. Polanyi on his Seventieth Birthday, 11th March, 1961
    Edited by Polanyi Festschrift Committee
    To Be Published May 15th 2015
  2. The History of Science
    Edited by Massimo Mazzotti
    To Be Published September 15th 2015
  3. The History of Medicine
    Edited by Roger Cooter, Claudia Stein
    To Be Published October 15th 2015

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