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Abominable Science!Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids

Donald Prothero and Daniel Loxton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153201
eISBN:
9780231526814
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153201.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. This book ... More

About MethodExperimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

Jutta Schickore

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226449982
eISBN:
9780226450049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226450049.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

About Method: Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically is a long-term history of scientists’ methodological discussions about experimentation in the life sciences. It ... More

Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, 1948-2000A Short History

Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, 1948-2000: A Short History

John Howie and Michael Whitfield (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748643561
eISBN:
9780748671250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643561.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although General Practice is the commonest career choice for medical graduates, and the majority of encounters between doctors and patients take place in general practice, there was no formal ... More

Accident ProneA History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

Accident Prone: A History of Technology, Psychology, and Misfits of the Machine Age

John C. Burnham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226081175
eISBN:
9780226081199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226081199.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Technology demands uniformity from human beings who encounter it. People encountering technology, however, differ from one another. Thinkers in the early twentieth century, observing the awful ... More

After the MapCartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

After the Map: Cartography, Navigation, and the Transformation of Territory in the Twentieth Century

William Rankin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226339368
eISBN:
9780226339535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226339535.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Over the last several decades, paper maps have been gradually displaced by new electronic navigation systems like GPS. For many geographic tasks, the map’s familiar god’s-eye view from nowhere has ... More

The Age of StressScience and the Search for Stability

The Age of Stress: Science and the Search for Stability

Mark Jackson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199588626
eISBN:
9780191750779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588626.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

We are living in a stressful world. Approximately half of all British employees suffer from workplace stress and over 13 million working days are lost through stress each year, costing the economy ... More

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Tara Nummedal

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What distinguished the true alchemist from the fraud? This question animated the lives and labors of the common men—and occasionally women—who made a living as alchemists in the sixteenth- and ... More

Alchemy Tried in the FireStarkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

Alchemy Tried in the Fire: Starkey, Boyle, and the Fate of Helmontian Chymistry

William R. Newman and Lawrence M. Principe

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226577111
eISBN:
9780226577050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577050.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

What actually took place in the private laboratory of a mid-seventeenth-century alchemist? How did he direct his quest after the secrets of Nature? What instruments and theoretical principles did he ... More

American Geography and GeographersToward Geographical Science

American Geography and Geographers: Toward Geographical Science

Geoffrey J. Martin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780195336023
eISBN:
9780190269920
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336023.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Commencing in the 1820’s, American scholars took learning in Germany. There they confronted forms of geography in the universities, and learned of the normal school tradition. Upon their return to ... More

American IlluminationsUrban Lighting, 1800-1920

American Illuminations: Urban Lighting, 1800-1920

David E. Nye

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780262037419
eISBN:
9780262344784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037419.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Illuminations originated in Renaissance Italy and spread to all the courts of Europe more than a century before oil lamps provided the first street lighting. The transition to gas after 1800 and to ... More

American SunshineDiseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

American Sunshine: Diseases of Darkness and the Quest for Natural Light

Daniel Freund

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226262819
eISBN:
9780226262833
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262833.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the second half of the nineteenth century, American cities began to go dark. Hulking new buildings overspread blocks, pollution obscured the skies, and glass and smog screened out the ... More

Androids in the EnlightenmentMechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Androids in the Enlightenment: Mechanics, Artisans, and Cultures of the Self

Adelheid Voskuhl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226034027
eISBN:
9780226034331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226034331.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The eighteenth century saw the creation of a number of remarkable mechanical androids: at least ten prominent automata were built between 1735 and 1810 by clockmakers, court mechanics, and other ... More

The Ascent of AffectGenealogy and Critique

The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Ruth Leys

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book analyzes the conflicting paradigms and interpretations that have governed the study of the emotions from the 1960s to the present. It seems obvious to the majority of today's researchers ... More

Atoms and AlchemyChymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

Atoms and Alchemy: Chymistry and the Experimental Origins of the Scientific Revolution

William R. Newman

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226576961
eISBN:
9780226577036
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226577036.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Since the Enlightenment, alchemy has been viewed as a sort of antiscience, disparaged by many historians as a form of lunacy that impeded the development of rational chemistry. But this book exposes ... More

Back To the BreastNatural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Back To the Breast: Natural Motherhood and Breastfeeding in America

Jessica Martucci

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226288031
eISBN:
9780226288178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226288178.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Breastfeeding rates in America fell throughout the 1950s and 1960s before beginning to climb again in the 1970s. This work argues that the development of an ideology of natural motherhood preceded ... More

Baroque Science

Baroque Science

Ofer Gal and Raz Chen-Morris

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226923987
eISBN:
9780226923994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923994.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book presents a radically new perspective on the study of early modern science. Instead of the triumph of reason and rationality and the celebration of the discoveries and breakthroughs of the ... More

Battle-scarredMortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

Battle-scarred: Mortality, medical care and military welfare in the British Civil Wars

David Appleby and Andrew Hopper (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526124807
eISBN:
9781526138675
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526124807.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Historians of the British Civil Wars are increasingly taking notice of these bloody conflicts as a critical event in the welfare history of Europe. This volume will examine the human costs of the ... More

Before NatureCuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science

Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science

Francesca Rochberg

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226406138
eISBN:
9780226406275
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226406275.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Before the concept of nature took shape across the long history of European and Islamic natural philosophy and science, for an equally long period beginning in the early second millennium B.C.E. a ... More

Before VoltaireThe French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

Before Voltaire: The French Origins of "Newtonian" Mechanics, 1680-1715

J.B. Shank

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226509297
eISBN:
9780226509327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226509327.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A pervasive understanding holds that the foundation of calculus-based mathematical physics was laid by Issac Newton in his epochal treatise Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica of 1687. In ... More

Behind Closed DoorsIRBs and the Making of Ethical Research

Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Making of Ethical Research

Laura Stark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226770864
eISBN:
9780226770888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226770888.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Although the subject of federally mandated institutional review boards (IRBs) has been extensively debated, we do not know much about what takes place when they convene. The story of how IRBs work ... More

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