History of science

    Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World

    By Rhodri Evans

    Paperback £10.85

    The moving stories of ten remarkable women who transformed science, and changed the world.

    Unveiling Galaxies

    By Jean-Rene Roy

    Hardback £30.28

    Continuous innovation in imaging techniques have been essential for discovering galaxies and revealing unexpected properties of the universe. By highlighting the discovery-role of images and that of their most spectacular displays - atlases of galaxies - this book places the exploration of galaxies within broader contexts in the history of...

    Raising the Dead

    By Andy Dougan

    Paperback £8.45

    Presents the story of the science of galvanism - named after the Italian scientist Luigi Galvini who had conducted the original experiments - a movement that investigated the theory of 'animal electricity', a unifying vital spirit that animates us all, its leaders believing that they stood on the brink of...

    Feeling Pleasures: The Sense of Touch in Renaissance England

    By Joe Moshenska

    Paperback £26.66

    Feeling Pleasures argues that the sense of touch assumed a new and unique importance in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and that the work of major poets of the period, including Edmund Spenser, William Shakespeare, and John Milton, should be read alongside these developing ideas.

    Convergence

    By Peter Watson

    Paperback £8.45

    Convergence is a history of modern science with an original and significant twist.

    Refracted Muse

    By Enrique Garcia Santo-Tomas

    Paperback £29.66

    Galileo never set foot on the Iberian Peninsula, yet, as Enrique Garc a Santo-Tom s unfolds in The Refracted Muse, the news of his work with telescopes brought him to surprising prominence--not just among Spaniards working in the developing science of optometry but among creative writers as well. While Spain...

    Heredity: A Very Short Introduction

    By John Waller

    Paperback Save £0.74 = £7.25

    John Waller describes the changing ideas concerning heredity from antiquity to the modern biological understanding, considering both the efforts over the centuries to identify the physiological mechanisms involved and how views of heredity have been used to justify or condemn inequalities of class, gender, and race.

    From Madman to Crime Fighter: The Scientist in Western Culture

    By Roslynn D. Haynes

    Paperback £23.26

    From Madman to Crime Fighter is the most comprehensive study of the image of the scientist in Western literature and film.

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800

    By Peter Dear

    Paperback Save £2.07 = £27.92

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and intellectual history and to illuminate the...

    Astral Sciences in Early Imperial China

    By Daniel Morgan

    Hardback £65.84

    Responding to monolithic modern narratives about 'Chinese science', Morgan examines the astral sciences in early China as a study in the disunities of Chinese scientific cultures and the narratives by which ancients and moderns alike have fought to instil them with a sense of unity.

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