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By Mary Gribbin
What if Isaac Newton had never lived?Robert Hooke and Edmond Halley, whose place in history has been overshadowed by the giant figure of Newton, were pioneering scientists within their own right, and instrumental in establishing the Royal Society.
Completely revised and updated, this new edition provides a readable, beautifully illustrated journey through world cultures and the vibrant array of sky mythology, creation stories, models of the universe, temples and skyscrapers that each culture has created to celebrate and respond to the power of the night sky.
This fascinating and unique study of essential utilities in the early modern period will interest business historians and historians of science and technology alike.
By Joanna Radin
In the mid-twentieth century, scientists anxieties about survival and salvation led them to stockpile and freeze materials from communities that seemed to embody potentially valuable biological resources. This has grown into a monumental, tissue-based infrastructure that enables a huge range of contemporary research in the private and public sectors. Preserved...
The Technoscientific Witness of Rape is the first book to chart the thirty-year history of the sexual assault evidence kit and its role in a criminal justice system that re-victimizes many assault victims in their quest for medical treatment and justice.
This book sheds new light on the problematic relationship between theory and practice in ancient Greek and Roman culture. Various fields of knowledge are discussed, including agriculture, architecture, the art of love, astronomy, ethics, mechanics, medicine and pharmacology. The main focus is on the interaction between texts and the transmission...
Archives bring to mind rooms filled with old papers and dusty artifacts. But for scientists, the detritus of the past can be a treasure trove of material vital to present and future research: fossils collected by geologists; data banks assembled by geneticists; case histories published in medical journals; weather diaries...
This book addresses foundational questions raised by observational and theoretical progress in modern cosmology. As the foundational volume of an emerging academic discipline, experts from relevant fields lay out the fundamental problems of contemporary cosmology and explore the routes toward finding possible solutions, for a broad academic audience.