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Experimental Fire Inventing English Alchemy, 1300-1700
ISBN: HB: 9780226710709, University of Chicago Press, August 2020
416 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 2 tables
In medieval and early modern Europe, the practice of alchemy promised extraordinary physical transformations. Who would not be amazed to see base metals turned into silver and gold, hard iron into soft water, and deadly poison into elixirs that could...
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£28,00
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Making Modern Science Second Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780226365763, University of Chicago Press, July 2020
608 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 93 halftones, 14 line drawings
In this new edition of the top-selling coursebook, seasoned historians Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus expand on their authoritative survey of how the development of science has shaped our world. Exploring both the history of science and its infl...
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Making Spirit Matter Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France
ISBN: PB: 9780226699820, ISBN: HB: 9780226699790, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
280 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 12 halftones, 1 table
The connection between mind and brain has been one of the most persistent problems in modern Western thought; even recent advances in neuroscience haven't been able to solve it satisfactorily. Historian Larry Sommer McGrath's "Making Spirit Matter" s...
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£84,00
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Transmutations of Chymistry Wilhelm Homberg and the Academie Royale des Sciences
ISBN: HB: 9780226700786, University of Chicago Press, June 2020
504 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 16 halftones, 6 line drawings
This book reevaluates the changes to chemistry that took place from 1660 to 1730 through a close study of the chymist Wilhelm Homberg (1653-1715) and the changing fortunes of his discipline at the Academie Royale des Sciences, France's official scien...
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£36,00
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Black Box of Biology A History of the Molecular Revolution
ISBN: HB: 9780674281363, Harvard University Press, June 2020
480 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Since the 1930s, a molecular vision has been transforming biology. Michel Morange provides an incisive and overarching history of this transformation, from the early attempts to explain organisms by the structure of their chemical components, to the...
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£36,95
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Inky Fingers The Making of Books in Early Modern Europe
ISBN: HB: 9780674237179, Harvard University Press, June 2020
352 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
From Francis Bacon to Barack Obama, thinkers and political leaders have denounced humanists as obsessively bookish and allergic to labor. In this celebration of bookmaking in all its messy and intricate detail, renowned historian Anthony Grafton invi...
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£31,95
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Science under Fire Challenges to Scientific Authority in Modern America
ISBN: HB: 9780674987913, Harvard University Press, June 2020
288 pp., 23.5x15.5 cm
Americans today are often skeptical of scientific authority. Many conservatives dismiss climate change and Darwinism as liberal fictions, arguing that "tenured radicals" have coopted the sciences and other disciplines. Some progressives, especially i...
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Time Travelers Victorian Encounters with Time and History
ISBN: PB: 9780226676791, ISBN: HB: 9780226676654, University of Chicago Press, May 2020
312 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 24 halftones
The Victorians, perhaps more than any Britons before them, were diggers and sifters of the past. Though they were not the first to be fascinated by history, the intensity and range of Victorian preoccupations with the past was unprecedented and of la...
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£66,00
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Polymath A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag
ISBN: HB: 9780300250022, Yale University Press, May 2020
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 24 colour illus.
From Leonardo da Vinci and John Dee to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge. Nonetheless, in our current age of specialization, polymaths are often remembered for only one part of their varied achievements....
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Aesthetic Science Representing Nature in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720
ISBN: PB: 9780226680866, ISBN: HB: 9780226680729, University of Chicago Press, April 2020
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
The scientists affiliated with the early Royal Society of London have long been regarded as forerunners of modern empiricism, rejecting the symbolic and moral goals of Renaissance natural history in favor of plainly representing the world as it reall...
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£96,00
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