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Weak Knowledge Forms, Functions, and Dynamics
ISBN: HB: 9783593509778, University of Chicago Press, Campus Verlag, January 2020
620 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm
Many of us view the world of science as a firm bastion of knowledge, with each new discovery and further illumination adding to an unshakable foundation of natural truths. "Weak Knowledge" aims to rattle our faith, not in core certainties of scientif...
Alexander von Humboldt The Complete Drawings from the American Travel Diaries
ISBN: HB: 9783791383545, Prestel Publishing, September 2018
736 pp., 34x24 cm, 600 colour illus.
This stunning volume delves into the extraordinary illustrated notebooks of Alexander von Humboldt's journeys through the Americas, which reveal the graphic musings of an intrepid explorer, a writer and philosopher, and the father of the environmenta...
Eye for Detail Images of Plants and Animals in Art and Science, 1500-1630
ISBN: HB: 9781780236407, Reaktion Books, October 2016
288 pp., 25x19 cm, 100 colour illus., 25 black&white illus.
?Image-transforming techniques such as close-up, time lapse and layering are often linked to the age of photography, but they were already being used half a millennium ago for the purposes of identification and study. This is why Renaissance drawings...
How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality
ISBN: PB: 9780226324159, ISBN: HB: 9780226046631, University of Chicago Press, November 2015
272 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 19 halftones, 17 line drawings
In the United States at the height of the Cold War, roughly between the end of World War II and the early 1980s, a new project of redefining rationality commanded the attention of sharp minds, powerful politicians, wealthy foundations, and top milita...
Osiris, Volume 29 Chemical Knowledge in the Early Modern World
ISBN: PB: 9780226158396, University of Chicago Press, March 2015
450 pp., 25.5x17.5 cm
The last twenty-five years have witnessed some provocative transmutations in our understanding of early modern chemistry. The alchemist, once marginalized as a quack, now joins the apothecary, miner, humanist, and natural historian as a practitioner...