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People's History of Computing in the United States
ISBN: HB: 9780674970977, Harvard University Press, October 2018
336 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 25 photos, 4 tables
Silicon Valley gets all the credit for digital creativity, but this account of the pre-PC world, when computing meant more than using mature consumer technology, challenges that triumphalism. The invention of the personal computer liberated users fr...
Inside the Lost Museum Curating, Past and Present
ISBN: HB: 9780674971042, Harvard University Press, August 2017
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 21 halftones
Curators make many decisions when they build collections or design exhibitions, plotting a passage of discovery that also tells an essential story. Collecting captures the past in a way useful to the present and the future. Exhibits play to our sense...
Rhinoceros and the Megatherium An Essay in Natural History
ISBN: HB: 9780674737129, Harvard University Press, January 2017
368 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 67 halftones
One animal left India in 1515, caged in the hold of a Portuguese ship, and sailed around Africa to Lisbon – the first of its species to see Europe for more than a thousand years. The other crossed the Atlantic from South America to Madrid in 1789, it...
American Railroads Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780674970793, Harvard University Press, November 2016
528 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones, 14 line illus., 14 maps
Once an icon of American industry, railroads fell into a long decline beginning around the turn of the twentieth century. Overburdened with regulation and often displaced by barge traffic on government-maintained waterways, trucking on interstate hig...
Myth of Race The Troubling Persistence of an Unscientific Idea
ISBN: PB: 9780674660038, Harvard University Press, September 2016
346 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 4 halftones, 2 line illus.
Biological races do not exist – and never have. This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations. Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society. In his powerful...
Lysenko's Ghost Epigenetics and Russia
ISBN: HB: 9780674089051, Harvard University Press, April 2016
200 pp., 21x14 cm, 28 halftones
The Soviet agronomist Trofim Lysenko became one of the most notorious figures in twentieth-century science after his genetic theories were discredited decades ago. Yet some scientists, even in the West, now claim that discoveries in the field of epig...
Lost Art of Finding Our Way
ISBN: PB: 9780674088078, Harvard University Press, December 2015
520 pp., 23.4x15.5 cm, 3 tables, 171 halftones, 54 line illus.
Long before GPS, Google Earth, and global transit, humans traveled vast distances using only environmental clues and simple instruments. John Huth asks what is lost when modern technology substitutes for our innate capacity to find our way. Encyclope...
Wilhelm Reich, Biologist
ISBN: HB: 9780674736092, Harvard University Press, April 2015
480 pp., 23.4x16.2 cm, 28 halftones, 4 line illus., 3 tables
Psychoanalyst, political theorist, pioneer of body therapies, prophet of the sexual revolution – all fitting titles, but Wilhelm Reich has never been recognized as a serious laboratory scientist, despite his experimentation with bioelectricity and un...
Galileo's Telescope A European Story
ISBN: HB: 9780674736917, Harvard University Press, March 2015
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 8 colour illus., 25 halftones, 5 maps
Between 1608 and 1610 the canopy of the night sky changed forever, ripped open by an object created almost by accident: a cylinder with lenses at both ends. "Galileo's Telescope" tells the story of how an ingenious optical device evolved from a toy-l...
Empire of the Air Aviation and the American Ascendancy
ISBN: HB: 9780674050945, Harvard University Press, November 2013
400 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 35 halftones
From the flights of the Wright brothers through the mass journeys of the jet age, airplanes inspired Americans to reimagine their nation's place within the world. Now, Jenifer Van Vleck reveals the central role commercial aviation played in the Unite...