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  1. Human Transformations of the Earth

    Human Transformations of the Earth [Paperback]

    Charles French (Author)

    £40.00

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    ISBN: 9781789259209
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Studying Scientific Archaeology
    Volume: 7
    This book charts and explains how human activities have shaped and altered the development of soils in many parts of the world, taking advantage of five decades of soil analytical work in many archaeological landscapes from around the globe. The c... .... Learn More
  2. Far Beyond the Moon

    Far Beyond the Moon: A History of Life Support Systems in the Space Age [Hardback]

    Kärin Nickelsen (Author); David P. D. Munns (Author)

    £25.50

    ISBN: 9780822946540
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Intersections: Histories of Environment
    From the beginning of the space age, scientists and engineers have worked on systems to help humans survive for the astounding 28,500 days (78 years) needed to reach another planet. They've imagined and tried to create a little piece of Earth in a... .... Learn More
  3. Krakow

    Krakow: An Ecobiography [Hardback]

    Adam Izdebski (Author)

    £28.50

    ISBN: 9780822946137
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Russian and East European Studies
    Like most cities, Poland's Krakow developed around and because of its favorable geography. Before Warsaw, Krakow served as Poland's capital for half a millennium. It has functioned as a cultural center, an industrial center, a center of learning, ... .... Learn More
  4. A Tale of Two Viruses

    A Tale of Two Viruses: The Parallel Research Trajectories of Tumor and Bacterial Viruses [Hardback]

    Neeraja Sankaran (Author)

    £43.00

    ISBN: 9780822946304
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    In 1965, French microbiologist André Lwoff was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on lysogeny - one of the two types of viral life cycles - which resolved a contentious debate among scientists about the nature of viruse... .... Learn More
  5. Explorations in the Icy North

    Explorations in the Icy North: How Travel Narratives Shaped Arctic Science in the Nineteenth Century [Hardback]

    Nanna Katrine Luders Kaalund (Author)

    £31.00

    ISBN: 9780822946595
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Science in the Arctic changed dramatically over the course of the nineteenth century, when early, scattered attempts in the region to gather knowledge about all aspects of the natural world transitioned to a more unified Arctic science under the F... .... Learn More
  6. Nature's Diplomats

    Nature's Diplomats: Science, Internationalism, and Preservation, 1920-1960 [Hardback]

    Raf De Bont (Author)

    £43.00

    ISBN: 9780822946618
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Intersections: Histories of Environment
    Nature’s Diplomats explores the development of science-based and internationally conceived nature protection in its foundational years before the 1960s, the decade when it launched from obscurity onto the global stage. Raf De Bont studies... .... Learn More
  7. Astronomy in India, 1784-1876

    Astronomy in India, 1784-1876 [Paperback]

    Joydeep Sen (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966470
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Indian scientific achievements in the early twentieth century are well known, with a number of heralded individuals making globally recognized strides in the field of astrophysics. Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in... .... Learn More
  8. Cultural Landscapes of India

    Cultural Landscapes of India: Imagined, Enacted, and Reclaimed [Hardback]

    Amita Sinha (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822946427
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Most people view cultural heritage sites as static places, frozen in time. In Cultural Landscapes in India, Amita Sinha subverts the idea of heritage as static and examines the ways that landscapes influence culture and that culture influ... .... Learn More
  9. Coastal Metropolis

    Coastal Metropolis: Environmental Histories of Modern New York City [Hardback]

    Carl A. Zimring (Editor); Steven H. Corey (Editor)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9780822946526
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: History of the Urban Environment
    Built on an estuary, New York City is rich in population and economic activity but poor in available land to manage the needs of a modern city. Since consolidation of the five boroughs in 1889, New York has faced innumerable challenges, from compl... .... Learn More
  10. A Monastery for the Ibex

    A Monastery for the Ibex: Conservation, State, and the Conflict of the Gran Paradiso, 1919-1949 [Hardback]

    Wilko Graf von Hardenberg (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822946359
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Gran Paradiso National Park is Italy’s oldest, and was instrumental in preventing the extinction of the Alpine ibex between World War I and just after World War II. Today, there are more than 30,000 ibex living in the Alps, all of which descended ... .... Learn More

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