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  1. Science without Leisure

    Science without Leisure: Practical Naturalism in Istanbul, 1660-1732 [Hardback]

    Harun Küçük (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945802
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Science in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Istanbul, Harun Küçük argues, was without leisure, a phenomenon spurred by the hyperinflation a century earlier when scientific texts all but disappeared from the college curriculum and inflation redu... .... Learn More
  2. Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 7, The

    Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 7, The: The Correspondence, March 1859-May 1862 [Hardback]

    Diarmid A. Finnegan (Editor); Roland Jackson (Editor); Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund (Editor)

    £116.50

    ISBN: 9780822945543
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: The Correspondence of John Tyndall
    The 308 letters in this volume cover a critical period in Tyndall’s personal and scientific lives. The volume begins with the difficult ending of his relationship with the Drummond family, disputes about his work in glaciology, and his early semin... .... Learn More
  3. Science of Our Own, A

    Science of Our Own, A: Exhibitions and the Rise of Australian Public Science [Hardback]

    Peter H. Hoffenberg (Author)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9780822945765
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    When the Reverend Henry Carmichael opened the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts in 1833, he introduced a bold directive: for Australia to advance on the scale of nations, it needed to develop a science of its own. Prominent scientists in the coloni... .... Learn More
  4. Geographies of City Science

    Geographies of City Science: Urban Lives and Origin Debates in Late Victorian Dublin [Hardback]

    Tanya O'Sullivan (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945758
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Dublin at the turn of the twentieth century was both the second city of the British Empire and the soon-to-be capital of an emerging nation, presenting a unique space in which to examine the past relationship between science and the city. Drawing ... .... Learn More
  5. Rethinking History, Science, and Religion

    Rethinking History, Science, and Religion: An Exploration of Conflict and the Complexity Principle [Hardback]

    Bernard Lightman (Editor)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945741
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    The historical interface between science and religion was depicted as an unbridgeable conflict in the last quarter of the nineteenth century. Starting in the 1970s, such a conception was too simplistic and not at all accurate when considering the ... .... Learn More
  6. British Arboretum, The

    British Arboretum, The: Trees, Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century [Paperback]

    Paul A. Elliott (Author); Charles Watkins (Author); Stephen Daniels (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966203
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    This study explores the science and culture of nineteenth-century British arboretums, or tree collections. The development of arboretums was fostered by a variety of factors, each of which is explored in detail: global trade and exploration, the p... .... Learn More
  7. Science, Religion, and the Protestant Tradition

    Science, Religion, and the Protestant Tradition: Retracing the Origins of Conflict [Hardback]

    James C. Ungureanu (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945819
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    The story of the “conflict thesis” between science and religion—the notion of perennial conflict or warfare between the two—is part of our modern self-understanding. As the story goes, John William Draper (1811–1882) and Andrew Dickson White (183... .... Learn More
  8. From Commodification to the Common Good

    From Commodification to the Common Good: Reconstructing Science, Technology, and Society [Hardback]

    Hans Radder (Author)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9780822945796
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    The commodification of science—often identified with commercialization, or the selling of expertise and research results and the “capitalization of knowledge” in academia and beyond—has been investigated as a threat to the autonomy of science and ... .... Learn More
  9. World's Fairs in the Cold War

    World's Fairs in the Cold War: Science, Technology, and the Culture of Progress [Hardback]

    Arthur P. Molella (Editor); Scott Gabriel Knowles (Editor)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945789
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    The post–World War II science-based technological revolution inevitably found its way into almost all international expositions with displays on atomic energy, space exploration, transportation, communications, and computers. Major advancements in... .... Learn More
  10. News from Mars

    News from Mars: Mass Media and the Forging of a New Astronomy, 1860-1910 [Hardback]

    Joshua Nall (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945529
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Mass media in the late nineteenth century was full of news from Mars. In the wake of Giovanni Schiaparelli’s 1877 discovery of enigmatic dark, straight lines on the red planet, astronomers and the public at large vigorously debated the possibility... .... Learn More

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