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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Solid State Insurrection

    Solid State Insurrection: How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter [Paperback]

    Joseph D. Martin (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822966036
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Solid state physics, the study of the physical properties of solid matter, was the most populous subfield of Cold War American physics. Despite prolific contributions to consumer and medical technology, such as the transistor and magnetic resonanc... .... Learn More
  6. Working with Paper

    Working with Paper: Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge [Hardback]

    Carla Bittel (Editor); Elaine Leong (Editor); Christine von Oertzen (Editor)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822945598
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Working with Paper builds on a growing interest in the materials of science by exploring the gendered uses and meanings of paper tools and technologies, considering how notions of gender impacted paper practices and in turn how paper may have stru... .... Learn More
  7. New Order of Medicine, A

    New Order of Medicine, A: The Rise of Physicians in Reformation Nuremberg [Hardback]

    Hannah Murphy (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945604
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    The sixteenth century saw an unprecedented growth in the number of educated physicians practicing in German cities. Concentrating on Nuremberg, A New Order of Medicine follows the intertwined careers of municipal physicians as they encountered the... .... Learn More
  8. Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

    Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life: Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800 [Hardback]

    Joan Steigerwald (Author)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822945536
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Attempts to distinguish a science of life at the turn of the nineteenth century faced a number of challenges. A central difficulty was clearly demarcating the living from the nonliving experimentally and conceptually. The more closely the boundari... .... Learn More
  9. Inevitably Toxic

    Inevitably Toxic: Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise [Paperback]

    Brinda Sarathy (Editor); Vivian Hamilton (Editor); Janet Farrell Brodie (Editor)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780822966128
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: History of the Urban Environment
    Not a day goes by that humans aren’t exposed to toxins in our environment - be it at home, in the car, or workplace. But what about those toxic places and items that aren’t marked? Why are we warned about some toxic spaces’ substances and not othe... .... Learn More
  10. Entangled Itineraries

    Entangled Itineraries: Materials, Practices, and Knowledges across Eurasia [Hardback]

    Pamela H. Smith (Editor)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822965770
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Trade flowed across Eurasia, around the Indian Ocean, and over the Mediterranean for millennia, but in the early modern period, larger parts of the globe became connected through these established trade routes. Knowledge, embodied in various peopl... .... Learn More

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