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  1. 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
  2. Destined for the Stars

    Destined for the Stars: Faith, the Future, and America's Final Frontier [Hardback]

    Catherine L. Newell (Author)

    £34.50

    ISBN: 9780822945567
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Where did humanity get the idea that outer space is a frontier waiting to be explored? Destined for the Stars unravels the popularization of the science of space exploration in America between 1944 and 1955, arguing that the success of the US spac... .... Learn More
  3. Drugs on the Page

    Drugs on the Page: Pharmacopoeias and Healing Knowledge in the Early Modern Atlantic World [Hardback]

    Matthew James Crawford (Editor); Joseph M. Gabriel (Editor)

    £50.00

    ISBN: 9780822945628
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    In the early modern Atlantic World, pharmacopoeias—official lists of medicaments and medicinal preparations published by municipal, national, or imperial governments—organized the world of healing goods, giving rise to new and valuable medical com... .... Learn More
  4. Life and Legend of James Watt, The

    Life and Legend of James Watt, The: Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine [Hardback]

    David Philip Miller (Author)

    £50.00

    ISBN: 9780822945581
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    The Life and Legend of James Watt offers a deeper understanding of the work and character of the great eighteenth-century engineer. Stripping away layers of legend built over generations, David Philip Miller finds behind the heroic engineer a conf... .... Learn More
  5. Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The

    Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 6, The: The Correspondence, November 1856-February 1859 [Hardback]

    Michael D. Barton (Editor); Janet Browne (Editor); Ken Corbett (Editor); Norman McMillan (Editor)

    £96.50

    ISBN: 9780822945338
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: The Correspondence of John Tyndall
    This sixth volume of Tyndall's correspondence contains 302 letters covering a period of twenty-eight months (1856-1859). It begins shortly after Tyndall returned from his first glacier research in the Alps and follows him as he experimented an... .... Learn More
  6. American Dinosaur Abroad

    American Dinosaur Abroad: A Cultural History of Carnegie's Plaster Diplodocus [Hardback]

    Ilja Nieuwland (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9780822945574
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    In early July 1899, an excavation team of paleontologists sponsored by Andrew Carnegie discovered the fossil remains in Wyoming of what was then the longest and largest dinosaur on record. Named after its benefactor, the Diplodocus carnegii—or Dip... .... Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Mechanism

    Mechanism: A Visual, Lexical, and Conceptual History [Hardback]

    Domenico Bertoloni Meli (Author)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9780822945475
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    The mechanical philosophy first emerged as a leading player on the intellectual scene in the early modern period—seeking to explain all natural phenomena through the physics of matter and motion—and the term mechanism was coined. Over time, natura... .... Learn More
  9. New Order of Medicine, A

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

    Hannah Murphy (Author)

    £38.50

    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
  10. Reinventing Sustainability

    Reinventing Sustainability: How Archaeology Can Save the Planet [Paperback]

    Erika Guttmann-Bond (Author)

    £25.00

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    ISBN: 9781785709920
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    There have been many books written about what we can learn from the failures of the past, but I want to take a more optimistic view, focussing on what we have to learn from past successes. This book is about sustainable agriculture and architec... .... Learn More

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