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  1. 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)

    £102.00

    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
  2. American Dinosaur Abroad

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

    Ilja Nieuwland (Author)

    £31.00

    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
  3. Mechanism

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

    Domenico Bertoloni Meli (Author)

    £35.50

    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
  4. Reinventing Sustainability

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

    Erika Guttmann-Bond (Author)

    £29.95

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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 ar... .... Learn More
  5. Logodaedalus

    Logodaedalus: Word Histories of Ingenuity in Early Modern Europe [Hardback]

    Alexander Marr (Author); Raphaële Garrod (Author); José Ramón Marcaida (Author); Richard J. Oosterhoff (Author)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945413
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Before Romantic genius, there was ingenuity. Early modern ingenuity defined every person—not just exceptional individuals—as having their own attributes and talents, stemming from an “inborn nature” that included many qualities, not just intellige... .... Learn More
  6. Virtues of Renewal

    Virtues of Renewal: Wendell Berry's Sustainable Forms [Hardback]

    Jeffrey Bilbro (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780813176406
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: Culture of the Land
    For over fifty years, Wendell Berry has argued that our most pressing ecological and cultural need is a renewed formal intelligence -- a mode of thinking and acting that fosters the health of the earth and its beings. Yet the present industrial ec... .... Learn More
  7. Inevitably Toxic

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

    Brinda Sarathy (Editor); Janet Brodie (Editor); Vivien Hamilton (Editor)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822945314
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Intersections
    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 others... .... Learn More
  8. Knowledge in Translation

    Knowledge in Translation: Global Patterns of Scientific Exchange, 1000-1800 CE [Hardback]

    Patrick Manning (Editor); Abigail Owen (Editor)

    £42.50

    ISBN: 9780822945376
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    In the second millennium CE, long before English became the language of science in the twentieth century, the act of translation was crucial for understanding and disseminating knowledge and information across linguistic and geographic boundaries.... .... Learn More
  9. Correspondence of John Tyndall Volume 5, The

    Correspondence of John Tyndall Volume 5, The [Hardback]

    William H. Brock (Editor); Geoffrey Cantor (Editor)

    £113.50

    ISBN: 9780822945321
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: The Correspondence of John Tyndall
    This volume contains 266 letters covering a period of twenty-two months, when Tyndall was in his midthirties and had been employed by the Royal Institution as professor of natural philosophysince September 1853. Many of the letters printed here... .... Learn More
  10. Liberty and the Pursuit of Knowledge

    Liberty and the Pursuit of Knowledge: Charles Renouvier's Political Philosophy of Science [Hardback]

    Warren Schmaus (Author)

    £30.50

    ISBN: 9780822945352
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    French philosopher Charles Renouvier played an influential role in reviving philosophy in France after it was proscribed during the Second Empire. Drawn to the ideals of the French Revolution, Renouvier came to recognize that the free will and civ... .... Learn More

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