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  1. Elkhorn

    Elkhorn: Evolution of a Kentucky Landscape [Hardback]

    Richard Taylor (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780813176017
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    When former Kentucky Poet Laureate Richard Taylor took a job at Kentucky State University in 1975, he purchased a fixer-upper -- in need of a roof, a paint job, city water, and central heating -- that became known to his friends as "Taylor's Folly... .... Learn More
  2. Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 4, The

    Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 4, The: The Correspondence, January 1853–December 1854 [Hardback]

    Ian Hesketh (Editor); Efram Sera-Shriar (Editor)

    £113.50

    ISBN: 9780822945253
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: The Correspondence of John Tyndall
    The 329 letters in this volume represent a period of immense transition in John Tyndall's life. A noticeable spike in his extant correspondence during the early 1850s is linked to his expanding international network, growing reputation as a leadin... .... Learn More
  3. Global Transformations in the Life Sciences, 1945–1980

    Global Transformations in the Life Sciences, 1945–1980 [Hardback]

    Patrick Manning (Editor); Mat Savelli (Editor)

    £35.50

    ISBN: 9780822945277
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    The second half of the twentieth century brought extraordinary transformations in knowledge and practice of the life sciences. In an era of decolonization, mass social welfare policies, and the formation of new international institutions such as U... .... Learn More
  4. Making Stars Physical

    Making Stars Physical: The Astronomy of Sir John Herschel [Hardback]

    Stephen Case (Author)

    £30.50

    ISBN: 9780822945307
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Making Stars Physical offers the first extensive look at the astronomical career of John Herschel, son of William Herschel and one of the leading scientific figures in Britain throughout much of the nineteenth century. Herschel’s astronomical care... .... Learn More
  5. Above the Gene, Beyond Biology

    Above the Gene, Beyond Biology: Toward a Philosophy of Epigenetics [Hardback]

    Jan Baedke (Author)

    £35.50

    ISBN: 9780822945215
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Epigenetics is currently one of the fastest-growing fields in the sciences. Epigenetic information not only controls DNA expression but links genetic factors with the environmental experiences that influence the traits and characteristics of an in... .... Learn More
  6. Historicizing Humans

    Historicizing Humans: Deep Time, Evolution, and Race in Nineteenth-Century British Sciences [Hardback]

    Efram Sera-Shriar (Editor)

    £35.50

    ISBN: 9780822945291
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    With an Afterword by Theodore Koditschek

    A number of important developments and discoveries across the British Empire's imperial landscape during the nineteenth century invited new questions about human ancestry. The rise of secularism an... .... Learn More
  7. Nature From Within

    Nature From Within: Gustav Theodor Fechner And His Psychophysical Worldview [Paperback]

    Michael Heidelberger (Author)

    £30.50

    ISBN: 9780822965473
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Gustav Theodor Fechner (1801-1887) was a German physicist, psychologist, and philosopher, best known to historians of science as the founder of psychophysics, the experimental study of the relation between mental and physical processes. Michael He... .... Learn More
  8. Kew Observatory and the Evolution of Victorian Science, 1840–1910

    Kew Observatory and the Evolution of Victorian Science, 1840–1910 [Hardback]

    Lee T. Macdonald (Author)

    £35.50

    ISBN: 9780822945260
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Sci & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
    Kew Observatory was originally built in 1769 for King George III, a keen amateur astronomer, so that he could observe the transit of Venus. By the mid-nineteenth century, it was a world-leading center for four major sciences: geomagnetism, meteoro... .... Learn More
  9. Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920

    Vision, Science and Literature, 1870-1920: Ocular Horizons [Paperback]

    Martin Willis (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780822965466
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    This book explores the role of vision and the culture of observation in Victorian and modernist ways of seeing. Willis charts the characterization of vision through four organizing principles—small, large, past and future—to survey Victorian conce... .... Learn More
  10. Love, Order, and Progress

    Love, Order, and Progress: The Science, Philosophy, and Politics of Auguste Comte [Hardback]

    Michel Bourdeau (Editor); Mary Pickering (Editor); Warren Schmaus (Editor)

    £39.00

    ISBN: 9780822945222
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Auguste Comte's doctrine of positivism was both a philosophy of science and a political philosophy designed to organize a new, secular, stable society based on positive or scientific, ideas, rather than the theological dogmas and metaphysical spec... .... Learn More

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