April-June, 2017

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Previous Isis Books Received

April-June, 2017:

Benjamin Anderson; Felipe Rojas (Editors). Antiquarianisms: Contact, Conflict, Comparison. (Joukowsky Institute Publication, 6.) xiv + 226 pp., figs., index. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 2017. £26.25 (paper).

Delphine Antoine-Mahut; Stephen Gaukroger (Editors). Descartes’ Treatise on Man and its Reception. 304 pp., figs. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. €105,99 (cloth).

David Banks. The Birth of the Academic Article: Le Journal des Sçavans and the Philosophical Transactions 1665-1700. 208 pp., tables, apps., bibl., index. Sheffield: Equinox, 2017. £75.00 (cloth).

David Baron. American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. xviii + 319 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Livright, 2017. $27.95 (cloth).

Marco Beretta; Maria Conforti; Paolo Mazzarello (Editors). Savant Relics: Brains and Remains of Scientists. xii + 236 pp., figs., index. Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications, 2016. $56.00 (paper).

J.L. Berggren. Episodes in the Mathematics of Medieval Islam. xii + 256 pp., figs., tables, index. New York: Springer, 2016. €47,65 (paper).

Chris Bernhardt. Turing’s Vision: The Birth of Computer Science. x + 189 pp., figs., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016. $26.95 (cloth).

Ann Blair; Anja-Silvia Goeing (Editors). For the Sake of Learning: Essays in Honor of Anthony Grafton. xxxvi + 1082 pp., figs., index. Leiden: Brill, 2016. €243.00 (cloth).

Stuart Blume. Immunization: How Vaccines Became Controversial. 271 pp., index. London: Reaktion Books, 2017. £25 (cloth).

Ian Burney; Neil Pemberton. Murder and the Making of English CSI. 235 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. $24.95 (cloth).

Steven M. Cahn. Religion within Reason. x + 105 pp., index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017. $25.00 (paper).

Claire D. Clark. The Recovery Revolution: The Battle over Addiction Treatment in the United States. xiii + 318 pp., figs., bibl., index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017. $34.99 (cloth).

Frank Close. Eclipse: Journeys to the Dark Side of the Moon. xii + 219 pp., figs., illus., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. £12.99 (cloth).

Mark Coeckelbergh. New Romantic Cyborgs: Romanticism, Information Technology, and the End of the Machine. x + 320 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2017. $50.00 (cloth).

Harry Collins. Gravity’s Kiss: The Detection of Gravitational Waves. vi + 408 pp., figs., tables, apps., bibl., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2017. $29.95 (cloth).

Roger Cooke. It’s About Time: Elementary Mathematical Aspects of Relativity. xix + 403 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2017. $75.00 (cloth).

Gilles de Corbeil. Liber de virtutibus et laudibus compositorum medicaminum. Edition and commentary by Mireille Ausécache. 523 pp., bibl., indexes. Firenze: Sismel – Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2017. €68.00 (paper).

Helen Anne Curry. Evolution Made to Order: Plant Breeding and Technological Innovation in Twentieth-Century America. x + 285 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $45.00 (cloth).

Lorraine Daston (Editor). Science in the Archives: Pasts, Presents, Futures. viii + 397 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $37.50 (paper).

James Q. Davies; Ellen Lockhart (Editors). Sound Knowledge: Music and Science in London, 1789-1851. vi + 257 pp., figs., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $55.00 (cloth).

Steven J. Diner. Universities and Their Cities: Urban Higher Education in America. xiv + 170 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. $44.95 (cloth).

Brendan Dooley. Angelica’s Book and the World of Reading in Late Renaissance Italy. 201 pp., figs., bibl., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. £85.00 (cloth).

Krishna Dronamraju. Popularizing Science: The Life and Work of JBS Haldane. xii + 367 pp., figs., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. £22.99 (cloth).

Pascal Duris; Elvire Diaz. La fabrique de l’entomologie: Léon Dufour (1780-1865). 333 pp., figs., apps., index. Bordeaux: Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, 2017. €25 (paper).

Marc E. Epstein. Moths, Myths, and Mosquitoes: The Eccentric Life of Harrison G. Dyar, Jr.. xxxii + 352 pp., figs., illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. £25.99 (cloth).

James W. Feldman (Editor). Nuclear Reactions: Documenting American Encounters with Nuclear Energy. xix + 324 pp., figs., tables, index. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. $90.00 (cloth).

Michel Fichant; Sophie Roux (Editors). Louis Couturat (1868-1914): Mathématiques, langage, philosophie. 363 pp., apps., bibl., index. Paris: Classiques garnier, 2017. €46.00 (paper).

Holy Folk. The Religion of Chiropractic: Populist Healing from the American Heartland. xii + 351 pp., bibl., index. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. $34.95 (paper).

Rayvon Fouché. Game Changer: The Techno-Scientific Revolution in Sports. viii + 262 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. $29.95 (cloth).

Agustín Fuentes; Aku Visala (Editors). Verbs, Bones, and Brains: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Human Nature. vii + 293 pp., index. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2017. $50.00 (cloth).

Courtney Fullilove. The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture. 280 pp., figs., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $40.00 (cloth).

Benoît Godin. Models of Innovation: The History of an Idea. ix + 324 pp., figs., tables, apps., bibl., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2017. $37.00 (cloth).

Pablo F. Gómez. The Experiential Caribbean: Creating Knowledge and Healing in the Early Modern Atlantic. xx + 291 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. $29.95 (paper).

Gayle Greene. The Woman Who Knew Too Much: Alice Stewart and the Secrets of Radiation. Second edition. xxvi + 321 pp., figs., bibl., index. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017. $21.95 (paper).

Norbert Günther. Ernst Abbe: Creator of the Zeiss Foundation. English translation by David I. Bower. xiv + 182 pp., figs., index. Leeds: David I. Bower, 2016. £15.00 (paper).

Thomas Haigh; Mark Priestley; Crispin Rope. ENIAC in Action: Making and Remaking the Modern Computer. xvii + 341 pp., figs., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016. $38.00 (cloth).

Kristine C. Harper. Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America. ix + 317 pp., figs., tables, index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $40.00 (cloth).

Dag Nikolaus Hasse. Success and Suppression: Arabic Sciences and Philosophy in the Renaissance. xx + 660 pp., figs., tables, app., bibl., indexes. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016. $59.95 (cloth).

Katherine Hayles. Unthought: The Power of the Cognitive Nonconscious. xi + 250 pp., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $24.00 (paper).

Klaus Hentschel; Nin Yang Zhu (Editors). Gustav Robert Kirchhoff’s Treatise “On the Theory of Light Rays” (1882). ix + 155 pp., figs., index. New Jersey: World Scientific, 2016. £73.00 (cloth).

Marie Hicks. Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. x + 342 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2017. $37.00 (cloth).

Ted Hill. Pushing Limits: From West Point to Berkeley and Beyond. viii + 294 pp., figs. Providence, RI: American Mathematical Society, 2017. $45.00 (cloth)

Homei; M. Worboys. Fungal Disease in Britain and the United States 1850-2000: Mycoses and Modernity. xiii + 225 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. $31.00 (cloth).

Adrian Howkins. Frozen Empires: An Environmental History of the Antarctic Peninsula. xii + 286 pp., figs., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. £22.99 (cloth).

Benjamin Hurlbut. Experiments in Democracy: Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics. xiv + 359 pp., index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2017. $65.00 (cloth).

Matthew J. James. Collecting Evolution: The Galapagos Expedition that Vindicated Darwin. xiii + 284 pp., figs., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. £22.99 (cloth).

Christa Jungnickel; Russell McCormmach. Cavendish: The Experimental Life. 586 pp., figs., apps., bibl., indexes. Berlin: Edition Open Access, 2017. €31.90 (paper).

Mi Gyung Kim. The Imagined Empire: Balloon Enlightenments in Revolutionary Europe. xxv + 427 pp., figs., illus., bibl., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017. $54.95 (cloth).

Krister Dylan Knapp. William James: Psychical Research and the Challenge of Modernity. xiii + 385 pp., figs., bibl., index. xiii + 385 pp., figs., bibl., index: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. $39.95 (cloth).

Svea Koischwitz. Der Bund Freiheit der Wissenschaft in den Jahren 1970-1976: Ein Interessenverband zwischen Studentenbewegung und Hochschulreform. 541 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2017. €72.00 (cloth).

François de Paule Latapie. Éphémérides romaines, 24 mars – 24 octobre 1775. Edited by Gilles Montègre. (Correspondances et mémoires, 29.) 576 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Paris: Classiques garnier, 2017. €49.00 (paper).

Brice Laurent. Democratic Experiments: Problematizing Nanotechnology and Democracy in Europe and the United States. xviii + 261 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2017. $40.00 (cloth).

Shayne Aaron Legassie. The Medieval Invention of Travel. xiii + 302 pp., figs., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $29.99 (paper).

Christine Lehleiter. Romanticism, Origins, and the History of Heredity: New Studies in the Age of Goethe. xvi + 323 pp., figs., bibl., index. Lanham: Bucknell University Press, 2014. $100.00 (paper).

Bernard Lightman (Editor). Global Spencerism: The Communication and Appropriation of a British Evolutionist. (Cultural Dynamics of Science, 1.) xiii + 309 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. Leiden: Brill, 2015. $149 (cloth).

Mark Littmann; Fred Espenak. Totality: The Great American Eclipses of 2017 and 2024. xiii + 347 pp., figs., illus., apps., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. £25.00 (cloth).

Lawrence D. Longo; Lawrence P. Reynolds. Wombs with a View: Illustrations of the Gravid Uterus from the Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century. xv + 380 pp., illus., index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. $44.99 (cloth).

Andreas-Holger Maehle. Contesting Medical Confidentiality: Origins of the Debate in the United States, Britain, and Germany. 165 pp., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $40.00 (cloth).

Peter Marren. Rainbow Dust: Three Centuries of Butterfly Delight. xx + 308 pp., figs., app., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $30.00 (cloth).

Nicholas Maxwell. Understanding Scientific Progress: Aim-Oriented Empiricism. xiii + 216 pp., bibl., index. St. Paul: Paragon House, 2017. $24.95 (paper).

Warren S. McCulloch. Embodiments of Mind. xxviii + 402 pp., figs., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016. $45.00 (paper).

Brian J. McVeigh. The History of Japanese Psychology: Global Perspectives, 1875-1950. ix + 319 pp., figs., tables, apps., bibl., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2017. $114.00 (cloth).

Michiel Meeusen. Plutarch’s Science of Natural Problems: A Study with Commentary of Quaestiones Naturales. 555 pp., tables, bibl., index. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 2017. €85.00 (cloth).

Édouard Mehl; Nicolas Roudet (Editors). Le Temps des astronomes: L’astronomie et la décompte du temps de Pierre d’Ailly à Newton. 402 pp., figs., indexes. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2017. €35.00 (paper).

Sabrina Minuzzi. Sul filo dei segreti: Farmacopea, libri e pratiche terapeutiche a Venezia in età moderna. 349 pp., figs., index. Milan: Unicopli, 2016. €25.00 (paper).

Cyrus C.M. Mody. The Long Arm of Moore’s Law: Microelectronics and American Science. x + 284 pp., figs., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2017. $45.00 (cloth).

Jehanne-Emmanuelle Monnier. Profession explorateur: Alfred Grandidier 1836-1921. Foreword by Évelyne Combeau-Mari. 257 pp., figs., bibl., index. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2017. €20.00 (paper).

Benjamin Morgan. The Outward Mind: Materialist Aesthetics in Victorian Science and Literature. 373 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $35.00 (paper).

Aldon D. Morriss. The Scholar Denied: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology. xxvii + 282 pp., figs., bibl., index. Oakland: University of California Press, 2015. $29.95 (cloth).

Michelle Murphy. The Economization of Life. ix + 220 pp., figs., bibl., index. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2017. $24.95 (paper).

John B. Nanninga. The Gland Illusion: Early Attempts at Rejuvenation through Male Hormone Therapy. viii + 210 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Jefferson: McFarland & Company, 2016. $25.00 (paper).

Elizabeth Neswald; David F. Smith; Ulrike Thomas (Editors). Setting Nutritional Standards: Theory, Policies, Practices. vi + 230 pp., figs., bibl., index. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2017. $99.00 (cloth).

James Carleton Paget; Michael J. Thate (Editors). Albert Schweitzer in Thought and Action: A Life in Parts. viii + 490 pp., bibl., index. Syracuse NY: Syracuse University Press, 2016. $59.95 (paper).

Shobita Parthasaraty. Patent Politics: Life Forms, Markets and the Public Interest in the United States and Europe. viii + 290 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $25.00 (cloth).

Sharrona Pearl. Face On: Face Transplants and the Ethics of the Other. 246 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $35.00 (paper).

Benjamin Peters. How Not To Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet. xiii + 298 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016. $38.00 (cloth).

Franklin H. Portugal. The Least Likely Man: Marshall Nirenberg and the Discovery of the Genetic Code. xi + 169 pp., figs., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016. $17.95 (cloth).

Bo Poulsen. Global Marine Science and Carlsberg – The Golden Connections of Johannes Schmidt (1877-1933). 524 pp., figs., bibl., index. Leiden: Brill, 2016. €45 (cloth).

Joanna Radin. Life on Ice: A History of New Uses for Cold Blood. 305 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $40.00 (cloth).

Renée Raphael. Reading Galileo: Scribal Technology and the Two New Sciences. ix + 265 pp., figs., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. $54.95 (cloth).

Dominique Raynaud. A Critical Edition of Ibn al-Haytham’s On the Shape of the Eclipse: The First Experimental Study of the Camera Obscura. x + 261 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. €116.59 (cloth).

Ken Richardson. Genes, Brains, and Human Potential: The Science and Ideology of Intelligence. xi + 387 pp., figs., index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. $35.00 (cloth).

Egle Rindzeviciute. The Power of Systems. How Policy Sciences Opened Up the Cold War World. xi + 292 pp., figs., bibl., index. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2016. $49.95 (cloth).

Kellie Robertson. Nature Speaks: Medieval Literature and Aristotelian Philosophy. x + 439 pp., figs., bibl., index. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. $69.95 (cloth).

Courtney Roby. Technical Ekphrasis in Greek and Roman Science and Literature: The Written Machine between Alexandria and Rome. ix + 336 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. £74.99 (cloth).

Sophia Roosth. Synthetic: How Life Got Made. vi + 251 pp., figs., app., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $35.00 (paper).

Michael Sappol. Body Modern: Fritz Kahn, Scientific Illustration, and the Homuncular Subject. xv + 247 pp., figs., illus., index. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017. $30.00 (paper).

Tiago Saraiva. Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism. xiv + 330 pp., figs., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016. $40.00 (cloth).

Eric Scerri. A Tale of Seven Scientists and a New Philosophy of Science. xxxiv + 228 pp., figs., tables, index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. £19.99 (cloth).

Matthias Schemmel (Editor). Spatial Thinking and External Representation: Towards a Historical Epistemology of Space. xii + 219 pp., figs., tables, index. Berlin: Edition Open Access, 2016. €14,90 (paper).

Zachary Sayre Schiffman. The Birth of the Past. xvi + 316 pp., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. $34.95 (paper).

Jana Madlen Schütte. Medizin im Konflikt: Fakultäten, Märkte und Experten in deutschen Universitätsstädten des 14. bis 16. Jahrhunderts. (Education and Society in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, 53.) ix + 481 pp., bibl., index. Leiden: Brill, 2017. €156 (cloth).

Clifford Siskin. System: The Shaping of Modern Knowledge. xii + 318 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016. $32.00 (cloth).

John M. Steele. Rising Time Schemes in Babylonian Astronomy. 108 pp., figs., tables. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017. €49.99 (paper).

Lincoln Taiz; Lee Taiz. Flora Unveiled: The Discovery and Denial of Sex in Plants. x + 528 pp., figs., illus., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. £45.99 (cloth).`

Richard J.A. Talbert. Roman Portable Sundials: The Empire in Your Hand. xxi + 236 pp., figs., tables, app., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. £35.99 (cloth).

Jürgen Teichmann. Der Geheimcode der Sterne: Eine neue Landschaft des Himmels und die Geburt der Astrophysik. 372 pp., illus., bibl., index. Munich: Deutsches Museum, 2016. €20.00 (cloth).

Leslie Topp. Freedom and the Cage: Modern Architecture and Psychiatry in Central Europe, 1890-1914. xxii + 232 pp., figs., bibl., index. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2017. $99.95 (cloth).

Matteo Valleriani (Editor). The Structures of Practical Knowledge. xii + 491 pp., figs., illus., indexes. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2017. €119.59 (cloth).

Wladimir Velminski. Homo Sovieticus: Brain Waves, Mind Control, and Telepathic Destiny. 116 pp., figs. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017. $19.95 (cloth).

Robert S. Westman, Copernicus and the Astrologers: Dibner Library Lectures, 2013. v + 87 pp., figs., bibl. Smithsonian Libraries, 2016 (paper).

Carl A. Zimring. Aluminum Upcycled: Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective. x + 199 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. $39.95 (cloth).