August, 2010

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Previous Isis Books Received

August, 2010:

Atkinson, Paul. Computer256 pp., illus., bibl., index. London: Reaktion Books, 2010. $27.00 (paper). ISBN# 9781861896643

Axelby, Richard; Nair, Savithri Preetha. Science and the Changing Environment in India 1780-1920: A Guide to Sources in the India Office Records287 pp., illus., index. London: The British Library, 2010. $45.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780712309455

Backhouse. Roger E.; Fontaine, Philippe (Editors). The History of the Social Sciences since 1945x + 256 pp., bibls., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. $75.00 (cloth); $25.99 (paper). ISBN# 9780521889063

Barbara, Jean-Gaël. La naissance du neurone: la constitution d’un objet scientifique au Xxe siècle317 pp., illus., bibl., indexes. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2010. 25,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9782711622610

Berryman, Sylvia. The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophyx + 286 pp., illus., bibl., indexes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009. £50.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780521763769

Boaistuau, Pierre; Bamforth, Stephen (Editors). Histoires Prodigieuses: Edition Critique968 pp., illus., tables, app., bibl., indexes. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2010. ISBN# 9782600013956

Brinkman, Paul. The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush: Museums and Paleontology in America at the Turn of the Twentieth Centuryxiv + 345 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010. $49.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780226074726

Byrne, Peter. The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III: Multiple universes, mutual assured destruction, and the meltdown of a nuclear familyxiii + 436 pp., illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. $45.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780199552276

Carneiro, Robert L. The Evolution of the Human Mind: From Supernaturalism to Naturalism, an Anthropological Perspectivexiv + 489 pp., bibl., index. Clinton Corners, NY: Eliot Werner Publications, 2010. $95.00 (cloth); $39.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780979773129

Damanti, Alfredo. Libertas Philosophandi: Teologia e filosofia nella lettera alla granduchessa Cristina di Lorena di Galileo Galilei(Temi e Testi, 71.) xxii + 538 pp., illus., bibl., index. Rome: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2010. 65,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9788863720822

Dinçkal, Noyan; Dipper, Christof; Mares, Detlev (Editors). Selbstmobilisierung der Wissenschaft: Technische Hochschulen im “Dritten Reich”300 pp., illus., tables, index. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2010. 49,90 € (paper). ISBN# 9783534232857

Ensmenger, Nathan L. The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise336 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press, 2010. $30.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780262050937

Fleßenkämper, Iris. Considerations, Encouragments, Improvements. Die Select Society in Edinburg 1754-1764(Colloquia Augustana, 27.) 399 pp., illus., tables, apps., bibl., indexes. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2010. 69,80 € (cloth). ISBN# 9783050044767

Friedel, Robert; Israel, Paul. Edison‘s Electric Light: The Art of Invention. x + 233 pp., illus., index. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $30.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780801894824

Gaffney, Peter (Editor). The Force of the Virtual: Deleuze, Science, and Philosophyix + 393 pp., illus., index. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. $27.50 (paper). ISBN# 9780816665983

Graeser, Andreas. The Fog Dispelled: Two Studies in Plato’s Later ThoughtTranslated by Ann M. Hentschel. 114 pp., index. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010. 32,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9783515096461

Gross, Matthias. Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Designxii + 240 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2010. $30.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780262013482

Hecht, Jeff. Beam: The Race to Make the Laserx + 274 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. $24.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780199738717

Henning, Eckhart; Kazemi, Marion. Veröffentlichungen aus dem Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft. 208 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berlin: Archiv der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, 2009. ISBN# 9783927579165

Henrich, Jörn. Die Fixierung des modernen Wissenschaftsideals durch Laplace247 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berlin: Akademie Verlag, 2010. 59,80 € (cloth). ISBN# 9783050046631

Hodge, Jonathan; Radick, Gregory (Editors). The Cambridge Companion to Darwin, Second Editionxiv + 548 pp., tables, bibl., index. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2009. $90.00 (cloth); $34.99 (paper). ISBN# 9780521711845

Jordan-Young, Rebecca M. Brainstorm: The Flaws in the Science of Sex Differences. xiv + 394 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Cambridge, MA.: Harvard University Press, 2010. $35.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780674057302

Kardong, Kenneth V. Beyond God: Evolution and the Future of Religion294 pp., illus., bibl., index. Amherst: Humanity Books, 2010. $19.95 (paper). ISBN# 9781591026822

Keller, Evelyn Fox. The Mirage of a Space Between Nature and Nurturevii + 107 pp., illus., table, index. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2010. $18.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780822347316

Kraus, Otto (Editor). Evolutionstheorie und Kreationismus – ein Gegensatz143 pp., illus., tables, app., bibls. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009. 29,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9783515094429

Levin, Miriam R; Forgan, Sophie; Hessler, Marina; Kargon, Robert H; Low, Morris. Urban Modernity: Cultural Innovation in the Second Industrial Revoluitionx + 272 pp., illus., index. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2010. $30.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780262013987

Mark, Harry H.  c The Speed of Light: A Tale of Scientific Blunderxii + 171 pp., illus., bibls., index. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, Inc. $37.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9781450222884

Mathews, Thomas. Byzantium: From Antiquity to the Renaissance. 176 pp., illus., bibl., index. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2010. $20.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780300167665

McShea, Daniel; Brandon, Robert. Biology’s First Law: The Tendency for Diversity and Complexity to Increase in Evolutionary Systemsxiv + 170 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010. $55.00 (cloth); $20.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780226562261

of Wied, Maximilian. The North American Journals of Maximilian of Wied, Volume I: May 1832-April 1833. Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher. Translated by William J. Orr, Paul Schach, and Dieter Karch. xliii + 467 pp., illus., tables, apps., bibl., indexes. Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2008. $85.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780806138886

of Wied, Maximilian. The North American Journals of Maximilian of Wied, Volume II: April-September 1833Edited by Stephen S. Witte and Marsha V. Gallagher. Translated by William J. Orr, Paul Schach, and Dieter Karch. xxxiii + 571 pp., illus., tables, apps., bibl., indexes. Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010. $295.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780870623660

Osler, Margaret J. Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding from the Middle Ages to Early Modern Europex + 184 pp., illus., index. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $25.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780801896569

Parme, Blaise de; Vescovini, Graziella Federici; Biard, Joël (Editors). Questions Super Perspectiva Communi(Textes Philosophiques du Moyen Âge, 23.) 358 pp., illus., index. Paris: Librarie Philosophique J. Vrin, 45,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9782711621804

Perry, George. Perry’s Arcana: A Facsimile Edition. Edited by Richard E. Petit. viii + 567 pp., illus., index. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press, 2009. $100.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9781439901953

Poole, William. The World Makers: Scientists of the Restoration and the Search for the Origins of the Earthx + 234 pp., illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing, 2010. 30,00 € (cloth). ISBN# 9781906165086

Post, Robert C. Urban Mass Transit: The Life Story of a Technologyxiv + 181 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $25.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780801893155

Prince, Cathryn J. A Professor, A President, and a Meteor: The Birth of American Science238 pp., illus., bibl. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2010. $26.00 (cloth). Uncorrected Advance Reading Copy. ISBN# 9781616142247

Radder, Hans (Editor). The Commodification of Academic Research: Science and the Modern Universityvii + 350 pp., illus., tables, bibls., index. Pittsburgh, PA: The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010. $50.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780822943969

Schwartz, Joel S. Darwin’s Disciple: George John Romanes, A Life in Lettersxxi + 806 pp., illus, app., bibl., index. Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society, 2010. $60.00 (paper). ISBN# 9781606189207

Scribner, F. Scott. Matters of Spirit: J.G. Fichte and the Technological Imaginationx + 205 pp., bibl., index. Pennsylvania, PA: University Park, 2010. $60.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780271036212

Shorter, Edward; Fink, Max. Endocrine Psychiatry: Solving the Riddle of Melancholiaix + 193 pp., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. $49.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780199737468

Stengers, Isabelle. Cosmopolitics I. Translated by Robert Bononno. (Posthumanities Series, 9.) viii + 299 pp., index. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. $25.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780816656875

Theodosius; Kunitzsch, Paul; Lorch, Richard (Editors). Sphaerica: Arabic and Medieval Latin Translations(Boethius: Texte und Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften, 62.) 431 pp., illus. tables, bibl. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010. 64,00 € (cloth). ISBN# 9783515092883

Vlasschaert, Anne-Marie (Editor). Le Liber mahameleth: Édition critique et commentaires.(Boethius: Texte und Abhandlungen zur Geschichte der Mathematik und der Naturwissenschaften, 60.) 429 pp., illus., tables, bibls., indexes. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2010. 74,00 € (cloth). ISBN# 9783515092388

Wellmann, Janina. Die Form des Werdens: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Embryologie, 1760-1830429 pp., illus., bibl., index. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2010. 39,90 € (paper). ISBN# 9783835305946

Werdelin, Lars; Sanders, Joseph (Editors). Cenozoic Mammals of Africaxxi + 986 pp., illus., tables, index. Berkley, CA: University of California Press, 2010. $95.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780520257214

Wu, Yi-Li. Reproducing Women: Medicine, Metaphor and Childbirth in Late Imperial Chinaxiii + 362 pp., illus., table, bibl., index. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2010. $49.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780520260689