April, 2010

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April, 2010:

Alexandrescu, Vlad (Editor).Branching Off: The Early Moderns in Quest for the Unity of Knowledge. (Foundations of Modern Thought.) 409 pp. Bucharest, Romania: Zeta Books, 2009. € 20. ISBN# 9789731997421

Al-Hassan, Ahmad Y. Studies in al-Kimya’: Critical Issues in Latin and Arabic Alchemy and Chemistry. (Texte und Studien zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte.) x + 320 pp., figs., tables, bibli., index. Hildesheim: Georg Olms Verlag, 2009. €48. (paper). ISBN# 9783487142739

Barnes, Carl F., Jr. The Portfolio of Villard de Honnecourt (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS Fr 19093). A New Critical Edition and Color Facsimile. Forward by Nigel Hiscock. Glossary by Stacey L. Hahn. xxvi + 266pp., illus., bibl., index. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2009. 75,00 € (cloth). ISBN# 9780754651024

Bodson, Liliane. L’interprétation des noms grecs et latins d’animaux illustrée par le cas du zoonyme sēps-seps. 368 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Brussels: Académie royale de Belgique, 2009. 30 € (paper). ISBN# 9782803102631

Botoyiyê, Geoffroy A. Dominique. Le passage à l’écriture: Mutation culturelle et devenir des savoirs dans une société de l’oralité. 351 pp., app., bibli., index. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2010. 20 € (paper). ISBN# 9782753510043

Cartwright, David E. Schopenahuer: A Biography. xxiv + 575 pp., bibli., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. $45.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780521825986

Casado de Otaola, Santos. Naturaleza patria: Ciencia y sentimiento de la naturaleza en la España del regeneracionismo. 381 pp. figs., bibli., index. Madrid: Marcial Pons, 2010. 22,96 € (paper). ISBN# 9788492820108

de Asúa, Miguel. La ciencia de Mayo: La cultura científica en el Río de la Plata, 1800-1820. 253 pp., apps., bibli., index. Buenos Aires: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2010. $53 (paper). ISBN# 9789505578313

de Ceglia, Francesco Paolo. I fari di Halle: Georg Ernst Stahl, Friedrich Hoffmann e la medicina europea del primo Settecento. Fondazione Bruno Kessler. (Annali dell’Istituto storico italo-germanico in Trento). 499 pp., figs., app., bibli., index. Bologna: Società editrice il Mulino, 2009. 33,00 € (paper) ISBN# 9788815131799

Dixon, Mike; Radick, Gregory. Darwin in Ilkley. 126 pp., illus., index. Stroud, Gloucestershire: The History Press, 2009. £12.99 (paper). ISBN# 9780752452838

Duchesneau, François. Leibniz le vivant et l’organisme. (Mathesis.) 348 pp., illus., bibl., index. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2010. 28,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9782711622498

Edwards, Paul N. A Vast Machine: Computer Models, Climate Data and the Politics of Global Warming. xxviii + 518 pp., illus., tables., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. $32.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780262013925

Gold, Barri J. ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science. 343pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. $30.00, (cloth). ISBN# 9780262013727

Grant, Thalia; Estes, Gregory. Darwin in Galàpagos: Footsteps to a New World. 362 pp., illus., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780691142104

Hänseler, Marianne. Metaphern unter dem Mikroskop: Die epistemische Rolle von Metaphorik in den Wissenschaften Kochs Bakteriologie. 208 pp., illus., bibl. Zürich: Chronos, 2009. €31 (cloth). ISBN# 9783034009249

Harmon, Joseph E.; Gross, Alan G. The Craft of Scientific Communication. xiii + 225 pp., illus., table, bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. $20.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780226316628

Hunt, Bruce J. Pursuing Power and Light. Technology and Physics from James Watt to Albert Einstein. (John Hopkins Introductory Studies in the History of Science) x + 182pp., illus., index. Baltimore, ML: John Hopkins University Press, 2010. $20.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780801893599

Hunter, Michael. Boyle Between God and Science. xiv + 366 pp., illus., bibl., index. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2009. $55.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780300123814

Hyder, David. The Determinate World: Kant and Helmholtz on the Physical Meaning of Geometry. viii + 229 pp. bibl., index. Berlin: Verlag De Gruyter GmbH & Co. KG., 2010. $105.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9783110217209

Israel, Giorgio; Gasca, Ana Millán. The World As A Mathematical Game: John von Neumann and Twentieth Century Science. (Science Networks Historical Studies) 38 Volume. xii + 207 pp., illus., bibl., index. Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag AG, 2009. $129.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9783764398958

Johnson, Ann. Hitting the Brakes: Engineering Design and the Production of Knowledge. xvii + 207 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2009. $79.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780822345268

Jorland, Gérard. Une société à soigner: Hygiène et salubrité publiques en France au XIXe siècle. (Bibliothèque des Histoires.) 361 pp., bibl., index. Paris: Éditions Gallimard, 2010. 27 € (paper). ISBN# 9782070126156

Katzir, Shaul. The Beginnings of Piezoelectricity: A Study in Mundane Physics. (Boston Studies in Philosophy of Science.) xiii + 273 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Dordrecht: Springer, 2006. $175.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9781402046698

Klein, Ursula; Spray, E.C. (Editors). Materials and Expertise in Early Modern Europe: Between Market and Laboratory. vii + 398 pp., figs., tables, biblis., index. Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press, 2010. $50.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780226439686

Konner, Melvin. The Evolution of Childhood: Relationships, Emotion, Mind. xv + 943 pp., tables, bibli., index. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University, 2010. $39.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780674045668

Kuhn, Bernhard. Autobiography and Natural Science in the Age of Romanticism: Rousseau, Goethe, Thoreau. x + 171pp., bibl., index. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2009. $99.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780754661665

la Vergata, Antonello. Colpa di Darwin? Razzismo, eugenetica, guerra e altri mali. xii + 320 pp., bibli., index. Torino: UTET Libreria, 2009. 20 € (paper). ISBN# 9788802081199

Laveaga, Gabriela Soto. Jungle Laboratories: Mexican Peasants, National Projects, and the Making of the Pill. xiii + 331 pp., figs., app., bibli. Index. Durham: Duke University Press, 2009. $84.95 (cloth); $23.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780822345879

Leddy, Neven; Lifschitz, Avi. S. (Editors). Epicurus in the Enlightenment. (SVEC.) viii + 258 pp., bibli., index. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2009. $105 (paper). ISBN# 9780729409872

Leitner, Ulrike; Knobloch, Eberhard (Editors). Alexander von Humboldt und Cotta. Briefwechsel. (Beiträge zur Alexander-von-Humboldt-Forschung, 29.) 702 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. 2009. €99.80 (cloth). ISBN# 9783050045986

Loveland, Jeff. An Alternative encyclopedia? Dennis de Coetlogon’s Universal history (1745). (SVEC.) xiii + 256 pp., figs., bibli., index. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2010. $96.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780729409926

Lund, Matthew D. N.R. Hanson: Observation, Discovery and Scientific Change. Foreword by Hasok Chang. 253 pp., bibl., index. Amherst, NY: Humanity Books, 2010. $26.00 (paper). ISBN# 9781591027720

Milam, Erika Lorraine. Looking for a Few Good Males. Female choice in Evolutionary Biology. 236pp., illus., index. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $60.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780801894190

Miniati, Stefano. Nicholas Steno’s Challenge for Truth. 332 pp., illus., bibl., index. Milan: Franco Angeli S.R.L., 2009. 30.00 € (paper). ISBN# 9788856814309

Nöthlich, Rosemarie. Wilhelm Breitenback (1856 – 1937) Zoologe, Verleger und Monist: Eine Analyse seines Wirkens. Edited by Olaf Breidbach. (Ernst-Haeckel-Haus-Studien: Monographien zur Geschichte der Biowissenschaften und Medizin.) 567 pp., figs., tables, apps., bibli., index. Berlin: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, 2009. 48,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9783861354918

Päßler, Ulrich. Ein “Diplomat aus den Wälden des Orinoko”: Alexander von Humboldt als Mittler zwischen Preußen und Frankreich. (Pallas Athene 29.) 248 pp., apps., bibl. Stuttgart, Germany: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009. € 45.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9783515093446

Pimentel, Juan. El Rinoceronte y el Megaterio: un ensayo de morfología histórica. Edited by Fernando Bouza. (Historia Moderna.) 319 pp., figs., bibli. Madrid: Abada Editores, 2010. 19,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9788496775671

Ruse, Michael. Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science. 264 pp. illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010. $30.00. ISBN# 9780521755948

Satzinger, Helga. Differenz und Vererbung: Geschlechterordnungen in der Genetik und Hormonforschung 1890 – 1950. 484 pp. figs., bibl., index. Köln: Böhlau Verlag, 2009. 49.90 € (cloth). ISBN# 9783412203399

Schiemann, Gregor. Werner Heisenberg. 158 pp., figs., apps., bibli., index. Munich: C. H. Beck, 2008. 12,95 € (paper). ISBN# 9783406568404

Schmidgen, Henning. Die Helmholtz-Kurven Auf der Spur der verlorenen Zeit. 272 pp., figs., bibli. Berlin: Merve Verlag, 2009. 20 € (paper). ISBN# 9783883962795

Schwartz, James. In Pursuit of the Gene: From Darwin to DNA. xiv + 370 pp., illus., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010. $17.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780674034914

Siddiqi, Asif A. The Red Rocket’s Glare: Space Flight and the Soviet Imagination, 1857-1957. xiv + 402pp., illus., tables., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. $85.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780521897600

Sullivan, Woodruff T., III. Cosmic Noise: A History of Early Radio Astronomy. xxxii + 542 pp., illus., tables., bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009. $140.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780521765244

Sylla, Edith; Newman, William (Editors). Evidence and Interpretation in Studies on Early Science and Medicine: Essays in Honor of John E. Murdoch. (Orginally published as Early Science and Medicine) 14 Volumes. vi + 456 pp., illus., index. Boston: Brill Academic Publishing, 2009. $153.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9789004178786

Thiele, Rüdiger. Van der Waerden in Leipzig. 155 pp., figs., index. Leipzig: Eagle-Essay, 2009. € 22,50 (paper). ISBN# 9783937219363

Wardhaugh, Benjamin. How to read Historical Mathematics. xii + 116pp., illus., bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010. $22.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780691140148

Zahn, Mei. Other-Worldly: Making Chinese Medicine Through Transnational Frames. xiv + 240 pp., figs., bilbi., index. Durnham: Duke University Press, 2009. $79.95 (cloth); $22.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780822343639