The latest issue of Isis is now online. In this issue, “Observation Claims and Epistemic Confidence in Aristotle’s Biology,” by Daryn Lehoux; “Common Knowledge: Bodies, Evidence, and Expertise in Early Modern Germany,” by J. Andrew Mendelsohn and Annemarie Kinzelbach; “Constructing Canals on Mars: Event Astronomy and the Transmission of International Telegraphic News,” by Joshua Nall; “Jesuit Scientists and Mongolian Fossils: The French Paleontological Missions in China, 1923–1928,” by Chris Manias. Also you’ll find a special section “Critiques and Contentions,” introduced by H. Floris Cohen, and including “Consequences of the Spanish Civil War for Entomology: A Quantitative Example of Abrupt Alteration in Scientific Research Dynamics,” by Carolina Martín Albaladejo and Borja Sanchiz; “Qualifying Consequences: A Response to ‘Consequences of the Spanish Civil War for Entomology,'” by Kristin Johnson; “On Building Knowledge: Comments on ‘Qualifying Consequences,'” by Carolina Martín Albaladejo and Borja Sanchiz.
Free access it available to this issue’s Focus section on Why Science Museums Matter: History of Science in Museums in the Twenty-First Century, with contributions from Ad Maas, Lara Bergers, Didi van Trijp, Rebekah Higgitt, Victoria Cain, Marta C. Lourenço, José Pedro Sousa Dias, and Peter Heering.
As always, the issue contains dozens of book reviews.