May, 2011

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Previous Isis Books Received

May, 2011:

Bénatouïl, Thomas; Draelants, Isabelle (Editors). Expertus sum: L’expérience par les sens dans la philosophie naturelle médiévale. 470 pp., illus., tables, index. Firenze, IT: Sismel Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2011. € 68.00 (paper) ISBN#: 9788884504043

Bertoloni Meli, Domenico. Mechanism, Experiment, Disease: Marcello Malpighi and Seventeenth-Century Anatomy. xii + 439 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. $45.00 (paper). ISBN#: 9780801899041

Bondeson, Jan. Amazing Dogs: A cabinet of canine curiosities. 286 pp., illus., bibl., index. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780801450174

Calcott, Brett; Sterelny, Kim (Editors). The Major Transitions in Evolution Revisited. (The Vienna Series in Theoretical Biology) x + 319 pp., illus., tables, bibls., index. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2011. $50.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780262015240

Clark, Timothy. The Cambridge Introduction to Literature and the Environment. xiv + 254 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. $25.99 (paper). ISBN#: 9780521720908

Cunningham, Conor. Darwin’s Pious Idea: Why the Ultra-Darwinists and Creationists Both Get It Wrong. xx + 543 pp., illus., bibl.,  index. Cambridge, UK: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2011. $34.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780802848383

Elliott, Paul A.; Watkins, Charles; Daniels, Stephen. The British Arboretum: Trees, Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century. xiii + 298 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. London: Pickering & Chatto, 2011. $99.00 US (cloth). ISBN#: 9781848930971

Farish, Matthew. The Contours of America’s Cold War. xxvii + 351 pp., illus., bibl., index. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2010. $25.00 (paper). ISBN#: 9780816648429

Ferreiro, Larrie D. Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition that Reshaped the World. xix + 353 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Basic Books, 2011. $28.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780465017232

Foege, William H. House On Fire: The fight to eradicate smallpox. xxi + 218 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. $29.99 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780520268364

Garone, Philip. The Fall and Rise of the Wetlands of California’s Great Central Valley. xv + 422 pp., illus., figs., tables, app., bibl., index. Berkeley, University of California Press, 2011. $39.95; £27.95. ISBN# 9780520266636

Gissis, Snait B.; Jablonka, Eva (Editors). Transformations of Lamarckism: From subtle fluids to molecular biology. xvi + 457 pp., tables, bibl., index. Cambridge: MA, The MIT Press, 2011. $50.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780262015141

Graham, Michael H.; Parker, Joan; Dayton, Paul K. (Editors). The Essential Naturalist: Timeless Readings in Natural History. xiii + 534 pp., illus., tables, bibls. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011. $39.00 (paper). ISBN#: 9780226305707

Hans Halvorson (Editor). Deep Beauty: Understanding the quantum world through mathematical innovation. xiii + 472 pp., tables, bibl. index. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2011. $99.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9781107005709

Hayden, Judy A. (Editor). The New Science and Women’s Literary Discourse: Prefiguring Frankenstein. xvi + 263 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. $85.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780230110298

Hecht, Gabrielle (Editor). Entangled Geographies: Empire and technopolitics in the global cold war. viii + 337 pp., bibls., index. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2011. $30.00 (paper). ISBN#: 9780262515788

Hopkins, Burt C. The Philosophy of Husserl. xii + 290 pp., bibl., index. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011. $27.95, $22.95 US (paper). ISBN#: 9780773538238

Lachapelle, Sofie. Investigating the Supernatural: From Spiritism and Occultism to Psychical Research and Metapsychics in France, 1853-1931. 198 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. ISBN#: 9781421400136

Larson, Edward J. An Empire of Ice: Scott, Shackleton, and the Heroic Age of Antarctic Science. xiv + 326 pp., illus., bibl., index. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2011. $28.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780300154085

Livingston, James D. Rising Force: The Magic of Magnetic Levitation. xi + 271 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011. $27.95 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780674055353

MacDougall, Doug. Why Geology Matters: Decoding the past anticipating the future. xv + 285 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2011. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780520266421

Mahoney, Michael Sean. Histories of Computing. Edited and Introduced by Thomas Haigh. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010. $49.95 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780674055681

Marr, Alexander. Between Raphael and Galileo: Mutio Oddi and the Mathematical Culture of Late Renaissance Italy. 376 pp., illus., tables. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011. $45.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780226506289

McHugh, Susan. Animal Stories: Narrating across species lines. (Posthumanities 15) xi + 280 pp., illus., bibls., index. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. $25.00 (paper). ISBN#: 9780816670338

Mikhail, Alan. Nature and Empire in Ottoman Egypt: An Environmental History. xxxii + 348 pp., figs., tables, apps., bibl., index. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. $95.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9781107008762

Montelle, Clemency. Chasing Shadows: Mathematics, Astronomy, and the early History of Eclipse Reckoning. xii + 408 pp., illus., tables., apps, bibls., index. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press. $75.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780801096910

Morgan, Gregory J. (Editor). Philosophy of Science Matters: The Philosophy of Peter Achinstein. xii + 300 pp., illus., bibl., index. Oxford, UK/New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. $39.95 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780199738625

Nordlund, Christer. Hormones of Life: Endocrinology, the Pharmaceutical Industry, and the Dream of a Remedy for Sterility 1930-1970. x + 297 pp., illus., bibl., index. Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications/USA, 2011. $34.95 (paper). ISBN#: 9780881354751

Nowotny, Helga; Testa, Giuseppe. Naked Genes: Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age. Translated by Mitch Cohen. 144 pp., app., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2010. $25.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780262014939

Raat, Alexander J. P. The Life of Governor Joan Gideon Loten (1710-1789): A Personal History of a Dutch Virtuoso. 829 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Hilversum, The Netherlands: Uitgeverij Verloren, 2011. € 75,00 (paper). ISBN#: 9789087041519

Reynolds, Terry S.; Dawson, Virginia P. Iron Will: Cleveland-Cliffs and the Mining of Iron Ore, 1847-2006. viii + 351 pp., illus., figs., tables, bibl., index. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2011. $44.95 US (cloth). ISBN#: 9780814335116

Russell, Edmund. Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth. (Cambridge Studies in Environment and History.) xviii + 216, illus., tables, bibl., index. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge  University Press, 2011. $22.99 (paper). ISBN#: 9780521745093

Schäfer, Dagmar. The Crafting of the 10,000 Things: Knowledge and Technology in Seventeenth-Century China. 344 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2011. $45.00 US (cloth). ISBN#: 9780226735849

Smith, Justin E. H. Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life. xii + 380 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011. $45.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780691141787

Stengers, Isabelle. Thinking With Whitehead: A free and wild creation of concepts. xix + 531 pp., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2011. $49.95 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780674048034

Stewart, Roderick; Stewart, Sharon. Phoenix: The Life of Norman Bethune. xiii + 479 pp. illus., figs., bibl., index. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011. $39.95, $39.95 US (cloth). ISBN#: 9780773538191

Terzis, George; Arp, Robert. Information and Living Systems: Philosophical and scientific perspectives. xliii + 414 pp., bibls., index. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2011. $50.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780262201742

von Humboldt, Alexander. Political Essay on the Island of Cuba: A Critical Edition. Edited by Vera M. Kutzinski and Ottmar Ette. xxvi + 519 pp., figs., tables, indeces. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2011. $65.00 (cloth). ISBN#: 9780226465685