Isis Books Received

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Previous Isis Books Received

October – December, 2016:

Amir Alexander. Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World. 352 pp., figs., index. New York: Macmillan Publishers, 2015. $27 (cloth).

Daniel Asen. Death in Beijing: Murder and Forensic Science in Republican China. ix + 258 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016 (cloth).

Amedeo Avogadro. Relazioni Accademiche. Edited by Marco Ciardi and Mariachiara Di Matteo. With an introduction by Alberto Conte. (I libri dell’Accademia, 12.) xl + 151 pp., figs., index. Florence: Olschki Editore, 2016. €25.00 (paper).

Keith Michael Baker; Jenna M. Gibbs (Editors). Life Forms in the Thinking of the Long Eighteenth Century. x + 263 pp., figs., index. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. $65 (cloth).

Angelo Baracca; Rosella Franconi. Subalternity vs. Hegemony, Cuba’s Outstanding Achievements in Science and Biotechnology, 1959-2014. ix + 103 pp. Basel: Springer, 2016. $54.99 (paper).

Nancy K. Berlage. Farmers Helping Farmers: The Rise of the Farm and Home Bureaus, 1914-1935. ix + 308 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State  University Press, 2016. $48 (cloth).

Bruce Bradley. On Time: The Quest for Precision. An Exhibition of Rare Books from the Linda Hall Library, Held at the Grolier Club 14 September 2016-19 November 2016. 58 pp., Kansas: Linda Hall Library, 2016.

Karine Chemla; Renaud Chorlay; David Rabouin (Editors). The Oxford Handbook of Generality in Mathematics and the Sciences.s xii + 507 pp., figs., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. £95.00 (cloth).

Raz Chen-Morris. Measuring Shadows: Kepler’s Optics of Invisibility. xi + 247 pp., figs., bibl., index. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2016. $79.95 (cloth).

Joël Coste; Bernadino Fantini; Lousi L. Lambrichs (Editors). Le concept de pathocénose de M.D. Grmek: Une conceptualisation novatrice de l’histoire des maladies. (Hautes études médiévales et modernes, 109.) 336 pp., figs., tables, indexes. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2016. €60.00 (paper).

Surekha Davies. Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps and Monsters. xxi + 355 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. £74.99 (cloth).

Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt (Editors). Navigational Enterprises in Europe and its Empires, 1730–1850. (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series.) ix + 259 pp., figs., index. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $95 (cloth).

Hanna Engelmeier. Der Mensch, der Affe: Anthropologie und Darwin-Rezeption in Deutschland 1850–1900. 373 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2016. €45.00 (cloth).

Elizabeth Fee. Disease and Discovery. xii + 286 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. $35.00 (cloth).

Yiftach Fehige (Editor). Science and Religion: East and West. (Science and Technology Studies.) viii + 232 pp., index. London: Routledge, 2016. £95 (cloth).

Marc Flandreau. Anthropologists in the Stock Exchange: A Financial History of Victorian Science. xix + 421 pp., figs., apps., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $25.00 (paper).

Miriam Focaccia. Uno Scienziato Galantuomo a Via Panisperna. Pietro Blaserna e la nascita dell’Istituto fisico di Roma. (Biblioteca di «Nuncius», 77.) 202 pp., illus., bibl., indexes. Florence: Olschki Editore, 2016. €34 (paper).

Robert Fox. Science Without Frontiers: Cosmopolitanism and National Interests in the World of Learning, 1870-1940. xvi + 160 pp., figs., index. Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2016. $29.95 (paper).

Hermione Giffard. Making Jet Engines in World War II: Britain, Germany, and the United States. ix + 349 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $90 (cloth).

Anthony Grafton; Glenn W. Most (Editors). Canonical Texts and Scholarly Practices: A Global Comparative Approach. xi + 388 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. £74.99 (cloth).

Geoffrey Hancock; Mungo Campbell (Editors). William Hunter’s World: The Art and Science of Eighteenth-Century Collecting. (The Histories of Material Culture and Collecting, 1700–1950.) xxvii + 392 pp., illus., tables, index. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. £80 (cloth).

Oliver Hochadel; Agustí Nieto-Galan. Barcelona: An Urban History of Science and Modernity, 1888–1929. xxii + 258 pp., figs., index. London: Routledge, 2016. £95 (cloth).

Per Högselius; Arne Kaijser; Erik van der Vleuten. Europe’s Infrastructure Transition: Economy, War, Nature. xxiv + 454 pp., figs., bibl., index. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. $90 (cloth).

Regina Horta Duarte. Activist Biology: The National Museum, Politics, and Nation Building in Brazil. Translated by Diane Grosklaus Whitty. xiv + 249 pp., figs., bibl., index. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2016. $55.00 (cloth).

Victor J. Katz; Menso Folkerts; Barnabas Hughes; Roi Wagner; J. Lennart Berggren (Editors). Sourcebook in the Mathematics of Medieval Europe and North Africa. xvi + 574 pp., figs., tables, apps., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. $95.00 (cloth).

Johannes Kepler. Vom wahren Geburtsjahr Christi. Translated into German by Otto and Eva Schönberger. (Itinera Classica, 10.) 187 pp., bibl. Rahden: Verlag Marie Leibdorf, 2016. €34.80 (paper).

Miles A. Kimball; Charles Kostelnick (Editors). Visible Numbers: Essays on the History of Statistical Graphics. (Ashgate Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture.) xxi + 291 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. Farnham: Ashgate, 2016. £95 (cloth).

Aya Hirata Kimura. Radiation Brain Moms and Citizen Scientists: The Gender Politics of Food Contamination after Fukushima. xiv +210 pp., figs., bibl., index. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. $23.95 (paper).

Ursula Klein. Nützliches Wissen. Die Erfindung der Technikwissenschaften. 216 pp., figs., bibl., index. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2016. €22.70 (cloth).

John Krige. Sharing Knowledge, Shaping Europe: US Technological Collaboration and Nonproliferation. xii + 227 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016. $33.00 (cloth).

Karen Kruse Thomas. Health and Humanity. xvii + 504 pp., figs., tables, index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. $45.00 (cloth).

John C. Lamoreaux (Editor). Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq on his Galen Translations: A Parallel English-Arabic Tekst. (Eastern Christian Texts.) xxxiii + 207 pp., apps., bibl., index. Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University Press, 2016. $49.54 (cloth).

Armand Leroi. The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science. 502 pp., figs., bibl., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2014. £9.99 (paper).

Rémi Luglia. Des savants pour protéger la nature. La Société d’acclimatation (1854-1960). 432 pp., figs., bibl., index. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015. €23 (paper).

Patrick Manning; Daniel Rood (Editors). Global Scientific Practice in an Age of Revolutions, 1750–1850. vii + 401 pp., figs., bibl., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. $49.95 (cloth).

Anne Mariss. “A world of new things”. Praktiken der Naturgeschichte bei Johann Reinhold Forster. 459 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag, 2015. €56 (paper).

Kieran McNally. A Critical History of Schizophrenia. (Palgrave Studies in the Theory and History of Psychology.) vii + 269 pp., app., bibl., index. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. $95 (cloth).

Carolyn Merchant. Autonomous Nature: Problems of Prediction and Control from Ancient Times to the Scientific Revolution. xiii + 196 pp., figs., bibl., index. New York: Routledge, 2015. £29.99 (paper).

Lisa Messeri. Placing Outer Space: An Earthly Ethnography of Other Worlds. Z + 238 pp., figs., bibl., index. Durham: Duke University Press, 2016. $23.95 (paper)

Efthymios Nicolaidis; Constantine Skordoulis (Editors). The Inscriptions of the Antikythera Mechanism. (Almagest, 7.1.) 319 pp.,figs., bibl. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016. €33.00 (paper). ISSN 17922593

Juhani Norri. Dictionary of Medical Vocabulary in English, 1375–1550: Body Parts, Sicknesses, Instruments, and Medicinal Preparations. 1294 pp., bibl. New York: Ashgate, 2016. £185 (cloth).

Donald L. Opitz; Staffan Bergwik; Brigitte Van Tiggelen (Editors). Domesticity in the Making of Modern Science. xii + 299 pp., tables, illus., bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $100 (cloth).

Stephan Paetrow; Wolfgang Wimmer. Carl Zeiss: Eine Biografie 1816-1888. 143 pp., illus. Cologne: Böhlau Verlag, 2016. €20.60 (cloth).

Paolo Palmieri. Hermes and the Telescope: In the Crucible of Galileo’s Life-World. xxiii + 234 pp., figs., bibl., index. New York: Peter Lang, 2016. $86.95 (cloth).

Claudia Pancino. La natura dei bambini: Cura del corpo, malattie e medicina della prima infanzia fra Cinquecento e Settecento. 445 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. Bologna: Bononia University Press, 2015. €35.00 (paper).

Gisela Parak. Photographs of Environmental Phenomena. Scientific Images in the Wake of Environmental Awareness, USA 1860s–1970s. 256 pp., figs., bibl. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2016. $45 (paper).

Simone Pinet. The Task of the Cleric. Cartography, Translation, and Economics in Thirteenth-Century Iberia. xl + 191 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. $65 (cloth).

James Lawrence Powell. Four Revolutions in the Earth Sciences. From Heresy to Truth. xvi + 367 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2014. £24 (cloth).

Stella Pratt-Smith. Transformations of Electricity in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Science. x + 199 pp., figs., bibl., index. Farnham: Ashgate, 2016. £95 (cloth).

Marc Raboy. Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World. viii + 863 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. £25 (cloth).

Richard A. Richards. Biological Classification: A Philosophical Introduction. 302 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016 (paper).

Antonella Romano. Impressions de Chine: L’Europe et l’englobement du monde (XVIe-XVIIe siècle). 384 pp., figs., index. Paris: Fayard, 2016. €24.00 (paper).

Pascal Schillings. Der letzte weiße Flecken. Europäische Antarktisreisen um 1900. 448 pp., figs., bibl., index. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2016. €39.90 (cloth).

Dorothee Schmidt. Reisen in das Orientalische Indien. Wissen über fremde Welten um 1600. 288 pp., illus., bibl., index. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag, 2016. €45 (cloth).

Ruth Scurr. Joh Aubrey, My Own Life. xxiv + 518 pp., figs., bibl., index. New York: New York Review Books. $35 (cloth).

Camilla Skovbjerg Paldam; Jacob Wamberg (Editors). Art, Technology and Nature: Renaissance to Postmodernity. (Science and the Arts since 1750.) xiv + 292 pp., figs., illus., bibl., index. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. £70 (cloth).

Lawrence Squeri. Waiting for Contact: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. x + 233 pp., bibl., index. Gainesville: University Press Florida, 2016. $26.95 (cloth).

Anne Stobart. Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England. xiv + 289 pp., tables, figs., apps., bibl., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. £19.99 (paper).

Soňa Štrbáňová. Holding Hands with Bacteria: The Life and Work of Marjory Stephenson. 145 pp., figs., apps., indexes. Heidelberg: Springer, 2016. $39.99 (paper).

Simone Testa. Italian Academies and their Networks, 1525-1700. From Local to Global. xiii + 286 pp., table, bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $100.00 (cloth).

Michael R. Trimble. The Intentional Brain. xix + 308 pp., figs., indexes. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. $29.95 (cloth).

Susan L. Trollinger; William Vance Trollinger, Jr. Righting America at the Creation Museum. (Medicine, Science, and Religion in Historical Context.) 327 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. $26.95 (cloth).

Marius Turda (Editor). The History of East-Central European Eugenics, 1900-1945: Sources and Commentaries. xxvi + 630 pp., figs., bibl., apps., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2015. $145.99 (cloth).

Marius Turda; Aaron Gillette. Latin Eugenics in Comparative Perspective. x + 306 pp., figs., bibl., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. £24.99 (cloth).

Anne C. Vila (Editor). A Cultural History of the Senses in the Age of Enlightenment. (A Cultural History of the Senses, 4.) xii + 276 pp., figs., bibl., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. £70 (cloth).

Steven Vogel. Why the Wheel is Round: Muscles, Technology, and How We Make Things Move. x + 327 pp., figs., bibl. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $25 (cloth).

Anna Winterbottom. Hybrid Knowledge in the Early East India Company World. (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series.) xii + 324 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $95 (cloth).

Paolo Zambelli. Alexandre Koyré in Incognito. (Biblioteca di “Galilaeana”, 5.) xxii + 288 pp., bibl., index. Florence: Olschki Editore, 2016. €32.00 (paper).