Isis Books Received

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Previous Isis Books Received

April – June, 2016:

Erwin H. Ackerknecht. A Short History of Medicine. Revised & Expanded Edition.  Foreword and concluding essay by Charles E. Rosenberg and a bibliographic essay by Lisa Haushofer. xxiii + 247 pp., illus., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. $29.95 (paper).

Sarah Amato. Beastly Possessions: Animals in Victorian Consumer Culture. x + 306 pp., illus., bibl., index. Buffalo, NY: University of Toronto Press, 2015. $65 (cloth).

Miranda Anderson. The Renaissance Extended Mind. (New Directions in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.) xix + 278 pp., bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $95 (cloth).

Aitor Anduaga. Geophysics, Realism, and Industry. How Commercial Interests Shaped Geophysical Conceptions, 1900-1960. xviii + 339 pp., figs., illus., app., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. $75 (cloth).

Branka Arsić. Bird Relics. Grief and Vitalism in Thoreau. x + 455 pp., illus., apps., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016. $49.95 (cloth).

Paul J.J.M. Bakker (Editor). Averroes’ Natural Philosophy and its Reception in the Latin West. (Ancient and Medieval Philosophy – Series 1.) xiv + 249 pp., bibl., indexes. Leuven: Universitaire Pers Leuven, 2015. €80 (cloth).

Peter Barthel; George H. van Kooten (Editors). The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Experts on the Ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman World, and Modern Astronomy. (Themes in Biblical Narrative, 19.) xxii + 695 pp., illus., tbls., bibls., indices. Leiden: Brill, 2015. €186 (cloth).

Hynek Bartoš. Philosophy and Dietetics in the Hippocratic On Regimen. A Delicate Balance of Health. ix + 340 pp., bibl., indexes. Leiden: Brill, 2015. €135 (cloth).

Cornelius Borck. Medizinphilosophie zur Einführung. 231 pp., bibl., index. Hamburg: Junius Verlag, 2016. €14.90 (paper).

William H. Brock. The History of Chemistry: A Very Short Introduction. (Very Short Introductions.) xvi + 151 pp., illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. £7.99 (paper).

Susan Broomhall (Editor). Ordering Emotions in Europe, 1100–1800. (Studies in Medieval and Reformation Traditions.) xvi + 319 pp., illus., tbls., bibl., indexes. Leiden: Brill, 2015. €126 (cloth).

Massimo Bucciantini; Michele Camerota; Franco Giudice. Galileo’s Telescope. A European Story. Translated by Catherine Bolton. xii + 340 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. $35 (cloth).

John Buridan. Quaestiones super octo libros Physicorum Aristotelis (secundum ultimam lecturam): Libri I – II. Edited by Michiel Streijger and Paul J.J.M. Bakker. (History of Science and Medicine Library, 50; Medieval and Early Modern Science, 25.) clxxxvi + 364 pp., bibl. Leiden: Brill, 2015. €172 (cloth).

Jimena Canales. The Physicist and the Philosopher: Einstein, Bergson, and the Debate. vii + 479 pp., bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. $35.00 (cloth).

Robert B. Campenot. Animal Electricity. How We Learned That the Body and Brain Are Electric Machines. xii + 340 pp., figs., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016. $39.95 (cloth).

Karine Chemla & Jacques Virbel (Editors). Texts, Textual Acts and the History of Science. (Archimedes, 42.) ix + 430 pp., illus., figs, tables, bibls., index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2015. $129.00 (cloth).

Frederick B. Churchill. August Weismann. Development, Heredity, and Evolution. xii + 700 pp., illus., app., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2015. $49.95 (cloth).

Kimberly Anne Coles; Ralph Bauer; Zita Nunes; Carla L. Peterson (Editors). The Cultural Politics of Blood, 1500–1900. xvi + 274 pp., figs., index. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $95 (cloth).

Brian P. Copenhaver. Magic in Western Culture. From Antiquity to the Enlightenment. xiv + 600 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. $125 (cloth).

Leo Corry. A Brief History of Numbers. xii + 309 pp., figs., illus., tbls., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. £24.99 (cloth).

Matthew James Crawford. The Andean Wonder Drug. Cinchona Bark and Imperial Science in the Spanish Atlantic, 1630–1800. xi + 284 pp., illus., tbls., bibl., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. $45 (cloth).

Rebecca Cypess. Curious and Modern Interventions. Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo’s Italy. xxi + 307 pp., tbls., illus., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $55 (paper).

Jörg Matthias Determann. Researching Biology and Evolution in the Gulf States: Networks of Science in the Middle East. (Library of Modern Middle East Studies.) 234 pp., figs., bibl., index. London: I.B.Tauris, 2015. £64 (cloth).

William J. Devlin; Alisa Bokulich (Editors). Kuhn’s Structure of Scientific Revolutions – 50 Years On. (Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science, 311.) xi + 199 pp., bibls., index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2015. €105.99 (cloth).

Federica Favino. La filosofia naturale di Giovanni Ciampoli. (Biblioteca di «Galilaeana», 4.) xviii + 366 pp., index. Firenze: Olschki Editore, 2015. €44 (paper).

Juliette Ferdinand (Editor). From Art to Science : Experiencing Nature in the European Garden 1500-1700. (Miscellanea, 4.) 127 pp., illus., index. Merlengo, Italy: ZeL Edizioni, 2016. €20 (paper).

James Rodger Fleming. Inventing Atmospheric Science. Bjerknes, Rossby, Wexler, and the Foundations of Modern Meteorology. x + 296 pp., figs., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016. $31 (cloth).

Allan Franklin. What Makes a Good Experiment? Reasons and Roles in Science. viii + 372 pp., figs., tbls., bibl., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. $55 (cloth).

Jennifer Gabrys. Program Earth: Environmental Sensing Technology and the Making of a Computational Planet. (Electronic Mediations, 49.) x + 357 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. $30 (paper).

Miguel García-Sancho. Biology, Computing, and the History of Molecular Sequencing. From Proteins to DNA, 1945–2000. (Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History.) xv + 242 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $35.00 (paper).

Stephen Gaukroger. The Natural and the Human. Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1739–1841. vii + 402 pp., illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. £30 (cloth).

Jeremy Gray. The Real and the Complex: A History of Analysis in the 19th Century. (Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series.) xvi + 350 pp., figs., illus., apps., bibl., index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2015. €36 (paper).

Karen Bush Gibson. Women in Space. 23 Stories of First Flights, Scientific Missions, and Gravity-Breaking Adventures. (Women of Action.) 234 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2014. $19.95 (cloth).

Susannah Gibson. Animal, vegetable, mineral? How eighteenth-century science disrupted the natural order. xv + 215 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. £16.99 (cloth).

Steven Gimbel. Einstein. His Space and Times. x + 191 pp., bibl., index. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. $25 (cloth).

Owen Gingerich. God’s Planet. xiii + 170 pp., figs., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014. $19.95 (cloth).

Benoît Godin. Innovation Contested. The Idea of Innovation over the Centuries. (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought, 98.) xvi + 353 pp., illus., apps., bibl. New York: Routledge, 2015. £90.00 (cloth).

Sarah Gordon. Indecent Exposures. Eadweard Muybridge’s “Animal Locomotion” Nudes. ix + 173 pp., illus., bibl., index. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. $65 (cloth).

Melissa Graboyes. The Experiment Must Continue. Medical Research and Ethics in East Africa, 1940–2014. (Perspectives on Global Health.) xxvii + 307 pp., illus., tables. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2015. $27.50 (cloth).

Loren Graham. Lysenko’s Ghost. Epigenetics and Russia. 209 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016. $24.95 (cloth).

Gurka Dezső (Editor). Deutsche und ungarische Mineralogen in Jena. Wissenstransfer an der Wende des 18-19. Jahrhunderts im Rahmen der „Societät für die gesammte Mineralogie zu Jena”. 181 pp., illus., apps.. Budapest: Gondolat Verlag, 2015. €10 (paper).

John L. Heilbron. Physics: A Short History from Quintessence to Quarks. ix + 228 pp., figs., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. £10.99 (cloth).

Carl A. Huffman (Editor). A History of Pythagoreanism. x + 521 pp., bibl., indexes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. £74.99 (cloth).

Klaus Hentschel; Josef Webel (Editors). Geschichte und Praxis der Materialforschung an den Beispielen. Materialprüfung und Materialprüfungsanstalt (MPA) Stuttgart, Flüssigkristalle und Bildschirmtechnik sowie Supraleitung. 384 pp., illus., figs., bibls. Diepholz, Germany: GNT-Verlag, 2016. €29.90 (cloth).

Axel Jansen; Andreas Franzmann; Peter Münte (Editors). Legitimizing Science. National and Global Publics (1800-2010). 331 pp., figs. Tübingen: Campus Verlag, 2015. €45 (paper).

Dengjian Jin. The Great Knowledge Transcendence: The Rise of Western Science and Technology Reframed. xii + 312 pp., bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $100 (cloth).

Timothy J. Jorgensen. Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation. xiii + 490 pp., illus., bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. $35 (cloth).

Vera Keller. Knowledge and the Public Interest, 1575–1725. xi + 350 pp., illus., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016. £64.99 (cloth).

Markus Krajewski. World Projects. Global Information before World War I. Translated by Charles Marcrum II. (Electronic Mediations, 45.) xix + 272 pp., illus., bibl., index. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. $82.50 (cloth).

Maud Kozodoy. The Secret Faith of Maestre Honoratus. Profayt Duran and Jewish Identity in Late Medieval Iberia. (Middle Ages Series.) vi + 314 pp., app., bibl., index. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. $59.95 (cloth).

Olga Kuchinskaya. The Politics of Invisibility: Public Knowledge about Radiation Health Effects after Chernobyl. (Infrastructures.) ix + 249 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2014. $28 (cloth).

Sofie Lachapelle. Conjuring Science. A History of Scientific Entertainment and Stage Magic in Modern France. xii + 201 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $95 (cloth).

Ralph M. Leck. Vita Sexualis. Karl Ulrichs and the Origins of Sexual Science. xviii + 279 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2016. $60 (cloth).

Andreas Lerch. Scientia astrologiae. Der Diskurs über die Wissenschaftlichkeit der Astrologie und die lateinischen Lehrbücher 1470–1610. (Acta Historica Astronomiae, 56.) 321 pp., illus., tbls., index. Leipzig: AVA – Akademischen Verlagsanstalt, 2015. €29 (paper).

Toke Lindegaard Knudsen. The Siddhāntasundara of Jñānarāja. An English Translation with Commentary. xvii + 351 pp., figs., tbls., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. $89.95 (cloth).

Helge Kragh. Varying Gravity. Dirac’s Legacy in Cosmology and Geophysics. (Science Networks. Historical Studies, 54.) xi + 185 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. €105,99 (cloth).

Jian-Liang Lin; Hong-Sen Yan. Decoding the Mechanisms of Antikythera Astronomical Device. x + 281 pp., figs., bibls., apps, index. Berlin: Springer, 2015. $109 (cloth).

Zachary Lockman. Field Notes. The Making of Middle East Studies in the United States. xii + 351 pp., bibl., index. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2016.

Moses Maimonides. Medical Aphorisms, Treatises 16–21. A parallel Arabic-English edition edited, translated, and annotated by Gerrit Bos. (Medical Works of Moses Maimonides.) xxix + 204 pp., bibl., indexes. Provo, Utah: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $89.95 (cloth).

Moses Maimonides. On Rules Regarding the Practical Part of the Medical Art. A Parallel English-Arabic Edition and Translation. Translated by Gerrit Bos; edited by Y. Tzvi Langermann. (The Medical Works of Moses Maimonides.) xxvi + ٣٢ + 123 pp., tbls., bibl., index. Chicago: Bingham Young University Press & University of Chicago Press, 2014. $89 (cloth).

Lara V. Marks. The Lock and Key of Medicine. Monoclonal Antibodies and the Transformation of Healthcare. xxv + 316 pp., illus., bibl., index. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2015. £25 (cloth).

James E. McClellan III; Harold Dorn. Science and Technology in World History. An Introduction. Third Edition. ix + 536 pp., illus., figs., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. $29.95 (paper).

Robert Gilmore McKinnell. The Understanding, Prevention and Control of Human Cancer. The Historic Work and Lives of Elizabeth Cavert Miller and James A. Miller. (History of Science and Medicine Library, 49.) xvi + 196 pp., illus., apps., index. Leiden: Brill, 2016. €45 (paper).

Simone M. Müller. Wiring the World. The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks. (Columbia Studies in International and Global History.) x + 371 pp., figs., app., bibl., index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. $60 (cloth).

Tania Munz. The Dancing Bees. Karl von Frisch and the Discovery of the Honeybee Language. 278 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $30 (cloth).

Gerald V. O’Brien. Framing the Moron. The Social Construction of Feeble-Mindedness in the American Eugenic Era. (Disability History.) x + 203 pp., bibl., index. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016. £14.99 (paper).

Jonathan Oldfield; Denis J.B. Shaw. The Development of Russian Environmental Thought. Scientific and Geographical Perspectives on the Natural Environment. xi + 196 pp., figs., maps., tbls., bibl., index. New York: Routledge, 2015. £95 (cloth).

Richard G. Olson. Scientism and Technocracy in the Twentieth Century. The Legacy of Scientific Management. xx + 207 pp., bibl., index. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2016. $85.00 (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. $100.00 (cloth).

John Orton; Tom Foxon. Molecular Beam Epitaxy. A Short History. xii + 516 pp., figs., illus., tbls., indexes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. £45 (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. £24.00 (cloth).

Laura Micheletti Puaca. Searching for Scientific Womanpower. Technocratic Feminism and the Politics of National Security, 1940–1980. xiii + 261 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014. $34.95 (paper).

  1. Jamil Ragep; Taro Mimura (Editors). On ‘Astronomia’. An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistle 3. Foreword by Nader El-Bizri. (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity.) xxv + 162 + ١٦٤pp., tbls., figs., apps., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. £40 (cloth).

Samuel J. Redman. Bone Rooms. From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums. 373 pp., illus., index. Chicago: Harvard University Press, 2016. $29.95 (cloth).

Peter Reed. Entrepreneurial Ventures in Chemistry: The Muspratts of Liverpool, 1793-1934. (Science, Technology and Culture, 1700–1945.) xxii + 329 pp., illus., tbls., bibls., index. Farnham: Ashgate, 2015. $134.95 (cloth).

Shawn C. Rowlands. Frontier Shores. Collection, Entanglement, and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania. xvii + 108 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. New York & Chicago: Bard Graduate Center & University of Chicago Press, 2016.

Ulinka Rublack. The Astronomer and the Witch. Johannes Kepler’s Fight for his Mother. xxxii + 359 pp., illus., maps, index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. £20 (cloth).

Ignacio Sánchez; James Montgomery (Editors). On ‘Geography’. An Arabic Edition and English Translation of Epistle 4. Foreword by Nader El-Bizri. (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity.) xxiv + 165 + ٦٧ pp., tbls., figs., apps., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. £40 (cloth).

Sigrid Schmalzer. Red Revolution, Green Revolution. Scientific Farming in Socialist China. x + 304 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $45 (cloth).

Lena Soler; Emiliano Trizio; Andrew Pickering (Editors). Science as It Could Have Been. Discussing the Contingency/Inevitability Problem. x + 462 pp., bibl., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015. $61.95 (cloth).

Miriam Solomon. Making Medical Knowledge. xv + 261 pp., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. £35 (cloth).

  1. Sooryamoorthy. Transforming Science in South Africa. Development, Collaboration and Productivity. xvii + 270 pp., tbls., figs., bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $105.00 (cloth).

James Spiller. Frontiers for the American Century. Outer Space, Antarctica, and Cold War Nationalism. (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology.) xii + 269 pp., illus., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $90.00 (cloth).

Tamara Plakins Thornton. Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers. How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life. xiv + 402 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. $35 (cloth).

Daniel P. Todes. Ivan Pavlov. A Russian Life in Science. xix + 855 pp., illus., app., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. £27.49 (cloth).

Roger Wagner; Andrew Briggs. The Penultimate Curiosity. How Science Swims in the Slipstream of Ultimate Questions. xxii + 468 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. £25 (cloth).

Paul E. Walker; David Simonowitz; Ismail K. Poonawala; Godefroid de Callataÿ (Editors). Sciences of the Soul and Intellect, Part I. An Arabic Critical Edition and English Translation of Epistles 32–36. Foreword by Nader El-Bizri. (Epistles of the Brethren of Purity.) xxiii + 270 + ٢٠٢ pp., tbls., figs., bibl., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. £55 (cloth).

Karen L. Walloch. The Antivaccine Heresy. Jacobson v. Massachusetts and the Troubled History of Compulsory Vaccination in the United States. (Rochester Studies in Medical History.) x + 339 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2015. £80.00 (cloth).

Arthur W. Wiggins; Charles M. Wynn Sr. The Human Side of Science. Edison and Tesla, Watson and Crick, and Other Personal Stories behind Science’s Big Ideas. 364 pp., figs., illus., bibl., index. New York: Prometheus Books, 2016. $25 (cloth).