The latest issue of Isis is now available online. In this issue, “Medicinal Formulas and Experiential Knowledge in the Seventeenth-Century Epistemic Exchange between China and Europe,” by Marta Hanson and Gianna Pomata; “Mechanics in the Querelle des Anciens et des Modernes,” by Christoph Lehner and Helge Wendt; “Rubbing Elbows and Blowing Smoke: Gender, Class, and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Patent Office,” by Kara W. Swanson; “From Savagery to Sovereignty: Identity, Politics, and International Expositions of Argentine Anthropology (1878–1892),” by Ashley Kerr; and “A Road Not Taken: Economists, Historians of Science, and the Making of the Bowman Report,” by Roger E. Backhouse and Harro Maas. This issue’s Focus Section is edited by Floris Cohen and titled “A Second Look: Leviathan and the Air-Pump.” Contributors include Azadeh Achbari, Thomas L. Hankins, Dominique Pestre, J. L. Heilbron, Paul Wood, Trevor Pinch, Jeroen Bouterse, Lijing Jiang, Vivette García-Deister, Alex Wellerstein, and final comments are provided by Simon Schaffer and Steven Shapin.
You can also read Kathryn Olesko’s tribute to L. Pearce Williams (1927–2015), an essay review “Who Owns the Twentieth Century? (And Is It Worth Owning?),” by Joseph D. Martin, and sixty book reviews.