July – September, 2013

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Previous Isis Books Received

July – September, 2013:

Wim M.J. van Binsbergen. Before the Presocratics: Cyclicity, transformation, and the element cosmology: The case of transcontinental pre- or protohistoric cosmological substrates linking Africa, Eurasia, and N. America. (Special issue of Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy) vols 23-24: 2009-2010. 398 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Haarlem: Shikanda Publishing House, 2012. €80 (paper). ISBN: 9789078382157

Martin Campbell-Kelly; William Aspray; Nathan Ensmenger; Jeffery R. Yost. Computer: A History of the Information Machine. (The Sloan Technology Series) xv + 360 pp., illus., bibl., index. Originally published in 1996. Philadelphia: Westview Press, 2014. ISBN: 9780813345901

Kristy Wilson Bowers. Plague and Public Health in Early Modern Seville. x + 139 pp., illus., bibl., index. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2013. $80 (cloth). ISBN: 9781580464512

Richard L. Kremer; Jaroslaw Wlodarczyk (Editors). Johannes Hevelius and His World: Astronomer, Cartographer, Philosopher and Correspondent. (Studia Copernicana, 44). vii + 235 pp., tables, illus., bibls. Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences, 2013. ISBN: 9788386062942

Klaas Van Berkel. Isaac Beeckman on Matter and Motion Mechanical Philosophy in the Making. vii + 265 pp., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hokins University Press, 2013. $39.95 (paper). ISBN: 9781421409368

John Protevi. Life, War, Earth: Deleuze & the Sciences. ix + 256 pp., bibl., index. Minneapolis: The University of Minnesota Press, 2013. $25.00, (paper). ISBN: 9780816681013

Jacob Darwin Hamblin. Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism. x + 298 pp., table, index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780199740055

Chen-Pang Yeang. Probing the Sky with Radio Waves: From Wireless Technology to the Development of Atmospheric Science. xv + 361 pp., illus., bibl., index. London: The University of Chicago Press, 2013. $60 (cloth). ISBN: 9780226015194

John Flood, James R. Ginther and Joseph W. Goering (Editors). Robert Grosseteste and His Intellectual Milieu: New Editions and Studies. xiii + 429 pp., bibl., index. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2013. $90.00 (cloth). ISBN: 9780888448248

Dolly Jørgensen, Finn Arne Jørgensen and Sara Pritchard (Editors). New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies. viii + 292 pp., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2013. $27.95 (cloth). ISBN: 9780822962427

Victor D. Boantza. Matter and Method in the Long Chemical Revolution: laws of Another Order. (Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945) xiv + 266 pp., illus., bibl., index. Farnham: Ashgate, 2013. $124.95 (cloth). ISBN: 9781409418672

Leonard Jenyns. Fauna Cantabrigiensis: The vertebrate and molluscan fauna of Cambridgeshire by the Rev. Leonard Jenyns (1800-1893): transcript and commentaries. Edited by Richard C. Preece and Tim H. Sparks. vii + 226 pp. illus., tables., bibls., index. London: The Ray Society, 2012. £65 (cloth). ISBN: 9780262019033

Stathis Arapostathis; Graeme Gooday. Patently Contestable: Electrical Technologies and Inventor Identities on Trial in Britain. (Inside Technology) xv + 294 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2013. $40 (cloth). ISBN: 9780262019033

Eric Jorink; Ad Maas (eds). Newton and the Netherlands: How Newton’s Ideas Entered the Continent. 256 pp., illus., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013. $37.00 (paper). ISBN: 9789087281373