May, 2010

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Previous Isis Books Received

May, 2010:

Alexander, Denis R.; Numbers, Ronald L. (Editors). Biology and Ideology from Descartes to Dawkins. 453 pp., illus., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. $35.00; £22.50 (paper). ISBN# 9780226608419

Billé, Philippe. La Faune brésilienne dans les écrits documentaires du XVIe siècle. (Les Géographies du Monde, 12.) 478 pp., apps., bibl., index. Paris: Honoré Champion Éditeur, 2009. 78.00 € (cloth). ISBN# 9782745317919

Blume, Stuart. The Artificial Ear: Cochlear Implants and the Culture of Deafness. x + 227 pp., index. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2010. $25.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780813546605

Chalmers, Alan. The Scientist’s Atom and the Philosopher’s Stone: How Science Succeeded and Philosophy Failed to Gain Knowledge of Atoms. (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science, 279.) xii + 288 pp., illus. bibli., index. New York: Springer, 2009. $139 (cloth). ISBN# 978904812361

Chappey, Jean-Luc. Des naturalistes en Révolution: Les procès-verbaux de la Société d’histoire naturelle de Paris (1790-1798). (CTHS Sciences, 9.) 325 pp., app., bibl., indexes. Paris: Comité des travaux historiques et scientifiques, 2009. 28,00 €. ISBN# 9782735507078

Dallal, Ahmad. Islam, Science and the Challenge of History. (The Terry Lecture Series.) xii + 239 pp., illus., index. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2010. $27.50 (cloth). ISBN# 9780300159141

Delaporte, François; Fournier, Emmanuel; Devauchelle, Bernard (Editors). La Fabrique du visage: De la physiognomonie antique à la première greffe avec un inédit de Duchenne de Boulogne. 350 pp., illus., bibls. Belgium: Brepols Publishers, 2010. 65,00 € (cloth). ISBN# 9782503534251

Edelstein, Dan (Editor). The Super-Enlightenment: daring to know too much. (SVEC.) x + 300. illus., bibl., index. Oxford: Voltaire Foundation, 2010. £55; €65; $95 (paper). ISBN# 9780729409902

Fangerau, Heiner. Spinning the scientific web: Jacques Loeb (1859-1924) und sein Programm einer internationalen biomedizinischen Grundlagenforschung. 280 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Berlin: Akademie Verlag GmbH, 2010. 59.80 € (cloth). ISBN# 9783050045283

Grant, Edward. The Nature of Natural Philosophy in the Late Middle Ages. (Studies in Philosophy and the History of Philosophy, 52) xvi + 357 pp., bibl., index. Washington: The Catholic University of America Press, 2010. $64.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780813217383

Hannah, Landecker. Culturing Life: How Cells became Technologies. xii + 276pp., illus., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2010. $18.95 (paper). ISBN# 978-0674034761

Jacobs, Charlotte DeCroes. Henry Kaplan and the Story of Hodgkin’s Disease. x + 444 pp., illus., bibl., index. Stanford: Stanford General Books, 2010. $35.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780804768665

Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory. Teaching Children Science: Hands-On Nature Study in North America, 1890-1930. xv + 363 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010. $45.00; £29.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780226449906

König, Wolfgang. Technikgeschichte: Eine Einfürung in ihre Konzepte und Forschungsergebnisse. (Grundzüge der Modernen Wirtschaftsgeschichte, 7.) 264 pp., bibl., index. Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009. 21,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9783515094238

Mitchell, Robert E. Bioart and the Vitality of Media. (In Vivo: The Cultural Mediations of Biomedical Science.) viii + 168 pp., illus., bibl., index. Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press, 2010. $60.00 (cloth); $30.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780295990071

Morley, Iain; Renfrew, Colin (Editors). The Archaeology of Measurement: Comprehending Heaven, Earth and Time in Ancient Societies. xv + 267 pp., illus., tables, bibls., index. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.  $95.00 (cloth); $36.99 (paper). ISBN# 9780521135887

Nye, David E. When the Lights Went Out: A History of Blackouts in America. x + 292pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. £20.95; $27.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780262013741

Pickering, Andrew. The Cybernetic Brain: Sketches of Another Future. x + 526 pp., illus., bibli., index. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2010. $55.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780226667898

Rocke, Alan J. Image and Reality: Kekulé, Kopp and the Scientific Imagination. xxvi + 375 pp., illus., bibli., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. $45.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780226723327

Sarasohn, Lisa T. The Natural Philosophy of Margaret Cavendish: Reason and Fancy During the Scientific Revolution. (The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science 128th Series) xi + 251 pp., index. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $75.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780801894435

Warsh, Cheryl Krasnick. Prescribed Norms: Women and Health in Canada and the United States Since 1800. xvii + 316pp., illus., table., bibl., index. Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press, 2010. $34.95 (paper). ISBN# 9781442600614

Werrett, Simon. Fireworks: Pyrotechnic Arts and Sciences in European History. 359 pp., illus., bibli., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. £29.00; $45.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780226893778

White, Cynthia (Editor and Translator). From the Ark to the Pulpit: An Edition and Translation of the “Transitional” Northumberland Bestiary (13th Century). (Université Catholique de Louvain Publications de l’Institut d’études médiévales, 24) xxix + 466 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. Louvain-la-Neuve: Institut d’études médiévales de l’Université Catholique de Louvain, 2009. 55,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9782960076929