October, 2010

By arrangement with Amazon.com, Web users can benefit the Society while purchasing titles currently listed in the Amazon catalog. Each book (or any other kind of merchandise) bought from Amazon using an HSS link or the HSS search box will earn the Society up to 5% of the purchase price. We offer this opportunity as a service to our many Web users, and to help support the costs of our growing Web presence.

Previous Isis Books Received

October, 2010:

Agrippa, Camillo. Fencing: A Renaissance Treatisexcvi + 138 pp., illus., tables, app., bibls., index. New York: Italica Press, 2009. $40.00 (paper). ISBN# 9781599101293

Balinska, Marta A.; Schneider; William H. (Editors). Ludwik Hirszfeld: The Story of One Lifexxxv + 456 pp., illus., table, bibl., index. Translated by Marta A. Balinska. New York: University of Rochester Press, 2010. $49.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9781580463386

Bokulich, Alisa; Jaeger, Gregg (Editors). Philosophy of Quantum Information and Entanglementxxx + 277 pp., illus., figs., tables, index. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010. $95.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780521898768

Börner, Katy. Atlas of Science: Visualizing What We Know288 pp., illus., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN# 978-0262014458

Borrello, Mark E. Evolutionary Restraints: The Contentious History of Group Selectionxi + 215 pp., illus., fig., bibli., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. $40.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780226067018

Brown, Laura. Homeless Dogs and Melancholy Apes: Humans and other animals in the modern literary imaginationxi + 156 pp., index. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2010. $35.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780801448287

Carter, Rita. Mapping The Mind224 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berkeley, CA: Univerisity of California Press, 2010. $29.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780520266285

Coole, Diane; Frost, Samantha. New Materialisms: Ontology, Agency, and Politicsx + 336 pp., bibl., index. London: Duke University Press, 2010. $89.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780822347729

Coopersmith, Jennifer. Energy, the Subtle Concept: The Discovery of Feynman’s Blocks from Leibniz to Einsteinxiv + 400 pp., frontis., illus., figs., apps., bibli., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010. $55.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780199546503

Copeland, Jack B. (Editor). Colossus: The Secrets of Bletchley Park’s Codebreaking Computers. xvi + 462 pp., illus., tables, apps., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. $24.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780199578146

Dick, Steven J; Lupisella, Mark L. (Editors). Cosmos and Culture: Cultural Evolution in a Cosmic Context. ix + 602 pp., illus., tables, bibls., index. Washington: NASA History Office, 2010. $61.00 (cloth). ISBN# 978-1493594139

Dobrzycki, Jerzy. Selected Papers on Medieval and Renaissance Astronomy. 234 pp., illus., bibls. Warsaw: Instytut Historii Nauki PAN, 2010. (cloth). ISBN# 9788386062034

Donato, Maria Pia. Morti improvvise: Medicina e religione nel Settecento. 239 pp., bibl., index. Rome: Carocci Editore, 2010. 20,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9788843055036

Drisdelle, Rosemary. Parasites: Tales of Humanity’s Most Unwelcome Guests. 258 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010. $27.50 (cloth). ISBN# 9780520259386

Elsner, Norbert; Rupke, Nicolaas A. (Editors). Wissenswelten – Bildungswelten. 143 pp., illus. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2009. 14,00 € (cloth). ISBN# 9783835305748

Epple, Moritz; Zittel, Claus. Science as Cultural Practice. Volume 1: Cultures and Politics of Research From the Early Modern Period to the Age of Extremes283 pp., illus., bibl. Munich: Akademie Verlag, 2010. 59,80 € (cloth). ISBN# 9783050044071

Erlichman, Howard J. Conquest, Tribute, and Trade: The Quest For Precious Metals and the Birth of Globalization541 pp., illus., bibl., index. Amherst, MA: Promethus Books, 2010. $28.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9781616142117

Evans, Andrew D. Anthropology at War: World War I and the Science of Race in Germany312pp., Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010. $85.00 (cloth); $29.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780226222677

Focaccia, Miriam. Luigi Galvani: Un laboratorio sperimentale di Ostertricia191 pp., illus., tables, apps., bibl., indexs. Bologna: Pendragon, 2009. 18,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9788883427879

Friedberg, Errol C. Sydney Brenner: A Biographyxxvi + 333 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2010. $39.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780879699475

Friedlaender, Jonathan; Radin, Joanna. From Anthropology to Genomics: Reflections of a Pacific Fieldworkerxv + 244 pp., illus., apps. Bloomington, IN: iUniverse, 2009. $19.95 (paper). ISBN# 9781440176722

Frodeman, Robert (Editor). The Oxford Handbook of Interdisciplinarityxxxix + 579 pp., illus., tables, bibls., index. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. $150.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780199236916

Gayon, Jean; de Ricqlès, Armand. Les Fonctions: Des Organismes Aux Artifacts448 pp., tables., bibl., index. Reille: Presses Universitaires de France, 2010. 29,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9782130574415

Guillot, Agnès; Meyer, Jean-Arcady. How to Catch a Robot Rat: When Biology Inspires InnovationTranslated by Susan Emanuel. xiii + 226 pp., illus., index. Cambridge, MA.: MIT Press, 2010. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780262014526

Hall, Marcus (Editor). Resoration and History: The Search for a Usable Environmental Pastxii + 329 pp., illus., tables, index. New York: Routledge, 2010. $95.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780415871761

Hargittai, Istvan. Judging Edward Teller575 pp., illus., table., bibl., index. Amherst, MA: Prometheus Books, 2010. $35.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9781616142216

Hopwood, Nick; Schaffer, Simon; Secord, Jim (Editors). Seriality and Scientific Objects in the Nineteenth Century. Special Double Issue of History of Science. (48, parts 3 & 4) 248 pp., bibls., index. Cambridge, UK: Science History Publications, 2010. $10.00 (paper).

Hough, Susan. Predicting the Unpredictable: The Tumultuous Science of Earthquake Prediction260 pp., illus., indexes. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2010. $24.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780691138169

Hutchins, Roger. British University Observatories, 1772-1939. xxiii + 533 pp., illus., tables, bibli., index. Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate, 2008. $114.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780754632504

Jones, Susan D. Death In A Small Package: A Short History of Anthrax(Biographies Of Disease) xviii + 329 pp., illus., bibl., index. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $24.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780801896965

Kaiser, David (Editor). Becoming MIT: Moments of Decision224 pp., illus. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. $24.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780262113236

Lander, James. Lincoln and Darwin: Shared Visions of Race, Science, and Religionxv + 351 pp., illus., bibl., index. Carbondale, IL:Southern Illinois University Press, 2010. ISBN# 9780809329908

Lécuyer, Christophe; Brock, David C. Makers of the Microchip: A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor368 pp., illus. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010. $23.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780262014243

Lindemann, Mary. Medicine and Society in Early Modern Europe. (New approaches to European history, 16.) xii + 300 pp., illus., table, bibli., index. Second edition. Originally published in 1999, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010. $85.00 (cloth), $32.99 (paper). ISBN# 9780521732567

McCalman, Iain. Darwin‘s Armada: Four Voyages and the Battle for the Theory of Evolution. 422 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2009. $18.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780393338775

McClellan, James E., III. Colonialism and Science: Saint Domingue in the Old Regime. xx + 393 pp., illus., bibl., index. Originally published in 1992, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010. $25.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780226514673

Oreskes, Naomi; Conway, Erik M. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. 355 pp., bibli., index. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2010. $27.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9781596916104

Pfatteicher, Sarah K. A. Lessons Amid the Rubble: An introduction to post-disaster engineering and ethics. (Johns Hopkins Introductory Studies in the History of Technology.) 186 pp. illus., bibil. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. $55.00 (cloth), $24.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780801897207

Reschetilowski, Wladimir; Hönle, Wolfgang (Editors). On Catalysis. (Edition Ostwald, 2.) iii + 268 pp., illus., figs., tables, app. Berlin: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung, 2010. 34,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9783861352327

Rheinberger, Hans-Jörg. An Epistemology of the Concrete. (The Experimental Futures: Technology Lives, Scientific Arts, Anthropological Voices.) xix + 330 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. London: Duke University Press, 2010. $89.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780822345602

Richards, Richard A. The Species Problem: A Philosophical Analysis(Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology) x + 236 pp., bibl., index. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010. $85.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780521196833

Rommevaux, Sabine; Aurélien, Robert; Clucas, Stephen; Tanay, Dorit E.; Husson, Matthieu; Laird, Walter Roy; Roux, Sophie; Gessner, Samuel. Mathématiques et connaissance du monde réel avant Galilée. 348 pp., illus., bibl., index. Montreuil: Omniscience, 2010. 45,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9782916097268

Sample, Ian. Massive: The missing particle that sparked the greatest hunt in sciencexi + 260 pp., bibl., index. New York: Basic Books, 2010. $25.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780465019472

Sanders, Robert H. The Dark Matter Problem: A historical perspectiveviii + 205 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2010. $60.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780521113014

Simili, Raffaella. Sotto falso nome: Scienziate italiane ebree (1938-1945)158 pp., illus., bibl., index. Bologna: Pendragon, 2010. 14,00 € (paper). ISBN# 9788883428364

Smil, Vaclav. Prime Movers of Globalization: The History and Impact of Diesel Engines and Gas Turbines261 pp., illus., tables, bibl., indexes. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2010. $29.95 (cloth). ISBN# 9780262014434

Thacker, Eugene. After Lifexvi + 295 pp., bibl., index. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2010. $29.00 (paper). ISBN# 9780226793726

Turner, J. Scott. The Tinkerer’s Accomplice: How design emerges from life itself282 pp., illus., bibl., index., Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2007. $17.95 (paper). ISBN# 9780674057531

Vaupel, Elisabeth; Wolff, Stefan L. Das Deutsche Museum in der Zeit Nationalsozialismus. 710 pp., illus., bibl., indexes. Göttingen: Wallstein, 2010. 39,95 € (cloth). ISBN# 9783835305960

Winker, Kevin (Editor). Moments of Discovery: Natural History Narratives from Mexico and Central Americaxiii + 401 pp., illus., bibl., index. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2010. $75.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780813034171

Yau, Shing-Tung; Nadis, Steve. The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensionsxvi + 377 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Basic Books, 2010. $30.00 (cloth). ISBN# 9780465020232