Isis Books Received

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Previous Isis Books Received

January-March, 2017:

Tara H. Abraham. Rebel Genius: Warren S. McCulloch’s Transdisciplinary Life in Science. xiv + 305 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016. $45.00 (cloth).

Amir Alexander. Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World. 352 pp., figs., index. New York: Macmillan Publishers, 2015. $27 (cloth).

Timothy Aubry; Trysh Travis (Editors). Rethinking Therapeutic Culture. x + 267 pp., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. $90 (cloth).

Amedeo Avogadro. Relazioni Accademiche. Edited by Marco Ciardi and Mariachiara Di Matteo. With an introduction by Alberto Conte. (I libri dell’Accademia, 12.) xl + 151 pp., figs., index. Florence: Olschki Editore, 2016. €25.00 (paper).

Amedeo Avogadro. Lettere. Edited by Marco Ciardi and Mariachiara Di Matteo. 112 pp., figs., app., index. Rome: Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze detta dei XL, 2016. €20.00 (paper).

Angela Axworthy. Le mathématicien renaissant et son savoir: Le statut des mathématiques selon Oronce Fine. Histoire et philosophie des sciences, 11. 479 pp., apps., bibl., indexes. Paris: Classiques garnier, 2016. €78 (paper).

David Baron. American Eclipse: A Nation’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World. xviii + 319 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Liveright, 2017. $27.95 (cloth)

James Beattie; Edward Melillo; Emily O’Gorman (Editors). Eco-Cultural Networks and the British Empire: New Views on Environmental History. xvi + 323 pp., figs., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. £28.99 (paper).

Gillian Beer. Alice in Space: The Sideways Victorian World of Lewis Carroll. x + 296 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $35.00 (cloth).

Geoffrey Belknap. From a Photograph: Authenticity, Science and the Periodical Press, 1870-1890. xix + 268 pp., illus., bibl., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. £81.00 (cloth).

Daniel E. Bender. The Animal Game: Searching for Wildness at the American Zoo. 393 pp., figs., index. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2016. $39.95 (cloth).

David Bennett. Medicine and Pharmacy in Byzantine Hospitals: A Study of the Extant Formularies. xvi + 250 pp., tables, bibl., index. London: Routledge, 2016. £95.00 (cloth).

Alan Bewell. Natures in Translation: Romanticism and Colonial Natural History. xviii + 393 pp., figs., bibl., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. $60.00 (cloth).

Guillaume Blanc; Élise Demeulenaere; Wolf Feuerhahn (Editors). Humanités environmentales: Enquêtes et contre-enquêtes. (Histoire environnementale, 2.) 350 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Paris: Publications de la Sorbonne, 2017. €25.00 (paper)

Rob Boddice. The Science of Sympathy: Morality, Evolution, and Victorian Civilization. xii + 179 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2016. $28.00 (paper).

Guillaume Carnino; Liliane Hilaire-Pérez; Aleksandra Kobiljski (Editors). Histoire des techniques: Mondes, sociétés, cultures (XVIe-XVIIIe siècle). 604 pp., bibl., index. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 2016. €32.00 (paper).

Richard Carrier. Science Education in the Early Roman Empire. 208 pp., bibl., index. Durham NC: Pitchstone Publishing, 2016. $16.95 (paper).

Al Coppola. The Theater of Experiment: Staging Natural Philosophy in Eighteenth-Century Britain. x + 265 pp., figs., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. £47.99 (cloth).

Susan Craddock. Compound Solutions: Pharmaceutical Alternatives for Global Health. xiii + 166 pp., bibl., index. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017. $25.00 (paper).

Christopher Cullen. The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning: Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems. xi + 434 pp., tables, bibl., index. London: Routledge, 2017. £105.00 (cloth).

Jean-Michel Delire. Les mathématiques de l’autel védique: Le Baudhāyana Śulbasūtra et son commentaire Śulbadīpikā. Hautes études orientales – Extrême-Orient, 15. xiv + 626 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Geneva: Librairie Droz, 2016. €100.23 (paper).

Florike Egmond. Eye for Detail: Images of Plants and Animals in Art and Science, 1500–1630. 280 pp.,illus., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $50 (cloth).

Joel Peter Eigen. Mad-Doctors in the Dock: Defending the Diagnosis, 1760–1913. xiv + 206 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. $40 (cloth).

Jim Endersby. Orchid: A Cultural History. viii + 292., figs., illus., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $30.00 (cloth).

Giuseppina Ferriello; Maurizio Gatto; Romano Gatto (Editors). The Baroulkos and the Mechanics of Heron. (Biblioteca di “Nuncius”, 76.) 432 pp., figs., bibl., index. Florence: Olschki Editore, 2016. €49 (paper).

Carmel Finley. All the Boats on the Ocean: How Government Subsidies Led to Global Overfishing. viii + 211 pp.,figs., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $45.00 (cloth).

Hubertus Fischer; Volker R. Remmert; Joachim Wolschke-Bulmahn (Editors). Gardens, Knowledge and the Sciences in the Early Modern Period. vi + 374 pp., illus., index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. £89.50 (cloth).

Sören Flachowsky; Rüdiger Hachtmann; Florian Schmaltz (Editors). Ressourcenmobilisierung: Wissenschaftspolitik und Forschungspraxis im NS-Herrschaftssystem. 631 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag, 2016. €47.30 (cloth).

John M. Forrester (Editor). The De Subtilitate of Girolamo Cardano, 2 vols.. With an introduction by John Henry and John M. Forrester. xxxvii + 1058 pp., figs., bibl., index. Tempe, AZ: ACMRS, 2013.

Rayvon Fouché. Game Changer: The Techno-Scientific Revolution in Sports. viii + 253 pp., . Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017. $29.95 (cloth).

Saulo de Freitas Araujo. Wundt and the Philosophical Foundations of Psychology: A Reappraisal. xiv + 254 pp., bibl., index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. €105.99 (cloth).

Hannah Gay; William P. Griffith. The Chemistry Department at Imperial College London
A History, 1845–2000
. x + 569 pp., illus., tables, bibl., index. London: World Scientific, 2017. £56.00 (cloth).

Guillaume Gosselin. De Arte magna Libri IV / Traité d’algèbre, suivi de Praelectio / Leçon sur la mathématique. Introduction and translation by Odile Le Guillou-Kouteynikoff. (Sciences es savoirs, 3.) 528 pp., figs., apps., indexes. Paris: Les Belles Lettres, 2016. €95.00 (paper).

Ole Peter Grell; Andrew Cunningham (Editors). Medicine, Natural Philosophy and Religion in Post-Reformation Scandinavia. x + 220 pp., figs., index. London: Routledge, 2016. £95.00 (cloth).

Patrizia Guarnieri. Italian Psychology and Jewish Emigration under Fascism: From Florence to Jerusalem and New York. xv + 275 pp., figs., bibl., index. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. $95 (cloth).

Piers J. Hale. Political Descent: Malthus, Mutualism, and the Politics of Evolution in Victorian England. 442 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. $45 (cloth).

Joseph Hanaway; John H. Burgess (Editors). The General: A History of the Montreal General Hospital. xxiv + 731 pp., tables, figs., index. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2016. $65.00 (cloth).

Liliane Hilaire-Pérez; Fabien Simon; Marie Thébaud-Sorger (Editors). L’Europe des sciences et des techniques: Un dialogue des savoirs, Xve-XVIIIe siècle. 553 pp., illus., figs., indexes. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2016. €22.00 (cloth).

Andrew J. Hogan. Life Histories of Genetic Disease. Patterns and Prevention in Postwar Medical Genetics. xvi + 259 pp., figs., index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. $40 (cloth).

James Housefield. Playing with Earth and Sky: Astronomy, Geography, and the Art of Marcel Duchamp. xxiv + 284 pp., figs., illus., bibl., index. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth College Press, 2016. $40.00 (paper).

Robin E. Jensen. Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term. xiii + 225 pp., figs., bibl., index. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2016. $29.95 (paper).

Hans Joas; Daniel R. Huebner (Editors). The Timeliness of George Herbert Mead. vi + 349 pp., figs., tables, indexes. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $65.00 (cloth).

Mathew L. Jones. Reckoning with Matter. Calculating Machines, Innovation, and Thinking about Thinking from Pascal to Babbage. 331 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $35 (cloth).

Michael K. Kellogg. The Wisdom of the Middle Ages. 381 pp., index. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2016. $26.00 (cloth).

Jeanne Kisacky. Rise of the Modern Hospital: An Architectural History of Health and Healing, 1870-1940. vii + 448 pp., figs., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2017. $65.00 (cloth).

Helge Kragh. Julius Thomsen: A Life in Chemistry and Beyond. Scientia Danica. Series M, Mathematica et physica, 2. 404 pp., figs., bibl., index. Copenhagen: Royal Danisch Academy of Sciences and Letters, 2016. DKK 280 (paper).

Sarah R. Kyle. Medicine and Humanism in Late Medieval Italy: The Carrara Herbal in Padua. xiv + 243 pp., figs., illus., app., bibl., index. London: Routledge, 2017. £95.00 (cloth).

Jonathan Lamb. Scurvy: The Disease of Discovery. xiv + 305 pp., figs., illus., bibl., index. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. $35 (cloth).

Jennifer L. Lambe. Madhouse: Psychiatry and Politics in Cuban History. xiv + 325 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2017. $32.95 (paper).

Sabina Leonelli. Data-Centric Biology: A Philosophical Study. 275 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $35.00 (paper).

David Livingstone Smith (Editor). How Biology Shapes Philosophy: New Foundations for Naturalism. xiv + 351 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Deirdre Loughridge. Haydn’s Sunrise, Beethoven’s Shadow: Audiovisual Culture and the Emergence of Musical Romanticism. 291 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. $55.00 (cloth).

Joseph Loscalo; Albert-László Barabási; Edwin K. Silverman (Editors). Network Medicine: Complex Systems in Human Disease and Therapeutics. xi + 436 pp., figs., index. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. $45.00 (cloth).

Charles E. McClelland. Berlin, the Mother of all Research Universities, 1860-1918. 270 pp., figs., bibl., index. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2016. $95.00 (cloth).

Doug Millard. Satellite: Innovation in Orbit. 206 pp., illus., bibl., index. London: Reaktion Books, 2017. £16.00 (cloth).

Gregg Mitman; Kelley Wilder (Editors). Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record. 285 pp., illus., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $35.00 (cloth).

Staffan Müller-Wille; Christina Brandt (Editors). Heredity Explored: Between Public Domain and Experimental Science, 1850-1930. viii + 472 pp., figs., index. Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2016. $49.99 (cloth).

Projit Bihari Mukharji. Doctoring Traditions: Ayurveda, Small Technologies, and Braided Sciences. 374 pp., figs., tables, bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $45.00 (paper).

Rebecca Onion. Innocent Experiments. Childhood and the Culture of Popular Science in the United States. xi + 226 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. $29.95 (paper).

Ken Ono; Amir D. Aczel. My Search for Ramanujan: How I learned to Count. xvi + 238 pp., figs., illus. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. $29.99 (cloth).

Randall M. Packard. A History of Global Health: Interventions Into the Lives of Other Peoples. xii + 414 pp., figs., tables, index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016. $35.00 (cloth).

Erik L. Peterson. The Life Organic: The Theoretical Biology Club and the Roots of Epigenetics. xvi + 334 pp., figs., bibl., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016. $31.50 (cloth).

Juan Pimentel. The Rhinoceros and the Megatherium: An Essay in Natural History. Translated by Peter Mason. 356 pp., figs., index. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2017. $29.95 (cloth).

Jefferson D. Pooley. James W. Carey and Communication Research: Reputation at the University’s Margins. viii + 234 pp., index. New York: Peter Lang, 2016. €52.95 (cloth).

Patrick Popescu-Pampu. What is the Genus?. xvii + 184 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. $59.99 (paper).

Claire Preston. The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England. xv + 293 pp., figs., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. £60 (cloth).

Rod Pyle. Amazing Stories of the Space Age. 341 pp., figs., illus., index. Amherst: Prometheus Books, 2017. $18.00 (paper).

Eric M. Ramírez-Weaver. A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts. xiv + 296 pp., illus., bibl., index. University Park, PA: Penn State University Press, 2017. $89.95 (cloth).

Grant Ramsey; Charles H. Pence (Editors). Chance in Evolution. viii + 359 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $45.00 (paper).

Johann Georg Reicheneder. Freuds Traum von einer neuen Wissenschaft: Chemie und Bakteriologie im Traum von Irmas Injektion. 394 pp., bibl., index. Stuttgart: Frommann-holzboog, 2016. €68.00 (cloth).

Volker R. Remmert; Martina R. Schneider; Henrik Kragh Sørensen (Editors). Historiography of Mathematics in the 19th and 20th Centuries. x + 276 pp., figs., tables, index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. $129.00 (cloth).

Shelley Z. Reuter. Testing Fate: Tay-Sachs Disease and the Right to be Responsible. 264 pp., figs., bibl., index. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016. $27.00 (paper).

Elena del Rio Parra. Materia médica. Rareza, singularidad y accidente en la España temprano-moderna. 266 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. $65 (paper).

Meghan K. Roberts. Sentimental Savants: Philosophical Families in Enlightenment France. vi + 214 pp., figs., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $45.00 (cloth).

Michael F. Robinson. The Lost White Tribe: Explorers, Scientists, and the Theory that Changed a Continent. x + 306 pp., figs., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. $24.82 (cloth).

Francesca Rochberg. Before Nature: Cuneiform Knowledge and the History of Science. 369 pp., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $55.00 (cloth).

Antonella Romano. Impressions de Chine: L’Europe et l’englobement du monde (XVIe-XVIIe siècle). 384 pp., figs., index. Paris: Fayard, 2016.

Paul Rubinson. Redefining Science: Scientists, the National Security State, and Nuclear Weapons in Cold War America. xiv + 306 pp., index. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2016. $29.95 (paper).

Irina Schmiedel. Pompa e intelletto. Formen der Ordnung und Inszenierung botanischen Wissens im späten Großherzogtum der Medici. 387 pp., illus., bibl., index. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2016. €69.95 (cloth).

Melissa Lamberton Sevigny. Under Desert Skies: How Tucson Mapped the Way to the Moon and Planets. x + 172 pp., figs., bibl., index. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2016. $19.95 (paper).

David J. Shayler; David M. Harland. The Hubble Space Telescope: From Concept to Success. xviii + 414 pp., figs., illus., tables, bibl., index. New York: Springer, 2016. $39.99 (paper).

Susan L. Smith. Toxic Exposures: Mustard Gas and the Health Consequences of World War II in the United States. xiv + 188 pp., index. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2017. $29.95 (cloth).

Frank Sobiech. Ethos, Bioethics, and Sexual Ethics in Work and Reception of the Anatomist Niels Stensen (1638-1686). xvii + 257 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, 2016. €95.39 (cloth).

Olivier de Solan (Editor). La réforme du calendrier aux conciles de Constance et de Bâle. 718 pp., figs., tables, bibl., apps., indexes. Paris: CNRS, 2016. €70.00 (cloth).

Ursula Sowina. Water, Towns and People: Polish Lands against a European Background until the Mid-16th Century. Translated by Justyna Woldańska. (Polish Studies – Transdisciplinary Perspectives.) 527 pp., figs., bibl., index. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2016. €77 (cloth).

Hallam Stevens. Biotechnology and Society: An Introduction. 397 pp., figs., tables, index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $30.00 (paper).

Andrew Stuhl. Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands. viii + 232 pp., figs., bibl., index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. $35.00 (cloth).

Kaushik Sunder Rajan. Pharmocracy: Value, Politics, and Knowledge in Global Biomedicine. xiv + 328 pp., bibl., index. Durham NC: Duke University Press, 2017. $27.95 (paper).

Klaus Taschwer. Der Fall Paul Kammerer: Das abenteurliche Leben des umstrittensten Biologen seiner Zeit. 351 pp., figs., bibl., index. Munich: Carl Hanser Verlag, 2016. €24.00 (cloth).

Helen Thompson. Fictional Matter: Empiricism, Corpuscles, and the Novel. 359 pp., figs., bibl., index. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017. $59.95 (cloth).

J.D. Trout. Wondrous Truths. The Improbable Triumph of Modern Science. xiv +241 pp., bibl., index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. £19.99 (cloth).

Jeremy Vetter. Field Life: Science in the American West During the Railroad Era. viii + 504 pp., figs., bibl., index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittburgh Press, 2016. $49.95 (cloth).

Corinna Wagner; Andy Brown (Editors). A Body of Work: An Anthology of Poetry and Medicine. xxiii + 532 pp., figs., bibl., index. London: Bloomsbury, 2016. £24.99 (cloth).

Ittai Weinryb. The Bronze Object in the Middle Ages. xx + 298 pp., illus., apps., bibl., index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016. £64.99 (cloth).

Anna Winterbottom; Facil Tesfaye (Editors). Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume One: The Medieval and Early Modern Period. (Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies.) xi + 204 pp., figs. bibl., index. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $95 (cloth).

Anna Winterbottom; Facil Tesfaye (Editors). Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Two: The Modern Period. (Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies.) xi + 282 pp., figs., bibl., index. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. $95 (cloth).

Helge Wendt (Editor). The Globalization of Knowledge in the Iberian Colonial World. (Max Planck Library for the History and Development of Knowledge: Proceedings, 10.) viii + 314 pp., figs. Berlin: Edition Open Access, 2016. €16.99 (paper).

Roland Wittje. The Age of Electroacoustics: Transforming Science and Sound. xii + 297 pp., figs., bibl., index. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2016. $40.00 (cloth).

Anne van Weerden. A Victorian Marriage: Sir William Rowan Hamilton. xii + 508 pp., bibl. Stedum, The Netherlands: J. Fransje van Weerden, 2015. €50 (cloth).

Claudia Welz. Humanity in God’s Image: An Interdisciplinary Exploration. xxi + 320 pp., figs., bibl., indexes. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. £75.00 (cloth).

David Wright. SickKids: The History of the Hospital for Sick Children. xiv + 462 pp., figs., illus., tables, index. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016. $39.95 (cloth).

Julian Yates. Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast: A Multispecies Impression. 366 pp., figs., index. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017. $30.00 (paper).