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History of science, technology and medicine

History of science, technology & medicine

From the discoveries of Da Vinci to Einstein, science and all its related disciplines have shaped the world and influenced affairs since the beginning of time.

2017 | History of Science, Technology and Medicine | Book

Quarantine

Local and Global Histories

Over five centuries, a global archipelago of quarantine stations came to connect the world's oceans from the Mediterranean to the South Pacific, from Atlantic coasts to the Red Sea. In the process, great new carceral structures materialised, many …

Author:
Alison Bashford

2015 | History of Science, Technology and Medicine | Book

A History of Science, Magic and Belief

From Medieval to Early Modern Europe

A History of Science, Magic and Belief is an exploration of the origins of modern society through the culture of the middle ages and early modern period. By examining the intertwined paths of three different systems for interpreting the world, it …

Author:
Steven P. Marrone

2013 | History of Science, Technology and Medicine | Book

Bioethics in Historical Perspective

How influential has the Nazi analogy been in recent medical debates on euthanasia? Is the history of eugenics being revived in modern genetic technologies? And what does the tragic history of thalidomide and its recent reintroduction for new …

Author:
Sarah Ferber

2014 | History of Science, Technology and Medicine | Book

Medicine and Empire

1600–1960

The history of modern medicine is inseparable from the history of imperialism. Medicine and Empire provides an introduction to this shared history – spanning three centuries and covering British, French and Spanish imperial histories in Africa …

Author:
Pratik Chakrabarti

2009 | History of Science, Technology and Medicine | Book

Revolutionizing the Sciences

European Knowledge and its Ambitions, 1500–1700

Peter Dear creates a fascinating picture of the origins and development of scientific thought and practice in early modern Europe. The second edition of this successful text has been updated and expanded in the light of recent scholarship …

Author:
Peter Dear

2008 | History of Science, Technology and Medicine | Book

The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science

This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship …

Author:
John Henry

2005 | History of Science, Technology and Medicine | Book

Using Computers in History

Information and communications technology is now an essential tool for the historian and for anyone engaging in historical study. Today's 'history workstation' includes computers, modems, scanners, printers, digital cameras and a wide range of …

Authors:
Sonja Cameron, Sarah Richardson

1989 | History of Science, Technology and Medicine | Book

Mass Communications and the Modern World

This book aims to investigate the comparative development of the main forms of mass media (the press, film and broadcasting) in three societies - the United States, Great Britain and Germany - between 1890 and 1970. The main emphasis is on the …

Author:
Ken Ward