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When Geologists Were Historians, 1665–1750
Rhoda Rappaport
"An essential perspective for those seeking a serious introduction to early geological science and a fundamental point of departure for future research. . . . No other book has this scope and conceptual focus."—Kenneth L. Taylor, University of...



Postmodern Sublime
Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk
Joseph Tabbi
Focusing on works by Norman Mailer, Thomas Pynchon, Joseph McElroy, and Don DeLillo, Joseph Tabbi finds that a simultaneous attraction to and repulsion from technology has produced a powerful new mode of modern writing—the...



Engaging Science
How to Understand Its Practices Philosophically
Joseph Rouse



The Maxwellians
Bruce J. Hunt
James Clerk Maxwell published the Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism in 1873. At his death, six years later, his theory of the electromagnetic field was neither well understood nor widely accepted. By the mid-1890s, however, it was regarded as one...



Appropriating the Weather
Vilhelm Bjerknes and the Construction of a Modern Meteorology
Robert Marc Friedman
"Very thoughtful and extremely well-researched."—Isis






The Search for the Gene
Bruce Wallace
From Gregor Mendel's experiments on garden peas to the mammoth Human Genome Project of today—how did we get where we are in the science of genetics? In this intriguing book, Bruce Wallace examines the concept of the gene and recounts the history...



Whose Science? Whose Knowledge?
Thinking from Women's Lives
Sandra Harding
Sandra Harding here develops further the themes first addressed in her widely influential book, The Science Question in Feminism, and conducts a compelling analysis of feminist theories on the philosophical problem of how we know what we...






Bell
Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude
Robert V. Bruce



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