History and Philosophy of Science catalogue, 2015-16

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  History & Philosophy of Science P ICKERING & C HATTO PUBLISHERS  Overleaf: Laboratory asks, 1959 © Maurice Broomeld/Science & Society Picture Library  Welcome to our History and Philosophy of Science Catalogue, 2015–16 Please note eBooks:  All titles priced at £75/$120 or less are available as eBooks. Please check your preferred  vendor for price information. Electronic availability is simultaneous with print publication. Format:  All measurements are given in mm. Price and publication information: Details are correct at time of going to press but are subject to alteration without notice. Find us on Facebook and Twitter How to order Our titles can be ordered in the following ways:ã Directly through the relevant distributor (see back cover)ã Directly and securely through our website  www.pickeringchatto.comã Through all major library suppliersBooksellers who wish to open an account should contact us on  Sign up to our eBulletins: Dear Reader, Welcome to our latest catalogue devoted to the history and philosophy of science. This is a rapidly-growing part of our publishing. We retain our strong commitment to our  well-established series such as  Science and Culture in the  Nineteenth Century  (see pages 3–7) and also to our series  with the Society for the Social History of Medicine (see pages 11–12). I think you will see how well-received these books have  been from the excellent review quotes we have been able to include in these pages. I am condent that the titles due for publication in these series will also receive a similar reception.  All these books go through a rigorous peer review process  which ensures that the published volumes are of the highest quality. We also have a number of new series with a strong focus on the philosophy of science such as:  History and Philosophy of Technoscience  and  History and Philosophy of Biology . These new series will be of interest not only to philosophers but to historians and practitioners of science.In addition to our monograph programme we also have some new and exciting primary source collections. Our  Selected Correspondence of William Huggins  is newly published, while 2015 will also see the rst volumes of our major new project, The Correspondence of John Tyndall   which will be published serially in some sixteen volumes. Whatever your area of research I am sure that you will nd something of value in these pages. I would also be delighted to hear from you with any suggestions for new works to add to our ever-growing list. Mark Pollard  Publishing Director  e Biological Foundations of Action Derek M Jones H  P  B Galileo and the Conflict between Religion and Science Gregory W Dawes P S  P  R Standardization in Measurement Edited by Oliver Schlaudt and Lara Huber H  P  T Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable Sarah C. Alexander S  C   N C  3  Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture Editors: Louise Penner  and Tabitha Sparks This collection of essays explores the rise of scientic medicine and its impact on Victorian popular culture. Chapters include an examination of Charles Dickens’s involvement with hospital funding, the founding of  body-building in England and the theatrical portrayal of drug addiction, plus a whole section devoted to the representation of medicine in crime ction. This is an interdisciplinary study involving public health, cultural studies, the history of medicine, literature and the theatre, providing new insights into Victorian culture and society. Contributors Meredith Conti, Marc Milton Ducusin, Meegan Kennedy, Julie Kraft, Kevin A Morrison, Cheryl Blake Price, Jacob Steere- Williams and Ellen J Stockstill  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Centuryc. 256pp: 234x156: May 2015 HB 978 1 84893 569 3: £60/$99  Victorian Literature and the Physics of the Imponderable Sarah C Alexander The Victorians were obsessed with the empirical but were frequently frustrated by the sizeable gaps in their understanding of the world around them. This study examines how literature and popular culture adopted the newly-emergent language of physics to explain the unknown or ‘imponderable’. The works of key scientists such as John Tyndall, George Henry Lewes and Auguste Comte are discussed and set in the context of a developing modern society. This raises important parallels  with contemporary issues surrounding scientic developments such as the Higgs boson or ‘God Particle’.  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Centuryc. 256pp: 234x156: June 2015 HB 978 1 84893 566 2: £60/$99  Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the Average Men of Science, 1796–1874 Kevin Donnelly   Adolphe Quetelet was an inuential scientist whose controversial work on social physics was praised by American reformers, but condemned by John Stuart Mill. His long and distinguished career brought him into contact with many of the Victorian intellectual elite, including Goethe, Malthus, Babbage, Herschel and Faraday. His theories even inspired Dostoyevsky to write Crime and Punishment  . Donnelly presents the rst scholarly biography of Quetelet, exploring his contribution to quantitative reasoning and his place in nineteenth-century intellectual history.  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Centuryc. 256pp: 234x156: June 2015 HB 978 1 84893 568 6: £60/$99  Astronomy in India, 1784–1876 Joydeep Sen Indian scientic achievements in the early twentieth century are  well known, with a number of heralded individuals making globally recognized strides in the eld of astrophysics. Covering the period from the foundation of the Asiatick Society in 1784 to the establishment of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science in 1876, Sen explores the relationship between Indian astronomers and the colonial British. He shows that from the mid-nineteenth century, Indians were not passive receivers of European knowledge, but active participants in modern scientic observational astronomy.  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 25  288pp: 234x156: 2014 HB 978 1 84893 456 6: £60/$99 The Age of Scientic Naturalism:  Tyndall and His Contemporaries Editors: Bernard Lightman  and Michael S Reidy  Physicist John Tyndall and his contemporaries were at the forefront of developing the cosmology of scientic naturalism during the  Victorian period. Contributors focus on the way Tyndall and his correspondents developed their ideas through letters, periodicals and scientic journals and challenge previously held assumptions about  who gained authority, and how they attained and defended their position  within the scientic community. Contributors Melinda Baldwin, Ruth Barton, Janet Browne, Joshua P Howe, Elizabeth Neswald, Josipa Petrunic, Jeremiah Rankin, Jonathan Smith, Robert W Smith and Michael W Taylor  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 24 272pp: 234x156: 2014 HB 978 1 84893 463 4: £60/$99  Science and Culture in the  Nineteenth Century Series Editor: Bernard Lightman Includes studies of major developments within the disciplines as well as works on popular science. The evolution of scientic ideas is placed within its social, political, religious, cultural, imperial and international contexts.  4 Uncommon Contexts:   Encounters between Science and  Literature, 1800–1914 Editors: Ben Marsden , Hazel Hutchison  and Ralph O’Connor Britain in the long nineteenth century developed an increasing interest in science of all kinds. The essays in this collection uncover the symbiotic relationship between literature and science. Specic case studies include the engineering language used by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the role of physiology in the development of the sensation novel and how mass communication made people lonely. ‘The contributions collectively explore and analyze a wide range of manifestations of the mutual engagement of literature and science during the longer nineteenth century.’ Metascience Contributors  Alice Jenkins, Melanie Keene, Anne Secord, Crosbie Smith and Paul White  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 23 256pp: 234x156: 2013 HB 978 1 84893 362 0: £60/$99 The Medical Trade Catalogue in Britain, 1870–1914 Claire L Jones By the late nineteenth century, advances in medical knowledge, technology and pharmaceuticals led to the development of a thriving commercial industry. The medical trade catalogue became one of the most important means of promoting the latest tools and techniques to practitioners. Drawing on over 400 catalogues produced between 1870 and 1914, Jones presents a study of the changing nature of medical professionalism. She examines the use of the catalogue in connecting the previously separate worlds of medicine and commerce and discusses its importance to the study of print history more widely. ‘vastly expands our understandings of the modern medical profession ...  Any historian with an interest in how money makes the world go round should read this.’ Christopher Lawrence, University College London  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 22 256pp: 234x156: 2013 HB 978 1 84893 443 6: £60/$99 The Making of Modern  Anthrax, 1875–1920:  Uniting  Local, National and Global Histories of  Disease James F Stark  From the mid-nineteenth century onwards a number of previously unknown conditions were recorded in  both animals and humans. Known by a  variety of names, and found in diverse locations, by the end of the century these diseases were united under the  banner of ‘anthrax’. Stark offers a fresh perspective on the history of infectious disease. He examines anthrax in terms of local, national and global signicance, and constructs a narrative that spans public, professional and geographic domains. ‘a lively account that is accessible and readable by a wide audience ... a valuable and informative source of reference’ Social History of Medicine  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 21 272pp: 234x156: 2013 HB 978 1 84893 446 7: £60/$99 Science and Societies in Frankfurt am Main  Ayako Sakurai The nineteenth century saw science move from being the preserve of a small learned elite to a dominant force which inuenced society as a whole. Sakurai presents a study of how scientic societies affected the social and political life of a city.  As it did not have a university or a centralized government, Frankfurt am Main is an ideal case study of how scientic associations – funded by private patronage for the good of the local populace – became an important centre for natural history.  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 20 256pp: 234x156: 2013 HB 978 1 84893 397 2: £60/$99 Brewing Science, Technology and Print, 1700–1880 James Sumner How did the brewing of beer become a scientic process? Sumner explores this question by charting the theory and practice of the trade in Britain and Ireland during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.From an oral culture derived from home-based skills, brewing industrialized rapidly and developed an extensive trade literature, based increasingly on the authority of chemical experiment. The role of taxation is also examined, and the emergence of brewing as a profession is set within its social and technical context. ‘groundbreaking both in its quality and scope in addressing the history of the application of science in brewing’ Brewery History   Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 19 320pp: 234x156: 2013 HB 978 1 84893 423 8: £60/$99 The Making of British  Anthropology, 1813–1871 Efram Sera-Shriar  Victorian anthropology has been derided as an ‘armchair practice’, distinct from the scientic discipline of the twentieth century. Sera-Shriar argues that anthropology at this time  went through a process of innovation  which built on scientically grounded observational study. Far from being an evolutionary dead end, nineteenth-century anthropology laid the foundations for the eld-based science of anthropology today. ‘an impressive book, providing a new slant on Victorian anthropology and an interesting case study of scientic observation.’ Social History of Medicine  Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: 18 272pp: 234x156: 2013 HB 978 1 84893 394 1: £60/$99


Jul 25, 2017
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