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General & Popular Science 2017

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GENERAL & POPULAR SCIENCE

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HIGHLIGHT The University of Georgia Press

THE EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC FIRE AND STONE
KNOWLEDGE
Where Do We Come From?
From Certainty to Uncertainty What Are We? Where Are
Edward R. Dougherty We Going?
Priscilla Long
Feb 2017 152pp
9781510607354 Paperback £17.95 / €20.00 Aug 2016 156pp
SPIE Press Monographs, Vol. 275 9780820350448 Paperback
Provides scientists and engineers, and those £25.50 / €29.00
interested in scientific issues, with a concise Crux: The Georgia Series in
account of how the nature of scientific knowledge Literary Nonfiction
evolved from antiquity to a seemingly final form in
the twentieth century that now strongly limits the The questions that drive Priscilla Long’s work are the
knowledge that people would like to gain in the questions asked by the painter Paul Gauguin in the title
twenty-first century. of his 1897 painting: Where Do We Come From? What Are
SPIE We? Where Are We Going? These questions look beyond
every-day trivialities to ponder the essence of our
origins.

McFarland

PRIESTLEY’S PROGRESS

The Life of Sir Raymond Priestley, Antarctic
Explorer, Scientist, Soldier, Academician
Mike Bullock

Jun 2017 160pp
9780786478057 Paperback £39.95 / €46.00

This first biography of Sir Raymond Priestley is well
overdue, and its absence can only be explained by the
scale of research necessary to cover the breadth and
variety of his achievements over a very long and active
life. It will be of interest across a wide range of disciplines,
especially to those for whom the “Heroic Age” of
Antarctic Exploration has a particular fascination.

SCIENCE IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK

How It Has Changed, Why We Can’t Trust It,
How It Can Be Fixed
Henry H. Bauer

May 2017 199pp
9781476669106 Paperback £37.95 / €43.00

Discusses the ways in which science, the touchstone
of reliable knowledge in modern society, changed
dramatically in the second half of the 20th century,
becoming less trustworthy through excessive
competitiveness and conflicts of interest.

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University of Michigan Press NewSouth Publishing

STRANGE SCIENCE THE BEST AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE
WRITING 2016
Investigating the Limits of Knowledge in
the Victorian Age Edited by Jo Chandler
Lara Pauline Karpenko & Shalyn Rae Claggett Oct 2016 288pp
9781742235035 Paperback £32.50 / €37.00
Jan 2017 304pp, 8 b&w illustrations
9780472130177 Hardback £64.95 / €74.00 Now in its sixth year, this volume brings together
knowledge and insight from Australia’s brightest
Examines marginal, fringe, and unconventional thinkers as they explore the intricacies of the world
forms of scientific inquiry, as well as their cultural around us. This lively collection of essays covers a wide
representations, in the Victorian period, and reveals the range of subjects, and challenges our perceptions of the
degree to which scientific discourse of this period was world and how we exist within it.
radically speculative, frequently attempting to challenge
or extend the apparent boundaries of the natural world. The University of North Carolina Press

Morgan & Claypool Publishers INNOCENT EXPERIMENTS

THE MELENCOLIA MANIFESTO Childhood and the Culture of Popular Science
in the United States
David Finkelstein Rebecca Onion
Jan 2017 60pp
9781681740263 Paperback £35.50 / €40.00 Sep 2016 272pp, 20 halftones
9781469629476 Paperback £32.50 / €37.00
Few artworks have been the subject of more extensive 9781469629469 Hardback £91.95 / €105.00
interpretation than Melencolia I by renowned artist, Studies in United States Culture
mathematician, and scientist Albrecht Dürer. And yet,
did each of these experts miss a secret manifesto that From the 1950s to the digital age, people have
Dürer included within the engraving? This work decrypts pushed their children to live science-minded lives,
secrets within Melencolia I based on Dürer’s own cementing scientific discovery and youthful curiosity as
writings, subliminal artists that inspired him, the Bible, inseparable ideals. In this multifaceted work, Rebecca
and books that inspired Dürer. Onion examines the rise of informal children’s science
IOP Concise Physics education in the twentieth century, from home
chemistry sets after World War I to the century-long
UNDERSTANDING THE MAGIC boom in child-centred science museums.
OF THE BICYCLE
Oregon State University Press
Basic Scientific Explanations to the Two-
Wheeler’s Mysterious and Fascinating SCIENCE WITHOUT FRONTIERS
Behavior
Joseph W. Connolly Cosmopolitanism and National Interests in
the World of Learning, 1870–1940
Dec 2016 226pp Robert Fox
9781681744407 Paperback £70.50 / €80.00
Jan 2017 208pp
The bicycle is a common, yet unique mechanical 9780870718670 Paperback £23.50 / €27.00
contraption in our world. In spite of this, the bike’s physical A Horning Visiting Scholars Publication
and mechanical principles are understood by a select few.
You do not have to be a genius to join this small group of In his long and distinguished academic career, historian
people who understand the physics of cycling. This is your Robert Fox has specialised in the modern history of
guide to fundamental principles, providing intuitive, basic physical science, particularly in France, from 1700
explanations for the bicycle’s behaviour. onward. In this work, he explores the discipline of
IOP Concise Physics science as a model for global society.

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University of Pittsburgh Press THE IMAGINED EMPIRE

A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT Ballon Enlightenments in Revolutionary
Europe
Phytotrons, Cold War Life Science, and the Mi Gyung Kim
Making of the Experimental Plant
David P. D. Munns Feb 2017 472pp, 23 colour plates, 53 illustrations

May 2017 384pp, 29 b&w Illustrations 9780822944652 Hardback £62.50 / €71.00
9780822944744 Hardback £56.50 / €65.00
The hot-air balloon, invented by the Montgolfier
Presents a history of phytotrons, huge climate-controlled brothers in 1783, launched for the second time just
laboratories that enabled plant scientists to experiment days before the Treaty of Paris would end the American
on the environmental causes of growth and development Revolutionary War. It ignited a balloon mania that swept
of living organisms. By recalling the forgotten history of across Europe. This volume explores how this material
phytotrons, Munns reminds us of the important role they artefact not only expanded the public for science and
can play in helping researchers unravel the complexities of spectacle but inspired utopian dreams of a republican
natural ecosystems in the Anthropocene. monarchy that would obliterate social boundaries.

THE FOUNDATIONS OF SCIENTIFIC SCIENCE MUSEUMS IN TRANSITION
INFERENCE
Anglo-American Cultures of Display in the
50th Anniversary Edition Nineteenth Century
Wesley C. Salmon Edited by Carin Berkowitz & Bernard Lightman

May 2017 208pp May 2017 368pp, 40 b&w Illustrations
9780822964568 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00
9780822944751 Hardback £50.95 / €59.00
After its publication in 1967, The Foundations of Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Scientific Inference taught a generation of students
and researchers about the problem of induction, the Explores the transformation of scientific exhibitions and
interpretation of probability, and confirmation theory. museums during the nineteenth century. Contributors
Fifty years later, Wesley C. Salmon’s book remains one focus on comparative case studies across Britain
of the clearest introductions to these fundamental and America, examining the people, spaces, display
problems in the philosophy of science. practices, experiences, and politics that worked not only
to define the museum, but to shape public science and
FREE WILL AND THE HUMAN scientific knowledge during this period.
SCIENCES IN BRITAIN, 1870-1910
SCIENTIFIC PLURALISM
Roger Smith RECONSIDERED
Nov 2016 288pp
9780822964766 Paperback £39.50 / €46.00 A New Approach to the (Dis)Unity of Science
Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century Stéphanie Ruphy

From the late nineteenth century onwards religion Jan 2017 208pp
gave way to science as the dominant force in society.
This led to a questioning of the principle of free will. 9780822944584 Hardback £45.50 / €52.00
Smith takes an in-depth look at the problem of free will
through the prism of different disciplines. His subtly Offers a critical overview of the philosophical debate
nuanced navigation through these arguments has much on the unity or plurality of science. It focuses on
to contribute to our understanding of Victorian and the methodological, epistemic, and metaphysical
Edwardian science and culture. commitments of various philosophical attitudes
surrounding monism and pluralism, and offers novel
perspectives and pluralist theses on scientific methods
and objects, reductionism, plurality of representations,
natural kinds, and scientific classifications.

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VICTORIAN LITERATURE AND THE University of Virginia Press
PHYSICS OF THE IMPONDERABLE
QUESTIONING NATURE
Sarah C. Alexander
Nov 2016 216pp British Women’s Scientific Writing and
Literary Originality, 1750-1830
9780822964858 Paperback £39.50 / €46.00 Melissa Bailes
Science & Culture in the Nineteenth Century
Jun 2017 256pp, 10 b&w illustrations
Examines how the emerging language of the 9780813939766 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00
“imponderable” helped Victorian writers and physicists
make sense of new experiences of modernity. As Sarah In the mid-eighteenth century, many British authors
Alexander argues, while Victorian physicists were and literary critics anxiously claimed that poetry
theorizing ether, energy and entropy, and non-Euclidean was in crisis. This work explores how major women
space and atom theories, writers such as Charles Dickens writers - including Mary Shelley, Anna Barbauld, and
used concepts of the imponderable to explore key issues Charlotte Smith - responded by turning to the era’s
of capitalism, imperialism, and social unrest. rising fascination with new discoveries in developing
disciplines of natural history such as botany, zoology,
SPIE and geology.

THE EVOLUTION OF SCIENTIFIC BESTSELLERS
KNOWLEDGE
American Mathematical Society
From Certainty to Uncertainty
Edward R. Dougherty JOHN VON NEUMANN

Feb 2017 152pp The Scientific Genius Who Pioneered the
9781510607354 Paperback £17.95 / €20.00 Modern Computer, Game Theory, Nuclear
Press Monographs, Vol. 275 Deterrence, and Much More
Norman Macrae
For full details of this title, see page 1.
1999 406pp
OPTICS IN THE AIR 9780821826768 Paperback £36.95 / €42.00

Observing Optical Presents the biography of John von Neumann, one of
Phenomena Through the greatest scientist of the century after Einstein. This
Airplane Windows book discusses Von Neumann’s work in areas such as
Joseph A. Shaw game theory, mathematics, physics, and meteorology
which formed the building blocks for the modern
Apr 2017 194pp computer, game theory, and the atom bomb.
9781510607293 Paperback
£42.50 / €48.00 MATHEMATICAL UNDERSTANDING OF
Press Monographs, Vol. 274 NATURE

Provides an introduction to Essays on Amazing Physical Phenomena and
optical phenomena in the natural world, primarily in Their Understanding by Mathematicians
the atmosphere (or “in the air”). It follows a simple V.I. Arnold
approach that can be understood and enjoyed by
readers without scientific training. A variety of optical 2014 167pp
phenomena are illustrated with photographs and 9781470417017 Paperback £29.50 / €34.00
explained with simplified line diagrams and descriptions.
This collection of 39 short stories gives the reader a
unique opportunity to take a look at the scientific
philosophy of Vladimir Arnold. Topics of the stories
range from astronomy, to mirages, to motion of
glaciers, to geometry of mirrors and beyond.

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Brookings Institution Press University of Michigan Press

PASTEUR’S QUADRANT CONVERSATIONS ON SCIENCE,
CULTURE, AND TIME
Basic Science and Technological Innovation
Donald E. Stokes Michel Serres
Interviewed by Bruno Latour
1997 196pp 1995 320pp
9780815781776 Paperback £20.50 / €24.00 9780472065486 Paperback £26.95 / €31.00

On this revised, interactive view of science and Although elected to the prestigious French Academy
technology, Stokes builds a convincing case that by in 1990, Michel Serres has long been considered a
recognising the importance of use-inspired basic maverick. In these five lively interviews with Bruno
research we can frame a new compact between science Latour, this increasingly important cultural figure
and government. sheds light on the ideas that inspire his highly original,
challenging, and transdisciplinary essays.
CSIRO Publishing
University of Pittsburgh Press
HANDS-ON SCIENCE
FOUR DECADES OF SCIENTIFIC
50 Kids’ Activities from CSIRO EXPLANATION
Edited by Sarah Kellett, David Shaw & Kath Kovac
Wesley C. Salmon
2016 128pp, colour illustrations throughout 2006 240pp, illustrations
9781486306145 Paperback £14.95 / €17.00 9780822959267 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00

Did you ever wonder why some insects can walk on Provides an account of the developments in scientific
water? Or how the Ancient Egyptians made mummies? explanation that transpired in the last four decades
Are you curious about why a guitar sounds different of the twentieth century. This book underscores the
from a flute? Gather some everyday materials from need for a consensus of approach and evaluations of
around your home and find out the answers with these methodology in scientific explanation.
50 kid-approved science activities.
Hampton Press SCIENCE AS IT COULD HAVE BEEN

THE SYSTEMS VIEW OF THE WORLD Discussing the Contingency/Inevitability
Problem
Second Edition Edited by Léna Soler, Emiliano Trizio & Andrew Pickering
Ervin Laszlo
2015 480pp, 4 b&w illustrations
1996 128pp 9780822944454 Hardback £70.50 / €81.00
9781572730533 Paperback £21.50 / €24.00
Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity & the Human Could all or part of our taken-as-established scientific
Sciences conclusions, theories, experimental data, ontological
commitments, and so forth have been significantly
Taking the view that understanding the meaning different? This work focuses on a crucial issue that
behind the complex formulas of science is more contemporary science studies have often neglected: the
important than ever, this work attempts to explain issue of contingency within science.
the systems view of the world as the paradigm of the
latest scientific developments.

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