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Marking Time: Romanticism and Evolution
Marking Time: Romanticism and Evolution
Edited by Joel Faflak

Marking Time, edited by Joel Faflak, analyses prevailing notions of evolution by tracing its origins to the literary, scientific, and philosophical discourses of the long nineteenth century.

Available Jan 2018
Northern Star: J.S. Plaskett
Northern Star: J.S. Plaskett
By R. Peter Broughton
With a foreword by James E. Hesser

Northern Star explores Plaskett’s unorthodox and fascinating life from his rural roots near Woodstock through his days as a technician at the University of Toronto to his initiation in astronomy at the Dominion Observatory in Ottawa.

Available Dec 2017
Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
Measured Words: Computation and Writing in Renaissance Italy
By Arielle Saiber

Measured Words investigates the rich commerce between computation and writing that proliferated in fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italy.

Available Dec 2017
Victorian Jesus: J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity
Victorian Jesus: J.R. Seeley, Religion, and the Cultural Significance of Anonymity
By Ian Hesketh

Victorian Jesus explores the relationship between historian J. R. Seeley and his publisher Alexander Macmillan as they sought to keep Seeley’s authorship a secret while also trying to exploit the public interest.

Available Nov 2017
A Nobel Affair: The Correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess
A Nobel Affair: The Correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess
Edited and Translated by Erika Rummel

A Nobel Affair is the first translation into English of the complete correspondence between Alfred Nobel and Sofie Hess.

Published Jun 2017
The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science
The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science
By Andrea Quinlan

The Technoscientific Witness of Rape is the first book to chart the thirty-year history of the sexual assault evidence kit and its role in a criminal justice system that re-victimizes many assault victims in their quest for medical treatment and justice.

Published Apr 2017
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism
By Alice A. Kuzniar

Alice A. Kuzniar critically examines the alternative medical practice of homeopathy within the Romantic culture in which it arose. In The Birth of Homeopathy out of the Spirit of Romanticism, Kuzniar argues that Hahnemann was a product of his time rather than an iconoclast and visionary.

Published Apr 2017
Nuclear Portraits: Communities, the Environment, and Public Policy
Nuclear Portraits: Communities, the Environment, and Public Policy
Edited by Laurel Sefton MacDowell

In Nuclear Portraits, scholars from Europe, North America, and Asia demonstrate the complexity, controversy, contradictions, and dangers that surround many aspects of the nuclear industry.

Published Mar 2017
A History of Science in Society, Volume I: From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution, Third Edition
A History of Science in Society, Volume I: From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution, Third Edition
By Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack

A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion.

Published Sep 2016
A History of Science in Society, Volume II: From the Scientific Revolution to the Present, Third Edition
A History of Science in Society, Volume II: From the Scientific Revolution to the Present, Third Edition
By Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack

A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion.

Published Sep 2016