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Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Chickens
Art and Science in Breeding: Creating Better Chickens
By Margaret E. Derry

Using poultry as a case study for the wider narrative of agricultural genetics, Art and Science in Breeding adds considerable knowledge to a rapidly growing field of inquiry.

Published Jan 2012
The Fluid Envelope of our Planet: How the Study of Ocean Currents Became a Science
The Fluid Envelope of our Planet: How the Study of Ocean Currents Became a Science
Eric L. Mills

A detailed and beautifully written account of the history of oceanography, The Fluid Envelope of Our Planet is an engaging account of the emergence of a scientific discipline.

Published Apr 2011
History of Medicine, Second Edition: A Scandalously Short Introduction
History of Medicine, Second Edition: A Scandalously Short Introduction
Jacalyn Duffin

Up to date and filled with pithy examples and teaching tools such as a searchable online bibliography, History of Medicine continues to demonstrate the power of historical research to inform current health care practice and enhance cultural understanding.

Published May 2010
The Science of Bombing: Operational Research in RAF Bomber Command
The Science of Bombing: Operational Research in RAF Bomber Command
By Randall Thomas Wakelam

A fascinating glimpse into military strategy and decision-making, The Science of Bombing will find a wide audience among those interested in air power history as well as military strategists, air force personnel, and aviation historians.

Published Jul 2009
The Art of Science
The Art of Science
By Boris Castel and Sergio Sismondo
"Clearly analyzing the narratives, myths, and controversies at play in modern science, The Art of Science is an engaging exercise in the social study of human creativity." - Mark Kingwell, University of Toronto
Published Aug 2008
The Sleep of Others and the Transformation of Sleep Research
The Sleep of Others and the Transformation of Sleep Research
By Kenton Kroker

Examining a vast historical period of 2500 years, Kroker separates the problems associated with the history of dreaming from those associated with sleep itself and charts sleep-related diseases such as narcolepsy, insomnia, and sleep apnea.

Published Sep 2007
A History of Science in Society: A Reader
A History of Science in Society: A Reader
Edited by Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack

Beginning with the birth of science in the ancient Greeks, the collection contains just about every major textual source in the growth of science, not shying away from recent controversies in the political and social place of contemporary science.

Published May 2007
An Atlas of the Geology and Mineral Deposits of Ukraine
An Atlas of the Geology and Mineral Deposits of Ukraine
By Leonid Galets'kyi and Walter Peredery

An Atlas of the Geology and Mineral Deposits of Ukraine includes up-to-date geological concepts, as well as ecological, historical, and prehistoric items of interest.

Published Mar 2007
Horses in Society: A Story of Animal Breeding and Marketing Culture, 1800-1920
Horses in Society: A Story of Animal Breeding and Marketing Culture, 1800-1920
By Margaret Derry

Derry?s fascinating study is also a story of the evolution of animal medicine and humanitarian movements, and of international relations, particularly between Canada and the United States.

Published Jul 2006
The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773
The Jesuits II: Cultures, Sciences, and the Arts, 1540-1773
By Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Steven J. Harris, John W. O'Malley, and Frank T. Kennedy

With contributions from distinguished scholars from a dozen different countries, The Jesuits, II continues in the illustrious tradition of its predecessor to make an important contribution to religious memory.

Published Mar 2006