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Maestro of Science: Omond McKillop Solandt and Government Science in War and Hostile Peace, 1939-1956
Maestro of Science: Omond McKillop Solandt and Government Science in War and Hostile Peace, 1939-1956
By Jason S. Ridler

Jason S. Ridler draws on interviews and declassified records to paint a vivid picture of the influence and achievements of a Canadian leader in Cold War military research.

Published Nov 2015
The Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long Eighteenth Century
The Secrets of Generation: Reproduction in the Long Eighteenth Century
Edited by Raymond Stephanson and Darren N. Wagner

The definitive collection on eighteenth-century generation and its many milieus, The Secrets of Generation will be an essential resource for studying this topic for years to come.

Published Nov 2015
Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-electricity during Canada's Second World War
Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-electricity during Canada's Second World War
By Matthew Evenden

Allied Power examines the mobilization of Canadian hydro-electricity during the war and the impact of that wartime expansion on Canada’s power systems, rivers, and politics.

Published Jun 2015
Masterminding Nature: The Breeding of Animals, 1750-2010
Masterminding Nature: The Breeding of Animals, 1750-2010
By Margaret E. Derry

Margaret Derry examines the evolution of modern animal breeding from the invention of improved breeding methodologies in eighteenth-century England to the application of molecular genetics in the 1980s and 1990s.

Published Mar 2015
Galileo: Pioneer Scientist
Galileo: Pioneer Scientist
By Stillman Drake

With this book Drake confirms Galileo as the first recognizably modern scientist, in both his methods and results.

Published Feb 2015
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 Feb 2015
Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson's Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870
Enlightened Zeal: The Hudson's Bay Company and Scientific Networks, 1670-1870
By Ted Binnema

Enlightened Zeal examines the fascinating history of the Hudson’s Bay Company’s involvement in scientific networks during the company’s two-hundred year chartered monopoly.

Published Mar 2014
Pathogens for War: Biological Weapons, Canadian Life Scientists, and North American Biodefence
Pathogens for War: Biological Weapons, Canadian Life Scientists, and North American Biodefence
By Donald Avery

Pathogens for War explores how Canada and its allies have attempted to deal with the threat of germ warfare, one of the most fearful weapons of mass destruction, since the Second World War.

Published Apr 2013
The Trial of Galileo, 1612-1633
The Trial of Galileo, 1612-1633
Edited by Thomas F. Mayer
This unique reader allows students to examine Galileo's trial as a legal event and, in so doing, to learn about seventeenth-century European religion, politics, diplomacy, bureaucracy, culture, and science.

Published Oct 2012
Medieval Military Technology, Second Edition
Medieval Military Technology, Second Edition
By Kelly DeVries and Robert Douglas Smith
This thorough update of a classic book includes fully revised content, new sections on the use of horses, handguns, incendiary weapons, and siege engines, and new illustrations.
Published May 2012