History of Science & Technology

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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 May 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
A History of Science in Society, Volume I: From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution, Second Edition
A History of Science in Society, Volume I: From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution, Second 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. Volume I begins with a small group of philosophers in ancient Greece and ends with the work of Sir Isaac Newton.
Published Mar 2012
A History of Science in Society, Volume II: From the Scientific Revolution to the Present, Second Edition
A History of Science in Society, Volume II: From the Scientific Revolution to the Present, Second 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. Volume II begins with the work of Sir Isaac Newton and ends with a new section on climate change.
Published Mar 2012
A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility, Second Edition
A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility, Second Edition
By Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack
This bestselling book traces the history of science through its continually changing place in society and explores the links between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful.
Published Mar 2012
Biological Oceanography: An Early History. 1870 - 1960
Biological Oceanography: An Early History. 1870 - 1960
By Eric L. Mills
Foreword by John Cullen

This new edition makes an excellent companion to Mills’s recent history of mathematical and physical oceanography, the multi-award-winning and widely acclaimed The Fluid Envelope of Our Planet.

Published Jan 2012
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