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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
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