European Collections of Scientific Instruments, 1550-1750

Edited by Giorgio Strano, Museo Galileo, Florence, Stephen Johnston, Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford, Mara Miniati, Istituto e Museo di Storia della Scienza, Florence, and Alison Morrison-Low, National Museums Scotland

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€127,00
$153.00
ISBN13: 
9789004172708
E-ISBN: 
9789047426172
Publication Date: 
January 2009
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xxxviii, 220 pp. (including 13 colour plates and 77 illustrations)
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Edited by A.D. Morrison-Low, Sara J. Schechner & Paolo Brenni

This collection of essays discusses the marketing of scientific and medical instruments from the eighteenth century to the First World War. It features case-studies from the United Kingdom, the Americas and Europe.
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56/5
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004324923
E-ISBN: 
9789004324930
Publication date: 
September 2016
€125,00
$150.00

Michiel Streijger & Paul J.J.M. Bakker

This volume presents the first critical edition of books III and IV of the final redaction of John Buridan's Questions Commentary on Aristotle's Physics. The edition is accompanied by a detailed guide to the contents of Buridan's questions.
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55/27
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004131873
E-ISBN: 
9789004322356
Publication date: 
August 2016
€138,00
$166.00

Kuni Sakamoto, Radboud University Nijmegen.

This monograph is the first to analyze Julius Caesar Scaliger’s Exotericae Exercitationes (1557). In order to make this late-Renaissance work accessible to modern readers, Kuni Sakamoto conducted a detailed textual analysis and revealed the basic tenets of Scaliger’s philosophy.
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54/26
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004310094
E-ISBN: 
9789004310100
Publication date: 
August 2016
€104,00
$135.00

Edited by Arun Bala, Asia Research Institute, Singapore and Prasenjit Duara, Asia Research Institute, Singapore

The European 'dark ages' in the millennium 500 to 1500 CE was a bright age of brilliant scientific achievements in China, India and the Middle East. The contributors to this volume address its implications for comparative and connective science studies.
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53/5
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004264182
E-ISBN: 
9789004264199
Publication date: 
May 2016
€115,00
$149.00

Roel Nicolai

The enigmatic nautical charts of the Mediterranean and Black Sea, known as portolan charts, which suddenly appeared in Italy in the thirteenth century are shown to be sophisticated maps the construction of which was well beyond medieval European mapping capabilities.
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52
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004282971
E-ISBN: 
9789004285125
Publication date: 
May 2016
€168,00
$218.00

Edited by Jeroen van Dongen, University of Amsterdam & Utrecht University

Cold War Science and the Transatlantic Circulation of Knowledge shows how western science was transferred and produced in an international network that was conditioned by global power relations.
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51/1
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004264212
E-ISBN: 
9789004264229
Publication date: 
November 2015
€115,00
$149.00

Robert G. McKinnell, University of Minnesota

The Understanding, Prevention and Control of Human Cancer explains how certain chemicals in our environment are changed by enzymes of the body to combine with DNA which ultimately results in cancer. This form of cancer has previously been “grossly underestimated”.
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49
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004286795
E-ISBN: 
9789004286801
Publication date: 
November 2015
€45,00
$50.00

Marieke M. A. Hendriksen, University of Groningen, The Netherlands

In Elegant Anatomy Marieke Hendriksen offers an account of the material culture of the eighteenth-century Leiden anatomical collections, which have not been studied in detail before. Starting from the materiality of preparations, it introduces the novel analytical concept of aesthesis.
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47
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004262782
E-ISBN: 
9789004262775
Publication date: 
October 2014
€114,00
$145.00

Edited by Silke Ackermann, Museum of the History of Science; Richard L. Kremer, Dartmouth College and Mara Miniati, Museo Galileo

This study examines the display of scientific instruments in venues beyond the laboratory or the classroom, in museums, fairs, universal exhibitions, theatres, movies, book frontispieces, and patent offices.
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46/4
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004264397
E-ISBN: 
9789004264403
Publication date: 
August 2014
€122,00
$145.00

Edited by Heather Ellis, Liverpool Hope University and Ulrike Kirchberger, University of Kassel

Anglo-German Scholarly Networks explores a wide range of scholarly and scientific connections between Britain and Germany from the late eighteenth century to the interwar years.
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43/4
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004253124
E-ISBN: 
9789004253117
Publication date: 
January 2014
€114,00
$145.00

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