Reviews

Author: 
Michael Boulter
Reviewer: 
Yin Chung Au

Au on Boulter, 'Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin'

Michael Boulter. Bloomsbury Scientists: Science and Art in the Wake of Darwin. London: UCL Press, 2018. 198 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78735-005-2; $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78735-006-9.

Reviewed by Yin Chung Au (National Cheng Kung University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (February, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Marie Hicks
Reviewer: 
Jonnie Penn

Penn on Hicks, 'Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing'

Marie Hicks. Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. History of Computing Series. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2017. 352 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-03554-5.

Reviewed by Jonnie Penn (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (February, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Lynn Hollen Lees
Reviewer: 
Suzanne Moon

Moon on Lees, 'Planting Empire, Cultivating Subjects: British Malaya, 1786-1941'

Lynn Hollen Lees. Planting Empire, Cultivating Subjects: British Malaya, 1786-1941. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 374 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-03840-0.

Reviewed by Suzanne Moon (University of Oklahoma) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (January, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Britt Rusert
Reviewer: 
Raphael Uchôa

Uchôa on Rusert, 'Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture'

Britt Rusert. Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture. America and the Long 19th Century Series. New York: New York University Press, 2017. xiv + 293 pp. $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-8568-8; $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4798-4766-2.

Author: 
David Cahan
Reviewer: 
R. Steven Turner

Turner on Cahan, 'Helmholtz: A Life in Science'

David Cahan. Helmholtz: A Life in Science. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. 944 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-48114-2.

Reviewed by R. Steven Turner (University of New Brunswick) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (December, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Author: 
Lee T. MacDonald
Reviewer: 
Daniel Belteki

Belteki on MacDonald, 'Kew Observatory and the Evolution of Victorian Science, 1840-1910'

Lee T. MacDonald. Kew Observatory and the Evolution of Victorian Science, 1840-1910. Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. Illustrations. xii + 308 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4526-0.

Author: 
Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm
Reviewer: 
James Ungureanu

Ungureanu on Josephson-Storm, 'The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences'

Jason Ā. Josephson-Storm. The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences. Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 2017. xiv + 411 pp. $96.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-40322-9; $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-40336-6.

Author: 
Jessica Riskin
Reviewer: 
Susannah Gibson

Gibson on Riskin, 'The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick'

Jessica Riskin. The Restless Clock: A History of the Centuries-Long Argument over What Makes Living Things Tick. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016. 544 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-30292-8; $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-226-52826-7.

Reviewed by Susannah Gibson (Cambridge Philosophical Society) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (October, 2018) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Lynda Payne
Reviewer: 
Michael Brown

Brown on Payne, 'The Best Surgeon in England: Percivall Pott, 1713-88'

Lynda Payne. The Best Surgeon in England: Percivall Pott, 1713-88. American University Studies Series. New York: Peter Lang, 2017. Illustrations. 236 pp. $97.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4331-2319-1.

Reviewed by Michael Brown (University of Roehampton) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (September, 2018) Commissioned by Darren N. Wagner (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

Author: 
Johanna Emeney
Reviewer: 
Andy C. Brown

Brown on Emeney, 'The Rise of Autobiographical Medical Poetry and the Medical Humanities'

Johanna Emeney. The Rise of Autobiographical Medical Poetry and the Medical Humanities. Stuttgart: ibidem Press, 2018. 263 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8382-1128-2.

Reviewed by Andy C. Brown (University of Exeter) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (August, 2018) Commissioned by Darren N. Wagner (Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin)

Author: 
M. Norton Wise
Reviewer: 
Klaus Hentschel

Hentschel on Wise, 'Aesthetics, Industry, and Science: Hermann von Helmholtz and the Berlin Physical Society'

M. Norton Wise. Aesthetics, Industry, and Science: Hermann von Helmholtz and the Berlin Physical Society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. xxi + 405 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-53135-9.

Reviewed by Klaus Hentschel (University of Stuttgart) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (August, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Author: 
Mark Zachary Taylor
Reviewer: 
Mark Giordano

Giordano on Taylor, 'The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology'

Mark Zachary Taylor. The Politics of Innovation: Why Some Countries Are Better Than Others at Science and Technology. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 444 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-046413-4; $105.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-046412-7.

Reviewed by Mark Giordano (Georgetown University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Author: 
James G. Mansell
Reviewer: 
Karin Bijsterveld

Bijsterveld on Mansell, 'The Age of Noise in Britain: Hearing Modernity'

James G. Mansell. The Age of Noise in Britain: Hearing Modernity. Studies in Sensory History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2016. viii + 232 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-252-08218-4; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-252-04067-2.

Reviewed by Karin Bijsterveld (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

Author: 
David A. Rothery
Reviewer: 
Dagomar DeGroot

DeGroot on Blundell, 'Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction' and Rothery, 'Moons: A Very Short Introduction'

Katherine Blundell. Black Holes: A Very Short Introduction. Very Short Introductions Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. xix + 100 pp. $11.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-960266-7.David A. Rothery. Moons: A Very Short Introduction. Very Short Introductions Series. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. Illustrations. xv + 153 pp.

Author: 
Calestous Juma
Reviewer: 
Charles Weiss

Weiss on Juma, 'Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies'

Calestous Juma. Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies. New York: Oxford University Press, 2016. 432 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-046703-6.

Reviewed by Charles Weiss (Georgetown University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2018) Commissioned by Kathryn Olesko (Georgetown University)

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