Reviews

Author: 
Miri Shefer-Mossensohn
Reviewer: 
Daniel A. Stolz

Stolz on Shefer-Mossensohn, 'Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge'


Miri Shefer-Mossensohn. Science among the Ottomans: The Cultural Creation and Exchange of Knowledge. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2015. 262 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4773-0359-7.

Reviewed by Daniel A. Stolz (Northwestern University)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Jon Scott Logel
Reviewer: 
Leslie Tomory

Tomory on Logel, 'Designing Gotham: West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898'


Jon Scott Logel. Designing Gotham: West Point Engineers and the Rise of Modern New York, 1817-1898. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War Series. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2016. 280 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8071-6372-6.

Reviewed by Leslie Tomory (McGill University)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Karen Hunger Parshall, Michael T. Walton, Bruce T. Moran, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ute Frietsch

Frietsch on Parshall and Walton and Moran, 'Bridging Traditions: Alchemy, Chemistry, and Paracelsian Practices in the Early Modern Era'


Karen Hunger Parshall, Michael T. Walton, Bruce T. Moran, eds. Bridging Traditions: Alchemy, Chemistry, and Paracelsian Practices in the Early Modern Era. Early Modern Studies Series. Kirksville: Truman State University Press, 2015. xxii + 311 pp. $50.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61248-134-0.

Author: 
Andrew Mangham
Reviewer: 
Andy C. Brown

Brown on Mangham, 'Dickens’s Forensic Realism: Truth, Bodies, Evidence'


Andrew Mangham. Dickens’s Forensic Realism: Truth, Bodies, Evidence. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2017. xvi + 253 pp. $84.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1324-7.

Reviewed by Andy C. Brown (University of Exeter)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2017)
Commissioned by Darren N. Wagner

Author: 
Gregg Mitman, Kelley Wilder, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sue Lurie

Lurie on Mitman and Wilder and eds., 'Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record'


Gregg Mitman, Kelley Wilder, eds. Documenting the World: Film, Photography, and the Scientific Record. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 288 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-12911-2.

Reviewed by Sue Lurie (2M Research Associates, LLC)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (May, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Tiago Saraiva
Reviewer: 
Jeffrey Lewis

Lewis on Tiago Saraiva, 'Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism'


Tiago Saraiva. Fascist Pigs: Technoscientific Organisms and the History of Fascism. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2016. 344 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-03503-3.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Lewis (Ohio State University)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (April, 2017)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Simone M. Müller
Reviewer: 
Waqar Zaidi

Zaidi on Müller, 'Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks'


Simone M. Müller. Wiring the World: The Social and Cultural Creation of Global Telegraph Networks. Columbia Studies in International and Global History Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. 386 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-17432-9.

Reviewed by Waqar Zaidi (Lahore University of Management Science)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
William Boyd
Reviewer: 
Sarah Stanford-McIntyre

Stanford-McIntyre on Boyd, 'The Slain Wood: Papermaking and Its Environmental Consequences in the American South'


William Boyd. The Slain Wood: Papermaking and Its Environmental Consequences in the American South. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 376 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1878-0.

Reviewed by Sarah Stanford-McIntyre (College of William & Mary)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (October, 2016)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
H. Roger Grant
Reviewer: 
Alexander Schweig

Schweig on Grant, 'Railroaders without Borders: A History of the Railroad Development Corporation'


H. Roger Grant. Railroaders without Borders: A History of the Railroad Development Corporation. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2015. xii + 238 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-01798-7.

Reviewed by Alexander Schweig (University of Arizona)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (August, 2016)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Alan Meyer
Reviewer: 
Emily Gibson

Gibson on Meyer, 'Weekend Pilots: Technology, Masculinity, and Private Aviation in Postwar America'


Alan Meyer. Weekend Pilots: Technology, Masculinity, and Private Aviation in Postwar America. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. 328 pp. $44.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1858-2.

Reviewed by Emily Gibson (Georgia Institute of Technology)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2016)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Sonja D. Schmid
Reviewer: 
Tatiana Kasperski

Kasperski on Schmid, 'Producing Power: The Pre-Chernobyl History of the Soviet Nuclear Industry'


Sonja D. Schmid. Producing Power: The Pre-Chernobyl History of the Soviet Nuclear Industry. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2015. xxxi + 362 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-02827-1.

Reviewed by Tatiana Kasperski (postdoctoral fellow, Centre Alexandre-Koyré, Paris, France)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Matthew Smith
Reviewer: 
Kendra Smith-Howard

Smith-Howard on Smith, 'Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy'


Matthew Smith. Another Person's Poison: A History of Food Allergy. Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History Series. New York: Columbia University Press, 2015. xii + 290 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16484-9.

Reviewed by Kendra Smith-Howard (University at Albany-SUNY)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (May, 2016)
Commissioned by Ashton W. Merck

Author: 
Ronald K. Fierstein
Reviewer: 
Anna Johns

Johns on Fierstein, 'A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War'


Ronald K. Fierstein. A Triumph of Genius: Edwin Land, Polaroid, and the Kodak Patent War. Chicago: Ankerwycke, 2015. 644 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62722-769-8.

Reviewed by Anna Johns (Duke University)
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Jonathan Coopersmith
Reviewer: 
Anne M. Ricculli

Ricculli on Coopersmith, 'Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine'


Jonathan Coopersmith. Faxed: The Rise and Fall of the Fax Machine. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015. x + 308 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-1591-8.

Reviewed by Anne M. Ricculli
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Sean Seyer

Author: 
Rebecca M. Herzig
Reviewer: 
Katelyn Smith

Smith on Herzig, 'Plucked: A History of Hair Removal'


Rebecca M. Herzig. Plucked: A History of Hair Removal. Biopolitics Series. New York: New York University Press, 2015. 280 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4798-4082-3.

Reviewed by Katelyn Smith
Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (November, 2015)
Commissioned by Ashton W. Merck

Splitting Hairs: Herzig's Complete History of Hair Removal

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