Reviews

Author: 
Debjani Bhattacharyya
Reviewer: 
Wilko Hardenberg

Hardenberg on Bhattacharyya, 'Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta: The Making of Calcutta'

Debjani Bhattacharyya. Empire and Ecology in the Bengal Delta: The Making of Calcutta. Studies in Environment and History Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Illustrations, maps. 254 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42574-2.

Reviewed by Wilko Hardenberg (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (May, 2020) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Theodore M. Porter
Reviewer: 
John Lidwell-Durnin

Lidwell-Durnin on Porter, 'Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity'

Theodore M. Porter. Genetics in the Madhouse: The Unknown History of Human Heredity. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018. Illustrations. xii + 447 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-16454-0.

Reviewed by John Lidwell-Durnin (University of Oxford) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (November, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming, Lauren Kassell, eds.
Reviewer: 
Marion Thomas

Thomas on Hopwood and Flemming and Kassell, 'Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day'

Nick Hopwood, Rebecca Flemming, Lauren Kassell, eds. Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Illustrations. xxxv + 730 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-06802-5.

Reviewed by Marion Thomas (Université de Strasbourg, Faculté de médecine) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (October, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Deborah R. Coen
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Haines

Haines on Coen, 'Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale'

Deborah R. Coen. Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2018. Illustrations. 464 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-39882-2.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Haines (University of Bristol) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (September, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Robert Bud, Paul Greenhalgh, Frank James, Morag Sciach, eds.
Reviewer: 
Galina Shyndriayeva

Shyndriayeva on Bud and Greenhalgh and James and Sciach, 'Being Modern: The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century'

Robert Bud, Paul Greenhalgh, Frank James, Morag Sciach, eds. Being Modern: The Cultural Impact of Science in the Early Twentieth Century. London: UCL Press, 2018. 454 pp. $50.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78735-394-7.

Reviewed by Galina Shyndriayeva (University of Tokyo) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (September, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Simon Werrett
Reviewer: 
Haileigh Robertson

Robertson on Werrett, 'Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment'

Simon Werrett. Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019. 304 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-61025-2.

Reviewed by Haileigh Robertson (Independent scholar) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (July, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Joshua B. Freeman
Reviewer: 
Lindy Biggs

Biggs on Freeman, 'Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World'

Joshua B. Freeman. Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2018. xviii + 427 pp. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-393-24631-5.

Reviewed by Lindy Biggs (Auburn University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2019) Commissioned by Dominic J. Berry (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Author: 
Daniel McCann
Reviewer: 
Marjorie Harrington

Harrington on McCann, 'Soul-Health: Therapeutic Reading in Later Medieval England'

Daniel McCann. Soul-Health: Therapeutic Reading in Later Medieval England. Religion and Culture in the Middle Ages Series. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2018. 272 pp. $96.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78683-332-7.

Reviewed by Marjorie Harrington (Western Michigan University) Published on H-Sci-Med-Tech (June, 2019) Commissioned by Lucy C. Barnhouse (Wartburg College)

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.

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