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  • Physics and Psychics

    Physics and Psychics
    av Richard Noakes

    Pocket - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781316638569

    This is the first systematic exploration of the intriguing connections between Victorian physical sciences and the study of the controversial phenomena broadly classified as psychic, occult and paranormal. These phenomena included animal magnetism,…

  • Physics and Psychics

    Physics and Psychics
    av Richard Noakes

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107188549

    This is the first systematic exploration of the intriguing connections between Victorian physical sciences and the study of the controversial phenomena broadly classified as psychic, occult and paranormal. These phenomena included animal magnetism,…

  • German Science in the Age of Empire

    German Science in the Age of Empire
    av Moritz von Brescius

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781108427326

    This seminal study explores the national, imperial and indigenous interests at stake in a major survey expedition undertaken by the German Schlagintweit brothers, while in the employ of the East India Company, through South and Central Asia in the 1…

  • German Science in the Age of Empire

    German Science in the Age of Empire
    av Moritz von Brescius

    Pocket - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781108446068

    This seminal study explores the national, imperial and indigenous interests at stake in a major survey expedition undertaken by the German Schlagintweit brothers, while in the employ of the East India Company, through South and Central Asia in the 1…

  • The Politics of Chemistry

    The Politics of Chemistry
    av Agusti Nieto-Galan

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781108482431

    Agustí Nieto-Galan argues that chemistry in the twentieth century was deeply and profoundly political. Far from existing in a distinct public sphere, chemical knowledge was applied in ways that created strong links with industrial and military proje…

  • Imperial Science

    Imperial Science
    av Bruce J. Hunt

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781108830669

    In the second half of the nineteenth century, British firms and engineers built, laid, and ran a vast global network of submarine telegraph cables. For the first time, cities around the world were put into almost instantaneous contact, with profound…

  • Malarial Subjects

    Malarial Subjects
    av Rohan Deb Roy

    Pocket - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781316623619

    Malaria was considered one of the most widespread disease-causing entities in the nineteenth century. It was associated with a variety of frailties far beyond fevers, ranging from idiocy to impotence. And yet, it was not a self-contained category. T…

  • Malarial Subjects

    Malarial Subjects
    av Rohan Deb Roy

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107172364

    Malaria was considered one of the most widespread disease-causing entities in the nineteenth century. It was associated with a variety of frailties far beyond fevers, ranging from idiocy to impotence. And yet, it was not a self-contained category. T…

  • Cultivating Commerce

    Cultivating Commerce
    av Sarah Easterby-Smith

    Pocket - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107565685

    Sarah Easterby-Smith rewrites the histories of botany and horticulture from the perspectives of plant merchants who sold botanical specimens in the decades around 1800. These merchants were not professional botanists, nor were they the social equals…

  • Cultivating Commerce

    Cultivating Commerce
    av Sarah Easterby-Smith

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107126848

    Sarah Easterby-Smith rewrites the histories of botany and horticulture from the perspectives of plant merchants who sold botanical specimens in the decades around 1800. These merchants were not professional botanists, nor were they the social equals…

  • Coal, Steam and Ships

    Coal, Steam and Ships
    av Crosbie Smith

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107196728

    Crosbie Smith explores the trials and tribulations of first-generation Victorian mail steamship lines, their passengers, proprietors and the public. Eyewitness accounts show in rich detail how these enterprises engineered their ships, constructed em…

  • Technological Internationalism and World Order

    Technological Internationalism and World Order
    av Waqar H. Zaidi

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781108836784

    Between 1920 and 1950, British and US internationalists called for aviation and atomic energy to be taken out of the hands of nation-states, and instead used by international organizations such as the League of Nations and the United Nations. An int…

  • Death in Beijing

    Death in Beijing
    av Daniel Asen

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107126060

    In this innovative and engaging history of homicide investigation in Republican Beijing, Daniel Asen explores the transformation of ideas about death in China in the first half of the twentieth century. In this period, those who died violently or un…

  • The Victorian Palace of Science

    The Victorian Palace of Science
    av Edward J. Gillin

    Pocket - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781108411615

    The Palace of Westminster, home to Britain's Houses of Parliament, is one of the most studied buildings in the world. What is less well known is that while Parliament was primarily a political building, when built between 1834 and 1860, it was also…

  • The Victorian Palace of Science

    The Victorian Palace of Science
    av Edward J. Gillin

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781108419666

    The Palace of Westminster, home to Britain's Houses of Parliament, is one of the most studied buildings in the world. What is less well known is that while Parliament was primarily a political building, when built between 1834 and 1860, it was also…

  • The Lighthouse and the Observatory

    The Lighthouse and the Observatory
    av Daniel A. Stolz

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107196339

    An observatory and a lighthouse form the nexus of this major new investigation of science, religion, and the state in late Ottoman Egypt. Astronomy, imperial bureaucrats, traditionally educated Muslim scholars, and reformist Islamic publications, su…

  • The Lighthouse and the Observatory

    The Lighthouse and the Observatory
    av Daniel A. Stolz

    Pocket - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781316647257

    An observatory and a lighthouse form the nexus of this major new investigation of science, religion, and the state in late Ottoman Egypt. Astronomy, imperial bureaucrats, traditionally educated Muslim scholars, and reformist Islamic publications, su…

  • A Singular Remedy

    A Singular Remedy
    av Stefanie Ganger

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781108842167

    Stefanie Gänger explores how medical knowledge was shared across societies tied to the Atlantic World between 1751 and 1820. Centred on Peruvian bark or cinchona, Gänger shows how that remedy and knowledge about its consumption – formulae for…

  • Toxic Histories

    Toxic Histories
    av David Arnold

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781107126978

    Toxic Histories combines social, scientific, medical and environmental history to demonstrate the critical importance of poison and pollution to colonial governance, scientific authority and public anxiety in India between the 1830s and 1950s. Again…