History of Technology

Institutions in the Transport and Communications Industries

State and Private Actors in the Making of Institutional Patterns 1850-1990

Lena Andersson-Skog & Olle Krantz, eds.

July 9, 2012
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Taking Place

The Spacial Contexts of Science, Technology and Business

Enrico Baraldi, Hjalmar Fors, Anders Houltz, editors

June 11, 2012

Taking Place deals with places shaped by interactions of science, technology, and industry. It treats place as an essential factor for understanding municipalities, companies, scientists, and scientific institutions. It discusses, by means of historical and contemporary examples, the embodiment of ideas and power relationships in architectural structures, and how the creation of organized places can create […]

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Extremes

Oceanography’s Adventures at the Poles

Keith R. Benson and Helen M. Rozwadowski, editors

May 13, 2012
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The Accademia del Cimento and its European Context

Marco Beretta, Antonio Clericuzio, and Lawrence M. Principe, editors

May 13, 2012

The Accademia del Cimento, organized in Florence under Medici patronage, devoted itself for ten years (1657-1667) to the experimental investigation of a broad range of scientific matters, and provided a model and inspiration for many subsequent scientific societies. Despite its crucial position in the history of science, the Cimento’s work and diverse membership has remained […]

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Fakes!?

Hoaxes, Counterfeits and Deception in Early Modern Science

Ed. by  Marco Beretta and Maria Conforti

June 30, 2014
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Turning Points in Western Technology

D. S. L. Cardwell

May 13, 2012
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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 12

CUMULATIVE INDEX

Compiled by: Kathleen W. Dorman
Assisted by: Sarah J. Shoenfeld

May 13, 2012

Winner of the 2007 Ferguson Prize. All other volumes in the series are still available. Click here for contents, prices and description information. Additional information is available from The Joseph Henry Papers Project: http://www.siarchives.si.edu/history/jhp/jhenry.html

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Juanelo Turriano, Charles V’s Clockmaker

The Man and his Legend

José A. García-Diego

May 13, 2012

This limited English edition dedicated to, among others, the late Bern Dibner, contains a fascinating account of what little is known of Turriano and of the history of clock and automata making in the 16th century. Many illustrations. A few copies of the paperback edition remain. Contact Customer Service for availability.

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The Nobel Prizes

Les Prix Nobel
2012

Karl Grandin, editor

May 2, 2014

The Nobel Prizes is the official yearbook of the Nobel Foundation. This edition provides extensive information about the 2012 Laureates: their Nobel and Prize Lectures and their autobiographies, as well as presentation speeches and background about the Nobel festivities. *Also for sale at the Nobel Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.

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Technology & Industry

A Nordic Heritage

Jan Hult and Bengt Nyström, eds.

May 13, 2012

The four nordic countries-Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden-although different in character share a common history. During some period two or three of them were joined politically. Today, they are all independent states but with close economic and cultural ties. They are modern, industrialized countries, depending to an ever-increasing degree on ties to the rest of […]

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Changes in the Technological Landscape

Essays in the History of Science and Technology

Svante Lindqvist

May 13, 2012
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Technology on Trial

The Introduction of Steam Power Technology into Sweden, 1715 - 1736

Svante Lindqvist

May 13, 2012

The steam engine came to Sweden as something of a paradox: both as a solution and at the same time a threat. It promised to meet industry’s need for mechanical energy, but it also threatened the limited resources of thermal energy. Part 1 is a study of this issue in Sweden as a whole during […]

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Science for Welfare and Warfare

Technology and State Initiative in Cold War Sweden

Per Lundin, Niklas Stenlås, and Johan Gribbe, editors

May 13, 2012
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Andreas Libavius and the Transformation of Alchemy

Separating Chemical Cultures with Polemical Fire

Bruce T. Moran

May 13, 2012
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Isis Cumulative Bibliography

1986-1995

John Neu, editor

May 13, 2012

The third supplement to the Isis Cumulative Bibliography, 1913-1965, edited by Magda Whitrow cumulates the annual bibliographies published in the History of Science Society’s journal Isis in the years 1986 through 1995. The increase in the literature during the last decade necessitates publication in four volumes: Volume One (496pp.), Persons : A–L; Volume Two (480pp.), […]

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Hormones of Life

Endocrinology, the Pharmaceutical Industry, and the Dream of a Remedy for Sterility, 1930–1970

Christer Nordlund

May 13, 2012
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Chymists and Chymistry

Studies in the History of Alchemy and Early Modern Chemistry

Lawrence M. Principe, Editor

May 13, 2012

Chymistry (that is, alchemy and early chemistry) is currently receiving an unprecedented amount of scholarly attention. Long-held misunderstandings are being replaced by a wealth of fresh perspectives and discoveries, as scholars progressively reveal alchemy’s crucial place in early modern culture and its contributions to early modern science. This volume brings together the most recent work […]

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Shifting and Rearranging

Physical Methods and the Transformation of Modern Chemistry

Carsten Reinhardt

 

May 13, 2012

In the second half of the twentieth century, chemistry underwent a profound transformation. Its object of examination, the chemical substance, was transmuted into abstract structure; its most important method, the chemical reaction, was supplemented by physical methods; and its practitioner, the chemist, was partially displaced by technical instruments. At the center of this transformation were […]

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The Papers of Joseph Henry: Volume 11

January 1866—May 1878, The Smithsonian Years

Editor: Marc Rothenberg
Associate Editor: Kathleen W. Dorman
Assistant Editor: Frank R. Millikan
Research Assistant: Deborah Y. Jeffries
Research Assistant: Sarah Shoenfeld

May 13, 2012

In this final volume of The Papers of Joseph Henry, Henry emerges as the unrivaled leader of American science and the nation’s foremost proponent of funding for basic scientific research. Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution since its founding in 1846, Henry guides its recovery from the Civil War while reshaping it by reducing or eliminating programs […]

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Fire Engines with Water Hoses and the Method of Fighting Fires now used in Amsterdam

1735

Jan van der Heyden

May 13, 2012

“The list of sources for the history of fire fighting in the seventeenth century is frustratingly short. What information there is largely comes from doleful accounts of the conflagrations of the day. Their authors pay only fleeting attention to the tactics, organizations, or types of fire equipment used, concentrating isntread on the number of buildings […]

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Networking Europe

Transnational Infrastructures and the Shaping of Europe, 1850–2000

Erik van der Vleuten and Arne Kaijser, editors

June 11, 2012
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