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Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 7, The

Correspondence of John Tyndall, Volume 7, The

The Correspondence, March 1859-May 1862

The Ending of Tyndall’s Relationship with the Drummond Family, Disputes about His Glaciology Work, and More

From Commodification to the Common Good

From Commodification to the Common Good

Reconstructing Science, Technology, and Society

Explores Public-Interest Science as a Potential Alternative to Commodification

Geographies of City Science

Geographies of City Science

Urban Lives and Origin Debates in Late Victorian Dublin

The Crucial Role Urban Spaces Played in the Production of Scientific Knowledge in Dublin

A Science of Our Own

A Science of Our Own

Exhibitions and the Rise of Australian Public Science

The Development of a Distinctive Public Science in Nineteenth-Century Australia

Science without Leisure

Science without Leisure

Practical Naturalism in Istanbul, 1660-1732

The Cosmopolitan and Practical Science of Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Istanbul

Rethinking History, Science, and Religion

Rethinking History, Science, and Religion

An Exploration of Conflict and the Complexity Principle
Edited By Bernard Lightman

Evaluating the Complexity Principle for Scholarship in the History of Science and ReligionEvaluating the Complexity Principle for Scholarship in the History of Science and Religion

Science, Religion, and the Protestant Tradition

Science, Religion, and the Protestant Tradition

Retracing the Origins of Conflict

Revisiting the Origins, Development, and Popularization of the “Conflict Thesis”

World’s Fairs in the Era of the  Cold War

World’s Fairs in the Era of the Cold War

Science, Technology, and the Culture of Progress

Investigates the Ways World’s Fairs Expressed and Provoked Cold War Culture

News from Mars

News from Mars

Mass Media and the Forging of a New Astronomy, 1860-1910

Explores a Transatlantic News Economy That Circulated Information and Actively Shaped New Claims about the Red Planet

The Life and Legend of James Watt

The Life and Legend of James Watt

Collaboration, Natural Philosophy, and the Improvement of the Steam Engine
Working with Paper

Working with Paper

Gendered Practices in the History of Knowledge

Reveals Both the Gendered and Material Dimensions of Knowledge Production

Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life

Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800

Examines Debates Surrounding the First Articulations of a Science of Life and Experiments on the Processes of Organic Vitality

Destined for the Stars

Destined for the Stars

Faith, the Future, and America's Final Frontier

Divine Destiny and the Popularization of Space Exploration in America

Anxious Times

Anxious Times

Medicine and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain

The Pressures of Modern Life and Their Impact on Bodily and Mental Health in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the Average Men of Science, 1796-1874

Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the Average Men of Science, 1796-1874

Adolphe Quetelet was an influential astronomer and statistician whose controversial work inspired heated debate in European and American intellectual circles. In creating a science designed to explain the “average man,” he helped contribute to the idea of normal, most enduringly in his creation of the Quetelet Index, which came to be known as the Body Mass Index. Kevin Donnelly presents the first scholarly biography of Quetelet, exploring his contribution to quantitative reasoning, his place in nineteenth-century intellectual history, and his profound influence on the modern idea of average.

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