Science, History & Philosophy of

link to catalog page, Behind the Gas Mask

Behind the Gas Mask

The U.S. Chemical Warfare Service in War and Peace

Author: Thomas I. Faith
Pub Date: October 2014

A timely history of the conflict over the American use of chemical weapons during and after WWI   learn more...

link to catalog page, Ghost Stories for Darwin

Ghost Stories for Darwin

The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity

Author: Banu Subramaniam
Pub Date: November 2014

A wide-ranging meditation on differences and diversity in the sciences   learn more...

link to catalog page, Unruly Spirits

Unruly Spirits

The Science of Psychic Phenomena in Modern France

Author: M. Brady Brower
Pub Date: November 2010

A fascinating history of parapsychic phenomena in France during the age of Sigmund Freud   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bridging Divides

Bridging Divides

The Origins of the Beckman Institute at Illinois

Author: Theodore L. Brown
Pub Date: September 2009

Celebrating the Beckman Institute's first twenty years as a world leader in interdisciplinary science and technology   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Cattell Controversy

The Cattell Controversy

Race, Science, and Ideology

Author: William H. Tucker
Pub Date: March 2009

Investigating one of the most significant controversies in contemporary psychology   learn more...

link to catalog page, Books of Secrets

Books of Secrets

Natural Philosophy in England, 1550-1600

Author: Allison Kavey
Pub Date: October 2007

How cultural categories shaped--and were shaped by--new ideas about controlling nature   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Moral Property of Women

The Moral Property of Women

A History of Birth Control Politics in America

Author: Linda Gordon
Pub Date: 2007

The most complete history of birth control ever written   learn more...

link to catalog page, New Philosophy of Human Nature

New Philosophy of Human Nature

Neither Known to nor Attained by the Great Ancient Philosophers, Which Will Improve Human Life and Health

Author: Oliva Sabuco de Nantes Barrera
Pub Date: May 2007

Innovative and prescient philosophy of medicine by an overlooked Spanish woman philosopher.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Between Science and Literature

Between Science and Literature

An Introduction to Autopoetics

Author: Ira Livingston
Pub Date: November 2006

A shift in how we understand the world and ourselves, further displacing the nature/culture divide once so definitive for modernity   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Enchantments of Technology Author: Lee Worth Bailey
Pub Date: October 2005

A rollicking romp through our hidden assumptions about modern, technological existence   learn more...