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Featured Books

How the Clinic Made Gender

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The Huxleys

An Intimate History of Evolution

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Oceans under Glass

Tank Craft and the Sciences of the Sea

Samantha Muka

The Last Writings of Thomas S. Kuhn

Incommensurability in Science

Thomas S. Kuhn

Catalog Titles

    History of Science

      Of Maybugs and Men
      Nature’s Mirror
      Charles Darwin
      Scientific History
      Weather Forecaster to Research Scientist
      The Elements
      The Water Kingdom
      The Huxleys
      William Morgan
      Making Modern Science, Second Edition
      The Ozone Layer
      The Second Jurassic Dinosaur Rush
      Time Travelers
      The Greatest Adventure
      Nature Remade
      Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens
      A Rainbow Palate
      Climate in Motion
      Pure Adulteration
      The Perfection of Nature
      The Scientific Journal
      Evolution Made to Order
      Science Periodicals in Nineteenth-Century Britain
      Heredity under the Microscope
      The Mantle of the Earth
      Lady Ranelagh
      Waters of the World
      Media and the Mind
      Lines of Thought
      The Skull Collectors
      Sigmund Freud
      Duel Without End
      The Nutmeg’s Curse
      Uncertain Climes
      Sound Authorities
      Coming To
      Rhetoric in Tooth and Claw
      The Science of Reading
      The Lost Species
      Ahab’s Rolling Sea
      Knowledge Flows in a Global Age
      The Arts of the Microbial World
      All the Land
      Excavating the Memory Palace
      The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness
      The Genesis Quest
      Crossing the Boundaries of Life
      The Science of Walking
      The Chicago Guide to College Science Teaching
      Making Spirit Matter
      Dragons’ Teeth and Thunderstones
      Nature Fast and Nature Slow
      Oceans under Glass
      Brown Skins, White Coats
      Science on a Mission
      Patent Politics
      Materials of the Mind
      The Transmutations of Chymistry
      Disputed Inheritance
      The Experimental Fire
      The Poison Trials
      Before Nature
      Knowing Manchuria
      About Method
      Invisible Hands
      Biotic Borders
      Dinner with Darwin
      From Lived Experience to the Written Word
      Casanova’s Lottery
      Darwin’s Most Wonderful Plants
      The Daily Henry David Thoreau
      Thinking with Sound
      Reading the Book of Nature
      John Venn
      The Sciences of the Soul
      Beauty and the Brain
      Restricted Data
      Aesthetic Science

      Environmental Science

        How Green Became Good
        The Hidden Universe
        Trees and Forests of Tropical Asia
        Mapping Nature across the Americas
        Most Unimaginably Strange
        The Climate of History in a Planetary Age
        Oil Beach
        George Meléndez Wright
        Water Always Wins
        The Sea
        The Botanical Adventures of Joseph Banks
        What Kind of Ancestor Do You Want to Be?
        Audubon at Sea
        National Parks Forever
        Red Leviathan
        The Wardian Case
        Climate Ghosts
        The Making of Environmental Law
        What Is Regeneration?
        This Radical Land
        We Are All Whalers
        Diet for a Large Planet
        The Nature of the Future
        Principles of Soundscape Ecology
        Dangerous Earth
        Crab Wars
        Dawn at Mineral King Valley
        Catastrophic Thinking
        Vanished Giants
        The Chemical Age
        Future Sea
        The Other Dark Matter


          The History of Cartography, Volume 4
          Time in Maps


            The American Robot
            The Digital Factory
            Language and the Rise of the Algorithm
            The Varnish and the Glaze
            Atmospheres of Projection
            Knowledge Regulation and National Security in Postwar America
            The Problem with Feeding Cities
            Voice Machines
            The Infinite
            Tuning the World
            Painting with Fire
            Fixing Niagara Falls
            Seeing Silicon Valley
            The Global Smartphone
            Paths of Fire
            Computing Taste
            Carbon Technocracy
            Smart Machines and Service Work
            Agents of War
            Dead Reckoning
            Crime Dot Com
            "Don Giovanni" Captured

            Philosophy of Science

              Misconceiving Merit
              The Evolutionary Origins of Life and Death
              Geometry of Grief
              The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected
              Theory and Reality
              The Cosmic Zoom
              Can Microbial Communities Regenerate?
              The Participant
              Model Cases
              The Last Writings of Thomas S. Kuhn
              Why Study Biology by the Sea?
              Information and Experimental Knowledge
              The Ashtray
              Limits of the Numerical
              Pragmatism’s Evolution
              Idealization and the Aims of Science
              Split and Splice
              The Whale and the Reactor
              What Is Time?

              Cognitive Science

                The Book of Minds

                Education & Culture

                  The Modern Myths
                  Getting In
                  Redefining Geek

                  Religion and Science

                    Defining Nature’s Limits

                    Physics and Astrophysics

                      Beyond Weird
                      Get in the Game
                      The Demon in the Machine
                      What’s Eating the Universe?
                      Twenty Worlds
                      Dynamics, Geometry, Number Theory
                      Five Photons
                      Quantum Legacies
                      From Data to Quanta
                      Unearthing Fermi’s Geophysics
                      Shaping Science
                      Evan James Williams

                      History of Medicine

                        The Death Gap
                        Blood Relations
                        Defectives in the Land
                        Touchy Subject
                        Rethinking Hypothyroidism
                        Freud’s Patients
                        Opium’s Orphans
                        The Beautiful Cure
                        Chemically Imbalanced
                        The Western Disease
                        Merchants of Medicines
                        How the Clinic Made Gender
                        The Quest for Sexual Health
                        Gathering Medicines
                        Giving Birth in Eighteenth-Century England
                        Medical Monopoly
                        Migration and Health
                        The Doctor Who Wasn’t There
                        White Market Drugs
                        Broken Dreams
                        Ethics by Committee
                        States of Plague
                        Forbidden Knowledge
                        Autistic Intelligence
                        The Province of Affliction
                        Pain and Shock in America
                        Raising the Living Dead
                        Bodies Politic
                        How to Make a Vaccine
                        The Maternal Imprint
                        The Science of Life and Death in "Frankenstein"
                        A Mother’s Manual for the Women of Ferrara
                        Midlife Crisis
                        Plague Years
                        Familial Fitness
                        Dr. Nurse
                        Blood Rush
                        Hearing Happiness
                        Sorting Sexualities
                        Pushing Cool
                        Just the Tonic
                        Partial Stories
                        Birth Figures
                        Appetite and Its Discontents
                        A Planet of Viruses

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