American Phage Group Founders of Molecular Biology
ISBN: HB: 9780300263565, Yale University Press, February 2023
312 pp., 21.5x13.9 cm, 9 black&white illus.
A fascinating historical account of the American Phage Group and how its new research framework became the foundation for molecular biology. This book is the first critical and analytical study of the American Phage Group – a small group of scientis...
Doctor's Garden Medicine, Science, and Horticulture in Britain
ISBN: HB: 9780300236101, Yale University Press, January 2022
288 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 44 black&white illus.
As Britain grew into an ever-expanding empire during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, new and exotic botanical specimens began to arrive within the nation's public and private spaces. Gardens became sites not just of leisure, sport...
Generations of Reason A Family's Search for Meaning in Post-Newtonian England
ISBN: HB: 9780300255492, Yale University Press, January 2022
456 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 21 black&white illus.
This book recounts the story of three Cambridge-educated Englishmen and the women with whom they chose to share their commitment to reason in all parts of their lives. The reason this family embraced was an essentially human power with the potential...
Polymath A Cultural History from Leonardo da Vinci to Susan Sontag
ISBN: PB: 9780300260465, Yale University Press, July 2021
352 pp., 23.4x15.2 cm, 24 colour illus.
From Leonardo da Vinci and John Dee to Oliver Sacks and Susan Sontag, polymaths have moved the frontiers of knowledge. Nonetheless, in our current age of specialization, polymaths are often remembered for only one part of their varied achievements....
Herbs and Roots A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace
ISBN: HB: 9780300243611, Yale University Press, January 2020
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 27 black&white illus.
Chinese medicine has a long history in the United States, with written records dating back to the American colonial period. In this intricately crafted history, Tamara Venit Shelton chronicles the dynamic systems of knowledge, therapies, and materia...
Dante and the Early Astronomer Science, Adventure, and a Victorian Woman Who Opened the Heavens
ISBN: HB: 9780300239898, Yale University Press, June 2019
232 pp., 21x14 cm, 27 black&white illus.
In 1910, Mary Acworth Evershed (1867-1949) sat on a hill in southern India staring at the moon as she grappled with apparent mistakes in Dante's "Divine Comedy". Was Dante's astronomy unintelligible? Or was he, for a man of his time and place, as ins...
Alexander von Humboldt The Complete Drawings from the American Travel Diaries
ISBN: HB: 9783791383545, Prestel Publishing, September 2018
736 pp., 34x24 cm, 600 colour illus.
This stunning volume delves into the extraordinary illustrated notebooks of Alexander von Humboldt's journeys through the Americas, which reveal the graphic musings of an intrepid explorer, a writer and philosopher, and the father of the environmenta...
Artisanal Enlightenment Science and the Mechanical Arts in Old Regime France
ISBN: HB: 9780300227413, Yale University Press, February 2018
312 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 37 black&white illus.
What would the Enlightenment look like from the perspective of artistes, the learned artisans with esprit, who presented themselves in contrast to philosophers, savants, and routine-bound craftsmen? Making a radical change of historical protagonists,...
Stepping in the Same River Twice Replication in Biological Research
ISBN: HB: 9780300209549, Yale University Press, June 2017
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 38 black&white illus.
An international team of biologists, philosophers, and historians of science explores the critically important process of replication in biological and biomedical research. Without replication, the trustworthiness of scientific research remains in d...
Fine Lines Vladimir Nabokov's Scientific Art
ISBN: HB: 9780300194555, Yale University Press, May 2016
352 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 75 colour illus., 94 black&white illus.
This landmark book is the first full appraisal of Vladimir Nabokov's long-neglected contributions as a scientist. Although his literary achievements are renowned, until recently his scientific discoveries were ignored or dismissed by many. Nabokov cr...