By Charles A. Young
This ebook is a duplicate of the unique ebook released in 1897 and will have a few imperfections equivalent to marks or hand-written notes.
By Charles A. Young
By Valerie Neal
The thirty years of house go back and forth flights observed opposite adjustments in American visions of house. Valerie Neal, who has spent a lot of her occupation analyzing the distance commute application, makes use of this iconic motor vehicle to question over 4 a long time’ worthy of pondering, and being affected by, the that means of human spaceflight. She examines the tips, photographs, and icons that emerged as NASA, Congress, reporters, and others sought to speak rationales for, or opinions of, the gap travel missions. now and then at the same time, the distance trip was once billed as supply truck and orbiting technology lab, near-Earth station and house explorer, expensive catastrophe and top of engineering good fortune. The book’s multidisciplinary method unearths those competing depictions to ascertain the which means of the spaceflight firm. Given the tip of the distance commute flights in 2011, Neal makes an entice reframe spaceflight once more to propel humanity forward.
By Ian Hacking
By Francis Warner
By Alan Bewell
For many critics, Romanticism is synonymous with nature writing, for representations of the wildlife seem in this interval with a freshness, concreteness, intensity, and depth that experience hardly ever been equaled. Why did nature topic rather a lot to writers of the past due eighteenth and early 19th centuries? and the way did it play such a huge function of their realizing of themselves and the world?
In Natures in Translation, Alan Bewell argues that there's no Nature within the singular, merely natures that experience gone through transformation via time and throughout house. He examines how writers—as disparate as Erasmus and Charles Darwin, Joseph Banks, Gilbert White, William Bartram, William Wordsworth, John Clare, and Mary Shelley—understood an international during which natures have been touring and resettling the globe like by no means earlier than. Bewell provides British average background as a translational job geared toward globalizing neighborhood natures through making them cellular, exchangeable, related, and representable.
Bewell explores how colonial writers, within the interval top as much as the formula of evolutionary idea, answered to a global during which new natures have been getting into being whereas others disappeared. For a few of these writers, colonial ordinary background held the promise of ushering in a "cosmopolitan" nature during which each species, via alternate and trade, may perhaps turn into a real "citizen of the world." Others struggled with the query of the way to stay after the natures they depended upon have been long gone. finally, Natures in Translation demonstrates that—far from being cut loose the dominant issues of British imperial culture—nature was once integrally sure up with the enterprise of empire.
By J. M. Walker
By Peter J. Bowler,Iwan Rhys Morus
Opening with an advent that explains advancements within the background of technological know-how over the past 3 a long time and the controversies those tasks have engendered, the booklet then proceeds in elements. the 1st part considers key episodes within the improvement of contemporary technology, together with the medical Revolution and person accomplishments in geology, physics, and biology. the second one part is an research of crucial topics stemming from the social family members of science-the discoveries that strength society to reconsider its spiritual, ethical, or philosophical values. Making glossy Science therefore chronicles all significant advancements in medical considering, from the progressive rules of the 17th century to the modern problems with evolutionism, genetics, nuclear physics, and sleek cosmology.
Written by way of professional historians, this booklet will motivate scholars to work out the heritage of technology now not as a sequence of names and dates yet as an interconnected and intricate net of relationships among technology and sleek society. the 1st survey of its variety, Making sleek Science is a much-needed and available creation to the background of technology, engagingly written for undergraduates and curious readers alike.
By Mark A. Bedau,Carol E. Cleland
By Noreen Herzfeld
By Richard A. Richards