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Science, Technology and Society, 1400 to Present (HI2D5): Bibliography

Primary Sources

  • Scientific treatises in English, such as Galileo Galilei’s Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems and Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species.
  • Scientific articles such as those available in the online archive of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London
  • Digitised manuscript collections, such those on the webpages of the Board of Longitude Project (18th -century astronomy and navigation), the Darwin Correspondence Project (19th -century natural history), the Newton Project (17-18th -century astronomy and alchemy), and the Casebooks Project (16th -century medicine and magic).
  • Works of film and literature, such as Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein, and Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove.
  • Popular periodicals, such as the Gentleman’s Magazine (18th century), the Penny Magazine (19th century), and Scientific American (20th century)
  • Archival material at the Modern Records Centre, such as the holdings on 19th - and 20th -century brewing and on 20th -century operations research.
  • Rare books held at the Warwick Library, such as the collection of early modern dictionaries and encyclopaedias
  • Demonstrations of historical experiments and operations carried out by Poskett and Bycroft on their own equipment, eg. demonstrations of 18th -century electrical experiments and early 20th - century printing technology.

Secondary Sources

  • Adas, Michael, Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology and Ideologies of Western Dominance (Ithica: Cornell University Press, 1989)
  • Agar, Jon, Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond (Cambridge: Polity, 2012)
  • Agar, Jon, The Government Machine: A Revolutionary History of the Computer (Cambridge, MA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, 2003)
  • Arnold, David, Science, Technology and Medicine in Colonial India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)
  • Bowler, Peter and Iwan Morus, Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2005)
  • Bynum, William, Science and the Practice of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994)
  • Chadarevian, Soraya de, Designs for Life: Molecular Biology after World War II (Cambridge University Press 2002)
  • Chelma, Karine, The History of Mathematical Proof in Ancient Traditions (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015)
  • Clark, William, Jan Golinski and Simon Schaffer (eds), The Sciences in Enlightened Europe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999)
  • Cohen, H. Floris, The Scientific Revolution: A Historiographical Inquiry (Chicago: University of Chicago, 1994)
  • Cohen, H. Floris. How Modern Science Came Into the World: Four Civilizations, One 17th-Century Breakthrough (Amsterdam University Press, 2010)
  • Cooter, Roger, The Cultural Meaning of Popular Science: Phrenology and the Organization of Consent in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984)
  • Cuomo, Serafina, Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • Cunningham, Andrew, The Anatomical Renaissance: the Resurrection of the Anatomical Projects of the Ancients (Aldershot, 1997)
  • Daston, Lorraine, Classical Probability in the Enlightenment (Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1988)
  • Daston, Lorraine, and Katharine Park, Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 (New York: Zone Books, 1998)
  • Dear, Peter, Revolutionizing the Sciences (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2001)
  • Edgerton, David, The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History since 1900 (London: Profile, 2006)
  • Elman, Benjamin, On Their Own Terms: Science in China, 1550-1900 (Harvard, MA, 2009)
  • Frängsmyr, Tore, J. L Heilbron, and Robin E Rider, eds., The Quantifying Spirit in the 18th Century (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990)
  • Fyfe, Aileen, Science and Salvation: Evangelical Popular Publishing in the Nineteenth Century (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2004)
  • Galison, Peter and Lorraine Daston, Objectivity (New York: Zone Books, 2007)
  • Golinski, Jan, Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998)
  • Gordin, Micahel et al (eds), How Reason Almost Lost its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2013)
  • Gordin, Michael, Karl Hall and Alexei Kojevnikov, Intelligentsia Science: The Russian Century, 1860-1960 (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2008)
  • Heilbron, John. Elements of Early Modern Physics (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1992)
  • Heilbron, John. The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science (Oxford University Press, 2003)
  • Henry, John. The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science (New York: St Martin’s Press, 1997)
  • Jardine, Nick, James Secord and Emma Spary (eds), Cultures of Natural History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995)
  • Kuhn, Thomas, The Copernican Revolution: Planetary Astronomy in the Development of Western Thought (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1985)
  • Kusukawa, Sachiko, Picturing the Book of Nature: Image, Text, and Argument in Sixteenth-Century Human Anatomy and Medical Botany (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011)
  • Latour, Bruno, The Pasteurization of France (Harvard: Harvard University Press, 1993)
  • Lightman, Bernard (ed.), Victorian Science in Context (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1997)
  • Lindberg, David, and Ronald Numbers (eds), The Cambridge History of Science (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), vols 1-7
  • Lloyd, G. E. R., and Nathan Sivin, The Way and the Word: Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002)
  • Long, Pamela. Artisan/Practitioners and the Rise of the New Science, 1400-1600 (Oregon State University Press, 2011)
  • Marks, Lara, Sexual Chemistry: A History of the Contraceptive Pill (Yale: Yale University Press, 2001)
  • Marsden, Ben, and Crosbie Smith, Engineering Empires: A Cultural History of Technology in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005)
  • Mitchell, Timothy, Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil (London: Verso, 2011)
  • Needham, Joseph. Science and Civilization in China (Cambridge University Press, 1954-)
  • Pickstone, John, Ways of Knowing: A New History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000)
  • Pomata, Gianna and Nancy G. Siraisi, eds, Historia: Empiricism and Erudition in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005)
  • Qureshi, Sadiah, Peoples on Parade: Exhibitions, Empire and Anthropology in Nineteenth-Century Britain (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011)
  • Raj, Kapil, Relocating Modern Science: Circulation and the Construction of Knowledge in South Asia and Europe, 1650-1900 (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2007)
  • Rashed, Rosdi, Encyclopedia of the History of Arabic Science (Taylor and Francis, 1996)
  • Roberts, Lissa, Simon Schaffer, and Peter Dear, eds., The Mindful Hand: Inquiry and Invention from the Late Renaissance to Early Industrialisation (Amsterdam: Koninkliijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen, 2007)
  • Robson, Eleanor, Mathematics in Ancient Iraq (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008)
  • Rose, Nikolas, Governing the Soul: The Shaping of the Private Self (London: Free Association Books, 1989)
  • Schaffer, Simon and Steven Shapin, Leviathan and the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle and the Experimental Life (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989)
  • Selin, Helaine, ed. Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non Western Cultures. Third edition (Dordrecht: Springer Reference, 2016)
  • Shapin, Steven, A Social History of Truth: Civility and Science in Seventeenth-Century England (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994)
  • Shapin, Steven, The Scientific Revolution (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996)
  • Wolfe, Audra, Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology and the State in Cold War America (Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 2013)
  • Wootton, David, The Invention of Science: A New History of the Scientific Revolution (London: Penguin, 2015)
  • Worboys, Michael, Spreading Germs: Disease Theories and Medical Practice in Britain, 1865–1900 (Cambridge, 2000)