13.0492 books on history of science and technology

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             Date: Sat, 18 Mar 2000 08:32:39 +0000
             From: Arun-Kumar Tripathi <tripathi@statistik.uni-dortmund.de>

    Greetings Scholars,

    [Following are the fresh new books -IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND
    TECHNOLOGY FROM THE MIT PRESS. -If anybody wants more information
    regarding the below books and other infos, then please contact Jud
    Wolfskill at at <wolfskil@mit.edu> Thanks.]

    [some useful pointers..regarding "history of art, science and technology"
    are below. Have fun]

    Museum of the History of Science at University of Oxford

    The Institute and Museum of History of Science at Florence Italy

    Dipartimento Di Astronomia, Universita Du Bologna (where great semiotic
    thinker, Prof. Umberto Eco is working)

    Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology

    A guide to Research Materials in the History of Science, Technology, and
    Medicine <http://www.lib.umd.edu/UMCP/MCK/GUIDES/history_science.html>

    The British Academy

    History of Art and Architecture: College of Letters & Science UC Santa
    Barbara <http://www.arthistory.ucsb.edu/>

    History of Art and Architecture: University of Pittsburgh

    History of Art Web: University of Pennsylvania

    Book, "The Ascent of Science", by Brian L. Silver, is a fascinating and
    highly accessible history of science from the Renaissance to the present.
    <http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195134273.html> [Named an Outstanding
    Academic Book for 1999 by Choice]

    Book, "The Oxford Companion to American Military History", edited by John
    Whiteclay Chambers, II..this book is a comprehensive one-volume reference
    work on US military history, ranging from Bunker Hill to Khe Sanh with
    extensive coverage of the social and cultural impact of war.

    Oxford Art Journal

    Journal of Design History

    Journal of the History of Collections

    [I think, the above pointers might be useful to the academics.]

    Sincerely Yours
    Arun Tripathi
    Research Scholar
    Gracious surfer

    From: History of Science and Technology Editorial

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    Exploring the Art and Science of Stopping Time
    A CD-ROM Based on the Life and Work of Harold E. Edgerton

    Insightful scientist, exceptional teacher, ingenious inventor, successful
    entrepreneur, and acclaimed artist-Harold E. "Doc" Edgerton, chief
    developer of the electronic strobe, was all of these. Whatever his guise,
    he taught by his own example that science is an exciting adventure in
    which having fun and satisfying one's curiosity are important parts of
    even the most "technical" enterprise. This CD-ROM captures Edgerton's
    spirit and vision.
    CD-ROM ISBN 0-262-55031-8

    Ancient Astronomy and Celestial Divination
    edited by N. M. Swerdlow

    In the ancient world, the collection and study of celestial phenomena and
    the intepretation of their prophetic significance, especially as applied
    to kings and nations, were closely related sciences carried out by the
    same scholars. Both ancient sources and modern research agree that
    astronomy and celestial divination arose in Babylon. Only in the late
    nineteenth century, however, did scholars begin to identify and decipher
    the original Babylonian sources, and the process of understanding those
    sources has been long and difficult. This volume presents recent work on
    Babylonian celestial divination and on the Greek inheritors of the
    Babylonian tradition.
    6 x 9, 410 pp., 58 illus., cloth ISBN 0-262-19422-8
    Dibner Institute Studies in the History of Science and Technology

    A Natural History of Rape
    Biological Bases of Sexual Coercion
    Randy Thornhill and Craig T. Palmer

    In this controversial book, Randy Thornhill and Craig Palmer use
    evolutionary biology to explain the causes of rape and to recommend new
    approaches to its prevention. According to Thornhill and Palmer, evolved
    adaptation of some sort gives rise to rape; the main evolutionary
    question is whether rape is an adaptation itself or a by-product of other
    adaptations. Regardless of the answer, Thornhill and Palmer note, rape
    circumvents a central feature of women's reproductive strategy: mate
    choice. This is a primary reason why rape is devastating to its victims,
    especially young women.
    6 x 9, 272 pp., cloth ISBN 0-262-20125-9

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