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Isis 103 (2012), 1

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Isis 103 (2012), 1
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Margaret Rossiter
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Please address all editorial correspondence to: Margaret Rossiter Isis Editorial Office Department of Science and Technology Studies Cornell University 726 University Avenue Ithaca, NY 14850 Telephone: (607) 254-4747; Fax: (607) 255-0616
Mielbrandt, Björn

Vol. 103, No. 1, March 2012

Published by: The University of Chicago Press on behalf of The History of Science Society




Isis; Vol. 103


Metaphysics for an Enlightened Public: The Controversy over Monads in Germany, 1746–1748
Thomas Broman
DOI: 10.1086/664974
Vol. 103, No. 1: 1-23.

The Language of Objects: Christian Jürgensen Thomsen's Science of the Past
Kasper Risbjerg Eskildsen
DOI: 10.1086/664975
Vol. 103, No. 1: 24-53.

Senator Fred Harris's National Social Science Foundation Proposal: Reconsidering Federal Science Policy, Natural Science–Social Science Relations, and American Liberalism during the 1960s
Mark Solovey
DOI: 10.1086/664976
Vol. 103, No. 1: 54-82.

Focus: Textbooks in the Sciences

Introduction: The Secret Lives of Textbooks
Marga Vicedo
DOI: 10.1086/664979
Vol. 103, No. 1: 83-87.

Translating Textbooks: Russian, German, and the Language of Chemistry
Michael D. Gordin
DOI: 10.1086/664980
Vol. 103, No. 1: 88-98.

Between Training and Popularization: Regulating Science Textbooks in Secondary Education
Adam R. Shapiro
DOI: 10.1086/664981
Vol. 103, No. 1: 99-110.

Playing the Game: Psychology Textbooks Speak Out about Love
Marga Vicedo
DOI: 10.1086/664982
Vol. 103, No. 1: 111-125.

A Tale of Two Textbooks: Experiments in Genre
David Kaiser
DOI: 10.1086/664983
Vol. 103, No. 1: 126-138.

News of the Profession

Eloge: Ernan McMullin, 1924–2011
Phillip R. Sloan
DOI: 10.1086/664984
Vol. 103, No. 1: 139-143.

Eloge: John Colton Greene, 1917–2008
James Moore
DOI: 10.1086/664985
Vol. 103, No. 1: 144-148.

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
Stephen Push
DOI: 10.1086/664986
Vol. 103, No. 1: 149.

Letters to the Editor
Ian Nicholson
DOI: 10.1086/666394
Vol. 103, No. 1: 149-150.

Essay Review

Rowing Toward Success: A Fifteenth-Century Venetian Oarsman's Commonplace Book
Bert S. Hall
DOI: 10.1086/664988
Vol. 103, No. 1: 151-154.

Book Reviews General

Ann M. Blair. Too Much to Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age.
Review by: Chandra Mukerji
DOI: 10.1086/666395
Vol. 103, No. 1: 155-156.

John Hedley Brooke; Ronald L. Numbers, eds. Science and Religion around the World.
Review by: Stephen P. Weldon
DOI: 10.1086/666396
Vol. 103, No. 1: 156-157.

Lorraine Daston; Elizabeth Lunbeck, eds. Histories of Scientific Observation.
Review by: Yves Gingras
DOI: 10.1086/666397
Vol. 103, No. 1: 157-158.

Stephen Harris. Planting Paradise: Cultivating the Garden, 1501–1900.
Review by: Ann Shteir
DOI: 10.1086/666398
Vol. 103, No. 1: 158-159.

Peter Harrison; Ronald L. Numbers; Michael H. Shank, eds. Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science.
Review by: John Henry
DOI: 10.1086/666399
Vol. 103, No. 1: 159-160.

Christoph Hoffmann, ed. Daten sichern: Schreiben und Zeichnen als Verfahren der Aufzeichnung.<br />Barbara Wittmann, ed. Spuren erzeugen: Zeichnen und Schreiben als Verfahren der Selbstaufzeichnung.
Karin Krauthausen; Omar W. Nasim, eds. Notieren, Skizzieren: Schreiben und Zeichnen als Verfahren des Entwurfs.
Review by: Cornelius Borck
DOI: 10.1086/666400
Vol. 103, No. 1: 160-161.

David Kaiser, ed. Becoming MIT: Moments of Decision.
Review by: Ann Johnson
DOI: 10.1086/666401
Vol. 103, No. 1: 161-162.

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne. The Theory That Would Not Die: How Bayes' Rule Cracked the Enigma Code, Hunted Down Russian Submarines, and Emerged Triumphant from Two Centuries of Controversy.
Review by: Peggy Aldrich Kidwell, Mark E. Kidwell
DOI: 10.1086/666402
Vol. 103, No. 1: 162-163.

David Serlin, ed. Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture.
Review by: Delia Gavrus
DOI: 10.1086/666403
Vol. 103, No. 1: 163-164.

Edith Dudley Sylla; William R. Newman, eds. Evidence and Interpretation in Studies on Early Science and Medicine: Essays in Honor of John E. Murdoch.
Review by: Gad Freudenthal
DOI: 10.1086/666404
Vol. 103, No. 1: 164-166.

Keith Wailoo. How Cancer Crossed the Color Line.
Review by: Anne Pollock
DOI: 10.1086/666405
Vol. 103, No. 1: 166-167.

Book Reviews Antiquity

Theokritos Kouremenos. Heavenly Stuff: The Constitution of the Celestial Objects and the Theory of Homocentric Spheres in Aristotle's Cosmology.
Review by: Andrea Falcon
DOI: 10.1086/666406
Vol. 103, No. 1: 167.

Book Reviews Middle Ages and Renaissance

H. L. L. Busard. Nicole Oresme: Questiones super geometriam Euclidis.
Review by: Stefan Kirschner
DOI: 10.1086/666407
Vol. 103, No. 1: 168.

Aude Doody. Pliny's Encyclopedia: The Reception of the Natural History.
Review by: Richard Yeo
DOI: 10.1086/666408
Vol. 103, No. 1: 169.

Alexander Marr. Between Raphael and Galileo: Mutio Oddi and the Mathematical Culture of Late Renaissance Italy.
Review by: David R. Topper
DOI: 10.1086/666409
Vol. 103, No. 1: 169-171.

Martine Ostorero. Le diable au sabbat: Littérature démonologique et sorcellerie (1440–1460).
Review by: Michael D. Bailey
DOI: 10.1086/666410
Vol. 103, No. 1: 171-172.

James Shaw; Evelyn Welch. Making and Marketing Medicine in Renaissance Florence.
Review by: Marco Beretta
DOI: 10.1086/666411
Vol. 103, No. 1: 172-173.

Anne-Marie Vlasschaert, ed. Le Liber mahameleth: Édition critique et commentaires.
Review by: Edith Dudley Sylla
DOI: 10.1086/666413
Vol. 103, No. 1: 173-174.

Nathan Sivin. Granting the Seasons: The Chinese Astronomical Reform of
1280, with a Study of Its Many Dimensions and an Annotated Translation of Its Records.
Review by: Alexei Volkov, Yi-Long Huang
DOI: 10.1086/666412
Vol. 103, No. 1: 173.

Book Reviews Early Modern (Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries)

Claudine Cohen. Science, libertinage et clandestinité à l'aube des Lumières: Le transformisme de Telliamed.<br />Francine Markovits, ed. Telliamed.
Review by: Stéphane Schmitt
DOI: 10.1086/666414
Vol. 103, No. 1: 174-175.

Warren Alexander Dym. Divining Science: Treasure Hunting and Earth Science in Early Modern Germany.
Review by: Andre Wakefield
DOI: 10.1086/666415
Vol. 103, No. 1: 175-177.

Anthony Gerbino. François Blondel: Architecture, Erudition, and the Scientific Revolution.
Review by: Matthew Walker
DOI: 10.1086/666416
Vol. 103, No. 1: 177-178.

Judy A. Hayden, ed. The New Science and Women's Literary Discourse: Prefiguring Frankenstein.
Review by: Suzanne Le-May Sheffield
DOI: 10.1086/666417
Vol. 103, No. 1: 178-179.

Toby E. Huff. Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution: A Global Perspective.
Review by: Sonja Brentjes
DOI: 10.1086/666418
Vol. 103, No. 1: 179-180.

Michael Hunter. Boyle: Between God and Science.
Review by: Dane T. Daniel
DOI: 10.1086/666419
Vol. 103, No. 1: 180-181.

Andrew Janiak. Newton as Philosopher.
Review by: Stephen D. Snobelen
DOI: 10.1086/666420
Vol. 103, No. 1: 181-182.

Rebecca Messbarger. The Lady Anatomist: The Life and Work of Anna Morandi Manzolini.
Review by: Marta Cavazza
DOI: 10.1086/666421
Vol. 103, No. 1: 182-183.

Justin E. H. Smith. Divine Machines: Leibniz and the Sciences of Life.
Review by: Stephen Gaukroger
DOI: 10.1086/666422
Vol. 103, No. 1: 184-185.

Book Reviews Modern (Nineteenth Century to 1950)

Joachim Bauer; Olaf Breidbach; Hans-Werner Hahn, eds. Universität im Umbruch: Universität und Wissenschaft im Spannungsfeld der Gesellschaft um 1800.
Review by: Charles E. McClelland
DOI: 10.1086/666423
Vol. 103, No. 1: 185.

Barbara J. Becker. Unravelling Starlight: William and Margaret Huggins and the Rise of the New Astronomy.
Review by: Craig Fraser
DOI: 10.1086/666424
Vol. 103, No. 1: 186-187.

M. Brady Brower. Unruly Spirits: The Science of Psychic Phenomena in Modern France.
Review by: Sebastian Normandin
DOI: 10.1086/666425
Vol. 103, No. 1: 187-188.

Paul A. Elliott; Charles Watkins; Stephen Daniels. The British Arboretum: Trees, Science, and Culture in the Nineteenth Century.
Review by: Anya Zilberstein
DOI: 10.1086/666426
Vol. 103, No. 1: 188-189.

George Gale. Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine.
Review by: Harry Paul
DOI: 10.1086/666427
Vol. 103, No. 1: 189-190.

Andrew Goss. The Floracrats: State-Sponsored Science and the Failure of the Enlightenment in Indonesia.
Review by: Bert Theunissen
DOI: 10.1086/666428
Vol. 103, No. 1: 190-191.

Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht; Robert Pogue Harrison; Michael R. Hendrickson; Robert B. Laughlin. What Is Life? The Intellectual Pertinence of Erwin Schrödinger.
Review by: Steven French
DOI: 10.1086/666429
Vol. 103, No. 1: 191.

Ian Hesketh. The Science of History in Victorian Britain: Making the Past Speak.
Review by: Daniela Barberis
DOI: 10.1086/666430
Vol. 103, No. 1: 191-192.

Roger Hutchins. British University Observatories, 1772–1939.
DOI: 10.1086/666431
Vol. 103, No. 1: 192-193.

K. Maria D. Lane. Geographies of Mars: Seeing and Knowing the Red Planet.
Review by: Marc Rothenberg
DOI: 10.1086/666432
Vol. 103, No. 1: 193-194.

Andrew J. Lewis. A Democracy of Facts: Natural History in the Early Republic.
Review by: Mark V. Barrow Jr.
DOI: 10.1086/666433
Vol. 103, No. 1: 194-195.

Laurent Loison. Qu'est-ce que le néolamarckisme? Les biologistes français et la question de l'évolution des espèces.
Review by: Richard W. Burkhardt Jr.
DOI: 10.1086/666434
Vol. 103, No. 1: 195-196.

P. Kevin MacKeown. Early China Coast Meteorology: The Role of Hong Kong.
Review by: Danian Hu
DOI: 10.1086/666435
Vol. 103, No. 1: 196-197.

Michel Meulders; Laurence Garey, eds. Helmholtz: From Enlightenment to Neuroscience.
Review by: David Cahan
DOI: 10.1086/666436
Vol. 103, No. 1: 197-199.

Christer Nordlund. Hormones of Life: Endocrinology, the Pharmaceutical Industry, and the Dream of a Remedy for Sterility, 1930–1970.
Review by: Nicolas Rasmussen
DOI: 10.1086/666437
Vol. 103, No. 1: 199-200.

Jessica Ratcliff. The Transit of Venus Enterprise in Victorian Britain.
Review by: Iwan Rhys Morus
DOI: 10.1086/666439
Vol. 103, No. 1: 200-202.

Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie. Marie Curie: A Biography.
Review by: Martha Harris
DOI: 10.1086/666438
Vol. 103, No. 1: 200.

F. Scott Scribner. Matters of Spirit: J. G. Fichte and the Technological Imagination.
Review by: Joan Steigerwald
DOI: 10.1086/666440
Vol. 103, No. 1: 202-203.

Jessica B. Teisch. Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise.
Review by: Kristine C. Harper
DOI: 10.1086/666441
Vol. 103, No. 1: 203-204.

Paul J. Weindling. John W. Thompson: Psychiatrist in the Shadow of the Holocaust.
Review by: Eric J. Engstrom
DOI: 10.1086/666442
Vol. 103, No. 1: 204-205.

Janina Wellmann. Die Form des Werdens: Eine Kulturgeschichte der Embryologie, 1760–1830.
Review by: Tobias Cheung
DOI: 10.1086/666443
Vol. 103, No. 1: 205-206.

Stephen S. Witte; Marsha V. Gallagher; William J. Orr; Paul Schach; Dieter Karch, eds. The North American Journals of Maximilian of Wied.
Stephen S. Witte; Marsha V. Gallagher; William J. Orr; Paul Schach; Dieter Karch, eds. The North American Journals of Maximilian of Wied.
Review by: Clark A. Elliott
DOI: 10.1086/666444
Vol. 103, No. 1: 206-207.

Book Reviews Recent (1950 —)

Roger E. Backhouse; Philippe Fontaine, eds. The History of the Social Sciences since 1945.
Review by: Alexandra Rutherford
DOI: 10.1086/666445
Vol. 103, No. 1: 207-208.

John A. Bindernagel; Leila Hadj-Chikh. The Discovery of the Sasquatch: Reconciling Culture, History, and Science in the Discovery Process.
Review by: Joshua Blu Buhs
DOI: 10.1086/666446
Vol. 103, No. 1: 208-209.

Nancy Langston. Toxic Bodies: Hormone Disruptors and the Legacy of DES.
Review by: Elizabeth Siegel Watkins
DOI: 10.1086/666447
Vol. 103, No. 1: 209-210.

Christophe Lécuyer; David C. Brock; Jay Last. Makers of the Microchip: A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor.
Review by: Cyrus C. M. Mody
DOI: 10.1086/666448
Vol. 103, No. 1: 210-211.

Philip Mirowski. Science-Mart: Privatizing American Science.
Review by: Steve Fuller
DOI: 10.1086/666449
Vol. 103, No. 1: 211-212.

Helga Nowotny; Giuseppe Testa; Mitch Cohen. Naked Genes: Reinventing the Human in the Molecular Age.
Review by: John Dupré
DOI: 10.1086/666450
Vol. 103, No. 1: 212-213.

Nancy G. Slack. G. Evelyn Hutchinson and the Invention of Modern Ecology.
David K. Skelly; David M. Post; Melinda D. Smith, eds. The Art of Ecology: Writings of G. Evelyn Hutchinson.
Review by: Sara Tjossem
DOI: 10.1086/666451
Vol. 103, No. 1: 213-214.

Richard York; Brett Clark. The Science and Humanism of Stephen Jay Gould.
Review by: Mark E. Borrello
DOI: 10.1086/666452
Vol. 103, No. 1: 214-215.

Mei Zhan. Other-Worldly: Making Chinese Medicine through Transnational Frames.
Review by: Angela Ki Che Leung
DOI: 10.1086/666453
Vol. 103, No. 1: 215-216.

Book Reviews Sociology and the Philosophy of Science

Michel Armatte. La science économique comme ingénierie: Quantification et modélisation.
Review by: Theodore M. Porter
DOI: 10.1086/666454
Vol. 103, No. 1: 216-217.

Alan Chalmers. The Scientist's Atom and the Philosopher's Stone: How Science Succeeded and Philosophy Failed to Gain Knowledge of Atoms.
Review by: Victor D. Boantza
DOI: 10.1086/666455
Vol. 103, No. 1: 217-218.

Mara J. Goldman; Paul Nadasdy; Matthew D. Turner, eds. Knowing Nature: Conversations at the Intersection of Political Ecology and Science Studies.
Review by: Sarah Tracy
DOI: 10.1086/666456
Vol. 103, No. 1: 218-219.

Peter Howlett; Mary S. Morgan, eds. How Well Do Facts Travel? The Dissemination of Reliable Knowledge.
Review by: Jan Golinski
DOI: 10.1086/666457
Vol. 103, No. 1: 219-220.

Barbara Herrnstein Smith. Natural Reflections: Human Cognition at the Nexus of Science and Religion.
Michael Ruse. Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science.
Review by: Fraser Watts
DOI: 10.1086/666458
Vol. 103, No. 1: 220-222.

Elliott Sober. Did Darwin Write the Origin Backwards? Philosophical Essays on Darwin's Theory.
Review by: Richard A. Richards
DOI: 10.1086/666459
Vol. 103, No. 1: 222-223.

Notes on Contributors

Notes on Contributors
DOI: 10.1086/664990
Vol. 103, No. 1: 224-228.

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