History of Science titles

UNESCO: Its Purpose and Philosophy

UNESCO was created “to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science, and culture.” No one spoke with greater authority about the plan for UNESCO than Julian Huxley. This facsimile More…

Shakespeare and Science

Cumberland Clarke’s Shakespeare and Science is a monumental compilation of the Bard’s many references to natural and celestial phenomena, including a careful study of Shakespeare’s interest in, and dramatic use of, natural phenomena. It includes More…

The Brown Dog and His Memorial

Book. In 1907, London medical students protested over a statue raised to a little brown dog. Bonfires burned late into the night. Large groups marched through the streets clashing with police. Gangs were arrested trying More…

Headquarters Nights

A record of conversations and experiences at the headquarters of the German Army in France and Belgium during World War 1, following one man’s transformation from an opponent of all wars into an advocate for one. More…

Eoörnis pterovelox gobiensis (Eoornis)

Meet Eoörnis (Eoornis), the woofen-poof. As the author explains, ‘Through countless ages and successive civilizations this remarkable bird has been the symbol of speed, stamina, grace of line, proportion of members, and beauty of motion.’ More…

The Nature of Gothic

Ruskin’s famous essay The Nature of Gothic first appeared as a chapter in his 1853 The Stones of Venice. This chapter proved immensely popular and took on a life of its own. It helped define style More…

The Brown Dog in Battersea Park

Book. Anti-vivisection campaigners unveiled their memorial to a little brown dog in 1906 in Battersea, London. That dog’s treatment had been the centre of a libel trial making London medical schools the focus of national More…

Last Message of William Jennings Bryan

As the Scopes ‘Monkey’ Trial came to an end in July 1925, William Jennings Bryan expected to deliver the prosecution’s closing argument. Procedural tactics by the defence prevented this. The trial ended without the long-awaited More…

The Oxford Museum

A guided tour through key architectural and design philosophies underpinning the Oxford Museum of Natural History. Henry Acland, Regius Professor of Medicine, played a key role in the building of Oxford’s new science museum in More…

No Ordinary Space

UCL’s Grant Museum of Zoology re-opened in The Thomas Lewis Room in UCL’s Rockefeller Building in 2011. This book provides fascinating historical notes about the new room, the building, and the wider university and medical More…

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