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Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare

James L. Hevia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226562148
eISBN:
9780226562315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562315.001.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Animal Labor and Colonial Warfare examines the use of camels, mules, and donkeys in British colonial campaigns of conquest and pacification, starting with the Second Afghan War and ending in the ... More

Climate in MotionScience, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Deborah R. Coen

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226398822
eISBN:
9780226555027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226555027.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Today, predicting the impact of human activities on the earth’s climate hinges on tracking interactions among phenomena of radically different dimensions, from the molecular to the planetary. Climate ... More

Culture and the Course of Human Evolution

Culture and the Course of Human Evolution

Gary Tomlinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226548494
eISBN:
9780226548661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226548661.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The story of the emergence of modern humanity needs to take account of cultural and biological evolution, as well as the interaction of the two; it must describe a biocultural evolution. Culture and ... More

Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences

Oren Harman and Michael R. Dietrich (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226569871
eISBN:
9780226570075
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226570075.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Dreamers, Visionaries, and Revolutionaries in the Life Sciences explores biologists who had grand ideas that went beyond the “run of the mill” science of their peers. Each of the eighteen figures ... More

The Forgotten SenseMeditations on Touch

The Forgotten Sense: Meditations on Touch

Pablo Maurette

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561332
eISBN:
9780226561509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226561509.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The Forgotten Sense: Meditations on Touch is a collection of essays that revolve around conceptions and depictions of the sense of touch throughout the cultural history of the West, from antiquity to ... More

Hayek and the Evolution of Capitalism

Hayek and the Evolution of Capitalism

Naomi Beck

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556000
eISBN:
9780226556147
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556147.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Hayek and the Evolution of Capitalism offers a fresh perspective on the thought of Nobel Laureate in economics F. A. Hayek, and an evaluation of key theoretical elements that are often overlooked in ... More

The Human Body in the Age of CatastropheBrittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War

Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226556451
eISBN:
9780226556628
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226556628.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to ... More

Natural Resources and the New FrontierConstructing Modern China's Borderlands

Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's Borderlands

Judd C. Kinzley

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226492155
eISBN:
9780226492322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226492322.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This work offers a new resource-centered history of modern Xinjiang. The region, located on China's farthest western border, was shaped in the 20th century by not only Chinese officials, but also ... More

The Scientific JournalAuthorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century

The Scientific Journal: Authorship and the Politics of Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century

Alex Csiszar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226553238
eISBN:
9780226553375
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226553375.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The scientific journal has long been viewed as central both to the identity of scientific practitioners and to the public legitimacy of scientific knowledge. But it was not always so. In Western ... More

Truth-SpotsHow Places Make People Believe

Truth-Spots: How Places Make People Believe

Thomas F. Gieryn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226561950
eISBN:
9780226562001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562001.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Truth-spots lend credibility to beliefs and claims about natural and social reality, about the past and future, about identity and the mystical. Such ideas or accounts inevitably have a place of ... More

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