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Collecting ExperimentsMaking Big Data Biology

Collecting Experiments: Making Big Data Biology

Bruno J. Strasser

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634999
eISBN:
9780226635187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226635187.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book traces the development and use of data collections, especially in the experimental life sciences, from the early twentieth century to the present. It shows that the current "big data" ... More

A Contagious CauseThe American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine

A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine

Robin Wolfe Scheffler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226458892
eISBN:
9780226628400
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226628400.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

A Contagious Cause follows the American hunt for human cancer viruses throughout the twentieth century, an effort whose scale exceeded that of the Human Genome Project. Today, viral infection is ... More

Empire of DefenseRace and the Cultural Politics of Permanent War

Empire of Defense: Race and the Cultural Politics of Permanent War

Joseph Darda

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226632896
eISBN:
9780226633084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226633084.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of how the United States turned war into defense. The formation of the Department of Defense in the first years of the Cold War inaugurated an era of contradiction for the ... More

The Limits of Transnationalism

The Limits of Transnationalism

Nancy L. Green

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226608143
eISBN:
9780226608310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608310.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

It has been just over twenty-five years since “transnationalism” was born – as a perspective, a concept, and a research project. It fit easily into the globalization talk of the late 20th century and ... More

The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness

The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness

Emanuele Lugli

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226612492
eISBN:
9780226612522
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612522.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Starting in the late twelfth century, the governments of Italy’s newly-formed city-republics rejected imperial measurement standards and created new local ones, displaying them in their main squares. ... More

Materials of the MindPhrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920

Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920

James Poskett

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226626758
eISBN:
9780226626895
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226626895.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book reconstructs the global history of phrenology-the most popular mental science of the Victorian age-through a close study of its material culture. In doing so, it provides an answer to a ... More

Membranes to Molecular MachinesActive Matter and the Remaking of Life

Membranes to Molecular Machines: Active Matter and the Remaking of Life

Mathias Grote

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226625157
eISBN:
9780226625294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226625294.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book tells the story of how a molecular-mechanical vision of life has become omnipresent in the sciences, biomedicine, and bio- and nanotechnologies of the late twentieth century. Thereby, it ... More

Poisonous SkiesAcid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

Poisonous Skies: Acid Rain and the Globalization of Pollution

Rachel Emma Rothschild

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634715
eISBN:
9780226634852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634852.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The environmental repercussions from fossil fuel use have drawn increasing attention from the public in recent years, particularly as climate change has emerged as one of the most pressing threats ... More

Remembrance of Things PresentThe Invention of the Time Capsule

Remembrance of Things Present: The Invention of the Time Capsule

Nick Yablon

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226574134
eISBN:
9780226574271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226574271.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Much has been written about how social groups construct, exploit, or erase memories of their past, but little about how they compete to shape future memories of their present. This book investigates ... More

RevolutionStructure and Meaning in World History

Revolution: Structure and Meaning in World History

Saïd Amir Arjomand

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226026831
eISBN:
9780226026848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226026848.001.0001
Subject:
History, Political History

A revolution is a discontinuity: one political order replaces another, typically through whatever violent means are available. Modern theories of revolutions tend neatly to bracket the French ... More

Synthesizing HopeMatter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery

Synthesizing Hope: Matter, Knowledge, and Place in South African Drug Discovery

Anne Pollock

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226629049
eISBN:
9780226629216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226629216.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Synthesizing Hope opens up the material and social worlds of pharmaceuticals by focusing on a distinctive place: iThemba Pharmaceuticals. Founded in 2009 with a name taken from the Zulu word for ... More

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