New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Interviews with Scholars of Science, Technology, and Society about their New Books

https://newbooksnetwork.com/category/science-technology/scitechsoc/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 57m. Bisher sind 568 Folge(n) erschienen. Alle 4 Tage erscheint eine Folge dieses Podcasts
subscribe
share



 

recommended podcasts


John Cheng, "Astounding Wounder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America" (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012)


John Cheng‘s new book Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) uncovers the material and social circumstances that created the social phenomenon of American science fiction.


share





 01 June 2012  1h15m
 
 

Jim Endersby, "Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of Victorian Science" (University of Chicago Press, 2008)


I love reading, I love reading history, and I especially love reading history books written by authors who understand how to tell a good story. In addition to being beautifully written, Imperial Nature: Joseph Hooker and the Practices of Victorian …


share





 23 May 2012  1h7m
 
 

D. Graham Burnett, "The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century" (University of Chicago Press, 2012)


Graham Burnett’s The Sounding of the Whale: Science and Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century (University of Chicago Press, 2012) is an astounding book. It is an inspiring work, both in the depth of research brought to bear in Burnett’s account…


share





 15 May 2012  1h6m
 
 

Helen Tilley, "Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950″ (University of Chicago, 2011)


Helen Tilley‘s new book Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950 (University of Chicago Press, 2011) uncovers the surprising relationships that developed between science and empire as Britai...


share





 01 May 2012  1h4m
 
 

Christopher Mole, "Attention is Cognitive Unison: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology" (Oxford UP, 2011)


Chris Mole‘s book,  Attention is Cognitive Unison: An Essay in Philosophical Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2011) provides a wonderfully elegant answer to a deceptively simple question: What does it mean to pay attention? What is "attention,


share





 27 April 2012  1h9m
 
 

Lawrence Busch, "Standards: Recipes for Reality" (MIT Press, 2011)


As Lawrence Busch reminds us, standards are all around us governing seating arrangements, medicine, experimental objects and subjects and even romance novels. In Standards: Recipes for Reality (MIT Press, 2011) Busch provides a wide ranging and accessi...


share





 17 April 2012  1h0m
 
 

David Edwards, "The Lab: Creativity and Culture" (Harvard University Press, 2010)


To say that David Edwards‘s The Lab: Creativity and Culture (Harvard University Press, 2010) is inspiring would be a profound understatement. In a series of concise, focused chapters that range from "Dreams" to "Translational Change," Edwards maps out a…


share





 02 April 2012  51m
 
 

Marshall Poe, "A History of Communications: Media and Society from the Evolution of Speech to the Internet" (Cambridge UP, 2011)


It is not every historian who would offer readers an attempt to explain human nature. In A History of Communications: Media and Society from the Evolution of Speech to the Internet (Cambridge University Press, 2011), Marshall Poe does just that.…


share





 26 March 2012  1h20m
 
 

Ann M. Blair, "Too Much To Know: Managing Scholarly Information before the Modern Age" (Yale University Press, 2010)


Chewing on raw turnips and sand, keeping both feet in a tub of cold water, reading with just one eye open (to give the other a chance to rest) and sleeping only every other night: no, I am not describing…


share





 07 March 2012  1h13m
 
 

Suman Seth, "Crafting the Quantum: Arnold Sommerfeld and the Practice of Theory, 1890-1926″ (MIT Press, 2010)


Though Einstein, Planck, and Pauli have become household names in the history of science, the work of Arnold Sommerfeld has yet to reach the same level of wide recognition outside the field of theoretical physics and its history. In Crafting …


share





 24 February 2012  1h19m