Category: Science

8 December, 2014

Sarah Hanks

Science and Books in an Age of Reform

Secord's Visions of Science weaves together the politics, press, and science of the early nineteenth century.

Gillian Daw

Point of View: Astronomical and Literary Perception

Henchman's The Starry Sky Within is a thought-provoking interdisciplinary work that requires some astronomical expertise.

Anja A. Drautzburg

The Theatricality of Flinching

Watt Smith traces the ways in which the perception and understanding of looking and observing changed from 1872 to 1918.

27 October, 2014

Kate Travers

A Critical Hematology

Blood offers an unexpected and challenging investigation into the role of blood, occuping a crucial space at the centre of the Western canon.

3 June, 2014

Katherine Manfred

“We Are the New Meteorite”

Kolbert relates scientifically valid theories in a refreshingly neutral tone as a powerful warning against anthropogenic destruction.

25 November, 2013

Eleanor Hamblen

Understanding Parenthood

Rachel Bowlby's exploration of changing conceptions of parenthood results in a convincing, if not entirely cohesive argument, finds Eleanor Hamblen.

10 June, 2013

Luke Brunning

A Structure of the Psyche

Strictly hyphenated manic-depression is posited as a genre of mental experience in a timely look at bipolar disorder.

27 May, 2013

Harriet Rix

Naming the Rose

The aim is laudable but the results are disappointing in this new approach to Romantic culture through botany.

2 July, 2012

Joshua Rosaler

Revolutionary Theory

Josh Rosaler assesses Thomas Kuhn's The Structure of Scientific Revolutions on the fiftieth anniversary of its publication.

17 May, 2012

Cassiope Kestrel Sydoriak

The Renaissance in Astronomy