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His and Hers
His and Hers

Gender, Consumption, and Technology

Horowitz, Roger, Mohun, Arwen

The pathbreaking essays in this collection explore the history of consumption by synthesizing discrete historical literatures on consumer culture, gender, and the history of...


The Most Defiant Devil
The Most Defiant Devil

William Temple Hornaday and His Controversial Crusade to Save American Wildlife

Dehler, Gregory J.

The late nineteenth and early twentieth century were a brutal time for American wildlife, with many species pushed to the brink of extinction. (Some are endangered to this day...


Lifeboat
Lifeboat
Stilgoe, John R.

The fire extinguisher; the airline safety card; the lifeboat. Until September 11, 2001, most Americans paid homage to these appurtenances of disaster with a sidelong glance, if...


A Many-Colored Glass
A Many-Colored Glass

Reflections on the Place of Life in the Universe

Dyson, Freeman J.

Freeman Dyson’s latest book does not attempt to bring together all of the celebrated physicist’s thoughts on science and technology into a unified theory. The emphasis is,...


Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras
Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras

Essays on Animals and History

Ritvo, Harriet

Over the past two decades, Harriet Ritvo has established herself as a leading scholar in animal studies and one of those most responsible for establishing this field of study...


Quantitative Methods in the Humanities
Quantitative Methods in the Humanities

An Introduction

Lemercier, Claire, Zalc, Claire

This timely and lucid guide is intended for students and scholars working on all historical periods and topics in the humanities and social sciences--especially for those who...


Beastly Natures
Beastly Natures

Animals, Humans, and the Study of History

Brantz, Dorothee

Although the animal may be, as Nietzsche argued, ahistorical, living completely in the present, it nonetheless plays a crucial role in human history. The fascination with...


Clinical Stories and Their Translations
Clinical Stories and Their Translations
Stein, Howard F., Apprey, Maurice

Clinical Stories and Their Translations proposes, and richly illustrates via numerous case examples, the utility of a depth psychology- informed ethnographic method of clinical...


Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation, 2d
Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation, 2d
Stevenson, Ian

Can anyone speak a language he or she has not learned normally, in childhood or later? Claims to have accomplished this are made from time to time, but only rarely do they...


Gilbert White
Gilbert White

A Biography of the Author of The Natural History of Selborne

Mabey, Richard

With more than two hundred editions, Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne is one of the most published books in the English language. An environmental study...


The Illusory Boundary
The Illusory Boundary

Environment and Technology in History

Reuss, Martin, Cutcliffe, Stephen H.

The view of nature and technology inhabiting totally different, even opposite, spheres persists across time and cultures. Most people would consider an English countryside or a...


The Afterlives of Animals
The Afterlives of Animals

A Museum Menagerie

Alberti, Samuel J. M. M.

In the quiet halls of the natural history museum, there are some creatures still alive with stories, whose personalities refuse to be relegated to the dusty corners of an...


The History of Ornithology in Virginia
The History of Ornithology in Virginia
Johnston, David W.

Host to a large and diverse bird population as well as a long human history, Virginia is arguably the birthplace of ornithology in North America. David W. Johnston’s History of...


Virginia Climate Fever
Virginia Climate Fever

How Global Warming Will Transform Our Cities, Shorelines, and Forests

Nash, Stephen

Climate disruption is often discussed on a global scale, affording many a degree of detachment from what is happening in their own backyards. Yet the consequences of global...