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  1.  4
    Ursula Klein. Technoscience in History: Prussia, 1750–1850. 336 Pp., 24 Figs. Cambridge, Mass./London: MIT Press, 2020. $40 (Paper); ISBN 9780262539296. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Patrick Anthony - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):187-189.
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    Diana LuftMedieval Welsh Medical Texts. Volume 1: The Recipes. 640 Pp., Apps., Index. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2020. £45 (Paper); ISBN 9781786835482. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Nicole Archambeau - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):177-178.
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    Joachim Schummer; Tom Børsen (Editors). Ethics of Chemistry: From Poison Gas to Climate Engineering. 568 Pp., Indexes. Hackensack, N.J.: World Scientific, 2021. $198 (Cloth); ISBN 9789811233531. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Howard G. Barth - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):207-208.
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    Judith Farquhar; Lili Lai. Gathering Medicines: Nation and Knowledge in China’s Mountain South. 304 Pp., Illus., Tables, App., Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2021. $35 (Paper); ISBN 9780226763651. Cloth and E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Emily Baum - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):217-218.
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    The Post-Heroic Field.Etienne Benson - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):114-120.
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    In Reply.Karin Bijsterveld - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):161-161.
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    Henry M. Cowles. The Scientific Method: An Evolution of Thinking From Darwin to Dewey. 384 Pp., Notes, Index. Cambridge, Mass./London: Harvard University Press, 2020. $35 (Cloth); ISBN 9780674976191. [REVIEW]Alisa Bokulich & Federica Bocchi - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):196-197.
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    John Augustus Abayomi Cole and the Search for an African Science, 1885–1898.Colin Bos - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):63-84.
  9. Generating Fields.Cameron Brinitzer - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):144-150.
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    Introduction: What Is a Field? Transformations in Fields, Fieldwork, and Field Sciences Since the Mid-Twentieth Century.Cameron Brinitzer & Etienne Benson - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):108-113.
    In recent decades, scholarship in the history of science has explored the emergence and development of sciences in which fields serve as privileged sites of knowledge production. Much of this work has focused on the field sciences’ formative period from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century, and it is the definitions of the field, fieldwork, and field science emerging from the study of this period that have come to dominate the historical literature. Those definitions cannot, however, account for (...)
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    Surgery, Success, and the Role of the Patient in Cleft Palate Operations, Circa 1800–1930.Claire Brock - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):22-44.
    In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, scientific and technological developments made surgery safer, more reliable, and, with the corresponding increase in experimentation permitted, more exploratory and successful than ever before. The age of the heroic surgeon, however, obscured procedures that relied on the patient’s cooperation for a final, positive outcome. This essay focuses on the debates surrounding cleft palate surgery in Britain, Europe, and North America between about 1800 and 1930, where the constancy of failure dogged the surgeon, even (...)
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    Rocío G. Sumillera; Jan Surman; Katharina Kühn (Editors). Translation in Knowledge, Knowledge in Translation. Viii + 272 Pp., Index. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2020. $143 (Cloth); ISBN 9789027207586. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Mackenzie Cooley - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):170-172.
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    Mary Anne Andrei. Nature’s Mirror: How Taxidermists Shaped America’s Natural History Museums and Saved Endangered Species. 264 Pp., Notes, Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2020. $35 (Cloth); ISBN 9780226730318. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Helen Cowie - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):199-200.
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    A. Joan Saab. Objects of Vision: Making Sense of What We See. (Perspectives on Sensory History, 3.) 150 Pp., Illus., Notes, Bibl., Index. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2020. $69.95 (Cloth); ISBN 9780271088105. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Rachael Z. DeLue - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):169-170.
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    Whose Home Is the Field?Rosanna Dent - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):137-143.
    Twentieth-century field research in the human sciences has repeatedly rendered specific communities and people as subjects of study. As scientists layered field upon field in the same spaces, subjects have gained their own forms of expertise. This essay examines the history of research in Terra Indígena Pimentel Barbosa, in what is now Central Brazil, to argue that fields are composed of human relations and that historians of science have the moral responsibility to recognize that fields are almost always someone’s home. (...)
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    Jacqueline Mitton; Simon Mitton. Vera Rubin: A Life. X + 310 Pp., Figs., Notes, Index. Cambridge, Mass./London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2021. $29.95 (Cloth); ISBN 9780674919198. [REVIEW]Jörg Matthias Determann - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):206-207.
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    Elliott Bowen. In Search of Sexual Health: Diagnosing and Treating Syphilis in Hot Springs, Arkansas, 1890–1940. 232 Pp., Illus., Notes, Index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020. $49.95 (Cloth); ISBN 9781421438566. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Deborah Doroshow - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):197-199.
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    Elizabeth A. Williams. Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750–1950. 433 Pp., Figs., Notes, Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2020. $35 (Paper); ISBN 9780226693040. Cloth and E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Nadja Durbach - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):192-193.
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    Rienk Vermij. Thinking on Earthquakes in Early Modern Europe: Firm Beliefs on Shaky Ground. 266 Pp. London: Routledge, 2020. $44.95 (Paper); ISBN 9780367492182. Cloth and E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Fa-ti Fan - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):180-181.
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    Jonathan Rees. The Chemistry of Fear: Harvey Wiley’s Fight for Pure Food. 320 Pp., Illus., Notes, Index. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021. $34.95 (Cloth); ISBN 97811421439952. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Deborah Fitzgerald - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):200-201.
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    Nick Hopwood; Rebecca Flemming; Lauren Kassell (Editors). Reproduction: Antiquity to the Present Day. Xxxvi + 730 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. $39.99 (Paper); ISBN 9781107658370. Cloth and E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Lara Freidenfelds - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):165-166.
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    Sajjad Nikfahm; Fateme Savadi (Editors). Naṣīr Al-Dīn Muḥammad Al-Ṭūsī’s Al-Risāla Al-Muʿīniyya (The Muʿīniyya Treatise) and Its Supplement. (Critical Edition of the Persian Texts, 1.) 354 Pp. Tehran: Miras-E Maktoob, 2020. $23.04 (Cloth); ISBN 9786002032034. [REVIEW]Amir-Mohammad Gamini - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):175-177.
  23. Starry Messengers.Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh & Dániel Margócsy - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):162-164.
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    Henry R. Frankel.Mott T. Greene & George Gale - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):157-159.
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    Nanna Katrine Lüders Kaalund. Explorations in the Icy North: How Travel Narratives Shaped Arctic Science in the Nineteenth Century. (Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century.) 312 Pp., Illus., Notes, Bibl., Index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021. $40 (Cloth); ISBN 9780822946595. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Vanessa Heggie - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):193-194.
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    Flipping the Field.Stefan Helmreich - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):151-156.
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    Dániel Bárth. The Exorcist of Sombor: The Mentality of an Eighteenth-Century Franciscan Friar. (Microhistories.) 304 Pp. New York: Routledge, 2020. $160 (Cloth); ISBN 9780367356798. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Hilaire Kallendorf - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):189-190.
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    Cooking Niter, Prototyping Nature: Saltpeter and Artisanal Experiment in Korea, 1592–1635.Hyeok Hweon Kang - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):1-21.
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    Botany and the Science of History: Nature, Culture, and the Origins of Civilization, Circa 1850–1900.Fabian Kraemer, Kärin Nickelsen & Dana von Suffrin - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):45-62.
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    An Okapi Hypothesis: Non-Euclidean Geometry and the Professional Expert in American Mathematics.Jemma Lorenat - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):85-107.
    Open Court began publishingThe Monistin 1890 as a journal“devotedto the philosophy of science”that regularly included mathematics. The audiencewas understood to be“cultured people who have not a technical mathematicaltraining”but nevertheless“have a mathematical penchant.”With these constraints,the mathematical content varied from recreations to logical foundations, but every-one had something to say about non-Euclidean geometry, in debates that rangedfrom psychology to semantics. The focus in this essay is on the contested value ofmathematical expertise in legitimating what should be considered as mathematics.While some mathematicians urgedThe (...)
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    Pankaj Sekhsaria. Nanoscale: Society’s Deep Impact on Science, Technology, and Innovation in India. 182 Pp., Notes, Refs. Bombay: AuthorsUpFront, 2020. ₹495 (Cloth); ISBN 9387280705. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]John B. Lourdusamy - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):216-217.
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    Susan Wells. Robert Burton’s Rhetoric: An Anatomy of Early Modern Knowledge. (RSA Series in Transdisciplinary Rhetoric.) Xii + 211 Pp., Notes, Bibl., Index. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2019. $84.95 (Cloth); ISBN 9780271084671. Paper and E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Mary Ann Lund - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):184-185.
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    To the Editors.Kristie Macrakis - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):160-160.
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    Jinee Lokaneeta. The Truth Machines: Policing, Violence, and Scientific Interrogations in India. 262 Pp., Bibl., Index. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2020. $95 (Cloth); ISBN 9780472074396. Paper Available. [REVIEW]Garret J. McDonald - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):210-211.
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    Morris Low. Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan: A Trip to the Reactor. (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology.) Xiii + 260 Pp., Index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020. $109.99 (Cloth); ISBN 9783030471972. Paper and E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Ruselle Meade - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):209-210.
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    Daniel A. Barber. Modern Architecture and Climate: Design Before Air Conditioning. 336 Pp., Illus., Notes, Bibl., Index. Princeton, N.J./Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2020. $60 (Cloth); ISBN 9780691170039. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Anna-Maria Meister - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):204-205.
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    Rebekah Lee. Health, Healing, and Illness in African History. 272 Pp., Illus., Notes, Index. London: Bloomsbury, 2021. £58.50 (Cloth); ISBN 9781474254380. Paper and E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Luke Messac - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):166-167.
  38. Making Place in the Field.Erika Lorraine Milam - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):121-127.
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    Ido Hartogsohn. American Trip: Set, Setting, and the Psychedelic Experience in the Twentieth Century. 432 Pp., Bibl., Index. Cambridge, Mass./London: MIT Press, 2020. $35 (Paper); ISBN 9780262539142. [REVIEW]Alex Mold - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):213-214.
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    Phillip Reid. The Merchant Ship in the British Atlantic, 1600–1800: Continuity and Innovation in a Key Technology. (Technology and Change in History, 18.) Xiv + 308 Pp., Illus. Leiden: Brill, 2020. $153 (Cloth); ISBN 9789004424081. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Lena Moser - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):183-184.
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    Jennifer M. Rampling The Experimental Fire: Inventing English Alchemy, 1300–1700. (Synthesis.) 416 Pp., 19 Halftones, 2 Tables. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2020. $35 (Cloth); ISBN 9780226710709. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Megan Piorko - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):178-179.
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    Christa Jungnickel; Russell McCormmach. The Second Physicist: On the History of Theoretical Physics in Germany. (Archimedes, 48.) Xv + 408 Pp., Bibl., Index. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International, 2017. €176.79 (Cloth); ISBN 9783319495644. Paper and E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Lewis Pyenson - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):194-196.
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    Lawrence M. Principe. The Transmutations of Chymistry: Wilhelm Homberg and the Academie Royal des Sciences. 504 Pp., Halftones, Drawings. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2020. $45 (Cloth); ISBN 9780226700786. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Anna Marie Roos - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):185-186.
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    C. Pierce Salguero (Editor). Buddhism and Medicine: An Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Sources. Xv + 379 Pp., App., Figs., Refs., Index. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. $150 (Cloth); ISBN 9780231189361. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Samuel - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):190-191.
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    Stephen Cave; Kanta Dihal; Sarah Dillon (Editors). AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking About Intelligent Machines. Xiii + 448 Pp., Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. $75 (Cloth); ISBN 9780198846666. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Sam Schirvar - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):167-169.
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    Dipesh Chakrabarty. The Climate of History in a Planetary Age. 296 Pp., Notes, Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2021. $25 (Paper); ISBN 9780226732862. Cloth and E-Book Available. Carolyn Merchant. The Anthropocene and the Humanities: From Climate Change to a New Age of Sustainability. 232 Pp., Illus., Notes, Bibl., Index. New Haven, Conn./London: Yale University Press, 2020. $26 (Cloth); ISBN 9780300244236. [REVIEW]David Sepkoski - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):172-175.
  47.  2
    Stefanie GängerA Singular Remedy: Cinchona Across the Atlantic World, 1750–1820. Xv + 238 Pp., Illus., Notes, Bibl., Index. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. £75 (Cloth); ISBN 9781108842167. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Anna Simmons - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):186-187.
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    Ilaria Scaglia. The Emotions of Internationalism: Feeling International Cooperation in the Alps in the Interwar Period. (Emotions in History.) 256 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020. $85 (Cloth); ISBN 9780198848325. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Geert Somsen - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):202-203.
  49.  1
    Reservations.Laura Stark - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):128-136.
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    Nara B. Milanich. Paternity: The Elusive Quest for the Father. 352 Pp., Notes, Index. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2019. $35 (Cloth); ISBN 9780674980686. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Jenna Tonn - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):203-204.
  51.  3
    Leonardo Ambasciano. An Unnatural History of Religions, Academia, Post-Truth, and the Quest for Scientific Knowledge. (Scientific Studies of Religion: Inquiry and Explanation, 12.) Xxii + 253 Pp., Notes, Bibl., Index. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. $102.60 (Cloth); ISBN 9781350062382. Paper and E-Book Available. [REVIEW]James C. Ungureanu - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):219-220.
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    Kenny Cupers; Catharina Gabrielsson; Helena Mattsson (Editors). Neoliberalism on the Ground: Architecture and Transformation From the 1960s to the Present. (Culture, Politics, and the Built Environment.) 448 Pp., Figs., Index. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2020. $65 (Cloth); ISBN 9780822946014. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Paul Walker - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):214-215.
  53.  1
    Naomi Oreskes. Science on a Mission: How Military Funding Shaped What We Do and Don’T Know About the Ocean. 744 Pp., Notes, Bibl., Index. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2021. $40 (Cloth); ISBN 9780226732381. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Greg Whitesides - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):211-213.
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    Philip Beeley; Yelda Nasifoglu; Benjamin Wardhaugh (Editors). Reading Mathematics in Early Modern Europe: Studies in the Production, Collection, and Use of Mathematical Books. (Material Readings in Early Modern Culture.) 348 Pp., Illus. London: Routledge, 2020. $160 (Cloth); ISBN 9780367609252. E-Book Available. [REVIEW]Lisa Wilde - 2022 - Isis 113 (1):181-182.
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