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Making Surveillance States

Making Surveillance States opens up new and exciting perspectives on how systems of state surveillance developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The book challenges us to rethink the presumed ...

Separate Beds

By (author) Maureen K. Lux
Categories: History of science

“Canada has a painful history of racially segregated hospitals that were intended to isolate and institutionalize Aboriginal people seen as a menace and danger to the nation. Separate Beds is a sophisticated, ...

Bold Scientists

By (author) Michael Riordon
Categories: Philosophy of science

As governments and corporations scramble to pull the plug on research that proves that they are poisoning our planet and rush to muzzle the scientists who dare to share their disturbing data, it seems ...

Pain and Prejudice

By (author) Karen Messing
Categories: Philosophy of science

In 1978, when workers at a nearby phosphate refinery learned that the ore they processed was contaminated with radioactive dust, Karen Messing, then a new professor of molecular genetics, was called in ...

The Bold and the Brave

By (author) Monique Frize
Categories: History of science

The Bold and the Brave investigates how women have striven throughout history to gain access to education and careers in science and engineering. Author Monique Frize introduces the reader to key concepts ...

Husserl and the Sciences

Edited by Richard A. Feist
Categories: Philosophy of science
Series: Philosophica

Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) is one of the previous century’s most important thinkers. Often regarded as the "Father of phenomenology," this collection of essays reveals that he is indeed much more than ...

Hunting the 1918 Flu

By (author) Kirsty E. Duncan
Categories: History of science

In 1918, medical science was at a loss to explain the Spanish flu epidemic, which swept the world in three great waves and killed an estimated 20 to 40 million people in just one year, more than the number ...

Before and After the I-Bomb

There was a time, not too long ago, when people wrote letters (and mailed them), picked up the phone and spoke to people (not voice mail systems) and considered whether to invest in expensive new "fax" ...