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HISTORY OF SCIENCE Forthcoming After the Flood

Global Forensic Cultures

Religion and the Early Modern Origins of Environmental Thought

Making Fact and Justice in the Modern Era

Lydia Barnett

edited by Ian Burney and Christopher Hamlin

Why the story of Noah’s Flood became a means of exploring how humanity’s spiritual failings were made manifest in the natural world. 2019 288 pp., 11 halftones 978-1-4214-2951-9 $49.95 hc/e-book

Explores forensic science in historical context, enabling a critical window onto contemporary assumptions about the universal validity of present day genomic forensic practices. 2019 368 pp., 8 halftones 978-1-4214-2749-2 $64.95 hc/e-book

New The Warfare between Science and Religion

Imagination and Science in Romanticism

The Idea That Wouldn’t Die

Richard C. Sha

edited by Jeff Hardin, Ronald L. Numbers, and Ronald A. Binzley

How did the idea of the imagination impact Romantic literature and science?

Why is the idea of conflict between science and religion so popular in the public imagination?

2018 344 pp., 3 halftones 978-1-4214-2578-8 $59.95 hc/e-book

2018 368 pp., 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-2618-1 $39.95 pb/e-book

The American Lab The Natural History of Sexuality in Early America Greta LaFleur How natural history made sex scientific in the eighteenth century. 2018 304 pp., 3 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2643-3 $64.95 hc/e-book

An Insider’s History of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

C. Bruce Tarter Behind the scenes of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the quintessential American lab.

Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs Martin J. Sherwin, Series Editor 2018 472 pp., 43 b&w photos 978-1-4214-2531-3 $79.95 hc/e-book

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Our Germans Project Paperclip and the National Security State

Brian E. Crim A gripping history of one of the United States’ most controversial Cold War intelligence operations.

Freedom’s Laboratory The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science

Audra J. Wolfe The Cold War ended long ago, but the language of science and freedom continues to shape public debates over the relationship between science and politics in the United States. 2018 312 pp. 978-1-4214-2673-0

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The Invention of the Modern Dog

2017 264 pp., 12 b&w photos 978-1-4214-2439-2 $39.95 hc/e-book

The Ruin of J. Robert Oppenheimer And the Birth of the Modern Arms Race

Priscilla J. McMillan foreword by Martin J. Sherwin, coauthor of the Pulitzer Prize−winning American Prometheus The true story of the government conspiracy to bring down J. Robert Oppenheimer, America’s most famous scientist.

Breed and Blood in Victorian Britain

Johns Hopkins Nuclear History and Contemporary Affairs, Martin J. Sherwin, Series Editor

Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange, and Neil Pemberton

2018 416 pp., 23 b&w photos 978-1-4214-2567-2 $29.95 pb/e-book

The story of the thoroughly Victorian origins of dog breeds.

The Problem with Pilots

Animals, History, Culture, Harriet Ritvo, Series Editor 2018 304 pp., 8 color illus., 34 halftones 978-1-4214-2658-7 $39.95 hc/e-book

How Physicians, Engineers, and Airpower Enthusiasts Redefined Flight

Timothy P. Schultz An illuminating look at how human vulnerability led to advances in aviation technology. 2018 280 pp., 10 halftones 978-1-4214-2479-8 $44.95 hc/e-book

The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous Generation

Daryn Lehoux How did the concept of spontaneous generation survive for so long? 2017 192 pp., 1 halftone 978-1-4214-2381-4 $44.95 hc/e-book

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Creatures Born of Mud and Slime

History of Science

From Madman to Crime Fighter

Reading Galileo

The Scientist in Western Culture

Scribal Technologies and the Two New Sciences

Roslynn D. Haynes The story of the scientist in Western culture, from medieval images of alchemists to present-day depictions of cyberpunks and genetic engineers. 2017 424 pp., 23 halftones 978-1-4214-2304-3 $34.95 pb/e-book

Young William James Thinking Paul J. Croce

Renée Raphael How did early modern scientists interpret Galileo’s influential Two New Sciences? 2017 280 pp., 28 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-2177-3 $54.95 hc/e-book

Science and Technology in World History An Introduction third edition

How did youthful struggle give rise to the William James of philosophical legend and popularity?

James E. McClellan III and Harold Dorn

2017 392 pp., 16 b&w photos 978-1-4214-2365-4 $54.95 hc/e-book

2015 552 pp., 36 b&w illus., 83 line drawings 978-1-4214-1775-2 $29.95 pb/e-book

Science and Religion A Historical Introduction second edition

edited by Gary B. Ferngren An essential examination of the historical relationship between science and religion. 2017 496 pp. 978-1-4214-2172-8

$32.95 pb/e-book

Arguably the best general history of science and technology ever published.

New in paperback Alfred Wegener Science, Exploration, and the Theory of Continental Drift

Mott T. Greene A masterful biography of Alfred Wegener (1880–1930), the German scientist who discovered continental drift. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2015 696 pp., 28 b&w photos, 42 line drawings 978-1-4214-2709-6 $29.95 pb/e-book

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Taking Nazi Technology

Allied Exploitation of German Science after the Second World War

Douglas M. O’Reagan Intriguing, real-life espionage stories bring to life a comparative history of the Allies’ efforts to seize, control, and exploit German science and technology after World War II. 2019 288 pp., 4 line drawings 978-1-4214-2887-1 $54.95 hc/e-book

Manufacturing Advantage War, the State, and the Origins of American Industry, 1776–1848

Lindsay Schakenbach Regele How manufacturing textiles and guns transformed the United States from colonial dependent to military power.

Studies in Early American Economy and Society from the Library Company of Philadelphia, Cathy Matson, Series Editor

Gamer Nation Video Games and American Culture

John Wills Explores how games actively influence the ways people interpret and relate to American life. 2019 256 pp. 978-1-4214-2870-3 $34.95 pb/e-book

2019 280 pp., 6 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2525-2 $59.95 hc/e-book

Hagley Library Studies in Business, Technology, and Politics Richard R. John, Series Editor Movable Markets Food Wholesaling in the Twentieth-Century City

Helen Tangires The untold story of America’s wholesale food business.

Moving Violations Automobiles, Experts, and Regulations in the United States

Lee Vinsel The first comprehensive history of auto regulation in the United States. 2019 432 pp., 25 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2965-6 $64.95 hc/e-book

Engineering Rules

Global Standard Setting since 1880

JoAnne Yates and Craig N. Murphy The first global history of voluntary consensus standard setting. 2019 416 pp, 24 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-2889-5 $64.95 hc/e-book

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2019 320 pp., 30 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2747-8 $59.95 hc/e-book

History of Technology New

The Bomb and America’s Missile Age

Dead Tree Media

Christopher Gainor

Manufacturing the Newspaper in Twentieth-Century North America

How nuclear weapons helped drive the United States into the missile age.

Michael Stamm

2018 240 pp., 18 b&w photos 978-1-4214-2603-7 $49.95 hc/e-book

A deep and timely account of how American newspapers were produced and distributed on paper.

Equipping James Bond

Hagley Library Studies in Business,Technology, and Politics, Richard R. John, Series Editor

Guns, Gadgets, and Technological Enthusiasm

André Millard James Bond’s amazing gadgets reveal both enthusiasm about technology and fear of its potential ramifications. 2018 224 pp. 978-1-4214-2664-8

$49.95 hc/e-book

2018 376 pp., 23 halftones 978-1-4214-2605-1 $49.95 hc/e-book

Cork Wars Intrigue and Industry in World War II

David A. Taylor The surprising story of cork and its critical role in US security and the war effort. 2018 240 pp., 25 b&w photos 978-1-4214-2691-4 $24.95 hc/e-book

Instrumental Intimacy EEG Wearables and Neuroscientific Control

Melissa M. Littlefield A critical examination of the rise of wearable EEG monitors. 2018 176 pp., 12 halftones 978-1-4214-2465-1 $44.95 hc/e-book

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American Railroad Accidents and Safety, 1965–2015

Mark Aldrich A fascinating account of one of America’s most important industries and its dangers.

Hagley Library Studies in Business,Technology, and Politics, Richard R. John, Series Editor 2018 304 pp., 26 b&w photos, 17 line drawings 978-1-4214-2415-6 $59.95 hc/e-book

History of Technology

A Telephone for the World Iridium, Motorola, and the Making of a Global Age

Martin Collins In a post–Cold War world, the Iridium satellite network revealed a new age of globalization. 2018 280 pp., 18 b&w photos, 5 line drawings 978-1-4214-2483-5 $44.95 hc/e-book

Before the Refrigerator How We Used to Get Ice

Jonathan Rees How increased access to ice—decades before refrigeration— transformed American life.

How Things Worked, Robin Einhorn and Richard R. John, Series Editors 2018 136 pp., 10 b&w illus., 2 maps 978-1-4214-2459-0 $19.95 pb/e-book

The Textbook and the Lecture Education in the Age of New Media

Norm Friesen Why do the basic technologies of education—the book and the lecture—endure in our digital age?

Tech.edu: A Hopkins Series on Education and Technology 2017 192 pp., 25 halftones, 5 line drawings 978-1-4214-2433-0 $32.95 hc/e-book

Tiger Check Automating the US Air Force Fighter Pilot in Air-to-Air Combat, 1950–1980

Steven A. Fino How did American fighter pilots respond to the challenges posed by increasing automation? 2017 448 pp., 45 b&w photos, 30 line drawings 978-1-4214-2327-2 $79.95 hc/e-book

New in paperback The Forensics of Rail Disasters

George Bibel Gripping forensic tales explain how and why trains crash. 2012 368 pp., 19 halftones, 101 line drawings 978-1-4214-2707-2 $24.95 pb/e-book

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Train Wreck



Forthcoming A Modern Contagion

The Backwash of War

Imperialism and Public Health in Iran’s Age of Cholera

An Extraordinary American Nurse in World War I

Amir A. Afkhami

Ellen N. La Motte

How deadly cholera pandemics transformed modern Iran. 2019 304 pp. 19 b&w illus., 1 line drawing, 9 maps, 2 graphs 978-1-4214-2721-8 $54.95 hc/e-book

Migraine A History

Katherine Foxhall Which vein did medieval people bleed for a pain in half the head? Why would you use earthworms to make a plaster for your temples? Find out in this cultural, social, and medical history of the migraine and its treatment. 2019 288 pp., 26 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2948-9 $39.95 pb/e-book

The DOs Osteopathic Medicine in America third edition

Norman Gevitz A comprehensive “warts and all” portrait of the osteopathic medical profession. 2019 272 pp., 11 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2961-8 $34.95 pb/e-book

edited with an introduction and biography by Cynthia Wachtell Banned in multiple countries for its frank depiction of the horrors of war, Ellen N. La Motte’s The Backwash of War is one of the most stunning antiwar books ever published. 2019 256 pp., 14 halftones 978-1-4214-2671-6 $24.95 pb/e-book

Fat in the Fifties America’s First Obesity Crisis

Nicolas Rasmussen A riveting history of the rise and fall of the obesity epidemic during 1950s and 1960s America. 2019 208 pp., 21 figures 978-1-4214-2871-0 $35.95 hc/e-book

Abortion across Borders Transnational Travel and Access to Abortion Services

edited by Christabelle Sethna and Gayle Davis A timely examination of how restrictive policies force women to travel both within and across national borders to access abortion services. 2019 368 pp. 1 halftone, 10 line drawings 978-1-4214-2729-4 $59.95 hc/e-book

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PTSD A Short History

Allan V. Horwitz A comprehensive history of PTSD.

Johns Hopkins Biographies of Disease,Charles E. Rosenberg, Series Editor 2018 256 pp., 1 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2639-6 $28.95 pb/e-book

History of Medicine New The Trials of Psychedelic Therapy LSD Psychotherapy in America

Matthew Oram The rise—and fall—of research into the therapeutic potential of LSD. 2018

288 pp., 22 b&w illus.


$49.95 hc/e-book

Cesarean Section

An American History of Risk, Technology, and Consequence

Jacqueline H. Wolf Why have cesarean sections become so commonplace in the United States? 2018 336 pp., 17 halftones, 8 graphs 978-1-4214-2552-8 $49.95 hc/e-book

Burdens of War Creating the United States Veterans Health System

Jessica L. Adler How have Americans grappled with the moral and financial issues of veterans’ health care?

Reconfiguring American Political History, Ronald P. Formisano, Paul Bourke, Donald DeBats, and Paula M. Baker, Series Founders 2017 368 pp., 4 b&w photos, 3 b&w illus., 1 map, 6 graphs 978-1-4214-2287-9 $49.95 hc/e-book

Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion Gary B. Ferngren and Ekaterina N. Lomperis An indispensible collection of sources chronicling the relationship between medicine and religion from ancient to modern times. 2017 296 pp. 978-1-4214-2290-9

$32.95 pb/e-book

The Lomidine Files The Untold Story of a Medical Disaster in Colonial Africa

Guillaume Lachenal translated by Noémi Tousignant Tracing the nightmarish effects of the “wonder drug” Lomidine in preventing sleeping sickness in Africa. 2017 240 pp., 15 b&w photos, 2 maps 978-1-4214-2323-4 $34.95 hc/e-book

On the Other Hand Howard I. Kushner Does being left-handed make a person different in any way that matters? 2017 216 pp., 15 halftones, 4 line drawings 978-1-4214-2333-3 $26.95 hc/e-book

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Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and History

History of Medicine New in paperback

Fixing the Poor Eugenic Sterilization and Child Welfare in the Twentieth Century

Molly Ladd-Taylor How state welfare politics— not just concerns with “race improvement”—led to eugenic sterilization practices. 2017 304 pp. 10 halftones, 2 maps, 1 graph 978-1-4214-2372-2 $54.95 hc/e-book

Ending Medical Reversal Improving Outcomes, Saving Lives

Vinayak K. Prasad, MD, MPH, and Adam S. Cifu, MD Why medicine adopts ineffective or harmful medical practices only to abandon them—sometimes too late.

A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book

Immunity William E. Paul, MD A leading figure in immunology takes readers inside the remarkably powerful human immune system. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title 2018 280 pp. 14 halftones, 10 line drawings 978-1-4214-2528-9 $18.95 pb/e-book

2019 280 pp., 9 line drawings 978-1-4214-2904-7 $24.95 pb/e-book

ENVIRONMENT Forthcoming Mineral Rites An Archaeology of the Fossil Economy

Bob Johnson

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An archaeology of western energy culture that demystifies the role that fossil fuels play in the day-to-day rituals of modern life.

New The Environment

Hydrocarbon Nation

A History of the Idea

How Energy Security Made Our Nation Great and Climate Security Will Save Us

Paul Warde, Libby Robin, and Sverker Sörlin

Energy Humanities, Dominic Boyer and Imre Szeman, Series Editors

An intellectual and scientific history of the idea of the environment.

2019 240 pp., 14 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2756-0 $49.95 hc/e-book

2018 256 pp., 2 figures 978-1-4214-2679-2 $29.95 hc/e-book

Thor Hogan Understanding the complex history of US fossil fuel use can help us build a sustainable future. 2018 440 pp. 19 line drawings, 2 charts 978-1-4214-2506-1 $59.95 hc/e-book

Environment Undermined in Coal Country On the Measures in a Working Land

Bill Conlogue Living in a landscape dominated by mining. 2017 240 pp., 19 b&w photos, 2 maps 978-1-4214-2318-0 $32.95 hc/e-book

North Atlantic Right Whales From Hunted Leviathan to Conservation Icon

David W. Laist The fascinating story of North Atlantic right whales—from their evolutionary origin, through a thousand-year history of relentless pursuit by whalers, to ongoing efforts to rescue them from the brink of extinction. 2017 464 pp., 76 b&w photos, 12 maps, 6 graphs, 8 color plates 978-1-4214-2098-1 $44.95 hc/e-book

The Draining of the Fens Projectors, Popular Politics, and State Building in Early Modern England

Eric H. Ash How landowners, drainage projectors, and investors worked with the Crown to transform England’s waterlogged Fens. CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology, Merritt Roe Smith, Series Editor 2017 416 pp., 17 halftones, 8 maps 978-1-4214-2200-8 $54.95 hc/e-book

The History of the London Water Industry, 1580–1820 Leslie Tomory How did pre-industrial London build the biggest water supply industry on earth? 2017 336 pp., 34 b&w illus., 10 maps, 11 graphs 978-1-4214-2204-6 $54.95 hc/e-book

Aluminum Upcycled Sustainable Design in Historical Perspective

Carl A. Zimring Tracing the benefits—and limitations—of repurposing aluminum.

Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology, Merritt Roe Smith, Series Editor 2017 216 pp., 18 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-2186-5 $39.95 hc/e-book

Energy Humanities edited by Imre Szeman and Dominic Boyer How can humanities scholars help us respond to growing concerns about climate change and fossil fuels? 2017 616 pp., 6 color photos, 3 halftones, 7 line drawings 978-1-4214-2189-6 $49.95 pb/e-book

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