Books in the History of
SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, and MEDICINE 2018–2019
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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
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
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
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
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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HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY Forthcoming
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
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
Manufacturing the Newspaper in Twentieth-Century North America
How nuclear weapons helped drive the United States into the missile age.
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
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
Back on Track Johns Hopkins University Press 6
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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HIST O RY O F MEDI CI NE
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.
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
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
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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
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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