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              Horizons: A Global History of Science

              Horizons: A Global History of Science (Hardback)

              By Poskett, James

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              We are told that modern science was invented in Europe, the product of great minds like Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. But this is wrong. Science is not, and has never been, a uniquely European endeavour. Copernicus relied on mathematical t...echniques borrowed from Arabic and Persian texts. When Newton set out the laws of motion, he relied on astronomical observations made in India and Africa. When Darwin was writing On the Origin of Species, he consulted a sixteenth-century Chinese encyclopaedia. And when Einstein was studying quantum mechanics, he was inspired by the young Bengali physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose. Horizons pushes the history of science beyond Europe, exploring the ways in which scientists from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific fit into this global story.
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              ISBN 9780241394090
              Released NZ 24 Mar 2022
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Horizons: A Global History of Science

              Horizons: A Global History of Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Poskett, James

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              We are told that modern science was invented in Europe, the product of great minds like Nicolaus Copernicus, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein. But this is wrong. The history of science is not, and has never been, a uniquely European endeavour. Copernicus relied on... mathematical techniques borrowed from Arabic and Persian texts. When Newton set out the laws of motion, he relied on astronomical observations made in India and Africa. When Darwin was writing On the Origin of Species, he consulted a sixteenth-century Chinese encyclopaedia. And when Einstein was studying quantum mechanics, he was inspired by the young Bengali physicist, Satyendra Nath Bose. Horizons pushes the history of science beyond Europe, exploring the ways in which scientists from Africa, America, Asia and the Pacific fit into this global story.
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              ISBN 9780241394106
              Released NZ 12 Apr 2022
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920

              Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920 (Hardback)

              By Poskett, James

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              Phrenology was the most popular mental science of the Victorian age. From American senators to Indian social reformers, this new mental science found supporters around the globe. Materials of the Mind tells the story of how phrenology changed the world-and how the world changed p...hrenology. This is a story of skulls from the Arctic, plaster casts from Haiti, books from Bengal, and letters from the Pacific. Drawing on far-flung museum and archival collections, and addressing sources in six different languages, Materials of the Mind is an impressively innovative account of science in the nineteenth century as part of global history. It shows how the circulation of material culture underpinned the emergence of a new materialist philosophy of the mind, while also demonstrating how a global approach to history can help us reassess issues such as race, technology, and politics today.
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              ISBN 9780226626758
              Released NZ 15 May 2019
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920
               

              Materials of the Mind: Phrenology, Race, and the Global History of Science, 1815-1920 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Poskett, James

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              This is not only the firstglobal history of nineteenth-century science but the first global history of phrenology. Phrenology was the most popular mental science of the Victorian age. From American senators to Indian social reformers, this new mental science found supporters arou...nd the globe. Materials of the Mind tells the story of how phrenology changed the world-and how the world changed phrenology. This is a story of skulls from the Arctic, plaster casts from Haiti, books from Bengal, and letters from the Pacific. Drawing on far-flung museum and archival collections, and addressing sources in six different languages, Materials of the Mind is an impressively innovative account of science in the nineteenth century as part of global history. It shows how the circulation of material culture underpinned the emergence of a new materialist philosophy of the mind, while also demonstrating how a global approach to history can help us reassess issues such as race, technology, and politics today.
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              ISBN 9780226820644
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Migration

              Migration (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Knolle, Johannes; Poskett, James; Contributions by Olusoga, David; Kukathas, Chandran; Carroll, Khadija von Zinnenburg

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              Eight leading scholars from across the arts, humanities, and sciences contribute to this volume discussing migration and its influence on the modern world. This interdisciplinary approach provides an original perspective on one of the most important topics of our time and will ap...peal to anyone interested in current affairs.
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              ISBN 9781108746014
              Released NZ 29 Aug 2020
              Publisher Cambridge University Press
              Interest Age 16+ years
              Series Darwin College Lectures
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              Horizons: The Global Origins of Modern Science
               

              Horizons: The Global Origins of Modern Science (Hardback)

              By Poskett, James

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              The history of science as it has never been told before: a tale of outsiders and unsung heroes from far beyond the Western canon that most of us are taught.

              ISBN 9780358251798
              Publisher Mariner Books
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