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Inevitably Toxic

Inevitably Toxic

Historical Perspectives on Contamination, Exposure, and Expertise

The essays in this collection ask us to confront the toxic landscapes that pervade modern life using the example of exposure of people in four countries to nuclear radiation, industrial waste, pesticides and future biological warfare.

Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the Average Men of Science, 1796-1874

Adolphe Quetelet, Social Physics and the Average Men of Science, 1796-1874

Adolphe Quetelet was an influential astronomer and statistician whose controversial work inspired heated debate in European and American intellectual circles. In creating a science designed to explain the “average man,” he helped contribute to the idea of normal, most enduringly in his creation of the Quetelet Index, which came to be known as the Body Mass Index. Kevin Donnelly presents the first scholarly biography of Quetelet, exploring his contribution to quantitative reasoning, his place in nineteenth-century intellectual history, and his profound influence on the modern idea of average.

Solid State Insurrection

Solid State Insurrection

How the Science of Substance Made American Physics Matter

A new perspective to some of the most enduring questions about the role of physics in American history.

Blues Walked In, The

Blues Walked In, The

A Novel

A Fascinating Historical Novel, featuring Lena Horne, and a Vividly Imagined Portrait of Pittsburgh’s Vibrant Hill District in the 1930’s

The Dogs of Detroit

The Dogs of Detroit

Stories

Winner of the 2018 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Now in Paperback

Ivan the Terrible

Ivan the Terrible

Free to Reward and Free to Punish

The definitive biography of Russia’s first Tsar and one of its most infamous rulers.

Unintended Affinities

Unintended Affinities

Nineteenth-Century German and Polish Historians on the Holy Roman Empire and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Nineteenth–Century German and Polish Historians on the Holy Roman Empire and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

Destape

Destape

Sex, Democracy, and Freedom in Postdictatorial Argentina

The First History of the Destape as a Large-Scale Media Phenomenon and Transformative Force in Sexual Ideologies and Practices

Women at Work

Women at Work

Rhetorics of Gender and Labor

Addresses Women’s Rhetorical Relationship to Work

Rhet Ops

Rhet Ops

Rhetoric and Information Warfare

Weaponized Digital Rhetorics

Geographies of City Science

Geographies of City Science

Urban Lives and Origin Debates in Late Victorian Dublin

The Crucial Role Urban Spaces Played in the Production of Scientific Knowledge in Dublin

Aquí and Allá

Aquí and Allá

Transnational Dominican Theater and Performance

Situates Theater and Performance in Debates on Dominican History and Culture and the Impact of Migration

On Becoming Neighbors

On Becoming Neighbors

The Communication Ethics of Fred Rogers

A Cultural, Ethical, and Rhetorical Study of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Unwanted Witnesses

Unwanted Witnesses

Journalists and Conflict in Contemporary Latin America

Latin American Journalists Who Endure Grave Danger to Witness and Report Their Truth

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