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 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.
A new perspective to some of the most enduring questions about the role of physics in American history.
A Fascinating Historical Novel, featuring Lena Horne, and a Vividly Imagined Portrait of Pittsburgh’s Vibrant Hill District in the 1930’s
Winner of the 2018 Drue Heinz Literature Prize, Now in Paperback
The definitive biography of Russia’s first Tsar and one of its most infamous rulers.
Nineteenth–Century German and Polish Historians on the Holy Roman Empire and Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
The First History of the Destape as a Large-Scale Media Phenomenon and Transformative Force in Sexual Ideologies and Practices
Addresses Women’s Rhetorical Relationship to Work
Weaponized Digital Rhetorics
The Crucial Role Urban Spaces Played in the Production of Scientific Knowledge in Dublin
Situates Theater and Performance in Debates on Dominican History and Culture and the Impact of Migration
A Cultural, Ethical, and Rhetorical Study of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood
Latin American Journalists Who Endure Grave Danger to Witness and Report Their Truth