Metascience, Vol. 21, #3, 2012
Jed Z. Buchwald and Diane Greco Josefowicz. The Zodiac of Paris: How an Improbable Controversy Over an Ancient Egyptian Artifact Provoked a Modern Debate Between Religion and Science. Review by Robert Fox, Charles C. Gillispie, Theresa Levitt, David Aubin, and Jed Z. Buchwald, et al. The cipher of the zodiac.
Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming. Review by Steven Yearley, David Mercer, Andy Pitman, Naomi Oreskes, and Erik Conway. Perspectives on global warming.
Claudine Cohen. Science, libertinage et clandestinite a l’aube des lumieres: Le transformisme de Telliamed. Review by Kenneth L. Taylor. Telliamed in its time.
Rhoda Rappaport. Studies on Eighteenth-Century Geology. Review by David Oldroyd. Early geology in focus.
Sally Newcomb. The World in a Crucible: Laboratory Practice and Geological Theory at the Beginning of Geology. Review by John Norris. Laboratory work in early geoscience: Changing the story.
Ralph O’Connor. The Earth on Show: Fossils and Poetics of Popular Science. Review by Aileen Fyfe. A literate scrutiny of popular science.
Susan Hough. Predicting the Unpredictable: The Tumultuous Science of Earthquake Prediction. Review by Duncan Agnew. Not knowing what will happen next.
James Lawrence Powell. The Inquisition of Climate Science. Review by Stephen Healy. Imagination and reason: Rival perspectives on science.
James Rodger Fleming and Vladimir Jankovic. Klima. Review by Erik M. Conway. Climate in context.
Vlatko Vedral. Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information. Review by Fedde Benedictus. Quantum information.
David Kaiser. How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival. Review by Trevor Pinch. Pulling apart the quantum’s entanglement with the counter culture: How fysiks became physics.
Albert Einstein. Edited by Diana Kormos Buchwald, Ze’ev Rosenkranz, TIlman Sauer, Jozsef Illy, and Virginia Iris Holmes. The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 12: the Berlin Years, January-December 1921. Review by David E. Rowe. Einstein in the public arena.
Jeroen van Dongen. Einstein’s Unification. Review by Emanuele Rossanese. Einstein’s epistemology and the search for a unified theory.
Barry Dainton. Time and Space. Review by Dennis Dieks. Time, space, and spacetime.
Meinard Kuhlmann. The Ultimate Constituents of the Material World: In Search for an Ontology for Fundamental Physics. Review by Federico Laudisa. The physics and metaphysics of quantum field theory.
Istvan Hargittai. The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century. Review by Charles Thorpe. From Budapest to the US: Five Hungarian émigré physicists.
Jakob Hohwy and Jesper Kallestrup. Being Reduced: New Essays on Reduction, Explanation, and Causation. Review by Michael Silberstein. Emergence and reduction in context: Philosophy of science and/or analytic metaphysics.
Phyllis McKay Illari, Federica Russo, and Jon Williamson. Causality in the Sciences. Review by Alexander Gebharter and Gerhard Schurz. For a better understanding of causality.
John Losee. Theories of Causality: From Antiquity to the Present. Review by Henk W. de Regt. Searching for the causal connection.
Joe Rosen. Lawless Universe: Science and the Hunt for Reality. Review by Alexander Reutlinger. Lawful patterns in an orderless universe.
H. Floris Cohen. How Modern Science Came Up Into the World: Four Civilizations, One 17th-Century Breakthrough. Review by John A. Schuster. The European birth of modern science: An exercise in macro and comparative history.
Eileen Reeves and Albert Van Helden. On Sunspots. Review by Luciano Boschiero. Spotting the sun: A translation and analysis of three early seventeenth-century works on sunspots.
Matthias Schemmel. The English Galileo: Thomas Harriot’s Work on Motion as an Example of Preclassical Mechanics. Review by Luciano Boschiero. Shaping knowledge: Thomas Harriot and the mechanics of motion.
Joanna Picciotto. Labors of Innocence in Early Modern Europe. Review by Larissa Aldridge. From vice to virtue: Curiosity and work in early modern England.
Catherine Wilson. Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity. Review by Antonia LoLordo. Vignettes of early modern Epicureanism.
Silvia Parigi. George Berkeley: Religion and Science in the Age of Enlightenment. Review by Fred Ablondi. On the ghosts of departed quantities.
Simon Werrett. Fireworks, Pyrotechnic Arts and Sciences in European History. Review by John L. Heilbron. Fireworks and the origin of modern science.
James Robert Brown. The Laboratory of the Mind: Thought Experiments in the Natural Sciences. Review by Michael Bishop. A priori knowledge of the way the world works.
William Bechtel and Robert C. Richardson. Discovering Complexity: Decomposition and Localization in Scientific Research. Review by Phyllis McKay Illari. The heuristics of mechanism discovery.
Sylvia Berryman. The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy. Review by Jean de Groot. Rethinking the meaning of mechanism in antiquity.
Matthew D. Lund. N.R. Hanson: Observation, Discovery, and Scientific Change. Review by George Gale. The flying professor: Discovering Hanson.
Deborah Mayo and Aris Spanos. Error and Inference: Recent Exchanges on Experimental Reasoning, Reliability, Objectivity, and Rationality. Review by Kent W. Staley. (Almost) all about error.
Giora Hon, Jutta Schickore, and Friederich Steinle. Going Amiss in Experimental Research. Review by Douglas Allchin. Taking scientific error and uncertainty seriously.
David Braddon-Mitchell and Robert Nola. Conceptual Analysis and Philosophical Naturalism. Review by E. Diaz-Leon. Implementing the Canberra plan.
D. Krause and A. Videira. Brazilian Studies in Philosophy and History of Science. Review by Steven French. A Brazilian perspective on philosophy and history of science.
Lawrence Badash. A Nuclear Winter’s Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s. Review by Jacob Darwin Hamblin. The long cold nuclear winter.
Barbara J. Becker. Unravelling Starlight: William and Margaret Huggins and the Rise of the New Astronomy. Review by David DeVorkin. Unravelling William Huggins.
Peter Harrison, Ronald L. Numbers, and Michael H. Shank. Wrestling with Nature: From Omens to Science. Review by David Knight. Sundry times and sundry places.
Shahid Rahman, Tony Street, and Hassan Tahiri. The Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition: Science, Logic, Epistemology, and their Interactions. Review by George Saliba. In search of the unity of the Arabic science.
Florence Bretelle-Establet. Looking at it from Asia: The Process that Shaped the Sources of History of Science. Review by Clemency Montelle. Collection and corpus.
Gideon Freudenthal and Peter McLaughlin. The Social and Economic Roots of the Scientific Revolution. Review by Nils Roll-Hansen. Marxist roots of science studies.
George Gale. Dying on the Vine: How Phylloxera Transformed Wine. Review by Cain Todd. Phylloxera, ‘big science,’ and the nature of scientific debate.
S.M. Reid-Henry. The Cuban Cure: Reason and Resistance in Global Science. Review by Katherine Hirschfeld. Cuban cure falls short.
Denise Russell. Who Rules the Waves: Piracy, Overfishing, and Mining the Oceans. Review by Freya Mathews. New rules for the waves.
Stephen Gray. Brass Discs, Dog Tags, and Finger Scanners: The Apology and Aboriginal Protection in the Northern Territory, 1863-1972.
Peter Machamer and Gereon Wolters. Interpretation: Ways of Thinking About the Sciences and the Arts. Review by Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem.
David Hilbert and Paul Bernays. Grundlagen der mathematic I. Foundations of Mathematics. Review by Vassilis Sakellariou.
Kai Eigner. Understanding psychologists’ understanding: The application of intelligible models to phenomena. Review by Panagiotis Oulis.
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