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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century”


Eugenics and the Nature-Nurture Debate in the Twentieth Century. By Aaron Gillette. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. In the early twentieth century a convergence of ideas swirling around sociobiology, evolutionary psychology, and eugenics led to an argument that heredity had … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Imagining Outer Space: European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century”


Imagining Outer Space: European Astroculture in the Twentieth Century. Edited by Alexander C.T. Geppert. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Hardcover. 393 pp. Color plates, notes, index. ISBN 978-0-230-23172-6. US $105.00. In 1997 Howard E. McCurdy published the path-breaking Space and … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “Inventing the American Astronaut”


Inventing the American Astronaut. By Matthew H. Hersch. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. x + 219 pp., illus., notes, selected bibliography, index. ISBN 978-1-137-02528-9. $27.00 (paperback). Matthew H. Hersch takes on an exploration of the work life of the American astronauts … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Book Review: “A Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture”


A Vision of Modern Science: John Tyndall and the Role of the Scientist in Victorian Culture. By Ursula DeYoung. (Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology.) 280 pp., illus., bibl., index. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011. $85 (cloth). … Continue reading

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Publication of my Edited Work: “Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration”


I am pleased to note that this week Palgrave Macmillan released my edited work, Exploring the Solar System: The History and Science of Planetary Exploration. This book has been years in the making, and includes essays on a broad selection … Continue reading

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