New Books in Science, Technology, and Society

Interviews with Scholars of Science, Technology, and Society about their New Books

https://newbooksnetwork.com/category/science-technology/scitechsoc/

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episode 217: Oren Harman, "Evolutions: Fifteen Myths That Explain Our World" (FSG, 2018)


Harman takes scientific facts, as we know them today, and weaves them into narratives that have the tone, grace and drama of myth...


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episode 13: Lucas Richert, “Strange Trips: Science, Culture, and the Regulation of Drugs” (McGill-Queens UP, 2018)


Richert investigates the myths, meanings, and boundaries of recreational drugs, palliative care drugs, and pharmaceuticals, as well as struggles over product innovation, consumer protection, and freedom of choice in the medical marketplace...


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episode 626: Michitake Aso, "Rubber and the Making of Vietnam: An Ecological History, 1897-1975" (UNC Press, 2018)


How can the history of rubber be used as a way to understand the history of 20th-century Vietnam?


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episode 216: Jennifer L. Derr, "The Lived Nile: Environment, Disease, and Material Colonial Economy in Egypt" (Stanford UP, 2019)


In October 1902, the reservoir of the first Aswan Dam filled, and Egypt's relationship with the Nile River forever changed...


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episode 69: David Sinclair, "LifeSpan: Why We Age and Why We Don't Have To" (Simon and Schuster, 2019)


Do we have to grow old? Maybe not. David Sinclair explains...


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episode 605: Erika Milam, "Creatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War America" (Princeton UP, 2019)


Milam talks about the scientific search for human nature, a project that captured the attention of paleontologists, anthropologists, and primatologists in the years after World War II...


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episode 40: Timothy LeCain, "The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past" (Cambridge UP, 2017)


LeCain presents a path-breaking approach to the study of the environment and history...


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episode 22: Mark Monmonier, "Connections and Content: Reflections on Networks and the History of Cartography" (ESRI Press, 2019)


Monmonier shares his insights about the relationships between networks and maps through a collection of essays...


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episode 206: Nora Jaffary, "Reproduction and its Discontents in Mexico: Childbirth and Contraception from 1750 to 1905" (UNC Press, 2016)


Jaffary tracks how medical ideas, practices, and policies surrounding reproduction changed between the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries in Mexico...


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