Table of contents of Isis, vol 90, no4, Dec 99, mentioning the review article about Le Secret de l'Occident (shortcut). Safety copy July 00. Original document.
The Secret of the West

The University of Chicago Press, Journals Division

Volume 90, No. 4, December 1999
PATRICIA M. E. LORCIN: Imperialism, Colonial Identity, and Race in Algeria, 1830-1870: The Role of the French Medical Corps    653
LISSA ROBERTS: Science Becomes Electric: Dutch Interaction with the Electrical Machine during the Eighteenth Century    680
LISA T. SARASOHN: Thomas Hobbes and the Duke of Newcastle: A Study in the Mutuality of Patronage before the Establishment of the Royal Society    715
RUSSELL OLWELL: Physical Isolation and Marginalization in Physics: David Bohm's Cold War Exile    738
DAVID TOPPER: Galileo, Sunspots, and the Motions of the Earth: Redux    757
JOHN LANKFORD: Eloge: Helen Wright, 1914-1997    768
MARTHA BALDWIN: Assaying Robert Boyle
Lawrence M. Principe:
The Aspiring Adept: Robert Boyle and His Alchemical Quest: Including Boyle's "Lost" Dialogue on the Transmutation of Metals   
D. GRAHAM BURNETT: The History of Cartography and the History of Science
Jeremy Black:
Maps and Politics, Jerry Brotton: Trading Territories: Mapping the Early Modern World, and Philip D. Burden: The Mapping of North America: A List of Printed Maps, 1511-1670   
SHEILA JASANOFF: Not Proven: Truth by Exhaustion in the Baltimore Case
Daniel J. Kevles: The Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character   

Jean Barr; Lynda Birke: Common Science? Women, Science, and Knowledge, rev. by SHEILA TOBIAS   

Paul G. Bahn (Editor): The Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology, rev. by SUZANNE MARCHAND     784
Robert Poole: Time's Alteration: Calendar Reform in Early Modern England, rev. by JENNIFER MORETON     786
Joseph B. Lambert: Traces of the Past: Unraveling the Secrets of Archaeology through Chemistry, rev. by ROBERT B. GORDON     787
David Cosandey: Le secret de l'Occident: Du miracle passé au marasme présent, rev. by LEWIS PYENSON     787
Jack R. Harlan: The Living Fields: Our Agricultural Heritage, rev. by JOHN H. PERKINS     788
Paul H. Theerman; Karen Hunger Parshall (Editors): Experiencing Nature: Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Allen G. Debus, rev. by THOMAS L. HANKINS     789
James O'Connor: Natural Causes: Essays in Ecological Marxism, rev. by KEITH R. BENSON     790
Terry S. Reynolds; Stephen H. Cutcliffe (Editors): Technology and the West: A Historical Anthology from Technology and Culture, and Stephen H. Cutcliffe; Terry S. Reynolds (Editors): Technology and American History: A Historical Anthology from Technology and Culture, rev. by DAVID W. NOBLE 790
Barry Hetherington: A Chronicle of Pre-Telescopic Astronomy, rev. by STEPHEN C. MCCLUSKEY     792
Brian Winston: Media Technology and Society: A History: From the Telegraph to the Internet, rev. by MILTON MUELLER     793
Roy Porter; G. S. Rousseau: Gout: The Patrician Malady, rev. by KENNETH J. CARPENTER     794
Nicholas J. Wade: A Natural History of Vision, rev. by J. SCOTT HAUGER     795
Vaclav Smil: Energies: An Illustrated Guide to the Biosphere and Civilization, rev. by SARA TJOSSEM     796

Anthony Aveni: Stairways to the Stars: Skywatching in Three Great Ancient Cultures, rev. by BERNARD R. ORTIZ DE MONTELLANO  

Noel M. Swerdlow: The Babylonian Theory of the Planets, rev. by LIS BRACK-BERNSEN     798
John F. Nunn: Ancient Egyptian Medicine, rev. by GUENTER B. RISSE     800

Timothy J. Reiss: Knowledge, Discovery, and Imagination in Early Modern Europe: The Rise of Aesthetic Rationalism, rev. by PAULA FINDLEN  

Francesc Santcliment: Summa de l'art d'aritmètica, rev. by WARREN VAN EGMOND     801
Anne Tihon; Raymond Mercier (Editors): George Gémistus Pléthon: Manuel d'astronomie, rev. by ALEXANDER JONES     802
Ahmad ibn Yusuf al-Tifashi: Arab Roots of Gemology: Ahmad ibn Yusuf al Tifashi's Best Thoughts on the Best of Stones, trans. by SAMAR NAJM ABUL HUBA, rev. by MAURO ZONTA     803

Michael Hunter (Editor): Archives of the Scientific Revolution: The Formation and Exchange of Ideas in Seventeenth-Century Europe, rev. by ALAN E. SHAPIRO    

René Descartes: Oeuvres de Descartes, ed. by Charles Adam and Paul Tannery, René Descartes: Principia philosophiae, and René Descartes: Meditationes de prima philosophia, rev. by ROGER ARIEW     804
Joseph de Maistre: An Examination of the Philosophy of Bacon: Wherein Different Questions of Rational Philosophy Are Treated, trans. and ed. by Richard A. Lebrun, rev. by GRAEME GARRARD     806
Simon Singh: Fermat's Enigma: The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem, rev. by COLIN R. FLETCHER     806
Gale E. Christianson: Isaac Newton and the Scientific Revolution, rev. by M. MEO     807
Oswaldus Crollius: De Signaturis internis rerum, ed. by Wilhelm Kúhlmann and Joachim Telle, and Oswaldus Crollius: Alchemomedizinische Briefe: 1585 bis 1597, ed. and trans. by Wilhelm Kúhlmann and Joachim Telle, rev. by WILLEM FRIJHOFF     808
Anna Battigelli: Margaret Cavendish and the Exiles of the Mind, rev. by LISA T. SARASOHN     809

Johan van der Zande; Richard Popkin: The Skeptical Tradition around 1800: Skepticism in Philosophy, Science, and Society, rev. by ERIC WATKINS    

Leonhard Euler: Opera Omnia: Series Quarta A, Volume 2: Briefwechsel mit Johann (I) Bernoulli und Nikolaus (I) Bernoulli: Commercium Epistolicum, ed. by E. A. Fellmann and G. K. Mikhajlov, rev. by CRAIG FRASER     811
Walter Hauser: Die Wurzeln der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung: Die Verbindung von Glúcksspieltheorie und Statistischer Praxis vor Laplace, rev. by IVO SCHNEIDER     812
Jacques Roger: The Life Sciences in Eighteenth-Century French Thought, ed. by Keith R. Benson, trans. by Robert Ellrich, rev. by ANITA GUERRINI     813
David R. Brigham: Public Culture in the Early Republic: Peale's Museum and Its Audience, rev. by MONIQUE BOURQUE     814
De la situation du Trésor public au 1er juin 1791: Par les Commissaires de la Trésorerie Nationale Condorcet, Lavoisier, de Vaines, Dutremblay, Rouille de l'Étang Cornut de la Fontaine, ed. by Jean-Pierre Poirier, rev. by FREDERIC L. HOLMES     815

David M. Knight: Science in the Romantic Era, rev. by DAVID OLDROYD    

E. A. Davis (Editor): Science in the Making: Scientific Development as Chronicled by Historic Papers in the Philosophical Magazine: With Commentaries and Illustrations, Volume 2: 1850-1900, rev. by L. PEARCE WILLIAMS     817
Michael J. Crowe; David R. Dyck; James J. Kevin: A Calendar of the Correspondence of Sir John Herschel, rev. by SYDNEY ROSS     817
Thierry Martin (Editor): Bibliographie Cournotienne, with Jean-Philippe Massonie, rev. by PHILIPPE LE GALL     818
Hans Christian Ørsted: Selected Scientific Works of Hans Christian Ørsted, ed. and trans. by Karen Jelved, Andrew D. Jackson, and Ole Knudsen, rev. by KENNETH L. CANEVA     819
David Knight; Helge Kragh (Editors): The Making of the Chemist: The Social History of Chemistry in Europe, 1789-1914, rev. by LEO SLATER and DAVID C. BROCK    820
Alessandro Volpi: La "Filosofia della chimica": Un mito scientista nella Toscana di inizio Ottocento, rev. by MARCO BERETTA     821
Alexander Kipnis: August Friedrich Horstmann und die physikalische Chemie, rev. by MI GYUNG KIM     821
Leonard Warren: Joseph Leidy: The Last Man Who Knew Everything, rev. by JAMES G. CASSIDY     822
David M. Bartholomew: Pioneer Naturalist on the Plains: The Diary of Elam Bartholomew, 1871 to 1934, rev. by RICHARD A. OVERFIELD     823
Rebecca Stefoff: Charles Darwin and the Evolution Revolution, rev. by PETER J. BOWLER     824
Ronald L. Numbers: Darwinism Comes to America, rev. by KARY DOYLE SMOUT     825
Ferdinand von Múller, 1825-1896: Spuren eines australischen Botanikers in seiner Geburtsstadt Rostock, rev. by JORG ILLI     826
Kai Torsten Kanz: Nationalismus und internationale Zusammenarbeit in den Naturwissenschaften: Die Deutsch-Französischen Wissenschaftsbeziehungen zwischen Revolution und Restauration, 1789-1832, rev. by BRIGITTE SCHROEDER-GUDEHUS     826
Lynn McDonald: The Women Founders of the Social Sciences, rev. by DESLEY DEACON     827
Janet Golden: A Social History of Wet Nursing in America: From Breast to Bottle, rev. by VIRGINIA A. METAXAS     828
John I. Brooks III: The Eclectic Legacy: Academic Philosophy and the Human Sciences in Nineteenth-Century France, rev. by STEPHEN JACYNA     831


Robert F. Mozley: The Politics and Technology of Nuclear Proliferation, rev. by ROBERT A. DIVINE     832
Donald H. Avery: The Science of War: Canadian Scientists and Allied Military Technology during the Second World War, rev. by ROBIN HIGHAM     832
Nikolai Krementsov: Stalinist Science, rev. by KRISTIE MACRAKIS     833
Donald E. Stokes: Pasteur's Quadrant: Basic Science and Technological Innovation, rev. by DANIEL LEE KLEINMAN     834
Lillian Hoddeson; Laurie Brown; Michael Riordan; Max Dresden (Editors): The Rise of the Standard Model: Particle Physics in the 1960s and 1970s, rev. by JAMES T. CUSHING     835
Paul Lawrence Rose: Heisenberg and the Nazi Atomic Bomb Project: A Study in German Culture, rev. by CATHRYN CARSON     835
Stefan Rozental: Niels Bohr: Memoirs of a Working Relationship, rev. by OVE NATHAN     836
E. A. Davis (Editor): Nevill Mott: Reminiscences and Appreciations, rev. by JEFF A. HUGHES     837
Helga Nowotny; Ulrike Felt: After the Breakthrough: The Emergence of High-Temperature Superconductivity as a Research Field, rev. by KOSTAS GAVROGLU     838
Gerit von Leitner: Wollen wir unsere Hande in Unschuld waschen? Gertrud Woker (1878-1968), Chemikerin und Internationale Frauenliga (1915-1968), rev. by RUTH LEWIN SIME     839
Margit Szöllösi-Janze: Fritz Haber 1868-1934: Eine Biographie, rev. by JEFFREY ALLAN JOHNSO 840
Yasu Furukawa: Inventing Polymer Science: Staudinger, Carothers, and the Emergence of Macromolecular Chemistry, rev. by KATHRYN STEEN     841
Petra Werner: Otto Warburgs Beitrag zur Atmungstheorie: Das Problem der Sauerstoffaktivierung, rev. by HELGA SATZINGER     842
Ellis L. Yochelson: Charles Doolittle Walcott: Paleontologist, rev. by RONALD RAINGER     843
Philippe Taquet: Dinosaur Impressions: Postcards from a Paleontologist, trans. by Kevin Padian, rev. by ELLIS L. YOCHELSON     844
Errol C. Friedberg: Correcting the Blueprint of Life: An Historical Account of the Discovery of DNA Repair Mechanisms, rev. by ALBERTO CAMBROSIO     844
William J. Haas: China Voyager: Gist Gee's Life in Science, rev. by ZUOYUE WANG and JEDIDIAH KRONCKE    845
Fritz Redlich: Hitler: Diagnosis of a Destructive Prophet, rev. by CHANDAK SENGOOPTA     846
Marvin Lieberman; Leon J. Warshaw: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1947-1997: Enhancing the Health of the Public, rev. by EARL R. THAYER     847
Robert A. Trennert: White Man's Medicine: The Navajo and Government Doctors, 1863-1955, rev. by EDWARD D. CASTILLO     848
David J. Rothman: Beginnings Count: The Technological Imperative in American Health Care, rev. by ELLEN KOCH     849
Joel Braslow: Mental Ills and Bodily Cures: Psychiatric Treatment in the First Half of the Twentieth Century, rev. by KATHLEEN W. JONES     850
Diane B. Paul: The Politics of Heredity: Essays on Eugenics, Biomedicine, and the Nature-Nurture Debate, rev. by GRETA JONES     851
Don Finley: Mad Dogs: The New Rabies Plague, rev. by JOHN D. BLAISDELL     852
Martin A. Miller: Freud and the Bolsheviks: Psychoanalysis in Imperial Russia and the Soviet Union, rev. by NATHAN G. HALE, JR.     852
Jacques Lautman: Bernard-Pierre Lécuyer (Editors): Paul Lazarsfeld (1901-1976): La sociologie de Vienne à New York, rev. by LEWIS A. COSER     853
Perry G. Mehrling: The Money Interest and the Public Interest: American Monetary Thought, 1920-1970, rev. by ROBERT E. PRASCH     854
Lee D. Baker: From Savage to Negro: Anthropology and the Construction of Race, 1896-1954, rev. by JOHN P. JACKSON, JR.     855
Anke Jobmann: Familientreffen versus Professionselite? Vergangenheitsbewältigung und Neustrukturierung in der deutschen Wissenschaftsgeschichte der 60er Jahre, rev. by MARSHA L. RICHMOND     855
T. A. Heppenheimer: Countdown: A History of Space Flight, rev. by JAMES R. HANSEN     856

Randall Collins: The Sociology of Philosophies: A Global Theory of Intellectual Change, rev. by WOLFGANG KROHN    

Timothy Lenoir (Editor): Inscribing Science: Scientific Texts and the Materiality of Communication, rev. by JOAN STEIGERWALD     858

Joseph S. Fruton: A Bio-Bibliography for the History of the Biochemical Sciences since 1800, rev. by MIKULÊ TEICH    


P. Eisenhardt; F. Linhard; K. Petanides (Editors): Der Weg der Wahrheit: Aufsätze zur Einheit der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Festgabe zum 60. Geburtstag von Walter G. Saltzer   



Cover: Frontispiece from Andreas Bonn, Redevoering ter inwijding der volbouwde gehoorzaal en schouwplaats voor het departement der natuurkunde (Amsterdam, 1789). Courtesy of the University of Amsterdam Library.

Errata: Isis wishes to correct a mistake introduced during the editing of Antonino Poppi's review of Heinrich C. Kuhn, Venetischer Aristotelismus im Ende der aristotelischen Welt (Isis, 1997, 89:538-539). In the final paragraph of the review, Poppi's Cremonini, Galilei e gli inquisitori del Santo a Padova (1993) should have been cited rather than Poppi's Scienza e filosofia all'Università di Padova nel Quattrocento (1983). We regret the error.

Isis would also like to correct a citation in Cong Cao's article "The Changing Dynamic between Science and Politics" (Isis, 1999, 90:298-324). In footnote 6, on page 300, the citation of the article "Botany in Republican China" should read "William J. Haas, "Botany in Republican China: The Leading Role of Taxonomy," in Science and Medicine in Twentieth-Century China: Research and Education, ed. John Z. Bowers, William Hess, and Nathan Sivin (Ann Arbor: Center for Chinese Studies, Univ. Michigan, 1988), pp. 31-64. We also regret this error.

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