Prof. Graeme Gooday
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
HPSC 1046 Introduction to the History of Science (2021-22)
This reading list is general background reading for the module.
You should not try to read all of this! The module leader will advise in lectures what to read in relation to each of the five module units.
IMPORTANT : Primary source reading materials for each tutorial will be made available in Minerva in the learning resources space, not here.
Two core textbooks for reference
Other useful books:
Jennifer Coopersmith Energy, the subtle concept : the discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein (2010) available in the library here
Alfred W. Crosby, Children of the Sun: A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy (2006) 978-0-393-93153-2 - TO BE PURCHASED BY LIBRARY
Sandra Harding (editor) The Postcolonial Science and Technology Studies Reader (Duke University Press, 2011) Available in library here
Astrid Kander, Paolo Malanima, Paul Warde, Power to the people: energy in Europe over the last five centuries (2013) Available in the library here
Benjamin Lieberman & Elizabeth Gordon, Climate Change in History: from Prehistory to the Present, (2018) Available in the library here
Patrick Manning and Abigail Owen Knowledge in Translation: Global Patterns of Scientific Exchange, 1000-1800 CE (University of Pittsburgh Press 2018) Available online in library here
James E McClellan & Harold Dorn, Science and technology in world history : an introduction (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006) Available in the library here
Iwan Morus, Shocking Bodies : Life, Death and Electricity in Victorian England (2011), Available online in the library here
Arnold Pacey, Technology in world civilization : a thousand-year history (1990) Available in the library here
Vaclav Smil, Energy transitions: global and national perspectives (2017) Available online in the library here
This list was last updated on 29/09/2021