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Product Description: For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the important themes, ideas, and discoveries of science...read more
By E. Janet Browne (editor) and Roy Porter (editor)

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9780691642291 | Princeton Univ Pr, April 19, 2016, cover price $235.00 | About this edition: For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought.

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9780691614717 | Princeton Univ Pr, July 14, 2014, cover price $94.00 | About this edition: For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought.
9780691023847 | Reprint edition (Princeton Univ Pr, October 1, 1985), cover price $32.50

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Under the direction of Professor John Brewer, the Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies and the Clark Library at UCLA have created an ambitious international programme to analyse the material culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through its patterns of consumption. Focus on this period allows consideration of a world in which economic and political connections are becoming global, in which an unprecedented range of goods and services are on offer, and in which the old political structures are first subverted and then radically modified. The Age of Enlightenment is transmuted into the first Age of Consumption.The present volume, the first of three, is the result of a unique collaboration between twenty-six leading subject specialists from Europe and North America. The outcome is a new interpretation of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, one that shapes a new historical landscape based on the consumption of goods and services.
By John Brewer (editor) and Roy Porter (editor)

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9781138130333 | Routledge, October 6, 2015, cover price $165.00
9780415037129 | Routledge, February 1, 1993, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Under the direction of Professor John Brewer, the Center for 17th and 18th Century Studies and the Clark Library at UCLA have created an ambitious international programme to analyse the material culture of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries through its patterns of consumption.

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9780415114783 | Reprint edition (Routledge, December 1, 1994), cover price $103.95 | About this edition: The study of past society in terms of what it consumes rather than what it produces is - relatively speaking - a new development.

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Product Description: It was during the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that the problem of chronic alcohol dependence in modern society and its consequent medical effects emerged. The topic of drunkenness figures prominently in the thinking and writing of social reformers, politicians, theorists, medical practitioners, and psychiatrists...read more
By Roy Porter (editor) and Thomas Trotter

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9780415720090, titled "An Essay, Medical, Philosophical, and Chemical on Drunkenness and Its Effects on the Human Body" | Routledge, July 31, 2013, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: It was during the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that the problem of chronic alcohol dependence in modern society and its consequent medical effects emerged.
9780415006361 | Routledge, March 1, 1989, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Trotter makes an important contribution to the understanding of alcoholism as a mental disease.

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9780415720113, titled "An Essay, Medical, Philosophical, and Chemical on Drunkenness and Its Effects on the Human Body" | Routledge, January 9, 2015, cover price $46.95 | About this edition: It was during the course of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that the problem of chronic alcohol dependence in modern society and its consequent medical effects emerged.

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Product Description: John Haslam’s Illustrations of Madness, written in 1810, occupies a special place in psychiatric history, it was the first book-length account of one single psychiatric case written by a British psychiatrist. John Haslam, apothecary to London’s Bethlem Hospital, and a leading psychiatrist of the early-nineteenth century, details the case of James Tilly Matthews, who had been a patient in the hospital for some ten years...read more
By Roy Porter (editor)

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9780415712484 | Routledge, July 3, 2013, cover price $125.00 | About this edition: John Haslam’s Illustrations of Madness, written in 1810, occupies a special place in psychiatric history, it was the first book-length account of one single psychiatric case written by a British psychiatrist.
9780415006378 | Routledge Kegan & Paul, March 1, 1989, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: John Haslam's "Illustrations of Madness" , written in 1810, occupies a special place in psychiatric history, for it was the first book-length account of one single psychiatric case written by a British psychiatrist.

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9780415712507 | Routledge, January 9, 2015, cover price $43.95 | About this edition: John Haslam’s Illustrations of Madness, written in 1810, occupies a special place in psychiatric history, it was the first book-length account of one single psychiatric case written by a British psychiatrist.

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Product Description: ‘Nerves’ became a highly eligible illness in early Georgian London and Bath. What Freud was for Vienna at the end of the nineteenth-century, George Cheyne was for eighteenth-century fashionable ailments. The English Malady was one of the best known and most influential books of the Georgian age, dealing with what we would now call psychiatric disorders...read more
By Roy Porter (editor)

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9780415709712, titled "George Cheyne: The English Malady (1733)" | Taylor & Francis, June 28, 2013, cover price $195.00
9780415017336 | Reprint edition (Tavistock Books, January 1, 1991), cover price $89.95

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9780415709804, titled "George Cheyne: The English Malady (1733)" | Reprint edition (Routledge, December 15, 2014), cover price $46.95 | About this edition: ‘Nerves’ became a highly eligible illness in early Georgian London and Bath.

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In this work, Roy Porter takes a critical look at representations of the body in death, disease and health, and at images of the healing arts in Britain from the mid-17th to the 20th century.

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9780801439537, titled "Bodies Politic: Disease, Death and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900" | Cornell Univ Pr, July 5, 2001, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: The renowned historian Roy Porter here takes us on an entertaining trip through more than two hundred years of visual and verbal accounts of the body and medicine.
9780078315589, titled "Psychworld/for Use With IBM Pc, Pc-Xt, at and True Compatibles With 512K, DOS 3.1 or Higher and Graphics" | 2nd edition (Computing McGraw-Hill, January 1, 1991), cover price $550.00 | also contains Psychworld/for Use With IBM Pc, Pc-Xt, at and True Compatibles With 512K, DOS 3.1 or Higher and Graphics

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9781861891655, titled "Bodies Politic: Disease, Death and Doctors in Britain, 1650-1900" | Reaktion Books, February 15, 2014, cover price $35.95 | About this edition: In this work, Roy Porter takes a critical look at representations of the body in death, disease and health, and at images of the healing arts in Britain from the mid-17th to the 20th century.

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9788420641560 | 2nd edition edition (Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2012), cover price $45.95 | About this edition: Brand New.

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Product Description: The Ultimate Theory of Everything and Other Misguided Thought Experiments will have you rethinking the concept of "Time" as we know it. It will also entertain you with some humorous ways of looking at some old and new ideas. In this book I ask YOU, the reader, if the "force" of "Time" itself can unite Physics, Gravity, Light, The Big Bang, Dark Matter, Field Propulsion, Anti-Gravity, Light, Red Shift of Light, Universal Expansion, Heat Physics, Magnetism, Curved Space, Black Holes and other ideas ? Could the theories put forth in this book be what Einstein and other Physicists have overlooked? Could this lead to a Final Theory, flying cars, field propulsion or more? I have no idea! These are just "thought experiments"! So far no one has ever proven or dis proven these ideas...read more

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9781453543610 | Xlibris Corp, July 26, 2010, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: The Ultimate Theory of Everything and Other Misguided Thought Experiments will have you rethinking the concept of "Time" as we know it.

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9781453543603 | Xlibris Corp, July 26, 2010, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: The Ultimate Theory of Everything and Other Misguided Thought Experiments will have you rethinking the concept of "Time" as we know it.

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Product Description: [MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case. NOTE: The MP3-CD format requires a compatible audio CD player.] [Read by Simon Vance] In this boldly drawn portrait of eighteenth-century England, Roy Porter defines a nation from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet...read more
By Roy Porter and Simon Vance (narrator)

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9781433219214 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, September 1, 2009), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: [MP3-CD audiobook format in Vinyl case.

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Product Description: This set comprises two paperback volumes. The first volume, The Western Medical Tradition, 800BC-1800AD, examines the system of medical ideas that went back to the Greeks of the eighth century BC, and played a major role in the understanding and treatment of health and disease...read more

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9780521678070 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, February 28, 2009), cover price $120.00 | About this edition: This set comprises two paperback volumes.

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Product Description: The thirteen original essays in this book examine the status and development of the sciences in the eighteenth century. The last generation has seen a revolution in the methodology adopted by historians of science: The development of science is no longer described as a steady progress towards truth - certainties have given way to questions...read more
By Roy Porter (editor)

Paperback:

9780521087186 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, December 11, 2008), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: The thirteen original essays in this book examine the status and development of the sciences in the eighteenth century.

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Product Description: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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9780192802668 | Oxford Univ Pr, April 18, 2002, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A history of 'madness' offers readers a sweeping history of mental illness and its treatment, from holes drilled in five-thousand-year-old skulls to the latest in modern psychotropic drugs.

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9780192802675 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 8, 2003, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Looking back on his confinement to Bethlem, Restoration playwright Nathaniel Lee declared: "They called me mad, and I called them mad, and damn them, they outvoted me.

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9781439559338 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, October 8, 2008), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.
9781417626267 | Turtleback Books, April 1, 2003, cover price $24.45 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Between the mid-seventeenth century and the early nineteenth century there developed in Britain a range of empirical and increasingly secular sciences concerned with the earth. This book presents a detailed account of how this development led to the creation of a complex socio-intellectual fabric of methods, ambitions, facts and ideas which took on the nature of a distinctive, self-sustaining discipline: 'geology'...read more

Hardcover:

9780521215213 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 1977, cover price $39.50 | About this edition: Between the mid-seventeenth century and the early nineteenth century there developed in Britain a range of empirical and increasingly secular sciences concerned with the earth.

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9780521081283, titled "The Making of Geology: Earth Science in Britain 1660-1815" | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, September 18, 2008), cover price $44.99 | About this edition: Between the mid-seventeenth century and the early nineteenth century there developed in Britain a range of empirical and increasingly secular sciences concerned with the earth.

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Product Description: The Enlightenment is often seen as the great age of religious and intellectual toleration, and this volume is the first systematic pan-European survey of the theory, practice, and very real limits to toleration in eighteenth century Europe...read more
By Ole Peter Grell (editor) and Roy Porter (editor)

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9780521651967 | Cambridge Univ Pr, February 1, 2000, cover price $124.99 | About this edition: The Enlightenment is often seen as the great age of religious and intellectual toleration, and this volume is the first systematic pan-European survey of the theory, practice, and very real limits to toleration in eighteenth century Europe.

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9780521032162 | Reissue edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, November 23, 2006), cover price $64.99 | About this edition: The Enlightenment is often seen as the great age of religious and intellectual toleration, and this volume is the first systematic pan-European survey of the theory, practice, and very real limits to toleration in eighteenth century Europe.

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Product Description: The original words announcing great scientific discoveries, from the first 'Eureka!' to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can all be found in this fascinating addition to the world-famous Oxford Quotations series. An essential reference tool, put together over fifteen years with the assistance of a distinguished team of specialist advisers, it includes full author descriptions, exact sources, and a word-finding index for easy reference...read more
By W. F. Bynum (editor) and Roy Porter (editor)

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9780198584094 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 11, 2005, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The original words announcing great scientific discoveries are collected in a comprehensive reference guide that includes full author descriptions, exact sources, and a word-finding index.

Paperback:

9780198614432 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 7, 2006, cover price $26.50 | About this edition: The original words announcing great scientific discoveries, from the first 'Eureka!

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By Lorraine Daston (editor) and Roy Porter (editor)

Hardcover:

9780521572446 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 31, 2006, cover price $265.00

By Roy Porter (editor)

Hardcover:

9780521864268 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2006), cover price $79.99

Paperback:

9780521682893 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, June 5, 2006), cover price $29.99

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Product Description: What was it like to be insane in the Georgian England of Mary Wollstonecraft and Coleridge? Indeed, how was the most famous mad person of the century—Shelley’s “old, mad, blind, despised king” George III—treated before his final descent into insanity in 1808? The best-selling popular historian, Roy Porter, looks at the bizarre and savage practices used by doctors for treating those afflicted by manias, ranging from huge doses of opium, blood-letting, and cold water immersion to beatings, confinement in cages, and blistering...read more

Hardcover:

9780752419725 | Tempus Pub Ltd, January 30, 2005, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: What was it like to be insane in the Georgian England of Mary Wollstonecraft and Coleridge?

Paperback:

9780752437309 | Tempus Pub Ltd, April 1, 2006, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: What was it like to be insane in the Georgian England of Mary Wollstonecraft and Coleridge?

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Product Description: From the days of Hippocratic 'bedside medicine' to the advent of the CAT scanner, doctors have always relied on their senses in diagnosing and treating disease. Medical education, from the apprenticeship, to the rise of the laboratory, has sought to train the senses of students who must act like medical detectives...read more
By W. F. Bynum (editor) and Roy Porter (editor)

Paperback:

9780521611985 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2005, cover price $74.99 | About this edition: From the days of Hippocratic 'bedside medicine' to the advent of the CAT scanner, doctors have always relied on their senses in diagnosing and treating disease.

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A professor of social history shares a lifetime of insights into the metaphysics of the body by retracing the emergence of a renaissance understanding of the body and the fading notion of a soul contained within it. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Hardcover:

9780393050752 | W W Norton & Co Inc, February 1, 2004, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A professor of social history shares a lifetime of insights into the metaphysics of the body by retracing the emergence of a renaissance understanding of the body and the fading notion of a soul contained within it.

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9780393326963 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, August 1, 2005), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: A professor of social history shares a lifetime of insights into the metaphysics of the body by retracing the emergence of a renaissance understanding of the body and the fading notion of a soul contained within it.
9780140167351 | New edition (Gardners Books, January 27, 2005), cover price $31.85 | About this edition: The culmination of a lifelong interest in the metaphysics of the body by the premier social historian of medicine.

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9789681670412 | Fondo De Cultura Economica USA, December 31, 2004, cover price $18.95

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A brief but engaging history of medicine covers the field in lively fashion, from ancient Indian healing practices that combined diet and meditation to modern pharmaceuticals such as Viagra. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

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9780393037623 | W W Norton & Co Inc, May 1, 2003, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the history of medicine, including the role of doctors, various attempts at controlling disease, and the progress of hospitals.

Paperback:

9780393325690 | Reprint edition (W W Norton & Co Inc, June 1, 2004), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A brief but engaging history of medicine covers the field in lively fashion, from ancient Indian healing practices that combined diet and meditation to modern pharmaceuticals such as Viagra.

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Product Description: This set reproduces seminal writings by three exceptional nineteenth-century women. Georgina Weldon, Louisa Lowe and Susan Willis Fletcher were certified as insane by the Victorian medical establishment and were threatened with incarceration for their eccentric and transgressive behaviour...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Bridget Bennett (editor), Helen Nicholson (editor) and Roy Porter (editor)

Hardcover:

9780415276337 | Routledge, January 1, 2004, cover price $1090.00 | About this edition: This set reproduces seminal writings by three exceptional nineteenth-century women.

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