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A History of Force Feeding: Hunger Strikes, Prisons and Medical Ethics, 1909–1974

Ian Miller

This book is Open Access under a CC BY license. It is the first monograph-length study of the force-feeding of hunger strikers in English, Irish and Northern Irish prisons. It examines ethical debates that arose throughout the twentieth century when governments authorised the force-feedin...

Size: 267 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 25 February 2020

History, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Renaissance Futurities: Science, Art, Invention

Charlene Villaseñor Black

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Size: 256 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 24 February 2020

Arts & Photography, Art, History, Europe, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

The Eclipse of the Modern Mind: The First Contact

JP Gough

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Size: 146 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 23 February 2020

Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Shaping Natural History and Settler Society: Mary Elizabeth Barber and the Nineteenth-Century Cape (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series)

Tanja Hammel

This book explores the life and work of Mary Elizabeth Barber, a British-born settler scientist who lived in the Cape during the nineteenth century. It provides a lens into a range of subjects within the history of knowledge and science, gender and social history, postcolonial, critical he...

Size: 360 pages

Free from 23 February 2020

History, Africa, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Basic and Applied Research: The Language of Science Policy in the Twentieth Century (European Conceptual History Book 4)

David Kaldewey

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Size: Unknown

Free from 22 February 2020

History, World, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

The Astro Archaeology of Stonehenge: Concerning the Scientific Method

George Curtis

Demonstrating with mathematics that many scientific theories and paradigms are based on logical fallacies. This book analyses the correlation between the ground-plan of Stonehenge and all the known planetary orbits of the Solar System, showing that if science would go beyond the accepted p...

Size: 55 pages

Free from 20 February 2020

Science & Maths, Education, Experiments, Instruments & Measurement, History & Philosophy

Knowledge from a Human Point of View (Synthese Library Book 416)

Ana-Maria Crețu

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Size: 152 pages

Free from 20 February 2020

Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Lewis Fry Richardson: His Intellectual Legacy and Influence in the Social Sciences (Pioneers in Arts, Humanities, Science, Engineering, Practice Book 27)

Nils Petter Gleditsch

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Size: 148 pages

Free from 20 February 2020

Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Methodological Investigations in Agent-Based Modelling: With Applications for the Social Sciences (Methodos Series Book 13)

Eric Silverman

This open access book examines the methodological complications of using complexity science concepts within the social science domain.  The opening chapters take the reader on a tour through the development of simulation methodologies in the fields of artificial life and population biolog...

Size: 235 pages

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Free from 19 February 2020

Computing, Microsoft, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Everything Flows: Towards a Processual Philosophy of Biology

Daniel J. Nicholson

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 International licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations.Everything Flows explores the metaphysical thesis that the livin...

Size: 416 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 18 February 2020

Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, History & Philosophy

The handbook Man The Species

Ron A. Halter

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Size: 2.13 mb

Free from 17 February 2020

Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Punishing the Criminal Corpse, 1700-1840: Aggravated Forms of the Death Penalty in England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

Peter King

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book analyses the different types of post-execution punishments and other aggravated execution practices, the reasons why they were advocated, and the decision, enshrined in the Murder Act of 1752, to make two post-execution punishme...

Size: 212 pages

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 16 February 2020

History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Executing Magic in the Modern Era: Criminal Bodies and the Gallows in Popular Medicine (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

Owen Davies

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licenseThis book explores the magical and medical history of executions from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century by looking at the afterlife potency of criminal corpses, the healing activities of the executioner, and the magic of the gal...

Size: 118 pages

Free from 16 February 2020

History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

The Pathologisation of Homosexuality in Fascist Italy: The Case of 'G' (Genders and Sexualities in History)

Gabriella Romano

This open access book investigates the pathologisation of homosexuality during the fascist regime in Italy through an analysis of the case of G., a man with "homosexual tendencies" interned in the Collegno mental health hospital in 1928. No systematic study exists on the possibility that F...

Size: 110 pages

Free from 14 February 2020

History, Europe, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Constructions of Cancer in Early Modern England: Ravenous Natures (Palgrave Studies in Literature, Science and Medicine)

Alanna Skuse

This book is open access under a CC-BY licence. Cancer is perhaps the modern world's most feared disease. Yet, we know relatively little about this malady's history before the nineteenth century. This book provides the first in-depth examination of perceptions of cancerous disease in early...

Size: 240 pages

Rating: 4.00 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 14 February 2020

Fiction, History, Europe, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Information—Consciousness—Reality: How a New Understanding of the Universe Can Help Answer Age-Old Questions of Existence (The Frontiers Collection)

James B. Glattfelder

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Size: 662 pages

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Free from 13 February 2020

Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Physics

Subvert: St Mary's Student Edition 2019

Dan Cleather

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Size: Unknown

Free from 13 February 2020

Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

The Mosaic Theory of Natural Complexity: A scientific and philosophical approach

Georges Chapouthier

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Size: 668 kb

Free from 13 February 2020

Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Investigating the Body in the Victorian Asylum: Doctors, Patients, and Practices (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

Jennifer Wallis

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book explores how the body was investigated in the late nineteenth-century asylum in Britain. As more and more Victorian asylum doctors looked to the bodily fabric to reveal the ‘truth’ of mental disease, a whole host of technique...

Size: 276 pages

Rating: 3.90 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 12 February 2020

History, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

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Cognition Switch #6

Carl Zimmer

Cognition Switch: An Artefact for the Transmission of New IdeasIssue #6: June 2019Featuring Ideas by:Alex O’Brien, Hayley Birch, Catherine de Lange, Carl Zimmer, Moheb Costandi, Virginia Gewin, Emma Young, Samira Shackle, and Kendall Powell...

Size: 157 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 10 February 2020

Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Louis Agassiz as a Teacher: Illustrative Extracts on His Method of Instruction

Lane Cooper

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Size: 52 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 10 February 2020

Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Education & Reference, Education, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Understanding Perspectivism (Open Access): Scientific Challenges and Methodological Prospects (Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science)

Michela Massimi

This edited collection is the first of its kind to explore the view called perspectivism in philosophy of science. The book brings together an array of essays that reflect on the methodological promises and scientific challenges of perspectivism in a variety of fields such as physics, biol...

Size: 206 pages

Free from 10 February 2020

Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Security, Loyalty, and Science (Cornell Studies in Civil Liberties)

Walter Gellhorn

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Size: 311 pages

Free from 10 February 2020

Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Model-Based Demography: Essays on Integrating Data, Technique and Theory (Demographic Research Monographs)

Thomas K. Burch

Late in a career of more than sixty years, Thomas Burch, an internationally known social demographer, undertook a wide-ranging methodological critique of demography. This open access volume contains a selection of resulting papers, some previously unpublished, some published but not readil...

Size: 200 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 10 February 2020

Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Capital Punishment and the Criminal Corpse in Scotland, 1740–1834 (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

Rachel E. Bennett

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Size: 237 pages

Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Free from 10 February 2020

History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Belly-Rippers, Surgical Innovation and the Ovariotomy Controversy (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History)

Sally Frampton

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Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 10 February 2020

History, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Remembering and Disremembering the Dead: Posthumous Punishment, Harm and Redemption over Time (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

Floris Tomasini

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is a multidisciplinary work that investigates the notion of posthumous harm over time. The question what is and when is death, affects how we understand the possibility of posthumous harm and redemption. Whilst it is impossible...

Size: 103 pages

Free from 10 February 2020

History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Health & Fitness, Death & Grief

Albert Einstein: Extraordinary Life Lessons That Will Change Your Life Forever (Inspirational Books)

Jamie Cooper

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Unfortunately, you’ve fallen victim to the biggest lie out there: that creating a life of dreams is hard and nearly impossible. It’s nearly impossible because without the right connections, a good early education, and financial wealth to b...

Size: 30 pages

Rating: 3.20 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 07 February 2020

Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

De sphaera of Johannes de Sacrobosco in the Early Modern Period: The Authors of the Commentaries

Matteo Valleriani

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Free from 07 February 2020

History, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

Making Medicines in Africa: The Political Economy of Industrializing for Local Health (International Political Economy Series)

Maureen Mackintosh

This book is open access under a CC-BY license. The importance of the pharmaceutical industry in Sub-Saharan Africa, its claim to policy priority, is rooted in the vast unmet health needs of the sub-continent. Making Medicines in Africa is a collective endeavour, by a group of contributors...

Size: 360 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 06 February 2020

Business & Finance, Economics, Industries & Professions, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, International, Education & Reference, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Physics

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