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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

Free from 22 August 2019

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
2 reviews

Free from 22 August 2019

Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, 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: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 20 August 2019

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 20 August 2019

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 18 August 2019

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
1 review

Free from 18 August 2019

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: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 17 August 2019

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 16 August 2019

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

The Mosaic Theory of Natural Complexity: A scientific and philosophical approach (Collection interdisciplinaire EMSHA)

Georges Chapouthier

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Size: 668 kb

Free from 16 August 2019

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 16 August 2019

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

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

Free from 14 August 2019

Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, 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 14 August 2019

Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, 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

Free from 14 August 2019

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

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

Walter Gellhorn

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Size: 311 pages

Free from 14 August 2019

Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Freedom & Security, 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 14 August 2019

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

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

Free from 14 August 2019

History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, 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

Free from 14 August 2019

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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Size: Unknown

Free from 14 August 2019

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

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 10 August 2019

Biography & True Accounts, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, 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
1 review

Free from 10 August 2019

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

The Challenge of Chance: A Multidisciplinary Approach from Science and the Humanities (The Frontiers Collection)

Klaas Landsman

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Size: 276 pages

Free from 10 August 2019

Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths, Behavioural Sciences, History & Philosophy, Mathematics, Physics

The Revolution That Hasn’t Happened Weinberg & Kuhn’s scheme

Omega Philosophy and Science Series

In his book “The Revolution that didn’t happen” Steven Weinberg argues that Kuhn’s scheme cannot properly describe modern developments in physics and that there has not been a scientific revolution in this field in the 20th or 21st century. I agree with both of Weinberg’s claims,...

Size: 42 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 08 August 2019

Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

The Golden and Ghoulish Age of the Gibbet in Britain (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

Sarah Tarlow

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 licence. This book is the first academic study of the post-mortem practice of gibbeting (‘hanging in chains’), since the nineteenth century. Gibbeting involved placing the executed body of a malefactor in an iron cage and suspending it from a...

Size: 155 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 07 August 2019

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

Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine: One Health and its Histories (Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History)

Abigail Woods

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Size: 280 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Free from 07 August 2019

History, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Nature & Ecology

The Taming of Evolution: The Persistence of Nonevolutionary Views in the Study of Humans

Davydd Greenwood

The theory of evolution has clearly altered our views of the biological world, but in the study of human beings, evolutionary and preevolutionary views continue to coexist in a state of perpetual tension. The Taming of Evolution addresses the questions of how and why this is so. Davydd Gre...

Size: 226 pages

Free from 07 August 2019

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

The Origin of Species

Charles Darwin

This is the sixth and definitive edition of Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species, originally published in 1859 as The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection; Or The Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggles for Life. In his famous work, Darwin presents the theory that ...

Size: Unknown

Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 06 August 2019

Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Biological Sciences, Genetics, History & Philosophy

How Old is Time?: Short Stories from Science, History and Philosophy

Saso Dolenc

"I travel a lot around the world, I regularly follow the world's most notable news sources, and I often socialize with prominent intellectuals in various parts of the world, but the best short stories about science I encounter are those I find at home in my native Slovenia. The essays on s...

Size: 232 pages

Free from 06 August 2019

Nonfiction, Science & Maths, Essays & Commentary, History & Philosophy

Physical (A)Causality: Determinism, Randomness and Uncaused Events (Fundamental Theories of Physics Book 192)

Karl Svozil

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.This book addresses the physical phenomenon of events that seem to occur spontaneously and without any known cause. These are to be contrasted with events that happen in a (pre-)determined, predictable, lawful, and causal way. All our kno...

Size: 219 pages

Rating: 3.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 05 August 2019

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

Melting Hadrons, Boiling Quarks - From Hagedorn Temperature to Ultra-Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collisions at CERN: With a Tribute to Rolf Hagedorn

Johann Rafelski

This book shows how the study of multi-hadron production phenomena in the years after the founding of CERN culminated in Hagedorn's pioneering idea of limiting temperature, leading on to the discovery of the quark-gluon plasma -- announced, in February 2000 at CERN.Following the foreword b...

Size: 441 pages

Free from 04 August 2019

Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Physics

A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980 (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

Alison Haggett

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Statistically, women appear to suffer more frequently from depressive and anxiety disorders, featuring more regularly in primary care figures for consultations, diagnoses and prescriptions for psychotropic medication. This has been consistentl...

Size: 230 pages

Rating: 4.00 / 5
2 reviews

Free from 04 August 2019

History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy

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