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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

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

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

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 This open access volume contains a selection of resulting papers, some previously unpublished, some published but not readil...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

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

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

Klaas Landsman

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Size: 276 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 06 February 2020

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

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
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Free from 03 February 2020

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

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

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 01 February 2020

Nonfiction, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy, Physics

Environments of Intelligence: From natural information to artificial interaction (History and Philosophy of Technoscience)

Hajo Greif

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Size: 230 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 30 January 2020

History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Science & Maths, Behavioural Sciences, History & Philosophy

Building Green: Environmental Architects and the Struggle for Sustainability in Mumbai

Anne Rademacher

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Building Green explores the experience of environmental architects in Mumbai, one of the world’s most populous and ...

Size: 224 pages

Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Free from 30 January 2020

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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

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 04 February 2020

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 ...

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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 03 February 2020

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

A History of Self-Harm in Britain: A Genealogy of Cutting and Overdosing (Mental Health in Historical Perspective)

Chris Millard

This book is open access under a CC BY license and is the first account of self-harming behaviour in its proper historical and political context. The rise of self-cutting and overdosing in the 20th century is linked to the sweeping changes in mental and physical health, and wider political...

Size: 280 pages

Rating: 4.10 / 5
4 reviews

Free from 30 January 2020

History, Europe, UK, World, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, 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

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

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
4 reviews

Free from 31 January 2020

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

Animal Attractions: Nature on Display in American Zoos

Elizabeth Hanson

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Size: 288 pages

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 27 January 2020

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

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: 3.40 / 5
3 reviews

Free from 04 February 2020

History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, 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 07 February 2020

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

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

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

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: 1.90 / 5
2 reviews

Free from 02 February 2020

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

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

Sally Frampton

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Size: Unknown

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

Dissecting the Criminal Corpse: Staging Post-Execution Punishment in Early Modern England (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

Elizabeth T. Hurren

Those convicted of homicide were hanged on the public gallows before being dissected under the Murder Act in Georgian England. Yet, from 1752, whether criminals actually died on the hanging tree or in the dissection room remained a medical mystery in early modern society. Dissecting the Cr...

Size: 326 pages

Rating: 1.00 / 5
1 review

Free from 31 January 2020

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

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