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The Birth of Energy: Fossil Fuels, Thermodynamics, and the Politics of Work
(Duke University Press, 2019-08)
In The Birth of Energy Cara New Daggett traces the genealogy of contemporary notions of energy back to the nineteenth-century science of thermodynamics to challenge the underlying logic that informs today's uses of energy. ...
Tempting Fate: Why Nonnuclear States Confront Nuclear Opponents
(Cornell University Press, 2019-11-15)
Why would countries without nuclear weapons even think about fighting nuclear-armed opponents? A simple answer is that no one believes nuclear weapons will be used. But that answer fails to consider why nonnuclear state ...
Writing the New World: The Politics of Natural History in the Early Spanish Empire
(University of Florida Press, 2021-01-11)
In Writing the New World, Mauro Caraccioli examines the natural history writings of early Spanish missionaries, using these texts to argue that colonial Latin America was fundamental in the development of modern political ...