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Measuring Shadows: Kepler’s Optics of Invisibility

by Raz Chen-Morris Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9780271070995
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

In Measuring Shadows, Raz Chen-Morris demonstrates that a close study of Kepler’s Optics is essential to understanding his astronomical...

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Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times

by Tobias Menely and Jesse Oak Taylor Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9780271078731
Format:
Pb+ 272 pages

Few terms have garnered more recent attention in the sciences, humanities, and public sphere than the Anthropocene, the proposed...

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Reality’s Fugue: Reconciling Worldviews in Philosophy, Religion, and Science

by F Brainard Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
10/2017
ISBN:
9780271079318
Format:
Pbk 288 pages

Science, religion, philosophy: these three categories of thought have organized humankind’s search for meaning from time...

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Supernatural Entertainments: Victorian Spiritualism and the Rise of Modern Media Culture

by Simone Natale Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
05/2017
ISBN:
9780271071053
Format:
Pb+ 248 pages

Explores the proliferation of spiritualist séances in mid-nineteenth-century Europe and the United States, and the connection...

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Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg's History of Art

by Georges Didi-Huberman Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
01/2018
ISBN:
9780271072098
Format:
Pb+ 432 pages

The Surviving Image, originally published in French in 2002, is the result of Georges Didi-Huberman’s extensive research into...

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Hellions of the Deep: The Development of American Torpedoes in World War II

by Robert Gannon Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
05/2009
ISBN:
9780271036267
Format:
Pb+ 256 pages

Ultimately, World War II was the first war won by technology, but within only a few weeks after the war began, the U.S. Navy realized...

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Dark Side of Genius: The Melancholic Persona in Art, ca. 1500–1700

by Laurinda Dixon Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9780271059365
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

In The Dark Side of Genius, Laurinda Dixon examines “melancholia” as a philosophical, medical, and social phenomenon in early...

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Animals on Display: The Creaturely in Museums, Zoos, and Natural History

by Liv Thorsen, Karen Rader and Adam Dodd Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
05/2014
ISBN:
9780271060712
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

A collection of essays on the historical representation and display of animals. Using examples from the eighteenth century to...

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Quakers, 1656–1723: The Evolution of an Alternative Community

by Richard C Allen and Rosemary Moore Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9780271081205
Format:
Hbk 360 pages

This landmark volume is the first in a century to examine the “Second Period” of Quakerism, a time when the Religious...

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My Degeneration: A Journey Through Parkinson’s

by Peter Dunlap-Shohl Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9780271071022
Format:
Pbk 108 pages

How does one deal with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease at the age of forty-three? My Degeneration, by former Anchorage Daily...

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Chaucer: Visual Approaches

by Susanna Fein and David Raybin Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
05/2018
ISBN:
9780271074818
Format:
Pb+ 328 pages

This collection looks beyond the literary, religious, and philosophical aspects of Chaucer’s texts to a new mode of interdisciplinary...

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Nature's Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form

by Allison Morehead Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
09/2018
ISBN:
9780271076751
Format:
Pb+ 264 pages

This provocative study argues that some of the most inventive artwork of the 1890s was strongly influenced by the methods of experimental...

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Imagining the Americas in Medici Florence

by Lia Markey Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
08/2016
ISBN:
9780271071152
Format:
Hbk 264 pages

Studies the impact of the discovery of the Americas on Italian Renaissance art and culture, focusing on the Medici engagement...

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Storytelling Apes: Primatology Narratives Past and Future

by Mary Pollock Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
05/2015
ISBN:
9780271066301
Format:
Hbk 272 pages

The annals of field primatology are filled with stories about charismatic animals native to some of the most challenging and remote...

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Icon and the Square: Russian Modernism and the Russo-Byzantine Revival

by Maria Taroutina Penn State University Press
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9780271081045
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

In The Icon and the Square, Maria Taroutina examines how the traditional interests of institutions such as the crown, the church,...

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