About this book series

The SpringerBriefs in the History of Science and Technology series addresses, in the broadest sense, the history of man’s empirical and theoretical understanding of Nature and Technology, and the processes and people involved in acquiring this understanding. The series provides a forum for shorter works that escape the traditional book model. SpringerBriefs are typically between 50 and 125 pages in length (max. ca. 50.000 words); between the limit of a journal review article and a conventional book.

Authored by science and technology historians and scientists across physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, technology and related disciplines, the volumes will comprise:

  1. Accounts of the development of scientific ideas at any pertinent stage in history: from the earliest observations of Babylonian Astronomers, through the abstract and practical advances of Classical Antiquity, the scientific revolution of the Age of Reason, to the fast-moving progress seen in modern R&D;
  2. Biographies, full or partial, of key thinkers and science and technology pioneers;
  3. Historical documents such as letters, manuscripts, or reports, together with annotation and analysis;
  4. Works addressing social aspects of science and technology history (the role of institutes and societies, the interaction of science and politics, historical and political epistemology);
  5. Works in the emerging field of computational history.

The series is aimed at a wide audience of academic scientists and historians, but many of the volumes will also appeal to general readers interested in the evolution of scientific ideas, in the relation between science and technology, and in the role technology shaped our world.

All proposals will be considered.

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  • Gerard Alberts,
  • Theodore Arabatzis,
  • Bretislav Friedrich,
  • Ulf Hashagen,
  • Dieter Hoffmann,
  • Simon Mitton,
  • David Pantalony,
  • Matteo Valleriani

Book titles in this series

  1. Explorations and False Trails

    The Innovative Techniques That Brought About Modern Algebra

    • Jens Høyrup
    • Copyright: 2024

    Available Renditions

    • Soft cover
    • eBook
  2. Galileo and the 1604 Supernova

    With a Translation of the "Dialogo de Cecco di Ronchitti da Bruzene"

    • Alessandro De Angelis
    • Copyright: 2024

    Available Renditions

    • Soft cover
    • eBook

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  2. zbMATH