MONOGRAPHS

 

Scientific Babel: How Science Was Done before and after Global English

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015) [link] and (London: Profile Books, 2015) [link].

REVIEWS: Library Journal (1 March 2015); Nature 519 (12 March 2015): 514-515; Prospect Review (April 2015): Literary Review (1 April 2015): 37; Scientific American 312, no. 4 (April 2015); The Guardian (2 April 2015); Times Higher Education (9 April 2015); Science 348, no. 6231 (10 April 2015): 192; Süddeutsche Zeitung (22 April 2015): New Scientist (2 May 2015): 45-46; Financial Times (London) (11 May 2015); Wall Street Journal (19 June 2015); Science News 188, no. 2 (25 July 2015); Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

 

How Reason Almost Lost Its Mind: The Strange Career of Cold War Rationality 

With Paul Erickson, Judy Klein, Lorraine Daston, Rebecca Lemov, and Thomas Sturm (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2013). [link]

REVIEWS: Science 343 (3 January 2014): 28-29; H-Diplo, H-NET Reviews, February 2014; HOPOS 4, no. 2 (Fall 2014): 358-361; Endeavour 38, no. 3-4 (2014): 146; American Historical Review 120 (February 2015): 287-289; Isis 106, no. 2 (June 2015): 501-502.

 

The Pseudoscience Wars: Immanuel Velikovsky and the Birth of the Modern Fringe

(Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012). [link]

REVIEWS: Publishers Weekly (11 June 2012); Library Journal (1 August 2012); Times Higher Education Supplement, book-of-the-week featured review (4 October 2012); Science 338 (12 October 2012): 194-195; Wall Street Journal (23 October 2012): A15; Nature 490 (25 October 2012): 480-481; London Review of Books 34, no. 21 (8 November 2012): 35-38; CHOICE (February 2013); Inside Higher Ed (6 February 2013); Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (12 February 2013): 26; Chemical Heritage 31, no. 1 (Spring 2013): 47; Dynamis 33, no. 2 (2013): 528-531. [Chapter 1 excerpted as “The Pseudoscience Wars,” Cosmos {Australia}, no. 48 (December 2012/January 2013): 36-43.]

 

Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009). Paperback edition published by Picador in December 2010. A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. [link]

REVIEWS: Booklist (1 July 2009), starred review; Library Journal (15 July 2009); Publishers Weekly (3 August 2009); Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (3 October 2009); New York Times (10 January 2010); Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 40 (2010): 259-267; H-Diplo Roundtable Review 11, no. 28 (3 June 2010), with author response; American Scientist 98 (July-August 2010); Metascience 20 (2011): 443-465, symposium with author response; Isis 103, no. 2 (June 2012): 426-427. [Translated into Polish as Truman, Stalin i koniec monopolu atomowego, tr. Tadeusz Markowski (Warsaw: Prószyński i S-ka, 2010).]

 

Five Days in August: How World War II Became a Nuclear War

(Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007). [link]

REVIEWS: Washington Post (11-17 March 2007): BW2; Washington Times (17 June 2007); Science 317 (3 August 2007): 598-599; Journal of American History 94, no. 2 (2007): 618-619; Teaching History: A Journal of Methods 32, no. 2 (2007); Foreign Affairs 86, no. 6 (2007); Pacific Historical Review 77 (May 2008): 360-361; Endeavour 33, no. 2 (2009): 44-45; H-NET, December 2009 (online). [Translated into Estonian as 5 Augustipäeva: Kuidas II Maailmasõjast Sai Tuumasõda, tr. Jaanus Õunpuu (Tallinn: Kirjastus Varrak, 2008).]

 

A Well-Ordered Thing: Dmitrii Mendeleev and the Shadow of the Periodic Table

(New York: Basic Books, 2004). Prizes: Roy G. Neville Prize in Bibliography or Biography (2007); Basic Prize in the History of Science (2002). [link]

REVIEWS: Chemical & Engineering News 82, no.21 (24 May 2004): 55-56; Moscow Times, 6 August 2004: 104; Nature 430 (19 August 2004): 834-835; Discover (November 2004); Library Journal (1 April 2005), naming the book a “Best Sci-Tech Book” of 2004; Physics Today (June 2005); London Review of Books (7 July 2005), reprinted in Chemical Heritage 24, no. 3 (Fall 2006): 45-47; Isis 96 (2005): 289-291; Foundations of Chemistry 7, no. 3 (October 2005): 315-319; Journal of the History of Economic Thought 27, no. 4 (December 2005): 467-470; Slavic Review 66 (2007): 345-346.