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Cain, Victoria E. M., “From Specimens to Stereopticons: The Persistence of the Davenport Academy of Natural Sciences and the Emergence of Scientific Education, 1868–1910,” Annals of Iowa, 68 (Winter 2009), 1–36.

Dauben, Joseph W., Mary Louise Gleason, and George E. Smith, “Seven Decades of History of Science,” Isis, 100 (March 2009), 4–35.

Douet, James, “The Turnkey Factory: Technology Transfer from America to Spain in the Portland Cement Industry,” ia: Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology, 33 (no. 1, 2007), 27–37.

Foster, Amy, “The Gendered Anniversary: The Story of America’s Women Astronauts,” Florida Historical Quarterly, 87 (Fall 2008), 150–73.

Jones, Joseph J., “Good for a National Cemetery: Questions of Land Use and an 1888 Botanical Expedition across Northern Michigan,” Agricultural History, 83 (Spring 2009), 174–200.

Junqueria, Mary Ann, “Charles Wilkes, a U.S. Exploring Expedition e a busca dos Estados Unidos da América por um lugar no mundo (1838–1842)” (Charles Wilkes, a U.S. Exploring Expedition, and the United States’s search for its place in the world (1838–1842)), Tempo (Rio de Janeiro), 13 (no. 25, 2008), 120–38. In Portugese.

Launius, Roger D., “Heroes in a Vacuum: The Apollo Astronaut as Cultural Icon,” Florida Historical Quarterly, 87 (Fall 2008), 174–209.

Lemov, Rebecca, “Towards a Data Base of Dreams: Assembling an Archive of Elusive Materials, c. 1947–61,” History Workshop Journal (Oxford), 67 (Spring 2009), 44–68.

Manna, Salvatore John, “A Brothers’ Reunion: Evolution’s Champion Alfred Russel Wallace and Forty-Niner John Wallace,” California History, 85 (no. 4, 2008), 4–25, 70–71. Heavily illustrated.

Meyer, Scott J., “Missouri Synod Lutherans Active in Founding the Creation Research Society,” Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, 81 (Winter 2008), 238–59.

Middleton, Sallie, “Space Rush: Local Impact of Federal Aerospace Programs on Brevard and Surrounding Counties,” Florida Historical Quarterly, 87 (Fall 2008), 258–89.

Pribilsky, Jason, “Development and the ‘Indian Problem’ in the Cold War Andes: Indigenismo, Science, and Modernization in the Making of the Cornell-Peru Project at Vicos,” Diplomatic History, 33 (June 2009), 405–26.

Regal, Brian, “Entering Dubious Realms: Grover Krantz, Science, and Sasquatch,” Annals of Science (London), 66 (Jan. 2009), 83–102.

Weitekamp, Margaret A., “Selling Edcuation in the Shape of a Shuttle,” Florida Historical Quarterly, 87 (Fall 2008), 210–34.


Barker, Crispin Robert Claude, “From Atom Bomb to the ‘Genetic Time Bomb’: Telomeres, Aging, and Cancer in the Era of Molecular Biology” (Yale University, 2008). Order No. DA3317061.

Dienesch, Robert M., “Reach for the Skies Partner: The Development of Spy Satellites during the Eisenhower Administration” (University of New Brunswick, Canada, 2006). Order No. DANR41233.

Singh, Ranjita Majumder, “Unravelling the Causes: Why Do Firms Adopt a New Technical Standard in the U.S. Cellular Communications Industry, 1989–2000” (University of Toronto, Canada, 2008). Order No. DANR39874.


Buhs, Joshua Blu, Bigfoot: The Life and Times of a Legend. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2009. xvi, 279 pp. $29.00, isbn 978-0-226-07979-0.)

Cooke, Stephanie, In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age. (New York: Bloomsbury, 2009. 488 pp. $27.00, isbn 978-1-59691-617-3.)

Fischetti, David C., Structural Investigation of Historic Buildings: A Case Study Guide to Preservation Technology for Buildings, Bridges, Towers, and Mills. (Hoboken: Wiley, 2009. x, 275 pp. $95.00, isbn 978-0-470-18967-2.)

Mortimer, Gavin, Chasing Icarus: The Seventeen Days in 1910 That Forever Changed American Aviation. (New York: Walker & Company, 2009. xii, 305 pp. $26.00, isbn 978-0-8027-1711-5.)

Morton, Matthew Darlington, Men on Iron Ponies: The Death and Rebirth of the Modern U.S. Cavalry. (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2009. xiv, 286 pp. $35.00, isbn 978-0-87580-397-5.)

Stachurski, Richard, Longitude by Wire: Finding North America. (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2009. xii, 239 pp. $29.95, isbn 978-1-57003-801-3.)


Burdick, Bruce Stanley, Mathematical Works Printed in the Americas, 1554–1700. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. xii, 373 pp. $55.00, isbn 978-0-8018-8823-6.)

McDonald, Allan J., and James R. Hansen, Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster. (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2009. xx, 626 pp. $39.95, isbn 978-0-8130-3326-6.)

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