Messenger Lectures

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  1. Civilization and Disease

    Civilization and Disease

    Written by Henry E. Sigerist, Foreword by Elizabeth Fee

    Series Messenger Lectures

    Cornell University Press

    Originally published in 1943, Civilization and Disease was based on a series of lectures that the medical historian Henry E. Sigerist delivered at Cornell University in 1940. Now back in print, the book is a wide-ranging account... Learn More
    Published: 15th July 2018
    Paperback | £16.99
  2. Cornell University
    This succinct and engaging history of the founding of Cornell University traces the institution's origins within the educational climate of mid-nineteenth-century America. Originally delivered as six lectures celebrating the seventy-fifth... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2010
    Paperback | £16.99
  3. The Ambiguities of Experience
    The first component of intelligence involves effective adaptation to an environment. In order to adapt effectively, organizations require resources, capabilities at using them, knowledge about the worlds in which they exist, good... Learn More
    Published: 8th April 2010
    Hardback | £25.99
    Paperback | £14.99
  4. State-Building
    Francis Fukuyama famously predicted "the end of history" with the ascendancy of liberal democracy and global capitalism. The topic of his latest book is, therefore, surprising: the building of new nation-states.... Learn More
    Published: 7th April 2004
    Hardback | £20.99