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Knight, David M.

Overview
Works: 81 works in 510 publications in 2 languages and 11,292 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q125, 509
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Most widely held works by David M Knight
Classical scientific papers: chemistry by David M Knight( Book )

51 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Facsimile reproductions of famous scientific papers"--Jacket
Ideas in chemistry : a history of the science by David M Knight( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of science : the scientific world-view in the nineteenth century by David M Knight( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de enorme ontwikkeling van de wetenschap in de 19e eeuw die van invloed is geweest op de wijze van denken in de 19e en 20e eeuw
Sources for the history of science, 1660-1914 by David M Knight( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 1984 in English and Japanese and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humphry Davy : science & power by David M Knight( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this illuminating and entertaining biography David Knight makes use of Humphry Davy's poetry, notebooks, and informal writings to introduce us to one of the first professional scientists. Davy is best remembered for his work on laughing gas, for the arc lamp, for isolating sodium and potassium, for his theory that chemical affinity is electrical and, of course, for his safety lamp. His lectures on science made the fortunes of the Royal Institution in London and he taught chemistry to the young Faraday. However, as well as making a career in science he is recognized, for his poetry and was the friend of Coleridge, Wordsworth and Byron. Through his investigation of Humphry Davy, David Knight shows what it was like to be a creative scientist in Regency Britain, demonstrating the development of science and its institutions during this crucial period in history."--BOOK JACKET
Natural science books in English, 1600-1900 by David M Knight( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyaging in strange seas : the great revolution in science by David M Knight( Book )

13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776 American colonists declared their independence. Between these two events old authorities collapsed, Luther's Reformation divided churches, and various discoveries revealed the ignorance of the ancient Greeks and Romans. A new, empirical worldview had arrived, focusing now on observation, experiment, and mathematical reasoning. This book takes us along on the great voyage of discovery that ushered in the modern age. The author, a historian of science, locates the Scientific Revolution in the great era of global oceanic voyages, which became both a spur to and a metaphor for scientific discovery. He introduces the well-known heroes of the story (Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus) as well as lesser-recognized officers of scientific societies, printers and booksellers who turned scientific discovery into public knowledge, and editors who invented the scientific journal. He looks at a wide array of topics, from better maps to more accurate clocks, from a boom in printing to medical advancements. He portrays science and religion as engaged with each other rather than in constant conflict; in fact, science was often perceived as a way to uncover and celebrate God's mysteries and laws. -- From publisher's website
The making of the chemist : the social history of chemistry in Europe, 1789-1914( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoological illustration : an essay towards a history of printed zoological pictures by David M Knight( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atoms and elements: a study of theories of matter in England in the nineteenth century by David M Knight( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of modern science : science, technology, medicine and modernity : 1789-1914 by David M Knight( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the inventions of the nineteenth century, the scientist is one of the most striking. In revolutionary France the science student, taught by men active in research, was born; and a generation later, the graduate student doing a PhD emerged in Germany. In 1833 the word "scientist" was coined; forty years later science (increasingly specialised) was a becoming a profession. Men of science rivalled clerics and critics as sages; they were honoured as national treasures, and buried in state funerals. Their new ideas invigorated the life of the mind. Peripatetic congresses, great exhibitions, museums, technical colleges and laboratories blossomed; and new industries based on chemistry and electricity brought prosperity and power, economic and military. Eighteenth-century steam engines preceded understanding of the physics underlying them; but electric telegraphs and motors were applied science, based upon painstaking interpretation of nature. The ideas, discoveries and inventions of scientists transformed the world: lives were longer and healthier, cities and empires grew, societies became urban rather than agrarian, the local became global. And by the opening years of the twentieth century, science was spreading beyond Europe and North America, and women were beginning to be visible in the ranks of scientists. This book brings together the people, events, and discoveries in the field of science for this period in history
Natural theology : or, evidence of the existence and attributes of the deity, collected from the appearances of nature by William Paley( Book )

21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. Famously beginning by comparing the world to a watch, whose design is self-evident, he goes on to provide examples from biology, anatomy, and astronomy in order to demonstrate the intricacy and ingenuity of design that could only come from a wise and benevolent deity. Paley's legalistic approach and skilful use of metaphor and analogy were hugely successful and equally controversial. Charles Darwin, whose investigations led to very different conclusions in The Origin of Species, was greatly influenced by the book's cumulative structure and accessible style
A companion to the physical sciences by David M Knight( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of science : the history of science in western culture since 1600 by David M Knight( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and spirituality : the volatile connection by David M Knight( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until the end of the eighteenth century, almost everyone believed that the empirical world of science could produce evidence for a wise and loving God. By the twenty-first century, this comforting certainty had virtually vanished. Why? What caused such a cataclysmic change in attitudes to science and to the world?" "Science and Spirituality is the history of the interaction between Western science and faith, and of the sometimes productive and occasionally disastrous ways in which scientists have engaged with religious beliefs and institutions. It details the cultural and intellectual politics that ignited the descriptive 'cause' of science, eventually bringing about its ideological separation from its former ally, the Church." "Journeying from the French Revolution to the present day, and taking in such figures as Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes, Charles Darwin, Immanuel Kant, Albert Einstein, Mary Shelley and Stephen Hawking, David Knight shoes how science evolved from medieval and Renaissance forms of natural theology into the empirical discipline we know today. Focusing on the overthrow of Church and state in revolutionary France, and on the crucial nineteenth-century period when a newly emerging scientific community rendered science culturally accessible, Science and Spirituality explores the volatile connection between science and faith and challenges the myth of their being locked in inevitable conflict. The book shows how scientific disenchantment has provided some of our most flexible and powerful metaphors for God, such as the hidden puppet-master and the blind watchmaker, and illustrates the way in which questions of moral and spiritual value continue to intervene in the scientific endeavour."--Jacket
Public understanding of science : a history of communicating scientific ideas by David M Knight( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the French Revolution in 1789 and the 'chemists' war' (1914-18), science became culturally and economically vital; seemingly pervasive but also difficult. This book explores how science was disseminated during this period, moving from a time in the late eighteenth century when science was not widely regarded as a necessary tool for investigating the world to the start of the twentieth century, when it was crucial." "In the era of political and industrial revolution, preachers, poets, artists, writers and lecturer-performers attracted large publics ready to be convinced of intellectual and social progress made visible through science. Did scientists (a nineteenth-century word) have an easily learned and more widely applicable method? Who was best at communicating it: scientists, popularisers or critics? David Knight's history reveals how the successes and failures of our ancestors help us understand the position science comes to occupy now."--Jacket
Science in the romantic era by David M Knight( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of science in Britain: a personal view -- Background and foreground: getting things in context -- The scientist as sage -- Romanticism and the sciences -- Steps towards a dynamical chemistry -- The physical science and the Romantic Movement -- Chemistry, physiology and materialism in the Romantic period -- "Conquering the prejudice adopted from the French school of chemistry": the science in Britain in Gay-Lussac's time -- Science and professionalism in England, 1770-1830 -- Agriculture and chemistry in Britain around 1800 -- Tyrannies of distance in British science -- The application of Enlightened philosophy: Banks and the physical sciences -- A note on sumptuous natural histories -- Scientific theory and visual language -- William Swainson: types, circles and affinities -- William Swainson: naturalist, author and illustrator -- Ordering the world -- Pictures, diagrams and symbols: visual language in nineteenth-century chemistry -- Accomplishment or dogma: chemistry in the introductory works of Jane Marcet and Samuel Parkes -- Lavoisier; discovery, interpretation and revolution -- Words that make worlds -- From science to wisdom: Humphry Davy's life -- Getting science across -- Science and culture in Mid-Victorian Britain: The reviews and William Crookes' Quarterly Journal of Science -- Observation, experiment, theory -- and the spirits -- Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930): scientism and scepticism
The transcendental part of chemistry by David M Knight( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and Japanese and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and beliefs : from natural philosophy to natural science, 1700-1900 by Matthew Eddy( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ordering the world : a history of classifying man by David M Knight( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Ideas in chemistry : a history of the science
Alternative Names
David Knight

David Knight historien britannique

David M. Knight britischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

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Naito, D. M. 1936-

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Languages
English (336)

Japanese (7)

Covers
Humphry Davy : science & powerThe making of the chemist : the social history of chemistry in Europe, 1789-1914The making of modern science : science, technology, medicine and modernity : 1789-1914Natural theology : or, evidence of the existence and attributes of the deity, collected from the appearances of natureScience and spirituality : the volatile connectionPublic understanding of science : a history of communicating scientific ideasScience in the romantic eraScience and beliefs : from natural philosophy to natural science, 1700-1900