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Debus, Allen G.

Overview
Works: 87 works in 432 publications in 6 languages and 8,193 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Discographies  Biography  Directories  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q141, 509.22
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Most widely held works about Allen G Debus
 
Most widely held works by Allen G Debus
World who's who in science : a biographical dictionary of notable scientists from antiquity to the present by Allen G Debus( Book )

30 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical dictionary of notable scientists from antiquity to the present
Man and nature in the Renaissance by Allen G Debus( Book )

53 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and Nature in the Renaissance offers an introduction to science and medicine during the earlier phases of the scientific revolution, from the mid-fifteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance science has frequently been approached in terms of the progress of the exact sciences of mathematics and astronomy, to the neglect of the broader intellectual context of the period. Conversely, those authors who have emphasized the latter frequently play down the importance of the technical scientific developments. In this book, Professor Debus amalgamates these approaches: The exact sciences of the period are discussed in detail, but reference is constantly made to religious and philosophical concepts that play little part in the science of our own time. Thus, the renewed interest in mystical texts and the subsequent impact of alchemy, astrology, and natural magic on the development of modern science and medicine are central to the account. Major themes that are followed throughout the book include the effects of humanism, the search for a new method of science, and the dialogue between proponents of the mystical-occult world view and the mathematical-observational approach to nature
The English Paracelsians by Allen G Debus( Book )

29 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in 3 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical philosophy : Paracelsian science and medicine in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries by Allen G Debus( Book )

42 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Illustrated record of major interests of Paracelsus and other 16th-century chemical philosophers covers chemistry and nature in the Renaissance, Paracelsian debates, theories of Fludd, and other fascinating aspects of the era. </DIV>
Medicine in seventeenth century England; a symposium held at UCLA in honor of C.D. O'Malley by Charles Donald O'Malley( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, medicine, and society in the Renaissance; essays to honor Walter Pagel by Allen G Debus( Book )

35 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and education in the seventeenth century: the Webster-Ward debate by Allen G Debus( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermeticism and the Renaissance : intellectual history and the occult in early modern Europe by Allen G Debus( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alchemy and chemistry in the seventeenth century. Papers read by Allen G. Debus and Robert P. Multhauf at a Clark Library seminar, March 12, 1966 by Allen G Debus( Book )

13 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the book of nature : the other side of the Scientific Revolution by Allen G Debus( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume is composed of papers read at a series of sessions centered on the history of Renaissance and early modern science and medicine held in Saint Louis at the Sexteenth Century Studeies Conference, October 24-27, 1996
Chemistry, alchemy, and the new philosophy, 1550-1700 : studies in the history of science and medicine by Allen G Debus( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Fludd and his Philosophicall key : being a transcription of the manuscript at Trinity College, Cambridge by Robert Fludd( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete entertainment discography, from 1897 to 1942 by Brian Rust( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical dream of the Renaissance by Allen G Debus( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiencing nature : proceedings of a conference in honor of Allen G. Debus by Paul Harold Theerman( Book )

7 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays represent case studies in a broad range of scientific settings - from sixteenth-century astronomy and medicine, through nineteenth-century biology and mathematics, to the social sciences in the twentieth-century - that show the impact of both social settings and the cross-fertilization of ideas on the formation of science. Aimed at a general audience interested in the history of science, this book closes with Debus's personal perspective on the development of the field. Audience: This book will appeal especially to historians of science, of chemistry, and of medicine
Chemistry and medical debate : van Helmont to Boerhaave by Allen G Debus( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical promise : experiment and mysticism in the chemical philosophy, 1550-1800 : selected essays of Allen G. Debus by Allen G Debus( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are some who would question the need to republish papers that have already appeared elsewhere. Walter Pauel once said that scholars should think in terms of books rather than research papers since the latter become lost in the literature. When he told me this year ago I was not entirely convinced. Surely the young scholar must publish papers to secure his academic position. In addition, throughout his career he attends conferences many of which will require the publication of his papers in the resultant conference volumes. By their very nature such papers often discuss topics in greater detail than that scholar's subsequent books. In this case also the papers tend to become "lost" even when there exit extensive guides to the literature such as the Critical Bibliography published annually in Isis for historians of science. Many of my own papers over the past forty-five years have indeed appeared in such conference volumes as in journals
Alchemy and early modern chemistry : papers from Ambix( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Man and nature in the Renaissance
Alternative Names
Allen G. Debus American historian of science

Allen G. Debus Amerikaans wetenschapsgeschiedkundige (1926-2009)

Allen G. Debus historiador de la ciencia

Allen G. Debus storico delle scienze statunitense

Allen G. Debus Wissenschaftshistoriker

Debus, Allen

Debus, Allen G.

Debus, Allen George.

Debus, Allen George 1926-

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The chemical philosophy : Paracelsian science and medicine in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuriesReading the book of nature : the other side of the Scientific RevolutionExperiencing nature : proceedings of a conference in honor of Allen G. DebusChemistry and medical debate : van Helmont to BoerhaaveAlchemy and early modern chemistry : papers from Ambix