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Fox, Robert 1938-

Works: 58 works in 424 publications in 5 languages and 9,456 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Biographical films  Film adaptations  Romance films  Biographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Festschriften  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Collector, Other, htt, Translator, Creator
Classifications: QC311, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Robert Fox
The savant and the state : science and cultural politics in Nineteenth-Century France by Robert Fox( )

13 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There has been a tendency to view science in nineteenth-century France as the exclusive territory of the nation's leading academic centers and the powerful Paris-based administrators who controlled them. Ministries and the great savants and institutions of the capital seem to have defined the field, while historians have ignored or glossed over traditions on the periphery of science. In The Savant and the State, Robert Fox charts new historiographical territory by synthesizing the practices and thought of state-sanctioned scientists and those of independent communities of savants and commentators with very different political, religious, and cultural priorities. Fox provides a comprehensive history of the public face of French science from the Bourbon Restoration to the outbreak of the Great War. Following the Enlightenment, many different interests competed to define the role of science and technology in French society. Political and religious conservatives tended to blame the scientific community for upsetting traditional values and, implicitly, delivering France into the hands of revolutionary extremists and Napoleonic bureaucrats. Scientists, for their part, embraced the belief that observation and experimentation offered the surest way to the knowledge and wisdom on which the welfare of society depended. This debate, Fox argues, became a contest for the hearts and minds of the French citizenry.--Book jacket
Iris by Richard Eyre( Visual )

34 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted from the memoirs of literary critic John Bayley, the film recounts his courtship of and long marriage to British novelist Iris Murdoch. The scenario tacks back and forth from the young Iris--ready to seduce one and all with her coy command of words and sex appeal--to the elder Iris--slowly giving way to the cruel erasure of Alzheimer's
Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939 : laboratories, learning, and college life by Robert Fox( )

30 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows that physics in pre-war Oxford has a colourful and dynamic history. Its examination of physics teaching and research in the university's constituent colleges reveals a unique world that helped to make Oxford physics in the 20th century, a force to rival that of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge
Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

24 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Simon Laplace was among the most influential scientists in history. Often referred to as the lawgiver of French science, he is known for his technical contributions to exact science, for the philosophical point of view he developed in the presentation of his work, and for the leading part he took in forming the modern discipline of mathematical physics. His two most famous treatises were the five-volume Traité de mécanique céleste (1799-1825) and Théorie analytique des probabilités (1812). In the former he demonstrated mathematically the stability of the solar system in service to the universal Newtonian law of gravity. In the latter he developed probability from a set of miscellaneous problems concerning games, averages, mortality, and insurance risks into the branch of mathematics that permitted the quantification of estimates of error and the drawing of statistical inferences, wherever data warranted, in social, medical, and juridical matters, as well as in the physical sciences. This book traces the development of Laplace's research program and of his participation in the Academy of Science during the last decades of the Old Regime into the early years of the French Revolution. A scientific biography by Charles Gillispie comprises the major portion of the book. Robert Fox contributes an account of Laplace's attempt to form a school of young physicists who would extend the Newtonian model from astronomy to physics, and Ivor Grattan-Guinness summarizes the history of the scientist's most important single mathematical contribution, the Laplace Transform
The Organization of science and technology in France, 1808-1914( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological change : methods and themes in the history of technology by Robert Fox( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technological Change gathers together examples of the best current thinking on methodology and the theoretical perspectives that are increasingly of concern to historians of technology, whilst at the same time presenting other papers which reflect the 'state of the art' in key areas of historical debate. The volume emphasises the need both to establish a common forum for theoretical and empirical research and also to delineate the shared concerns of these two treatments, which are too often reflected as conflicting rather than mutually supportive approaches to the writing of the history of technology
Educational innovations beyond technology : nurturing leadership and establishing learning organizations by N Law( )

14 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing today's students with competitive skills--information literacy, problem-solving, communications--is an ongoing challenge requiring multiple levels of classroom and administrative support. Yet many institutions commit to technology initiatives without clear long-term goals or support structures, with the result that ideas that seem worthwhile in theory have scant effect on learning outcomes. Referencing numerous case studies from developed and developing countries, Educational Innovations beyond Technology examines the successful implementation of information and communication technology (ICT), not only in terms of test scores and classroom results, but also the creative and visionary strategies and practices of teachers, administrators, and policymakers in bringing about system-wide ICT-based change. ICT is demonstrated as both a sustaining and a transformative technology, simultaneously improving and redefining educational practice in these and other salient areas: - Student and teacher roles in the ICT-supported classroom. - Pedagogical practice, technology use, and teacher competence. - Contextual conditions of innovative schools. - Challenges of sustainability and transferability. - Methods of scaling up and transferring innovative practices in varied environments. - Leadership and change mechanisms at the school and system-wide levels. The ideas and insights in Educational Innovations Beyond Technology will inspire professionals in education and related fields, including teachers and teacher educators, instructional designers and technology coordinators, principals and administrators, and education policymakers. Researchers studying educational change, comparative educational methods, and technology integration will also find much of interest in this unique volume
The Oxford handbook of the history of physics by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together cutting-edge writing by more than twenty leading authorities on the history of physics from the seventeenth century to the present day. By presenting a wide diversity of studies in a single volume, it provides authoritative introductions to scholarly contributions that have tended to be dispersed in journals and books not easily accessible to the general reader. While the core thread remains the theories and experimental practices of physics, the Handbook contains chapters on other dimensions that have their place in any rounded history. These include the role of lecturing and textbooks in the communication of knowledge, the contribution of instrument-makers and instrument-making companies in providing for the needs of both research and lecture demonstrations, and the growing importance of the many interfaces between academic physics, industry, and the military
The caloric theory of gases: from Lavoisier to Regnault by Robert Fox( Book )

19 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education, technology, and industrial performance in Europe, 1850-1939 by Robert Fox( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflexions on the motive power of fire : a critical edition with the surviving scientific manuscripts by Sadi Carnot( Book )

10 editions published in 1986 in English and French and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luxury trades and consumerism in ancien régime Paris : studies in the history of the skilled workforce by Robert Fox( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the 16th century, Paris has been a leading arbiter of taste and the ultimate source of luxury goods for Europe and the world. This text examines the origins of the luxury trades of Paris and their role in the wider economic development of France and Europe. It aims to provide an entry into some of the many questions raised by the growth of the luxury trades, bringing together eight detailed case studies of specific trades, with five more wide-ranging and theoretical contributions. It aims to offer both the results of research and a range of perspectives and methodological reflections on the subject as a whole
Science without frontiers : cosmopolitanism and national interests in the world of learning, 1870-1940 by Robert Fox( )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his long career, Robert Fox has specialized in the history of the physical sciences, particularly in France since 1700. In Science without Frontiers, he explores the discipline of science as a model for global society
Thomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of science by Thomas Harriot( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume assembles studies of the life and work of Thomas Harriot. They shed new light on all the aspects of his life and stand as an important contribution to the re-evaluation of one of the most gifted figures in early modern British science
The patronage of science in the nineteenth century by Robert Fox( Book )

15 editions published in 1976 in English and Dutch and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The culture of science in France, 1700-1900 by Robert Fox( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reforming learning and teaching in Asia-Pacific universities : influences of globalised processes in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia by Chi-Hung Ng( )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book focuses on learning and teaching as the core business of higher education and explores reformative efforts in response to the influences of globalised processes in three advanced economies in the Asia-Pacific region: Japan, Hong Kong and Australia. This is a significant book as it adds to limited discussions on the globalisation of learning debates, and scholarly reflections on the links between globalised processes and changing educational practices, critical to understanding the current challenges and options available for charting future development for universities in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. It rejects an essentialising perspective that considers changes as inevitable and uniform. Instead it considers negotiations, arguments, and even resistance as competing forces and integral components of the process of reforming pedagogical practices in Asia-Pacific universities. This book discusses globalised processes as a new context for reforming learning and teaching and its focused discussions cover topics including meeting the needs of new student groups, new technological practices for change, use of English as an international language, and challenges in assessment and quality assurance
Science, industry, and the social order in post-revolutionary France by Robert Fox( Book )

12 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and French and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume focus on the public, rather than the private, face of science, focusing on the interrelated activities of education, popularization and the exploration of scientific and technical knowledge in industry. They span the 18th and 19th centuries, and up until 1914
Thomas Harriot and his world : mathematics, exploration, and natural philosophy in early modern England by Robert Fox( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

6 Why Thomas Harriot Was Not the English Galileo -- 7 Patronizing, Publishing and Perishing: Harriot's Lost Opportunities and His Lost Work 'Arcticon' -- 8 Last Act? 1618 and the Shaping of Sir Walter Ralegh's Reputation -- 9 Thomas Harriot and the Mariner's Culture: On Board a Transatlantic Ship in 1585 -- Appendix A: The 'Perfect' Harriot/de Bry: Cautionary Notes on Identifying an Authentic Copy of the de Bry Edition of Thomas Harriot's A briefe and true report (1590) -- Appendix B: Harriot's Latin -- Appendix C: The Portrait of Thomas Harriot
Reflections on the motive power of fire by Sadi Carnot( Book )

13 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in French and German and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enthält: Nachdruck nach der von Wilhelm Ostwald übersetzten und hrsg. Fassung, ersch. als Band 37 der Reihe 'Ostwald Klassiker der exakten Naturwissenschaften' in Leipzig 1982
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Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact science
Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939 : laboratories, learning, and college lifePierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact scienceThe Organization of science and technology in France, 1808-1914Technological change : methods and themes in the history of technologyEducational innovations beyond technology : nurturing leadership and establishing learning organizationsThe Oxford handbook of the history of physicsEducation, technology, and industrial performance in Europe, 1850-1939Luxury trades and consumerism in ancien régime Paris : studies in the history of the skilled workforce
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