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Gillispie, Charles Coulston

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Works: 273 works in 756 publications in 4 languages and 15,394 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Pictorial works  Biography  Encyclopedias  Illustrated works  Military history  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Originator, Creator
Classifications: Q141, B
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Most widely held works about Charles Coulston Gillispie
 
Most widely held works by Charles Coulston Gillispie
Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

51 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 2,716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented
Genesis and geology; a study in the relations of scientific thought, natural theology, and social opinion in Great Britain, 1790-1850 by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

47 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1951, Genesis and Geology describes the background of social and theological ideas and the progress of scientific researches that, between them, produced the religious difficulties that afflicted the development of science in early industrial England. The book makes clear that the furor over On the Origin of Species was nothing new: earlier discoveries in science, particularly geology, had presented major challenges, not only to the literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis, but even more seriously to the traditional idea that Providence controls the order of nature with an eye to fulfilling divine purpose. A new Foreword by Nicolaas A. Rupke places this book in the context of the last forty-five years of scholarship in the social history of evolutionary thought
The edge of objectivity : an essay in the history of scientific idea by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

54 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Diderot pictorial encyclopedia of trades and industry; manufacturing and the technical arts in plates, selected from L'Encyclopédie; ou, Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des métiers, of Denis Diderot by John Lough( Book )

35 editions published between 1959 and 1993 in English and French and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Diderot's great 'Encyclopédie' was one of the Enlightenment's crowning achievements, a monumental illustrated record of European arts and sciences just prior to the Industrial Revolution. Among its glories are its copperplate engravings, supreme examples of both the illustrator's and the engraver's art. This beautiful book brings together a rich selection of plates from the 'Encyclopédie', all of them devoted to architecture and its related arts, crafts and trades. Here are elegant renderings of the magnificent colonnade of the Louvre; projected elevations and floor plans for the church and abbey of the Panthemont in Paris, the grand Hôtel de Ville in Rouen and the San Carlo Opera House in Naples; drawings and plans for windmills and bridges; renderings of palatial interiors, luxuriously carved furnishings, statuary and exterior architectural detailing; elevations and floor plans for many well-known European theaters and much more. Here, too, are superbly executed scenes of 18th-century craftsmen at work in the building trades - stonecutters, carpenters, masons and more - and the enormous range of tools and materials involved in their work. These rare views of the grand architectural visions of the Baroque and Rococo eras and the technology that brought them to life will be invaluable to all students and enthusiasts of the architectural and decorative arts, history, sociology and industrial technology. Graphic artists and designers in search of authentic, copyright-free images of the art and life of the 18th century will find this book an essential source of illustrations as well"--Back cover
The Montgolfier brothers and the invention of aviation, 1783-1784 : with a word on the importance of ballooning for the science of heat and the art of building railroads by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and polity in France at the end of the old regime by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

28 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and Italian and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the end of the eighteenth century, the French dominated the world of science. And although science and politics had little to do with each other directly, there were increasingly frequent intersections. This is a study of those transactions between sci
Lazare Carnot savant; a monograph treating Carnot's scientific work by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

20 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 546 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 Traite de mecanique celeste (1799-1825) and Theorie analytique des probabilites (1812). In the former, he demonstrated mathematically the stability of the solar system in accordance with 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. These estimates of error and statistical inferences could be applied to social, medical, and legal matters, as well as to 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
Monuments of Egypt : the Napoleonic edition : the complete archaeological plates from la Description de l'Egypte( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and polity in France : the revolutionary and Napoleonic years by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the 1770s through the 1820s, the French scientific community predominated in the world to a degree that no other scientific establishment did in any period prior to the Second World War. In his classic Science and Polity in France: The End of the Old Regime, Charles Gillispie analyzed the cultural, political, and technical factors that encouraged scientific productivity on the eve of the Revolution. In the present monumental sequel to that work, which Princeton is reissuing concurrently, he examines how the revolutionary and Napoleonic contexts contributed to modernization of both politics and science."--Jacket
Essays and reviews in history and history of science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'expédition d'Egypte : 1798-1801 by Henry Laurens( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography( )

in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazare Carnot savant et sa contribution à la théorie de l'infini mathématique by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arago : 1786-1853 : la jeunesse de la science by Maurice Daumas( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

8 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paléontologie et évolution en France de 1800 à 1860 : une histoire des idées de Cuvier et Lamarck à Darwin by Goulven Laurent( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazare and Sadi Carnot : a scientific and filial relationship by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

17 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique book shows how Lazare Carnot and his son Sadi influenced each other in their work in the fields of mechanics and thermodynamics, and how future generations of scientists have further benefited from their work
A master of science history : essays in honor of Charles Coulston Gillispie by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays in science history ranging across the entire field and related in most instance to the works of Charles Gillispie, one of the field's founders
 
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The edge of objectivity : an essay in the history of scientific idea
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The edge of objectivity : an essay in the history of scientific ideaA Diderot pictorial encyclopedia of trades and industry; manufacturing and the technical arts in plates, selected from L'Encyclopédie; ou, Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des métiers, of Denis DiderotScience and polity in France at the end of the old regimePierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact scienceMonuments of Egypt : the Napoleonic edition : the complete archaeological plates from la Description de l'EgypteScience and polity in France : the revolutionary and Napoleonic yearsEssays and reviews in history and history of science