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Nye, Mary Jo

Overview
Works: 44 works in 170 publications in 1 language and 4,634 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: QD452, 541.09409034
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Most widely held works by Mary Jo Nye
From chemical philosophy to theoretical chemistry dynamics of matter and dynamics of disciplines, 1800-1950 by Mary Jo Nye( )
9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How did chemistry and physics acquire their separate identities, and are they on their way to losing them again? Mary Jo Nye has written a graceful account of the historical demarcation of chemistry from physics and subsequent reconvergences of the two, f
Before big science : the pursuit of modern chemistry and physics, 1800-1940 by Mary Jo Nye( Book )
18 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Mary Jo Nye traces the social and intellectual history of the physical sciences from the early nineteenth century to the beginning of the Second World War. Nye examines the sweeping transformation of scientific institutions and professions during the period and the groundbreaking experiments and scientific investigations that fueled that change, from the earliest investigations of molecular chemistry and field dynamics to the revolutionary breakthroughs of quantum mechanics, relativity theory, and nuclear science. Nye intersperses the narrative of these developments with profiles of key figures of modern science, from Dalton to Pasteur to Einstein to Bohr. Notable features of the book include an insightful analysis of the parallel trajectories of modern chemistry and physics and the work of scientists - such as John Dalton, Michael Faraday, Hermann von Helmholtz, Marie Curie, Ernest Rutherford, Dorothy Hodgkin, and Linus Pauling - who played prominent roles in the development of both disciplines
The Question of the atom : from the Karlsruhe Congress to the First Solvay Conference, 1860-1911 : a compilation of primary sources by Mary Jo Nye( Book )
18 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Michael Polanyi and his generation : origins of the social construction of science by Mary Jo Nye( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
<DIV>In Michael Polanyi and His Generation, Mary Jo Nye investigates the role that Michael Polanyi and several of his contemporaries played in the emergence of the social turn in the philosophy of science. This turn involved seeing science as a socially based enterprise that does not rely on empiricism and reason alone but on social communities, behavioral norms, and personal commitments. Nye argues that the roots of the social turn are to be found in the scientific culture and political events of Europe in the 1930s, when scientific intellectuals struggled to defend the universal status of scientific knowledge and to justify public support for science in an era of economic catastrophe, Stalinism and Fascism, and increased demands for applications of science to industry and social welfare.</DIV><DIV> </DIV><DIV>At the center of this struggle was Polanyi, who Nye contends was one of the first advocates of this new conception of science. Nye reconstructs Polanyi's scientific and political milieus in Budapest, Berlin, and Manchester from the 1910s to the 1950s and explains how he and other natural scientists and social scientists of his generation-including J.D. Bernal, Ludwik Fleck, Karl Mannheim, and Robert K. Merton-and the next, such as Thomas Kuhn, forged a politically charged philosophy of science, one that newly emphasized the social construction of science.</DIV>
Blackett : physics, war, and politics in the twentieth century by Mary Jo Nye( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This biography captures the many facets of P.M.S. Blackett, one of the most brilliant and controversial physicists of the twentieth century. Nobel laureate, leader of operational research during the Second World War, scientific advisor to the British government, President of the Royal Society, member of the House of Lords, Blackett was also denounced as a Stalinist apologist for opposing American and British development of atomic weapons, subjected to FBI surveillance, and named as a fellow traveler on George Orwell's infamous list."--BOOK JACKET
Molecular reality; a perspective on the scientific work of Jean Perrin by Mary Jo Nye( Book )
10 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Invention of physical science : intersections of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century : essays in honor of Erwin N. Hiebert by Mary Jo Nye( Book )
12 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Modern physical science is constituted by specialized scientific fields rooted in experimental laboratory work and in rational and mathematical representations. Contemporary scientific explanation is rigorously differentiated from religious interpretation, although, to be sure, scientists sometimes do the philosophical work of interpreting the metaphysics of space, time, and matter. However, it is rare that either theologians or philosophers convincingly claim that they are doing the scientific work of physical scientists and mathematicians." "The rigidity of these divisions and differentiations is relatively new. Modern physical science was invented slowly and gradually through interactions of the aims and contents of mathematics, theology, and natural philosophy since the seventeenth century. In essays ranging in focus from seventeenth-century interpretations of heavenly comets to twentieth-century explanations of tracks in bubble chambers, ten historians of science demonstrate metaphysical and theological threads continuing to underpin the epistemology and practice of the physical sciences and mathematics, even while they became disciplinary specialties during the last three centuries." "The volume is prefaced by tributes to Erwin N. Hiebert, whose teaching and scholarship have addressed and inspired attention to these issues."--BOOK JACKET
Science in the provinces : scientific communities and provincial leadership in France, 1860-1930 by Mary Jo Nye( Book )
10 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The modern physical and mathematical sciences by Mary Jo Nye( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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The Cambridge history of science by Mary Jo Nye( )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing upon the most recent methods and results in historical studies of science, this volume offers a narrative and interpretive history of the physical and mathematical sciences from the early 19th century to the close of the 20th century
The Cambridge history of science ( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of science ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 42 essays by authors from five continents and many disciplines, this volume provides a synthetic account of the history of the social sciences since the late eighteenth century
The Cambridge history of science by Roy Porter( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume offers a survey of the development of science in the 18th century, exploring the implications of the scientific revolution of the previous century and the major new growth points, particularly in the experimental sciences
The Cambridge history of science ( Book )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: This volume offers to general and specialist readers alike the fullest and most complete survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century, exploring the implications of the 'scientific revolution' of the previous century and the major new growth-points, particularly in the experimental sciences. It is designed to be read as both a narrative and an interpretation, and also used as a work of reference. While prime attention is paid to western science, space is also given to science in traditional cultures and colonial science. The coverage strikes a balance between analysis of the cognitive dimension of science itself and interpretation of its wider social, economic and cultural significance. The contributors, world leaders in their respective specialities, engage with current historiographical and methodological controversies and strike out on positions of their own
The Pauling symposium : a discourse on the art of biography : proceedings of the Conference on the Life and Work of Linus Pauling (1901-1994) : a Discourse on the Art of Biography : February 28 - March 2, 1995, Corvallis, Oregon by Conference on the Life and Work of Linus Pauling (1901-1994): a Discourse on the Art of Biography( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of science ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of science ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jean Perrin and molecular reality by Mary Jo Nye( )
6 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge history of science ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Positivism & the micro world by Mary Jo Nye( Recording )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Nye, M.
Nye, Mary J.
Nye, Mary J. 1944-
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