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Golinski, Jan

Works: 13 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 3,224 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QC989.G69, 551.5094109033
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Most widely held works by Jan Golinski
British weather and the climate of enlightenment by Jan Golinski( )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enlightenment inquiries into the weather sought to impose order on a force that had the power to alter human life and social conditions. British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment reveals how a new sense of the national climate emerged in the eighteenth century from the systematic recording of the weather, and how it was deployed in discussions of the health and welfare of the population. Enlightened intellectuals hailed climate's role in the development of civilization but acknowledged that human existence depended on natural forces that would never submit to rational control. Reading th
Making natural knowledge : constructivism and the history of science by Jan Golinski( Book )
29 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science, Jan Golinski reviews recent writing on the history of science and shows how it has been dramatically reshaped by a new understanding of science itself. In the last few years, scientific knowledge has come to be seen as a product of human culture, an approach that has challenged the tradition of the history of science as a story of steady and autonomous progress. Golinski has written a sympathetic but critical survey of this exciting field of research, at a level that can be appreciated by students or anyone else who wants in introduction to contemporary thinking in the development of the sciences."--Jacket
Science as public culture : chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820 by Jan Golinski( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science as Public Culture joins a growing number of recent studies examining science as a practical activity in specific social settings. Jan Golinski considers the development of chemistry in Britain from 1760 to 1820, and relates it to the rise and subsequent eclipse of forms of civic life characteristic of the European Enlightenment. Within this framework the careers of prominent chemists like William Cullen, Joseph Black, Joseph Priestley, Thomas Beddoes, and Humphry Davy are interpreted in a new light. The major discoveries of the time, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and the electrical decomposition of water, are set against the background of alternative ways of constructing science as a public enterprise. The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the relationship between scientific activity and processes of social and political change in a period of great transformations in chemistry and in the conditions of public life
The sciences in enlightened Europe ( Book )
8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text explores the complex relations between "enlightened" values and the making of scientific knowledge. Here monsters and automata, barometers and botanical gardens, polite academies and boisterous clubs are all given their due place in the landscape of enlightened Europe. The contributors examine the production of new disciplines through work with instruments and techniques; consider how institutions of public taste and conversation helped provide a common frame for the study of human and nonhuman natures; and explore the regional operations of scientific culture at the geographical fringes of Europe
Discussing chemistry and steam : the minutes of a coffee house philosophical society, 1780-1787 by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume transcribes and comments on the manuscript Minutes of the meetings in a London coffee house of a group of 18th century scientists, who discussed some of the key scientific issues of the day
Rys historyczny emigracji żydów oraz ich do Polski przychodźctwa jako przyczynek do kwestji żydowskiej : w skróceniu, "Migracja żydów w Polsce" by Jan Golinski( Book )
4 editions published in 1924 in Polish and English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Droga : dwutygodnik poświęcony sprawie życia polskiego ( )
in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zakłady Mechaniczne Ursus, 1893-1967 : XX lat produkcji ciągników w Polsce Ludowej by Jan Golinski( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Migracja żydów w Polsce by Jan Golinski( Book )
1 edition published in 1924 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zakłady mechaniczne Ursus 1893 - 1967 : XX lat produkcji ciąnikòw w polsce Ludowej by Zakłady mechaniczne Ursus.<Warschau>( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Is it time to forget science? : reflections on singular science and its history by Jan Golinski( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Humphrey Davy's sexual chemistry by Jan Golinski( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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