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The Cambridge history of science. Vol. 4, Eighteenth-century science

Author: Roy Porter
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cambridge histories online
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roy Porter
ISBN: 9780511468339 0511468334
OCLC Number: 457145900
Notes: Title from PDF title page (viewed on 29 July, 2009).
Description: xxx, 881 pages : digital, PDF file.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Contents: Introduction / Roy Porter --
Science and Society --
The Legacy of the "Scientific Revolution": Science and the Enlightenment / Peter Hanns Reill --
Science, the Universities, and other Public Spaces: Teaching Science in Europe and the Americas / Laurence Brockliss --
Scientific Institutions and the Organization of Science / James McClellan III --
Science and Government / Robert Fox --
Exploring Natural Knowledge: Science and the Popular / Mary Fissell and Roger Cooter --
The Image of the Man of Science / Steven Shapin --
The Philosopher's Beard: Women and Gender in Science / Londa Schiebinger --
The Pursuit of the Prosopography of Science / William Clark --
Disciplines --
Classifying the Sciences / Richard Yeo --
Philosophy of Science / Rob Iliffe --
Ideas of Nature: Natural Philosophy / John Gascoigne --
Mathematics / Craig Fraser --
Astronomy and Cosmology / Curtis Wilson --
Mechanics and Experimental Physics / R.W. Home --
Chemistry / Jan Golinski --
The Life Sciences / Shirley A. Roe --
The Earth Sciences / Rhoda Rappaport --
The Human Sciences / Richard Olson --
The Medical Sciences / Thomas H. Broman --
Marginalized Practices / Patricia Fara --
Special Themes --
Eighteenth-Century Scientific Instruments and Their Makers / G. L'E. Turner --
Print and Public Science / Adrian Johns --
Scientific Illustration in the Eighteenth Century / Brian J. Ford --
Science, Art, and the Representation of the Natural World / Charlotte Klonk --
Science and Voyages of Discovery / Rob Iliffe --
Non-Western Traditions --
Islam / Emilie Savage-Smith --
India / Deepak Kumar --
China / Frank Dikötter --
Japan / Shigeru Nakayama --
Spanish America: From Baroque to Modern Colonial Science / Jorge Cañizares Esguerra --
Ramifications and Impacts --
Science and Religion / John Hedley Brooke --
Science, Culture, and the Imagination: Enlightenment Configurations / George S. Rousseau --
Science, Philosophy, and the Mind / Paul Wood --
Global Pillage: Science, Commerce, and Empire / Larry Stewart --
Technological and Industrial Change: A Comparative Essay / Ian Inkster.
Series Title: Cambridge histories online
Other Titles: Eighteenth-century science
History of science
Responsibility: edited by Roy Porter.

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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.

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