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Changing perspectives in the history of science: essays in honour of Joseph Needham;

Author: Joseph Needham; Mikuláš Teich; Robert M Young
Publisher: London, Heinemann Educational, 1973.
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Genre/Form: History
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Changing perspectives in the history of science: essays in honour of Joseph Needham.
London, Heinemann Educational, 1973
(OCoLC)609814198
Named Person: Joseph Needham; Joseph Needham; Joseph Needham; Joseph Needham
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Needham; Mikuláš Teich; Robert M Young
ISBN: 0435549251 9780435549251
OCLC Number: 705354
Description: xxi, 490, [9] pages illustrations, facsimile, portrait 24 cm
Contents: Introduction / Mikuláš Teich and Robert Young --
The making of an honorary Taoist / Henry Holorenshaw --
Bronze technology in the east : a metallurgical study of early Thai bronzes, with some speculations on the cultural transmission of technology / Cyril Stanley Smith --
The crank in Graeco-Roman antiquity / A.G. Drachmann --
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century science in India and some problems of comparative studies / A. Rahman --
The inner elixir (Nei Tan);Chinese physiological alchemy / Lu Gwei-Djen --
The medico-chemical world of the Paracelsians / Allen G. Debus --
The spectre of Van Helmont and the idea of continuity in the history of chemistry / Walter Pagel --
William Dell and the idea of university / Charles Webster --
Reasons and evaluation in the history of cience / Mary Hesse --
Some evaluations of reason in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century natural philosophy / P.M. Rattansi --
Explanation and gravity / Gerd Buchdahl --
Tragedy in the history of science / Jerome R. Ravetz --
Time and motion : reflections on the non-existence of time / Maria Luisa Righini Bonelli (translated by Thomas B. Settle) --
A note on Harvey's 'egg' as Pandora's 'box' / I. Bernard Cohen --
The [Star of David], [pentacle], and [octogram], and other geometrical and scientific talismans and symbolisms / Derek J. de Solla Price --
Botanical nomenclature and its translation / Andre Haudricourt (translated by M.J.S. Rudwick) --
The role of science in the industrial revolution : a study of Josiah Wedgwood as a scientist and industrial chemist / Neil McKendrick --
Industrial revolution and the rise of the science of geology / Roy Porter --
The historiographic and ideological contexts of the nineteenth-century debate on man's place in nature / Robert Young --
From 'enchyme' to 'cyto-skeleton' : the development of ideas on the chemical organization of living matter / Mikuláš Teich.
Responsibility: edited by Mikuláš Teich and Robert Young.

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