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Companion to the history of modern science

Author: Robert C Olby
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A descriptive and analytical guide to the development of Western science from AD 1500, and to the diversity and course of that development first in Europe and later across the world."--Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Student Collection
History
Manuals (Handbooks)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert C Olby
ISBN: 0415019885 9780415019880
OCLC Number: 19981687
Description: xxvi, 1081 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The study of history of science. History of science in relation to neighbouring disciplines. Analytical perspectives. Philosophical problems --
pt. 2. Selected writings in the history of science. Turning points. Topics and interpretations. Themes.
Responsibility: edited by R.C. Olby [and others].
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This is the first one-volume, in-depth history of modern science to give international and comprehensive coverage of all aspects of the field.  Read more...

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"Indeed a companionable volume whose 67 essays give pleasure and instruction. References are copious, yet not so comprehensive as to deter the novice from further research into a still young field . Read more...

 
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