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Dictionary of the History of Science.

Author: W F Bynum; E J Browne; Roy Porter
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Series: Princeton legacy library.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the important themes, ideas, and discoveries of science. Its conceptual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bynum, William F.
Dictionary of the History of Science.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: W F Bynum; E J Browne; Roy Porter
ISBN: 9781400853410 1400853419
OCLC Number: 884013661
Description: 1 online resource (529 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Introduction ; Acknowledgements ; Contributors ; Analytical Table of Contents ; Bibliography ; Abbreviations ; Dictionary.
Series Title: Princeton legacy library.

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For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the important themes, ideas, and discoveries of science. Its conceptual approach differentiates the dictionary from previous reference works such as books of scientific biography and makes it a convenient manual both for the general reader and for s.

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