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The Ferment of knowledge : studies in the historiography of eighteenth-century science

Author: G S Rousseau; Roy Porter
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980.
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In the late summer of 1941, as the war in Europe drags on, long-buried secrets begin to surface in the Hampshire village of Winstead, when the body of a young woman--a former conscientious objector - is found shot to death in the church cemetery. The woman's only connection to Winstead seems to be that she lately had joined a group of conscripted workers who are building a prisoner of war camp on an abandoned farm  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery fiction
Aufsatzsammlung
History
Detective and mystery stories
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ferment of knowledge.
Cambridge [Eng.] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1980
(OCoLC)609773537
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: G S Rousseau; Roy Porter
ISBN: 052122599X 9780521225991
OCLC Number: 6197049
Description: xiii, 500 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Philosophy and ideas: Knowledge / Rom Harré --
Natural philosophy / Simon Schaffer --
Social uses of science / Steven Shapin --
pt. 2. Life and its environment: Psychology / G.S. Rousseau --
Health, disease and medical care / W.F. Bynum --
The living world / Jacques Roger --
The terraqueous globe / Roy Porter --
pt. 3. The physical world: Mathematics and rational mechanics / H.J.M. Bos --
Experimental natural philosophy / J.L. Heilbron --
Chemistry and the chemical revolution / Maurice Crosland --
Mathematical cosmography / Eric G. Forbes --
Science, technology and industry / D.S.L. Cardwell.
Responsibility: edited by G.S. Rousseau and Roy Porter.
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The thirteen original essays in this book examine the status and development of the sciences in the eighteenth century.  Read more...

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