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Public understanding of science : a history of communicating scientific ideas

Author: David M Knight
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Routledge studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine, 26.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Between the French Revolution in 1789 and the 'chemists' war' (1914-18), science became culturally and economically vital; seemingly pervasive but also difficult. This book explores how science was disseminated during this period, moving from a time in the late eighteenth century when science was not widely regarded as a necessary tool for investigating the world to the start of the twentieth century, when it was
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David M Knight
ISBN: 9780415206389 0415206383 9780203966426 0203966422
OCLC Number: 64335716
Description: 232 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Understanding --
God's clockworld --
Holding forth --
Poetry, metaphor, and algebra --
Picturing science --
Ballyhoo --
Display --
Travel --
Imagining --
Science gossip --
Suspending judgement --
Classical physics --
Promoters and popularisers.
Series Title: Routledge studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine, 26.
Responsibility: David Knight.
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Answering questions such as whether the interesting parts of science be conveyed in sermons, poems, pictures and journalism, the author explores the history of science to show how the successes and  Read more...

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