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Science in the romantic era

Author: David M Knight
Publisher: Aldershot ; Brookfield, USA : Ashgate, ©1998.
Series: Collected studies, CS615.
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Knight, David M.
Science in the romantic era.
Aldershot ; Brookfield, USA : Ashgate, ©1998
(OCoLC)606257884
Online version:
Knight, David M.
Science in the romantic era.
Aldershot ; Brookfield, USA : Ashgate, ©1998
(OCoLC)607648030
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David M Knight
ISBN: 0860786935 9780860786931
OCLC Number: 38573889
Description: xi, 352 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The history of science in Britain: a personal view --
Background and foreground: getting things in context --
The scientist as sage --
Romanticism and the sciences --
Steps towards a dynamical chemistry --
The physical science and the Romantic Movement --
Chemistry, physiology and materialism in the Romantic period --
"Conquering the prejudice adopted from the French school of chemistry": the science in Britain in Gay-Lussac's time --
Science and professionalism in England, 1770-1830 --
Agriculture and chemistry in Britain around 1800 --
Tyrannies of distance in British science --
The application of Enlightened philosophy: Banks and the physical sciences --
A note on sumptuous natural histories --
Scientific theory and visual language --
William Swainson: types, circles and affinities --
William Swainson: naturalist, author and illustrator --
Ordering the world --
Pictures, diagrams and symbols: visual language in nineteenth-century chemistry --
Accomplishment or dogma: chemistry in the introductory works of Jane Marcet and Samuel Parkes --
Lavoisier; discovery, interpretation and revolution --
Words that make worlds --
From science to wisdom: Humphry Davy's life --
Getting science across --
Science and culture in Mid-Victorian Britain: The reviews and William Crookes' Quarterly Journal of Science --
Observation, experiment, theory --
and the spirits --
Arthur James Balfour (1848-1930): scientism and scepticism.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS615.
Responsibility: David M. Knight.
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