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Science, industry, and the social order in post-revolutionary France

Author: Robert Fox
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1995.
Series: Collected studies, CS489.
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The essays in this volume focus on the public, rather than the private, face of science, focusing on the interrelated activities of education, popularization and the exploration of scientific and  Read more...

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Fox, Robert, 1938-
Science, industry, and the social order in post-revolutionary France.
Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1995
(OCoLC)605155523
Online version:
Fox, Robert, 1938-
Science, industry, and the social order in post-revolutionary France.
Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Brookfield, Vt. : Variorum, 1995
(OCoLC)609298828
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fox
ISBN: 0860784819 9780860784814
OCLC Number: 31937950
Description: 1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part 1 Science, technology, and the industrial economy: an uneasy courtship - rhetoric and reality in the relations between academic and industrial chemistry, 1770-1914; education for a new age - The Consevatoire des Arts et Metiers, 1815-30; les reflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu de Sadi Carnot et la lecon de leur edition critique; l'attitude des professors des facultes des sciences face a l'industrialisation en France entre 1850 et 1914. Part 2 Science and technology as public knowledge: the provincial academies and cultural survival in revolutionary and post-revolutionary France; les conferences mondaines sous le Second Empire; positivists, free thinkers, and the reform of French science during the Second Empire; the view over the Rhine - perceptions of German science and technology in France, 1860-1914; la professionalisation: un concept pour l'historien de la science francaise au XIXe siecle; research and curatorship in the national science museums - a reflexion on threats and opportunities; contingency or mentality? technical innovation in France in the age of science-based industry; France in perspective - education, innovation and performance in the French electrical industry, 1880-1914; Edison et la presse francaise a l'exposition internationale d'electricite de 1881. Part 3 Education and the community of science: science, the university, and the state in the 19th century France; exporting tradition - foreign perceptions of the Ecole Polytechnique, 1794-1850; technological and scientific studies and the democratization of higher education; the Ecole Polytechnique criticized and vindicated.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS489.
Responsibility: Robert Fox.

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