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Scientific communication in history

Author: B C Vickery
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text attempts to historicize the various ways that science has developed and interacted with communication tools and mechanisms throughout the history of human thought.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vickery, B.C. (Brian Campbell).
Scientific communication in history.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606300727
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B C Vickery
ISBN: 0810835983 9780810835986
OCLC Number: 42882851
Description: xxii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Science in History --
The Earlier Civilizations (to about 600 B.C.) --
The Rise of Civilization --
Mesopotamian Culture --
Egypt, Persia and Phoenicia --
Classical Culture (600 B.C. to A.D. 500) --
The Emergence of Greece --
Education, the Academy and the Lyceum --
Collections of Documents --
Alexandria and Pergamum --
The Roman World --
Books and Libraries --
Encyclopedists --
The End of the Western Empire --
The Medieval Period (500-1450) --
Transmission of Classical Knowledge --
The Eastern Empire --
Transmission into Arabic --
Centers of Arab Scholarship --
The Barbarian West --
Christianity and Classical Culture --
Craft Knowledge --
Contacts with the Arabs --
Sicily --
Spain --
Transmission into Latin Completed --
Encyclopedists and Commentators --
Medieval Universities --
Books and Libraries --
Development of European Languages --
Humanism --
Literacy and Book Production --
Origin and Spread of Printing --
Fifteenth-Century Books --
The Scientific Revolution (1450-1700) --
The Renaissance --
The Intelligencers --
The First Scientific Academies --
The Royal Society --
European Academies --
The Development of Journals --
The Progress of Libraries --
Europe and the World --
The Eighteenth Century --
The Eighteenth Century --
The Burgeoning of Societies --
Museums of Natural History --
Specialized Journals --
The Progress of Bibliography --
Technical Terminology --
The Language of Botany --
The Linnean System --
Knowledge of Substances --
The Chemical Revolution --
Early Science in North America.
Responsibility: Brian C. Vickery.

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