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Gillispie, Charles Coulston

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Works: 229 works in 634 publications in 2 languages and 13,886 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Pictorial works  Biography  Encyclopedias  Military history  Dictionaries 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Originator, Creator
Classifications: R920, B
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Publications about Charles Coulston Gillispie
Publications by Charles Coulston Gillispie
Most widely held works about Charles Coulston Gillispie
 
Most widely held works by Charles Coulston Gillispie
Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
48 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 2,852 libraries worldwide
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented
Genesis and geology; a study in the relations of scientific thought, natural theology, and social opinion in Great Britain, 1790-1850 by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
36 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,611 libraries worldwide
First published in 1951, Genesis and Geology describes the background of social and theological ideas and the progress of scientific researches that, between them, produced the religious difficulties that afflicted the development of science in early industrial England. The book makes clear that the furor over On the Origin of Species was nothing new: earlier discoveries in science, particularly geology, had presented major challenges, not only to the literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis, but even more seriously to the traditional idea that Providence controls the order of nature with an eye to fulfilling divine purpose. A new Foreword by Nicolaas A. Rupke places this book in the context of the last forty-five years of scholarship in the social history of evolutionary thought
The edge of objectivity : an essay in the history of scientific idea by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
38 editions published between 1960 and 1990 in English and held by 1,578 libraries worldwide
Science and polity in France the revolutionary and Napoleonic years by Charles Coulston Gillispie( file )
12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,116 libraries worldwide
By the end of the eighteenth century, the French dominated the world of science. And although science and politics had little to do with each other directly, there were increasingly frequent intersections. This is a study of those transactions between science and state, knowledge and power--on the eve of the French Revolution. Charles Gillispie explores how the links between science and polity in France were related to governmental reform, modernization of the economy, and professionalization of science and engineering
Science and polity in France at the end of the old regime by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 804 libraries worldwide
By the end of the eighteenth century, the French dominated the world of science. And although science and politics had little to do with each other directly, there were increasingly frequent intersections. This is a study of those transactions between sci
The Montgolfier brothers and the invention of aviation, 1783-1784 : with a word on the importance of ballooning for the science of heat and the art of building railroads by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
Pierre-Simon Laplace was among the most influential scientists in history. Often referred to as the lawgiver of French science, he is known for his technical contributions to exact science, for the philosophical point of view he developed in the presentation of his work, and for the leading part he took in forming the modern discipline of mathematical physics. His two most famous treatises were the five-volume Traite de mecanique celeste (1799-1825) and Theorie analytique des probabilites (1812). In the former, he demonstrated mathematically the stability of the solar system in accordance with the universal Newtonian law of gravity. In the latter, he developed probability from a set of miscellaneous problems concerning games, averages, mortality, and insurance risks. These estimates of error and statistical inferences could be applied to social, medical, and legal matters, as well as to the physical sciences. This book traces the development of Laplace's research program and of his participation in the Academy of Science during the last decades of the Old Regime into the early years of the French Revolution
Lazare Carnot savant; a monograph treating Carnot's scientific work by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 528 libraries worldwide
Monuments of Egypt : the Napoleonic edition : the complete archaeological plates from la Description de l'Egypte ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
Complete dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( file )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented
Lazare and Sadi Carnot a scientific and filial relationship by Charles Coulston Gillispie( file )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Lazare Carnot was the unique example in the history of science of someone who inadvertently owed the scientific recognition he eventually achieved to earlier political prominence. He and his son Sadi produced work that derived from their training as engineering and went largely unnoticed by physicists for a generation or more, even though their respective work introduced concepts that proved fundamental when taken up later by other hands. There was, moreover, a filial as well as substantive relation between the work of father and son. Sadi applied to the functioning of heat engines the analysis that his father had developed in his study of the operation of ordinary machines. Specifically, Sadi's idea of a reversible process originated in the use his father made of geometric motions in the analysis of machines in general. This unique book shows how the two Carnots influenced each other in their work in the fields of mechanics and thermodynamics, and how future generations of scientists have further benefited from their work
Essays and reviews in history and history of science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
L'expédition d'Egypte : 1798-1801 by Henry Laurens( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Dictionary of scientific biography ( serial )
in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Lazare Carnot savant et sa contribution à la théorie de l'infini mathématique by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
5 editions published in 1979 in French and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Arago : 1786-1853 : la jeunesse de la science by Maurice Daumas( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in French and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Paléontologie et évolution en France de 1800 à 1860 : une histoire des idées de Cuvier et Lamarck à Darwin by Goulven Laurent( Book )
1 edition published in 1987 in French and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )
9 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Dictionary of scientific biography ( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Coulston Gillispie, Charles
Coulston-Gillispie, Charles 1918-
Gillipsie, Charles Coulston
Gillipsie, Charles Coulston 1918-
Gillispie, Charles C.
Gillispie, Charles C. 1918-
ギリスピー
ギリスピー, チャールズ・C
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English (264)
French (14)
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