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A companion to the history of science

Author: Bernard V Lightman
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, Massachusetts : John Wiley & Sons, Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, 2016. 2017.
Series: Blackwell companions to world history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the History of Science is a single volume companion that discusses the history of science as it is done today, providing a survey of the debates and issues that dominate current scholarly discussion, with contributions from leading international scholars.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xv, 601 pages : illustrations
(DLC) 2015036870
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard V Lightman
ISBN: 9781786846099 1786846098
OCLC Number: 1017607667
Description: 1 online resource (52 entries) : 39 images.
Contents: About the editor --
About the contributors --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction: References --
1. Historiography of the history of science / Lynn Nyhart --
Part I. Roles: 2. Learned man and woman in antiquity and the Middle Ages / Nathan Sidoli; 3. Go-betweens, travelers, and cultural translators / Kapil Raj; 4. The alchemist / Tara Nummedal; 5. The natural philosopher / Peter Dear; 6. The natural historian / Kristin Johnson; 7. Invisible technicians, instrument makers, and artisans / Iwan Rhys Morus; 8. Scientific illustrators / Valérie Chansigaud; 9. The human experimental subject / Anita Guerrini; 10. Amateurs / Katherine Pandora; 11. The man of science / Paul White; 12. The professional scientist / Cyrus C.M. Mody --
Part II. Places and spaces: 13. The medieval university / Steven J. Livesey; 14. The observatory / Robert W. Smith; 15. The court / Bruce T. Moran; 16. Academies and societies / Denise Phillips; 17. Museums and botanical gardens / Lukas Rieppel; 18. Domestic space / Donald L. Opitz; 19. Commercial science / Paul Lucier; 20. The field / Robert Kohler and Jeremy Vetter; 21. The laboratory / Catherine M. Jackson; 22. Modern school and university / Heike Jens. Part III. Communication: 23. Manuscripts / Joyce van Leeuwen; 24. The printing press / Nick Wilding; 25. Correspondence networks / Brian Ogilvie; 27. Translations / Marwa Elshakry and Carla Nappi; 28. Journals and periodicals / Aileen Fyfe; 29. Textbooks / Josep Simon; 30. Lectures / Diarmid A. Finnegan; 31. Film, radio, and television / David A. Kirby --
Part IV. Tools of science: 31. Timing devices / Rory McEvoy; 32. Weights and measures / Hector Vera; 33. Calculating devices and computers / Matthew L. Jones; 34. Specimens and collections / Mary E. Sunderland; 35. Recording devices / Jimena Canales; 36. Microscopes / Boris Jardine; 37. Telescopes / Jim Bennett; 38. Prisms, spectroscopes, spectrographs, and gratings / Klaus Hentschel; 39. Diagrams / Charlotte Bigg; 40. Three dimensional models / Joshua Nall and Liba Taub.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to world history.
Other Titles: History of science
Responsibility: edited by Bernard Lightman.

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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the History of Science is a single volume companion that discusses the history of science as it is done today, providing a survey of the debates and issues that dominate current scholarly discussion, with contributions from leading international scholars.

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