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Eighteenth-century science

Autore: Roy Porter; Cambridge University Press.
Pubblicazione: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Serie: The Cambridge History of Science (Nowy York), vol. 4.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : Biography : Inglese : 1st pbk ed

This volume offers to general and specialist readers alike the fullest and most complete survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century. It is designed to be read as both a narrative  Per saperne di più…

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Tipo materiale: Biography
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Roy Porter; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 0521572436 9780521572439 9781107559738 1107559731
Numero OCLC: 1010922549
Note: 1st publ.: 2003.
Descrizione: XXX, 912, [6] s. : il. ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; General editors' preface; 1. Introduction Roy Porter; Part I. Science in Society: 2. The legacy of the 'scientific revolution': Science and the enlightenment Peter Hans Reill; 3. Science, the universities, and other public spaces: teaching science Lawrence Brockliss; 4. Scientific institutions and the organization of science James McClellan III; 5. Science and government Robert Fox; 6. Exploring natural knowledge: science and the popular Mary Fissell and Roger Cooter; 7. The image of the man of science Steven Shapin; 8. The philosopher's beard: women and gender in science Londa Schiebinger; 9. The prosopography of science William Clark; Part II. Disciplines: 10. Classifying the sciences Richard Yeo; 11. The philosophy of science Rob Iliffe; 12. Ideas of nature: natural philosophy John Gascoigne; 13. Mathematics Craig Fraser; 14. Astronomy and cosmology Curtis Wilson; 15. Mechanics and experimental physics Rod Home; 16. Chemistry Jan Golinski; 17. The life sciences Shirley A. Roe; 18. The earth sciences Rhoda Rappaport; 19. The human sciences Richard Olson; 20. The medical sciences Thomas H. Broman; 21. Marginalized practices Patricia Fara; Part III. Special Themes: 22. Scientific instruments and their makers G. L'E. Turner; 23. Print and public science Adrian Johns; 24. Scientific illustration in the eighteenth century Brian Ford; 25. Science, art and the representation of the natural world Charlotte Klonk; 26. Science and voyages of discovery Rob Iliffe; Part IV. Non-Western Traditions: 27. Islam Emilie Savage-Smith; 28. India Deepak Kumar; 29. China Frank Dikoetter; 30. Japan Shigeru Nakayama; 31. Latin America: from Baroque to Modern Colonial science Jorge Canizares Esguerra; Part V. Ramifications and Impacts: 32. Science and religion John Hedley Brooke; 33. Science, culture and the imagination: enlightenment configurations George S. Rousseau; 34. Science, philosophy, and the mind Paul Wood; 35. Global pillage: science, commerce and Empire Larry Stewart; 36. Technological and industrial change: a comparative essay Ian Inkster; Index.
Titolo della serie: The Cambridge History of Science (Nowy York), vol. 4.
Responsabilità: edited by Roy Porter.


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