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The scientific imagination

Author: Gerald James Holton
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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Using firsthand accounts gleaned from notebooks, interviews, and correspondence of such twentieth-century scientists as Einstein, Fermi, and Millikan, Holton shows how the idea of the scientific  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald James Holton
ISBN: 0674794885 9780674794887
OCLC Number: 488644146
Description: xlii, 382 s. : illustrations
Contents: Preface Introduction: How a scientific discovery is made: The case of high-temperature superconductivity On the Thematic Analysis of Science Themata in scientific thought Subelectrons, presuppositions, and the Millikan-Ehrenhaft dispute Dionysians, Apollonians, and the scientific imagination Analysis and Synthesis as methodological themata Studies in Recent Science Fermi's group and the recapture of Italy's place in physics Can science be measured? On the psychology of scientists, and their social concerns Public Understanding of Science Lewis Mumford on science, technology, and life Frank E. Manuel's Isaac Newton Ronald Clark and Albert Einstein On the educational philosophy of the Project Physics Course Notes Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: Gerald Holton ; with a new introduction.

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A major contribution to a field that will surely become one of great interest to historians, philosophers, and sociologists alike. -- Andrew Pickering Isis

 
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