A Little History of Science

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Author: William Bynum

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300136595

Category: History

Page: 263

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A spirited volume on the great adventures of science throughout history, for curious readers of all ages

A History of Science in Society

From Philosophy to Utility, Third Edition

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Author: Lesley Cormack,Andrew Ede

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442635010

Category: Science

Page: 464

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A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. New topics in this edition include astronomy and mathematics in ancient Mayan society, science and technology in ancient India and China, and Islamic cartography. New "Connections" features provide in-depth exploration of the ways science and society interconnect. The text is accompanied by 55 colour maps and diagrams, and 8 colour plates highlighting key concepts and events. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students. A companion reader edited by the authors, A History of Science in Society: A Reader, is also available.

The Scientists

A History of Science Told Through the Lives of Its Greatest Inventors

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Author: John R. Gribbin

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812967887

Category: Science

Page: 646

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Creates a history of human scientific achievement as revealed by the lives and individual accomplishments of such scientists as Andreas Vesalius, Nicholaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Charles Darwin, Galileo, and Gregor Mendel.

A Companion to the History of Science

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Author: Bernard Lightman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118620747

Category: Science

Page: 596

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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. Provides a single-volume overview of current scholarship in the history of science edited by one of the leading figures in the field Features forty essays by leading international scholars providing an overview of the key debates and developments in the history of science Reflects the shift towards deeper historical contextualization within the field Helps communicate and integrate perspectives from the history of science with other areas of historical inquiry Includes discussion of non-Western themes which are integrated throughout the chapters Divided into four sections based on key analytic categories that reflect new approaches in the field

Worldviews

An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science

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Author: Richard DeWitt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144439276X

Category: Science

Page: 392

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Updated throughout and with three entirely new chapters, Worldviews: An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science, Second Edition furthers its reputation as the definitive introductory text on the historical developments and philosophical issues that inform our scientific view of the world around us. Represents an innovative introduction to the history and philosophy of science, designed especially for those coming to the subject for the first time Updated new edition features the addition of chapters focusing on scientific laws, evolutionary theory, and implications of evolution Covers the key historical developments and philosophical themes that have impacted our scientific view of the world around us Analyzes the transitions from the Aristotelian worldview to the Newtonian worldview to a new and currently developing worldview Explores challenges to the Western scientific worldview brought on by recent discoveries

Dictionary of the History of Science

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Author: William F. Bynum,E. Janet Browne,Roy Porter

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400853419

Category: Science

Page: 530

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For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the important themes, ideas, and discoveries of science. Its conceptual approach differentiates the dictionary from previous reference works such as books of scientific biography and makes it a convenient manual both for the general reader and for scientists interested in the origin of concepts in their own and other scientific fields. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The History and Philosophy of Science

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Author: Daniel McKaughan,Holly VandeWall

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474232744

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1104

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The History and Philosophy of Science: A Reader brings together seminal texts from antiquity to the end of the nineteenth century and makes them accessible in one volume for the first time. With readings from Aristotle, Aquinas, Copernicus, Galileo, Descartes, Newton, Lavoisier, Linnaeus, Darwin, Faraday, and Maxwell, it analyses and discusses major classical, medieval and modern texts and figures from the natural sciences. Grouped by topic to clarify the development of methods and disciplines and the unification of theories, each section includes an introduction, suggestions for further reading and end-of-section discussion questions, allowing students to develop the skills needed to: § read, interpret, and critically engage with central problems and ideas from the history and philosophy of science § understand and evaluate scientific material found in a wide variety of professional and popular settings § appreciate the social and cultural context in which scientific ideas emerge § identify the roles that mathematics plays in scientific inquiry Featuring primary sources in all the core scientific fields - astronomy, physics, chemistry, and the life sciences - The History and Philosophy of Science: A Reader is ideal for students looking to better understand the origins of natural science and the questions asked throughout its history. By taking a thematic approach to introduce influential assumptions, methods and answers, this reader illustrates the implications of an impressive range of values and ideas across the history and philosophy of Western science.

Landmarks in the History of Science

Great Scientific Discoveries From a Global-Historical Perspective

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Author: Basil Evangelidis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781622732005

Category: Science

Page: 180

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The Quest for a World History of Science is a concise History of Science from an World History standpoint. It begins with Ancient Greek Science, as the first self-conscious and well-documented scientific effort in global level. After presenting the main contributions of the Greeks in philosophy, mathematics, geometry, geography and astronomy, turns to the History of Science in China and its exchanges with India and Islam. The next chapter represents the age of the oceanic discoveries, which created the inexorable presuppositions for the genesis of the global trade and a world system. The fourth chapter refers to the history of metallurgy and electromagnetism. The fifth to the history of petroleum. The sixth to the history of computers and information technologies. The seventh focuses on important aspects of modern scientific conceptions of the universe and the last one, the eighth chapter, examines the relation between philosophy and history of science.

The Oxford Illustrated History of Science

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Author: Iwan Rhys Morus

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0191640328

Category: Science

Page: 448

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Science is the first ever fully illustrated global history of science, from Aristotle to the atom bomb - and beyond. The first part of the book tells the story of science in both East and West from antiquity to the Enlightenment: from the ancient Mediterranean world to ancient China; from the exchanges between Islamic and Christian scholars in the Middle Ages to the Chinese invention of gunpowder, paper, and the printing press; from the Scientific Revolution of sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe to the intellectual ferment of the eighteenth century. The chapters that follow focus on the increasingly specialized story of science since end of the eighteenth century, covering experimental science in the laboratory from Michael Faraday to CERN; the exploration of nature, from intrepid Victorian explorers to twentieth century primatologists; the mapping of the universe, from the discovery of Uranus to Big Bang theory; the impact of evolutionary ideas, from Lamarck, Darwin, and Wallace to DNA; and the story of theoretical physics, from James Clark Maxwell to Quantum Theory and beyond. A concluding chapter reflects on how scientists have communicated their work to a wider public, from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the internet in the early twenty-first century.

The Invention of Science

A New History of the Scientific Revolution

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Author: David Wootton

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062199250

Category: Science

Page: 784

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A companion to such acclaimed works as The Age of Wonder, A Clockwork Universe, and Darwin’s Ghosts—a groundbreaking examination of the greatest event in history, the Scientific Revolution, and how it came to change the way we understand ourselves and our world. We live in a world transformed by scientific discovery. Yet today, science and its practitioners have come under political attack. In this fascinating history spanning continents and centuries, historian David Wootton offers a lively defense of science, revealing why the Scientific Revolution was truly the greatest event in our history. The Invention of Science goes back five hundred years in time to chronicle this crucial transformation, exploring the factors that led to its birth and the people who made it happen. Wootton argues that the Scientific Revolution was actually five separate yet concurrent events that developed independently, but came to intersect and create a new worldview. Here are the brilliant iconoclasts—Galileo, Copernicus, Brahe, Newton, and many more curious minds from across Europe—whose studies of the natural world challenged centuries of religious orthodoxy and ingrained superstition. From gunpowder technology, the discovery of the new world, movable type printing, perspective painting, and the telescope to the practice of conducting experiments, the laws of nature, and the concept of the fact, Wotton shows how these discoveries codified into a social construct and a system of knowledge. Ultimately, he makes clear the link between scientific discovery and the rise of industrialization—and the birth of the modern world we know.

Reader's Guide to the History of Science

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Author: Arne Hessenbruch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134262949

Category: History

Page: 965

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The Reader's Guide to the History of Science looks at the literature of science in some 550 entries on individuals (Einstein), institutions and disciplines (Mathematics), general themes (Romantic Science) and central concepts (Paradigm and Fact). The history of science is construed widely to include the history of medicine and technology as is reflected in the range of disciplines from which the international team of 200 contributors are drawn.

The History of Science in the Netherlands

Survey, Themes and Reference

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Author: Klaas Van Berkel,Albert Van Helden,L. C. Palm

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004100060

Category: Science

Page: 659

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The handbook A History of Science in The Netherlands aims to correct this situation by providing a chronological and thematic survey of the field from the 16th century to the present, essays on selected aspects of science in the Netherlands, and reference biographies of about 65 important Dutch scientists.

A History of Ideas in Science Education

Implications for Practice

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Author: George E. DeBoer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807730539

Category: Education

Page: 269

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Dr. DeBoer presents a fascinating account of the history of science education in the United States from the middle of the 19th century to the present.

A History of Science

Index

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Author: Henry Smith Williams,Edward Huntington Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science

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Author: R. V. G. Menon

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 8131786757

Category: Electronic books

Page: 168

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Aimed at students from all disciplines, An Introduction to the History and Philosophy of Science fulfils the requirements of introductory courses at the university level. Beginning with science in ancient and medieval times, the textbook describes how science evolved to what it is in the modern age. It also covers basic concepts and examines issues in the philosophy of science. Presented in very lucid language, the book requires no background in philosophy, and no background in history or science beyond the Class X level. This text will be a valuable resource for students not only of science but also of the humanities, and indeed anyone interested in the foundations in science and the influence of science on society as a whole.

A History of Science in Society, Volume I

From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution, Third Edition

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Author: Andrew Ede,Lesley B. Cormack

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442635037

Category: History

Page: 304

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A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. Volume I covers the origins of natural philosophy in the ancient world to the Scientific Revolution. New topics in this edition include astronomy and mathematics in ancient Mayan society, science and technology in ancient India and China, and Islamic cartography. New "Connections" features provide in-depth exploration of the ways science and society interconnect. The text is accompanied by 27 colour maps and diagrams, and 4 colour plates highlighting key concepts and events. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students. A companion reader edited by the authors, A History of Science in Society: A Reader, is also available.

History of Science and Philosophy of Science

A Historical Perspective of the Evolution of Ideas in Science

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Author: Pradip Kumar Sengupta

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9788131719305

Category: Consciousness

Page: 705

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Science

A History, 1543-2001

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Author: John Gribbin

Publisher: Allan Lane

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 646

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An accessible narrative history, focusing on the way in which science has progressed by building on what went before, and also on the very close relationship between the progress of science and improved technology.