Books  General Natural History  History of Science 

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

Edited By: John L Heilbron

941 pages, Col photos, b/w photos, col illus, b/w illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Apr 2003 | #137602 | ISBN: 0195112296
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £85.99 $111/€94 approx

About this book

Offers an overview of the field of science and its development over the past few generations, ranging from biographies on Gaileo and Dorothy Hodgkin to discussions chronicling the change of science to a major force in society. As well as biology, chemistry and physics, other fields are covered including astrology, ethnology, and zoology.


"This volume is the culmination of much scholarship and enormous effort.... The result is delightful to browse..."--Nature


"The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science has great breadth, it contains numerous entries that are a pleasure to read, and its index makes it easy to use."--Times Literary Supplement


"Oxford's Companinion credibly covers the history of science in one volume. Accessible as well as scholarly, the work covers "modern science" but includes events that date back to antiquity and Aristotle, though much of the material begins in the 17th or 18th century...The quality of writing is excellent and the distillation of the history of science skillful."--CHOICE, T. McKimmie

 


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!

Bestsellers in this subject

Darwin's Ghosts

NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€12 approx

Creatures Born of Mud and Slime

Pre-publication offer: £25.50 £33.50 (Save £8.00) $33/€28 approx

Darwin: Portrait of a Genius

NHBS Price: £10.99 $14/€12 approx

The Annotated Malay Archipelago by Alfred Russel Wallace

NHBS Price: £29.95 $38/€33 approx

The Lagoon

NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€11 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194