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The Cambridge History of Science, Volume 4: Eighteenth-Century Science

Series: The Cambridge History of Science Series Volume: 4

Edited By: Roy Porter

912 pages, B/w figs

Cambridge University Press

Hardback | Apr 2003 | #122574 | ISBN: 0521572436
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Offers a survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century, exploring the implications of the `scientific revolution' of the previous century and the major new growth-points, particularly in the experimental sciences.

'! [A] rich collection of material !' Times Literary Supplement '! historians of medicine will undoubtedly find this a useful reference book for help in contextualizing their teaching and research. It achieves Porter's intention of providing a stable platform upon which scholarship on the nineteenth-century can be built.' William H Brock, University of Kent Medical History '! contains excellent chapters and it will be very useful as a guide within the world of history of science !' Ambix


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 Robert 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 Dikotter; 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; Notes on contributors.

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