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
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