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Servants and Interpreters of Nature: A History of Scientific Institutions, Enterprises and Sensibilities

By: Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson

700 pages, 8 b/w plates

Harper Collins

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #89994 | ISBN: 000223842X
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Explores the interaction between scientific practice and public life from Antiquity to the present, showing how, in Asia, Europe and the New World, advances in science are closely allied to changes in three distinct areas of society: the institutions that sustain science; the moral, religious, political and philosophical sensibilities of scientists themselves; and the goal of the scientific enterprise.

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