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Cambridge History of Science Volume 4, Eighteenth-Century Science (Roy Porter (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2003) 9780521572439
Cambridge History of Science Volume 4, Eighteenth-Century Science (Roy Porter (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2003) 9780521572439
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Title: The Cambridge History of Science Volume 4, Eighteenth-Century Science

Author: Porter, Roy (ed)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2003

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521572439

Volumes: 1; Pages: 942

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This volume offers to general and specialist readers alike the fullest and most complete survey of the development of science in the eighteenth century. It is designed to be read as both a narrative and an interpretation, and also to be used as a work of reference. While prime attention is paid to Western science, space is also given to science in traditional cultures and to colonial science. The contributors, world leaders in their respective specialties, engage with current historiographical and methodological controversies and strike out positions of their own.Contents1. Introduction Roy PorterPart I. Science in Society2. The legacy of the 'scientific revolution': Science and the enlightenment Peter Hans Reill3. Science, the universities, and other public spaces: teaching science Lawrence Brockliss4. Scientific institutions and the organization of science James McClellan III5. Science and government Robert Fox6. Exploring natural knowledge: science and the popular Mary Fissell and Roger Cooter7. The image of the man of science Steven Shapin8. The philosopher's beard: women and gender in science Londa Schiebinger9. The prosopography of science William ClarkPart II. Disciplines10. Classifying the sciences Richard Yeo11. The philosophy of science Robert Iliffe12. Ideas of nature: natural philosophy John Gascoigne13. Mathematics Craig Fraser14. Astronomy and cosmology Curtis Wilson15. Mechanics and experimental physics Rod Home16. Chemistry Jan Golinski17. The life sciences Shirley A. Roe18. The earth sciences Rhoda Rappaport19. The human sciences Richard Olson20. The medical sciences Thomas H. Broman21. Marginalized practices Patricia FaraPart III. Special Themes22. Scientific instruments and their makers G. L'E. Turner23. Print and public science Adrian Johns24. Scientific illustration in the eighteenth century Brian Ford25. Science, art and the representation of the natural world Charlotte Klonk26. Science and voyages of discovery Rob IliffePart IV. Non-Western Traditions27. Islam Emilie Savage-Smith28. India Deepak Kumar29. China Frank Diktter; 30. Japan Shigeru Nakayama31. Latin America: from Baroque to Modern Colonial science Jorge Canizares EsguerraPart V. Ramifications and Impacts32. Science and religion John Hedley Brooke33. Science, culture and the imagination: enlightenment configurations George S. Rousseau34. Science, philosophy, and the mind Paul Wood35. Global pillage: science, commerce and Empire Larry Stewart36. Technological and industrial change: a comparative essay Ian Inkster; Notes on contributors.Review"This comprehensive work surveys the development of science during the Enlightenment, when European science extended the Scientific Revolution into new areas. ... Those already familiar with the century in general will find the specific essays on individual sciences of particular interest. ... Recommended."--Choice
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