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Making Modern Science : A Historical Survey

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9780226068619

ISBN10:
0226068617
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Pub. Date:
4/20/2005
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Univ of Chicago Pr
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Summary

Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.

Author Biography

Peter J. Bowler is professor of the history of science in the School of Anthropological Studies at Queen's University, Belfast, and the author of Reconciling Science and Religion: The Debate in Early-Twentieth-Century Britain, published by the University of Chicago Press. Iwan Rhys Morus is lecturer in the Department of History and Welsh History at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the author of When Physics Became King, also published by the University of Chicago Press.


Table of Contents

Preface vii
1 Introduction: Science, Society, and History 1(22)
PART I EPISODES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE
2 The Scientific Revolution
23(32)
3 The Chemical Revolution
55(24)
4 The Conservation of Energy
79(24)
5 The Age of the Earth
103(26)
6 The Darwinian Revolution
129(36)
7 The New Biology
165(24)
8 Genetics
189(24)
9 Ecology and Environmentalism
213(24)
10 Continental Drift
237(16)
11 Twentieth-Century Physics
253(24)
12 Revolutionizing Cosmology
277(22)
13 The Emergence of the Human Sciences
299(20)
PART II THEMES IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
14 The Organization of Science
319(22)
15 Science and Religion
341(26)
16 Popular Science
367(24)
17 Science and Technology
391(24)
18 Biology and Ideology
415(24)
19 Science and Medicine
439(24)
20 Science and War
463(24)
21 Science and Gender
487(24)
22 Epilogue
511(4)
Index 515


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