Scientific Revolutions Primary Texts in the History of Science

ISBN-10: 0130990914
ISBN-13: 9780130990914
Edition: 2004
Authors: Brian S. Baigrie
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List price: $97.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 419
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

For courses in the History and/or Philosophy of Science; also appropriate for courses in the History of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Covering the physical and biological sciences (physics, astronomy, chemistry, the various branches of biology, and geology), this text is the perfect introduction to the history of science. A compilation of primary source material, Scientific Revolutions reflects the richness and diversity of scientific culture and practice. Its primary focus is on the extraordinary bursts of scientific activity that propel science in new and different directions. Both introductory and advanced students will find this text engaging and readable.

Brian S. Baigrie is an associate professor in the Institute for History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the Universtiy of Toronto.

List of Plates
Causation and Movement Aristotle
Saving the Appearances Ptolemy
On the Nature of Things Lucretius
The Copernican Revolution
The Surgical Art
The Philosopher's Stone Paracelsus
The Mutable Heavens
A Guide to the Interpretation of Nature
The Sun of the Microcosm
Naturally Accelerated Motion Galileo
Causes of Motion,Ren� Descartes
A New Theater of Nature
Mechanical Chemistry
Human Reproduction
Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy
The Sexual System
The Principle of Fire
The Elements of Chemistry
Construction of the Heavens
A Portrait of Caroline Herschel
The Gravitational Constant
The Artificial Electric Organ
The World Machine
Directed Variation
The Chemical Atom
Distinguishing an Atom from a Molecule
Geology and Genesis
The Electromagnetic Effect
Deep Geologic Time
Taking the Measure of Electricity
Lines of Force
The Cell Theory
Survival of the Fittest
The Foundations of Genetics
Theory of Pangenes
Experimental Physics as a University Subject
Playing Patience with the Elements
Shadow Pictures
Martian Engineers
The Death of the Atom
The Mutation Theory
What is the Theory of Relativity?
The New Alchemy
What is Life?
Index
Name Index

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