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History of Science in Society A Reader

ISBN-10: 1551117703
ISBN-13: 9781551117706
Edition: 2007
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List price: $49.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 470
Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Lesley B. Cormack is a Professor teaching history of science and Tudor England at Simon Fraser University. She is the author of Charting an Empire: Geography at the English Universities, 1580 - 1620 (University of Chicago Press) and the past president of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science.

Andrew Ede is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alberta and the author of The Rise and Decline of Colloid Science in North America, 1900-1935: The Neglected Dimension and The Chemical Element: A Historical Perspective.

Chronology of Readings
The Origins of Natural Philosophy
Pre-Socratics
Plato
The Republic
Timaeus
Aristotle
Posterior Analytics
Prior Analytics
Physics
Euclid, The Elements
Lucretius, On the Nature of Things
The Roman Era and the Rise of Islam
Ptolemy
Almagest
Geography
Galen, On the Therapeutic Method
Pliny the Elder, Natural History
Boethius, "On Arithmetic"
Geber, Alchemy
Ibn Rushd (Averroes), Commentary on Aristotle
Ibn Sina (Avicenna)
"On the formation of Minerals and Metals and the Impossibility of Alchemy"
"Canon"
Al-Khwarizmi, "Six Types of Rhetorical Algebraic Equations"
Al-Ghazali, Tahafut Al-Falasifah [Incoherence of the Philosophers]
Maimonides, The Guide for the Perplexed
The Revival of Natural Philosophy in Western Europe
Alcuin, The Rhetoric of Alcuin and Charlemagne
Albertus Magnus, "On the Material, Hardness, and Fissility of Stones"
Thomas Aquinas, "Questions I-IV of his Commentary on the De Trinitate of Boethius"
Jean Buridan, "The Impetus Theory of Projectile Motion"
Robert Grosseteste, "On the Rainbow"
Theodoric of Freiberg, "On the Rainbow"
Nicole Oresme, Geometry of Qualities and Motions
William of Ockham
Theory of Terms: Summa Logicae (Part I)
"Questions on Aristotle's Physics"
Johannes Sacrobosco, The Sphere
Science in the Renaissance: The Courtly Philosophers
Nicolas Copernicus, On the Revolutions
Galileo Galilei
Two New Sciences
"Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina"
Johannes Kepler, The Harmony of the World
Paracelsus, Ioatrochemistry
Andreas Vesalius, The Epitome of De Fabrica Corporis Humanis
The Scientific Revolution: Contested Theory
Francis Bacon
The New Atlantis
The New Organon
Rene Descartes, Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences
Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, Grounds of Natural Philosophy
Isaac Newton
The Principia Mathematica
Opticks
William Harvey, The Circulation of the Blood
Robert Boyle, The Skeptical Chymist
The Enlightenment and Enterprise
Denis Diderot, "The Arts" from Encyclopedie
Count Francesco Algarotti, Sir Isaac Newton's Philosophy explain'd for the Use of the Ladies
Jean-Antoine-Nicolas de Caritat, Marquis de Condorcet, Selected Writings
Joseph Priestley, Considerations on the Doctrine of Phlogiston and the Decomposition of Water
Antoine Lavoisier, Elements of Chemistry
Benjamin Franklin, Experiments and Observations on Electricity
Caroline Herschel, Autobiographies
John Playfair, Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth
Mungo Park, Travels into the Interior of Africa
Science and Empire
Alexander von Humboldt, Cosmos
Georges Cuvier, Essay on the Theory of the Earth
Jean Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet, Chevalier de Lamarck, Zoological Philosophy
Charles Babbage, Reflections on the Decline of Science in England
Charles Lyell, Principles of Geology
Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species
Francis Galton, Hereditary Genius: An Inquiry into its Laws and Consequences
Herbert Spencer, The Principles of Sociology
Louis Pasteur, Studies on Fermentation
William Thomson Kelvin, 1st Baron, "Review of Evidence Regarding the Physical Condition of the Earth"
Dmitri Ivanovitch Mendeleev, The Principles of Chemistry
The Death of Certainty: Science and War
Count Benjamin Thompson Rumford, An Experimental Inquiry Concerning the Source of the Heat which is Excited by Friction
Michael Faraday, Experimental Researches in Electricity
James Clerk Maxwell, A Dynamical Theory of Electromagnetic Field
J.J. Thomson, "Carriers of Negative Electricity"
Amedeo Avogadro, "Essay on a Manner of Determining the Relative Masses of the Elementary Molecules of Bodies and the Proportions in which they enter into these Compounds"
Ernest Rutherford, The Newer Alchemy
Marie Sklodowska Curie
Radioactive Substances
Eve Curie, Madame Curie: A Biography
L.F. Haber, The Poisonous Cloud: Chemical Warfare in the First World War
Albert Einstein
"On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies"
"What is the Theory of Relativity?"
Sigmund Freud, The Ego and the Id
Entering the Atomic Age
Gregor Mendel, Experiments in Plant Hybridisation
Thomas Hunt Morgan, The Scientific Basis of Evolution
Erwin Schrodinger, "The Present Situation in Quantum Mechanics"
Lise Meitner and Otto R. Frisch
"Disintegration of Uranium by Neutrons: A New Type of Nuclear Reaction"
"Products of the Fission of the Uranium Nucleus"
Committee on Political and Social Problems, Manhattan Project, "Franck Report"
Robert Oppenheimer, "Atomic Explosives [May 1946]"
Erwin Schrodinger, What is Life? The Physical Aspects of the Living Cell
John D. Watson and Francis H. Crick, "Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids: A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid"
Barbara McClintock, "The Significance of Responses of the Genome to Challenge"
1957: The Year the World Became a Planet
John F. Kennedy, "Special Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs"
Sydney Chapman, "Introduction to the History of the First International Polar Year"
Sir Harold Spencer Jones, "The Inception and Development of the International Geophysical Year"
J. Tuzo Wilson
"Hypothesis of Earth's Behaviour"
"A New Class of Faults and Their Bearing on Continental Drift"
Vannevar Bush, Modern Arms and Free Men
Fred Hoyle, The Nature of the Universe
Man on the Moon, Microwave in the Kitchen
Margaret Sanger
An Autobiography
"Birth Control and Racial Betterment"
Charles Babbage, "Of the Analytical Engine"
Alan Turing, "Computing Machinery and Intelligence"
Rachel Carson, Silent Spring
Human Genome Project, "Mission Statement"
UNESCO, "Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights"
US Supreme Court, Diamond v. Chakrabarty, 447 US 303 (1980)
Bibliography
Sources
Index of Topics

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