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Nature Engaged Science in Practice from the Renaissance to the Present

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ISBN-10: 023010276X

ISBN-13: 9780230102767

Edition: 2012

Authors: Jessica Riskin, Mario Biagioli

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 12/11/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 301
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Mario Biagioli is distinguished professor of law and science and technology studies and director of the Center for Innovation Studies at the University of California, Davis. 

List of Figures
Introduction: A Mingled Yarn
Scientific Conventions: International Assemblies and Technical Standards from the Republic of Letters to Global Science
Practicing Eighteenth-Century Science Today
The Textbook Case of a Priority Dispute: D. I. Mendeleev, Lothar Meyer, and the Periodic System
Complex Systems and Total War: British Operational Research and the PM Statistical Branch at the Beginning of World War II
Witnessing Astronomy: Kepler on the Uses and Misuses of Testimony
Improvement for Profit: Calculating Machines and the Prehistory of Intellectual Property
Genes, Railroads, and Regulations: Intellectual Property and the Public Interest
Epidemiology, Tort, and the Relations between Science and Law in the Twentieth-Century American Courtroom
Mercator Maps Time
Rethinking 1633: Writing about Galileo after the Trial
Machines in the Garden
Cosmography and the Meaning of Sundials
The Web of Knowing, Doing, and Patenting: William Thomson's Apparatus Room and the History of Electricity
Notes on Contributors