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Eighteenth Century Science

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ISBN-10: 0521572436

ISBN-13: 9780521572439

Edition: 2001

Authors: Roy Porter, David C. Lindberg, Ronald L. Numbers

List price: $159.00
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This volume offers a survey of the development of science in the 18th century, exploring the implications of the scientific revolution of the previous century and the major new growth points, particularly in the experimental sciences.
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Book details

List price: $159.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 3/17/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 942
Size: 6.30" wide x 9.29" long x 2.52" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Roy Sydney Porter was born December 31, 1946. He grew up in a south London working class home. He attended Wilson's Grammar School, Camberwell, and won an unheard of scholarship to Cambridge. His starred double first in history at Cambridge University (1968) led to a junior research fellowship at his college, Christ's, followed by a teaching post at Churchill College, Cambridge. His Ph.D. thesis, published as The Making Of Geology (1977), became the first of more than 100 books that he wrote or edited. Porter was a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Churchill College, Cambridge from 1972 to 1979; Dean from 1977 to 1979; Assistant Lecturer in European History at Cambridge…    

Science in Society
The legacy of the +scientific revolution+: Science and the enlightenment
Science, the universities, and other public spaces: teaching science
Scientific institutions and the organization of science
Science and government
Exploring natural knowledge: science and the popular
The image of the man of science
The philosopher+s beard: women and gender in science
The prosopography of science
Classifying the sciences
The philosophy of science
Ideas of nature: natural philosophy
Astronomy and cosmology
Mechanics and experimental physics
The life sciences
The earth sciences
The human sciences
The medical sciences
Marginalized practices
Special Themes
Scientific instruments and their makers
Print and public science
Scientific illustration in the eighteenth century
Science, art and the representation of the natural world
Science and voyages of discovery
Non-Western Traditions
Latin America: from Baroque to Modern Colonial science
Ramifications and Impacts
Science and religion
Science, culture and the imagination: enlightenment configurations
Science, philosophy, and the mind
Global pillage: science, commerce and Empire
Technological and industrial change: a comparative essay
Notes on contributors