From Natural Philosophy to the Sciences: Writing the History of Ninteenth-century Science (Hardback)David Cahan (author)
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Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 730 g
Dimensions: 235 x 161 x 32 mm
Edition: 2nd ed.
"An excellent summary of the current state of affairs, offering analyses of key aspects of nineteenth-century science that will be valuable to all of us, including those just entering particular areas of research, to those writing lectures on unfamiliar topics, and to those outside the history of science."--David B. Wilson "Annals of Science "
"All of the essays are informative. . . . Particularly impressive are the authors' efforts to transcend national boundaries, not to find some universal theory but to demonstrate the rich context of practice that advances or constrains particular intellectual developments. . . . The comprehensive bibliography alone makes this a valuable tool for teaching and research."--Sally Gregory Kohlstedt "Journal of Interdisciplinary History "
"The book is divided into eleven chapters, each of which is written by an acknowledged expert and addresses a single field under the umbrella of science in the nineteenth century. . . . This is an important book because the issues discussed touch more than the historiography of nineteenth-century science. . . . [It] deserves a place on the shelves of professional historians as well as students. Its usefulness, however, will ensure that it spends little time there."--Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth "History & Philosophy of Life Sciences "
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