A History of Science in Society, Volume I

From the Ancient Greeks to the Scientific Revolution, Third Edition

A History of Science in Society, Volume I

Author: Andrew Ede,Lesley B. Cormack

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442635037

Page: 304

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A History of Science in Society is a concise overview that introduces complex ideas in a non-technical fashion. Ede and Cormack trace the history of the changing place of science in society and explore the link between the pursuit of knowledge and the desire to make that knowledge useful. Volume I covers the origins of natural philosophy in the ancient world to the Scientific Revolution. New topics in this edition include astronomy and mathematics in ancient Mayan society, science and technology in ancient India and China, and Islamic cartography. New "Connections" features provide in-depth exploration of the ways science and society interconnect. The text is accompanied by 27 colour maps and diagrams, and 4 colour plates highlighting key concepts and events. Essay questions, chapter timelines, a further readings section, and an index provide additional support for students. A companion reader edited by the authors, A History of Science in Society: A Reader, is also available.
Categories: Science

The History of Science in the United States

An Encyclopedia

The History of Science in the United States

Author: Marc Rothenberg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0815307624

Page: 615

View: 7379

This Encyclopedia examines all aspects of the history of science in the United States, with a special emphasis placed on the historiography of science in America. It can be used by students, general readers, scientists, or anyone interested in the facts relating to the development of science in the United States. Special emphasis is placed in the history of medicine and technology and on the relationship between science and technology and science and medicine.
Categories: Science

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures

Author: Helaine Selin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140204559X

Page: 2415

View: 6355

Here, at last, is the massively updated and augmented second edition of this landmark encyclopedia. It contains approximately 1000 entries dealing in depth with the history of the scientific, technological and medical accomplishments of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. The entries consist of fully updated articles together with hundreds of entirely new topics. This unique reference work includes intercultural articles on broad topics such as mathematics and astronomy as well as thoughtful philosophical articles on concepts and ideas related to the study of non-Western Science, such as rationality, objectivity, and method. You’ll also find material on religion and science, East and West, and magic and science.
Categories: Science

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 2, History of Scientific Thought

Science and Civilisation in China: Volume 2, History of Scientific Thought

Author: Joseph Needham,Ling Wang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521058001

Page: 696

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The second volume of Dr Joseph Needham's great work Science and Civilisation in China is devoted to the history of scientific thought. Beginning with ancient times, it describes the Confucian milieu in which arose the organic naturalism of the great Taoist school, the scientific philosophy of the Mohists and Logicians, and the quantitative materialism of the Legalists. Thus we are brought on to the fundamental ideas which dominated scientific thinking in the Chinese middle ages. The author opens his discussion by considering the remote and pictographic origins of words fundamental in scientific discourse, and then sets forth the influential doctrines of the Two Forces and the Five Elements. Subsequently he writes of the important sceptical tradition, the effects of Buddhist thought, and the Neo-Confucian climax of Chinese naturalism. Last comes a discussion of the conception of Laws of Nature in China and the West.
Categories: Science

A History of the Royal Society

With Memoirs of the Presidents

A History of the Royal Society

Author: Charles Richard Weld

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108028179

Page: 556

View: 7362

A history of the Royal Society originally published in 1848, including biographies of famous presidents including Pepys, Newton and Banks.
Categories: History

Instruments of Science

An Historical Encyclopedia

Instruments of Science

Author: Nmsi Trading Ltd,Smithsonian Institution

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815315612

Page: 709

View: 2007

This authoritative reference covers 325 scientific instruments ranging from antiquity to the present, and from the mundane to the highly sophisticated. Entries explain how they work and trace their invention, development, distribution and use. Fully illustrated and complete with bibliographies, it will be particularly useful to students and scholars of modern science and technology. Reflecting contemporary practice, it examines instruments used for testing and monitoring, as well as those used for research, and even considers a number of widely used laboratory organisms (such as drosophila and e.coli) as instruments.
Categories: Science

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 5, The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 5, The Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences

Author: David C. Lindberg,Roy Porter,Mary Jo Nye,Ronald L. Numbers,Cambridge University Press,Katharine Park,Lorraine Daston,Dorothy Ross,Theodore M. Porter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521571999

Page: 678

View: 982

A new and comprehensive examination of the history of the modern physical and mathematical sciences.
Categories: Science