Books and the Sciences in History

Books and the Sciences in History

by Marina Frasca-Spada
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521659396

ISBN-13: 9780521659390

Pub. Date: 03/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The history of the sciences and the history of the book are complementary, and there has been much recent innovative research in the intersection of these lively fields. This accessibly-written, well-illustrated volume is the first systematic general work to do justice to the fruits of recent scholarship. The twenty specially-commissioned chapters cover the period

Overview

The history of the sciences and the history of the book are complementary, and there has been much recent innovative research in the intersection of these lively fields. This accessibly-written, well-illustrated volume is the first systematic general work to do justice to the fruits of recent scholarship. The twenty specially-commissioned chapters cover the period from the Carolingian renaissance of learning to the mid-nineteenth-century consolidation of science, and examine all aspects of the authorship, production, distribution, and reception of manuscripts, books and journals in the various sciences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521659390
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction: books and sciences Marina Frasca-Spada and Nick Jardine; Part I. Triumphs of the Book: 1. Books and sciences before print Rosamond McKitterick; 2. Printing the world Jerry Brotton; 3. Geniture collections, origins and uses of a genre Anthony Grafton; 4. Annotating and indexing natural philosophy Ann Blair; 5. Illustrating nature Sachiko Kusukawa; 6. Astronomical books and courtly communication Adam Mosley; 7. Reading for the philosophers' stone Lauren Kassell; 8. Writing and talking of exotic animals Silvia De Renzi; Part II. Learned and Conversable Reading: 9. Compendious footnotes Marina Frasca-Spada; 10. On the bureaucratic plots of the research library William Clark; 11. Encyclopaedic knowledge Richard Yeo; 12. Periodical literature Thomas Broman; 13. Natural philosophy for fashionable readers Mary Terrall; 14. Rococo readings of the book of nature Emma Spary; 15. Young readers and the sciences Aileen Fyfe; 16. The physiology of reading Adrian Johns; Part III. Publication in the Age of Science: 17. A textbook revolution Jonathan Topham; 18. Useful knowledge for export Eugenia Roldàn Vera; 19. Editing a hero of modern science Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart; 20. Progress in print James Secord; Afterwords: Books, texts, and the making of knowledge Nick Jardine; The past, present, and future of the scientific book Adrian Johns; Notes on contributors.

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