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Culture of Science in France, 1700-1900

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780860783398
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/1992
  • Series: Collected Studies Series
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 8.82 (w) x 5.91 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Patronage and Institutions
I Scientific Enterprise and the Patronage of Research in France, 1800-70
II The Savant Confronts his Peers: Scientific Societies in France, 1815-1914
III Learning, Politics and Polite Culture in Provincial France: The Societes Savantes in the Nineteenth Century
IV The Early History of the Societe Zoologique de France
V Science, Industry and the Social Order in Mulhouse, 1798-1871
VI From Corfu to Caledonia: The Early Travels of Charles Dupin, 1808-1920
The Physics of Heat
VII The Science of Fire: J.H. Lambert and the Study of Heat
VIII The Background to the Discovery of Dulong and Petit's Law
IX The Rise and Fall of Laplacian Physics
X The Fire Piston and its Origins in Europe
XI The Challenge of a New Technology: Theorists and the High-Pressure Steam Engine Before 1824
XII Watt's Expansive Principle in the Work of Sadi Carnot and Nicolas Clement
Index
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