The Making of Modern Science: Science, Technology, Medicine and Modernity: 1789 - 1914 / Edition 1

The Making of Modern Science: Science, Technology, Medicine and Modernity: 1789 - 1914 / Edition 1

by David Knight
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0745636764

ISBN-13: 9780745636764

Pub. Date: 12/08/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Of all the inventions of the nineteenth century, the scientist is one of the most striking. The ideas, discoveries and inventions of nineteenth-century scientists transformed the world: lives were longer and healthier, cities and empires grew, societies became urban rather than agrarian, the local became global. This book tells that story.

Overview

Of all the inventions of the nineteenth century, the scientist is one of the most striking. The ideas, discoveries and inventions of nineteenth-century scientists transformed the world: lives were longer and healthier, cities and empires grew, societies became urban rather than agrarian, the local became global. This book tells that story.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745636764
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/08/2009
Series:
PHSS - Polity History of Science Series, #2
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vi

Preface: The Age of Science viii

Acknowledgements xiii

Introduction: Approaching the Past 1

1 Science in and after 1789 12

2 Science and its Languages 33

3 Applied Science 56

4 Intellectual Excitement 82

5 Healthy Lives 105

6 Laboratories 129

7 Bodies, Minds and Spirits 151

8 The Time of Triumph 172

9 Science and National Identities 195

10 Method and Heresy 217

11 Cultural Leadership 238

12 Into the New Century 264

Timeline 283

Notes and References 289

Index 353

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