Models: The Third Dimension of Science

Models: The Third Dimension of Science

by Soraya de Chadarevian
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0804739722

ISBN-13: 9780804739726

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Stanford University Press

“This finely focused theme and the historical specificity of each author’s contribution sustain and propel the reader through this rich, provocative collection,”—Science Magazine
“ . . . [T]he wide-ranging chapters suggest intriguing aproaches to the investigation of objects which readers may wish to

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“This finely focused theme and the historical specificity of each author’s contribution sustain and propel the reader through this rich, provocative collection,”—Science Magazine
“ . . . [T]he wide-ranging chapters suggest intriguing aproaches to the investigation of objects which readers may wish to emulate.”—Rittenhouse: Journal of the Scientific Instrument Enterprise

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804739726
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Series:
Writing Science Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figuresvii
Editors' Acknowledgmentsxi
Contributorsxiii
1.Dimensions of Modelling1
Part 1Modelling and Enlightenment
2.Representing Invention, Viewing Models19
3.Plastic Anatomies and Artificial Dissections43
4.Fish and Ships: Models in the Age of Reason71
Part 2Disciplines and Display
5.Modelling Monuments and Excavations109
6.Monsters at the Crystal Palace138
7.Plastic Publishing in Embryology170
8.Casting Skin: Meanings for Doctors, Artists, and Patients207
9.Molecules and Croquet Balls242
10.Mathematical Models276
11.Science, Art, and Authenticity in Natural History Displays307
Part 3New Media and Old
12.Models and the Making of Molecular Biology339
13.Secrets Hidden by Two-Dimensionality: The Economy as a Hydraulic Machine369
14.From Model Kits to Interactive Computer Graphics402
Commentaries
15.Three-Dimensional Models in Philosophical Perspective433
16.Material Models as Visual Culture443
Index453

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