ISBN-10:
052108718X
ISBN-13:
9780521087186
Pub. Date:
12/11/2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Ferment of Knowledge: Studies in the Historiography of Eighteenth-Century Science

The Ferment of Knowledge: Studies in the Historiography of Eighteenth-Century Science

by George Sebastian Rousseau, Roy Porter

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ISBN-13: 9780521087186
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/11/2008
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 516
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Philosophy and Ideas: 1. Knowledge Rom Harre; 2. Natural philosophy Simon Schaffer; 3. Social uses of science Steven Shapin; Part II. Life and its Environment: 4. Psychology G. S. Rousseau; 5. Health, disease and medical care W. F. Bynum; 6. The living world Jacques Roger; 7. The terraqueous globe Roy Porter; Part III. The Physical World: 8. Mathematics and rational mechanics H. J. M. Bos; 9. Experimental natural philosophy J. L. Heilbron; 10. Chemistry and the chemical revolution Maurice Crosland; 11. Mathematical cosmography Eric G. Forbes; 12. Science, technology and industry D. S. L. Cardwell.

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