ISBN-10:
0226068617
ISBN-13:
9780226068619
Pub. Date:
04/20/2005
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey / Edition 1

Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey / Edition 1

by Peter J. Bowler, Iwan Rhys Morus

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226068619
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 04/20/2005
Edition description: 1
Pages: 538
Sales rank: 515,608
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peter J. Bowler is professor of the history of science in the School of Anthropological Studies at Queen's University, Belfast, and the author of Reconciling Science and Religion: The Debate in Early-Twentieth-Century Britain, published by the University of Chicago Press. Iwan Rhys Morus is lecturer in the Department of History and Welsh History at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and the author of When Physics Became King, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Table of Contents

PREFACE
1. INTRODUCTION: SCIENCE, SOCIETY, AND HISTORY
PART I EPISODES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENCE
2. THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION
3. THE CHEMICAL REVOLUTION
4. THE CONSERVATION OF ENERGY
5. THE AGE OF THE EARTH
6. THE DARWINIAN REVOLUTION
7. THE NEW BIOLOGY
8. GENETICS
9. ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
10. CONTINENTAL DRIFT
11. TWENTIETH-CENTURY PHYSICS
12. REVOLUTIONIZING COSMOLOGY
13. THE EMERGENCE OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES
PART II THEMES IN THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
14. THE ORGANIZATION OF SCIENCE
15. SCIENCE AND RELIGION
16. POPULAR SCIENCE
17. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
18. BIOLOGY AND IDEOLOGY
19. SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
20. SCIENCE AND WAR
21. SCIENCE AND GENDER
22. EPILOGUE
INDEX

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