A dozen essays from a December 1995 symposium at the Royal Swedish
Academy of Sciences explore what about natural science belongs to a
particular culture and what can be expressed in ways comprehensible
to scientists in others. The topics include Galileo in Sweden, Ulisse
Aldrovandi as a source of Olof Rudbeck's "Book of Birds",
Swedenbourg and Italian Science, Linnaeus and Italian culture, and
Swedish and Italian geology in the 18th century. Illustrated in color
and black and white. No subject index.
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