Cambridge History of Science: Volume 5, the Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences
Edited by Mary Jo Nye
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Cambridge History of Science: Volume 5, the Modern Physical and Mathematical Sciences by Mary Jo Nye
Book DescriptionA narrative and interpretative history of the physical and mathematical sciences from the early nineteenth century to the close of the twentieth century. Drawing upon the most recent methods and results in historical studies of science, the authors of over thirty chapters employ strategies from intellectual history, social history, and cultural studies to provide unusually wide-ranging and comprehensive insights into developments in the public culture, disciplinary organization, and cognitive content of the physical and mathematical sciences. The sciences under study in the volume include physics, astronomy, chemistry and mathematics, as well as their extensions into geosciences and environmental sciences, computer science, and biomedical science. Scientific traditions and scientific changes are examined; the roles of instruments, languages, and images in everyday practice are analyzed; the theme of scientific 'revolution' is scrutinized; and the interactions of the sciences with literature, religion, and ideology are examined.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521571999
(228mm x 152mm x 51mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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