Making Modern Science
A Historical Survey
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Making Modern Science by Peter J. Bowler
Book DescriptionMaking Modern Science thus chronicles all major developments in scientific thinking, from the revolutionary ideas of the seventeenth century to the contemporary issues of evolutionism, genetics, nuclear physics, and modern cosmology. Written by seasoned historians, this book will encourage students to see the history of science not as a series of names and dates but as an interconnected and complex web of relationships between science and modern society. The first survey of its kind, Making Modern Science is a much-needed and accessible introduction to the history of science, engagingly written for undergraduates and curious readers alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226068619
(227mm x 164mm x 25mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 28-Jun-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Peter J. Bowler
Darwin Deleted, Hardback (April 2013)
The ideas and terminology of Darwinism are so pervasive these days that it seems impossible to avoid them, let alone imagine a world without them. In this title, the author asks: What if Charles Darwin had not returned from the voyage of the Beagle and thus did not write "On the Origin of Species"?
Science for All, Hardback (September 2009)
Argues that the social environment of early twentieth-century Britain created a substantial market for science books and magazines aimed at those who had benefited from better secondary education but could not access higher learning.
Evolution, Paperback (September 2009)
Describes the development and impact of some of the most controversial of scientific theories. This book examines scholarship and trends within the study of evolution.
Cambridge History of Science: Volume 6, Modern Life and Earth Sciences, Hardback (April 2009)» View all books by Peter J. Bowler
A comprehensive and authoritative guide to developments in life and earth sciences since 1800.
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Author Biography - Peter J. Bowler
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.
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