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Description - Companion to the History of Modern Science by R. C. Olby

The 67 chapters of this book describe and analyse the development of Western science from 1500 to the present day. Divided into two major sections - 'The Study of the History of Science' and 'Selected Writings in the History of Science' - the volume describes the methods and problems of research in the field and then applies these techniques to a wide range of fields. Areas covered include: * the Copernican Revolution * Genetics * Science and Imperialism * the History of Anthropology * Science and Religion * Magic and Science. The companion is an indispensable resource for students and professionals in History, Philosophy, Sociology and the Sciences as well as the History of Science. It will also appeal to the general reader interested in an introduction to the subject.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415145787
ISBN-10: 0415145783
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 156mm x 49mm)
Pages: 1108
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 4-Jul-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - R. C. Olby

Robert Olby, Geoffrey Cantor, John Christie, and Jonathon Hodge are all in the Division of the History of Science at the University of Leeds.