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By Bernard Lightman

The Wiley Blackwell better half to the heritage of Science is a unmarried quantity better half that discusses the historical past of technology because it is completed at the present time, offering a survey of the debates and matters that dominate present scholarly dialogue, with contributions from prime overseas scholars.

  • Provides a single-volume evaluate of present scholarship within the heritage of technological know-how edited via one of many prime figures within the field
  • Features 40 essays via top overseas students supplying an outline of the main debates and advancements within the background of science
  • Reflects the shift in the direction of deeper old contextualization in the field
  • Helps converse and combine views from the heritage of technology with different parts of ancient inquiry
  • Includes dialogue of non-Western issues that are built-in in the course of the chapters 
  • Divided into 4 sections in keeping with key analytic different types that mirror new techniques within the field

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Isis, 100: 319–32. ) 1991. The Literary Structure of Scientific Argument: Historical Studies. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. ) 2007. Science and Empire in the Atlantic World. London: Routledge. Desmond, Adrian. 1992. The Politics of Evolution: Morphology, Medicine, and Reform in Radical London. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Dolby, R. G. A. 1977. ” History of Science, 15: 1–43. Elshakry, Marwa. 2008. “Knowledge in motion: The cultural politics of modern science translations in Arabic,” Isis, 99: 701–730.

Even in the few cases where we have a rich source basis for discussing an individual’s life, the authors of our sources were often motivated by other interests than that of conveying to us a complete picture of the lived experience of the subject at hand. Stories of learned men were sometimes related in order to develop a picture of an estimable life, or in order to provide moral lessons (Fancy 2013, 21–22; Jaeger 2013). We might be told about the learning of certain women so as to boost our estimation of the houses to which they belonged (Azad 2013, 81).

Scientists and Swindlers: Consulting on Coal and Oil in America, 1820–1890. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. Mazzolini, Renato G. ) 1993. Non-Verbal Communication in Science prior to 1900. S. Olschki. Messbarger, Rebecca. 2013. ” Journal of the History of Collections, 25: 195–215. Misa, Thomas J. 2009. ” Synthese, 168: 357–75. Mitman, Gregg, and Paul Erickson. 2010. ” Radical History Review, 107: 45–73. Montgomery, Scott L. 2002. Science in Translation: Movements of Knowledge through Cultures and Time.

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