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The Cambridge History of Science

Volume 6. The Modern Biological and Earth Sciences

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Peter Bowler, John Pickstone, David Allen, Roy M. MacLeod, Mary P. Winsor, Keith R. Benson, Jonathan Harwood, Paul Lucier, John P. Swan, Michael Warboys, Mott T. Greene, David R. Oldroyd, Ronald Rainger, Mario di Gregorio, Eugene Cittadino, Susan C. Lawrence, Nick Hopwood, Olga Amsterdamska, Richard L. Kramer, Russell C. Maulitz, Jonathan Hodge, Richard M. Burian, Doris T. Zallen, Pascal Acot, Thomas Soderquist, Craig Stillwell, Mark Jackson, J. P. Gaudilliere, Anne Harrington, Robert F. Bud, Henry Frankel, Jeff Schank, Charles Twardy, James Moore, Susan E. Lederer, Stephen A. Bocking
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from July 2019
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521572019

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  • This book in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of the life and earth sciences since 1800. It provides comprehensive and authoritative surveys of historical thinking on major developments in these areas of science, on the social and cultural milieus in which the knowledge was generated, and on the wider impact of the major theoretical and practical innovations. The articles are written by acknowledged experts who provide concise accounts of the latest historical thinking coupled with guides to the most important recent literature. In addition to histories of traditional sciences, the book covers the emergence of newer disciplines such as genetics, biochemistry and geophysics. The interaction of scientific techniques with their practical applications in areas such as medicine is a major focus of the book, as is its coverage of controversial areas such as science and religion, and environmentalism.

    • Comprehensive account of the history of the life and earth sciences
    • Authoritative surveys of historical thinking on science by expert authors
    • Introduction to the latest thinking in the history of science for readers seeking a basic understanding on which to build
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    '… Volume 6 … together with the others of the same series, will serve as a useful reference source.' Nuncius: Journal of the Material and Visual History of Science

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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521572019
    • length: 688 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 166 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.04kg
    • contains: 3 tables
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from July 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Peter Bowler and John Pickstone
    Part I. Workers and Places:
    2. Amateurs and professionals David Allen
    3. Discovery and exploration Roy M. MacLeod
    4. Museums Mary P. Winsor
    5. Field stations and surveys Keith R. Benson
    6. Universities Jonathan Harwood
    7. Geological industries Paul Lucier
    8. Biomedical industries John P. Swan
    9. Public health Michael Warboys
    Part II. Analysis and Experimentation:
    10. Geology Mott T. Greene
    11. Geophysics and geochemistry David R. Oldroyd
    12. Paleontology Ronald Rainger
    13. Zoology Mario di Gregorio
    14. Botany Eugene Cittadino
    15. Anatomy, histology, and cytology Susan C. Lawrence
    16. Embryology Nick Hopwood
    17. Microbiology Olga Amsterdamska
    18. Physiology Richard L. Kramer
    19. Pathology Russell C. Maulitz
    Part III. New Objects and Ideas:
    20. Evolution Jonathan Hidge
    21. Genes Richard M. Burian and Doris T. Zallen
    22. Ecosystems Pascal Acot
    23. Immunology Thomas Soderquist, Craig Stillwell and Mark Jackson
    24. Cancer J. P. Gaudilliere
    25. The brain and the behavioral sciences Anne Harrington
    26. Biotechnology and genetic engineering Robert F. Bud
    27. Plate tectonics Henry Frankel
    28. Mathematical models Jeff Schank and Charles Twardy
    Part IV. Science and Culture:
    29. Religion and science James Moore
    30. Biology and human nature Peter Bowler
    31. Experimentation and ethics Susan E. Lederer
    32. Environmentalism Stephen A. Bocking
    33. Popular science Peter Bowler.

  • Editors

    Peter J. Bowler, Queen's University Belfast
    Peter J. Bowler is Professor of the History of Science at Queen's University in Belfast. He was president of the British Society for the History of Science from 2004 to 2006, is a member of the Royal Irish Academy, and is a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is the author of numerous books, including Charles Darwin: The Man and His Influence, published by Cambridge University Press in 1996 and Reconciling Science and Religion: The Debate in Early Twentieth-Century Britain (University of Chicago Press, 2001).

    John V. Pickstone, University of Manchester
    John V. Pickstone is Wellcome Research Professor at Manchester University, where he founded the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine and directed it until 2002. His numerous books and articles include Ways of Knowing. A New History of Science, Technology and Medicine (Manchester University Press, 2000, and Chicago University Press, 2001) and Surgeons, Manufacturers and Patients: A Transatlantic History of the Total Hip Replacement, co-authored with Julie Anderson and Francis Neary (Palgrave, 2007).

    Contributors

    Peter Bowler, John Pickstone, David Allen, Roy M. MacLeod, Mary P. Winsor, Keith R. Benson, Jonathan Harwood, Paul Lucier, John P. Swan, Michael Warboys, Mott T. Greene, David R. Oldroyd, Ronald Rainger, Mario di Gregorio, Eugene Cittadino, Susan C. Lawrence, Nick Hopwood, Olga Amsterdamska, Richard L. Kramer, Russell C. Maulitz, Jonathan Hodge, Richard M. Burian, Doris T. Zallen, Pascal Acot, Thomas Soderquist, Craig Stillwell, Mark Jackson, J. P. Gaudilliere, Anne Harrington, Robert F. Bud, Henry Frankel, Jeff Schank, Charles Twardy, James Moore, Susan E. Lederer, Stephen A. Bocking

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