Companion to the History of Modern Science

1st Edition

G N Cantor, G.N. Cantor, J.R.R. Christie, M.J.S. Hodge, R.C. Olby

Routledge
Published July 4, 1996
Reference - 1108 Pages
ISBN 9780415145787 - CAT# RU15153
Series: Routledge Companion Encyclopedias

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Summary

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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