Thornton and Tully s Scientific Books Libraries and Collectors

  • Filename: thornton-and-tully-s-scientific-books-libraries-and-collectors.
  • ISBN: 9781351878951
  • Release Date: 2016-12-05
  • Number of pages: 424
  • Author: Andrew Hunter
  • Publisher: Routledge



In the 25 years since the last edition of Thornton and Tully’s Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors was published, scientific publishing has mushroomed, developed new forms, and the academic discipline and popular appreciation of the history of science have grown apace. This fourth edition discusses these changes and ponders the implications of developments in publishing at the end of the twentieth century, while concentrating its gaze upon the dissemination of scientific ideas and knowledge from Antiquity to the industrial age. In this shift of focus it departs from previous editions, and for the first time a chapter on Islamic science is included. Recurrent themes in several of the ten essays in the present volume are the definition of ’science’ itself, and its transmutation by publishing media and the social context. Two essays on the collecting of scientific books provide a counterpoint, and the book is grounded on a rigorous chapter on bibliographies. The timely publication of Scientific Books, Libraries and Collectors comes at the coincidence of the advent of electronic publishing and the millennium, a dramatic moment at which to take stock.

Popular Science

  • Filename: popular-science.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 1893-09
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author:
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

A Science of Impurity

  • Filename: a-science-of-impurity.
  • ISBN: 0520070887
  • Release Date: 1990
  • Number of pages: 342
  • Author: Christopher Hamlin
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press



A study of the social framework in which chemists came to work on problems of water quality in 19th century Britain, the strategies they used to study the environment, the principles on which they drew their conclusions, and the role they adopted in dealing with a fearful public. Water analysis is an ideal area for exploring the relations between science and public health administration, and the issues brought forth are of vital interest in the present climate of concern over pollution of all kinds. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Physical Chemistry from Ostwald to Pauling

  • Filename: physical-chemistry-from-ostwald-to-pauling.
  • ISBN: 0691026149
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 402
  • Author: John W. Servos
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press



John Servos explains the emergence of physical chemistry in America by presenting a series of lively portraits of such pivotal figures as Wilhelm Ostwald, A. A. Noyes, G. N. Lewis, and Linus Pauling, and of key institutions, including MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and Caltech. In the early twentieth century, physical chemistry was a new hybrid science, the molecular biology of its time. The names of its progenitors were familiar to everyone who was scientifically literate; studies of aqueous solutions and of chemical thermodynamics had transformed scientific knowledge of chemical affinity. By exploring the relationship of the discipline to industry and to other sciences, and by tracing the research of its leading American practitioners, Servos shows how physical chemistry was eclipsed by its own offspring--specialties like quantum chemistry.John Servos explains the emergence of physical chemistry in America by presenting a series of lively portraits of such pivotal figures as Wilhelm Ostwald, A. A. Noyes, G. N. Lewis, and Linus Pauling, and of key institutions, including MIT, the University of California at Berkeley, and Caltech. In the early twentieth century, physical chemistry was a new hybrid science, the molecular biology of its time. The names of its progenitors were familiar to everyone who was scientifically literate; studies of aqueous solutions and of chemical thermodynamics had transformed scientific knowledge of chemical affinity. By exploring the relationship of the discipline to industry and to other sciences, and by tracing the research of its leading American practitioners, Servos shows how physical chemistry was eclipsed by its ownoffspring--specialties like quantum chemistry.

Archibald Liversidge FRS

  • Filename: archibald-liversidge-frs.
  • ISBN: 9781920898809
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 637
  • Author: Roy M. MacLeod
  • Publisher: Sydney University Press



When Archibald Liversidge first arrived at Sydney University in 1872 as reader in Geology and Assistant in the Laboratory he had about ten students and two rooms in the main building. In 1874 he became professor of geology and mineralogy and by 1879 he had persuaded the senate to open a faculty of science. He became its first dean in 1882.

Historical Dictionary of the Gilded Age

  • Filename: historical-dictionary-of-the-gilded-age.
  • ISBN: 0765621061
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Leonard C. Schlup
  • Publisher: M.E. Sharpe



Covers all the people, events, movements, subjects, court cases, inventions, and more that defined the Gilded Age.

De Re Metallica

  • Filename: de-re-metallica.
  • ISBN: 9781351946155
  • Release Date: 2017-05-15
  • Number of pages: 442
  • Author: Robert Bork
  • Publisher: Routledge



De Re Metallica brings together a wide variety of perspectives on metal use in the Middle Ages, a topic that has received less systematic scholarly attention than it deserves, given its central importance for medieval culture. Because of its strength, beauty, and prestige, metal figured prominently in many medieval contexts, from the military and utilitarian to the architectural and liturgical. Metal was a crucial ingredient in weapons and waterpipes, rose windows and reliquaries, coinage and jewelry. The 23 essays presented here, from an international team of scholars, explore the production and use of such objects, from the early Middle Ages to the sixteenth century, and from the British Isles, Iceland, and Scandinavia, to France, Germany, Spain and Italy. This thematic, chronological, and geographical scope will make this volume into a valuable resource for historians of art, technology, and culture.

Popular Science

  • Filename: popular-science.
  • ISBN:
  • Release Date: 1893-10
  • Number of pages: 154
  • Author:
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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

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