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A Brief History Of Science

Author : Thomas Crump
ISBN : 1841195529
Genre : Science
File Size : 78.29 MB
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From the beginnings of history through to the 21st century and the 26-kilometre underground particle accelerator, this work describes the way that the design and production of scientific instruments has extended the frontiers of science.
Category: Science

A Brief History Of Science

Author : John R. Gribbin
ISBN : 1902328450
Genre : Science
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This book : "outlines the key concepts forming the core of each major branch of science, and how they were developed ; reviews the achievements of all the major figures in the history of modern science from Galileo onward ; explains the ideas that upset our 'common sense' view of reality, from the weird behaviour of fundamental particles to the vastness of the universe ; explores the cultural consequences of scientific discoveries and ideas ; reveals science for what it really is - a relentless curiosity born out of mystery and wonder." -- back cover.
Category: Science

A Brief History Of Geology

Author : Kieran D. O'Hara
ISBN : 9781107176188
Genre : Nature
File Size : 88.48 MB
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Approximately 200 years of the history of the development of the study of geology.
Category: Nature

A Brief History Of Creation Science And The Search For The Origin Of Life

Author : Bill Mesler
ISBN : 9780393248548
Genre : Science
File Size : 89.80 MB
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The epic story of the scientists through the ages who have sought answers to life’s biggest mystery: How did it begin? In this essential and illuminating history of Western science, Bill Mesler and H. James Cleaves II seek to answer the most crucial question in science: How did life begin? They trace the trials and triumphs of the iconoclastic scientists who have sought to solve the mystery, from Darwin’s theory of evolution to Crick and Watson’s unveiling of DNA. This fascinating exploration not only examines the origin-of-life question, but also interrogates the very nature of scientific discovery and objectivity.
Category: Science

Dictionary Of The History Of Science

Author : William F. Bynum
ISBN : 9781400853410
Genre : Science
File Size : 43.51 MB
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For readers interested in the development of major scientific concepts and the role of science in the western world, here is the first conceptually organized historical dictionary of scientific thought. The purpose of the dictionary is to illuminate this history by providing a concise, single volume reference book of short historical accounts of the important themes, ideas, and discoveries of science. Its conceptual approach differentiates the dictionary from previous reference works such as books of scientific biography and makes it a convenient manual both for the general reader and for scientists interested in the origin of concepts in their own and other scientific fields. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Science

A Brief History Of Disease Science And Medicine

Author : Michael Kennedy
ISBN : 0974946656
Genre : Medical
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This introduction to the history of medicine begins with the evolution of infectious diseases at the end of the last ice age. It describes the origin of science and medicine in ancient civilizations, including China and India. The first third of the book covers the early period that is considered the "classical" history of medicine. The remainder describes the evolution of modern medicine and surgery up to the present. The final chapter is a history of medical economics and explains the origin of health insurance, HMOs and medical malpractice lawsuits, subjects explained nowhere else in the medical school curriculum. There is a 40 page index and over 550 footnotes, most of them references to the original articles described in the text. A bibliography of essential sources is also included.
Category: Medical

A Brief History Of Analytic Philosophy

Author : Stephen P. Schwartz
ISBN : 9781118271728
Genre : Philosophy
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A Brief History of Analytic Philosophy: From Russell to Rawls presents a comprehensive overview of the historical development of all major aspects of analytic philosophy, the dominant Anglo-American philosophical tradition in the twentieth century. Features coverage of all the major subject areas and figures in analytic philosophy - including Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell, G.E. Moore, Gottlob Frege, Carnap, Quine, Davidson, Kripke, Putnam, and many others Contains explanatory background material to help make clear technical philosophical concepts Includes listings of suggested further readings Written in a clear, direct style that presupposes little previous knowledge of philosophy
Category: Philosophy

A Brief History Of Knowledge For Social Science Researchers

Author : Deborah Court
ISBN : 9781000048407
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 20.21 MB
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A Brief History of Knowledge for Social Science Researchers outlines a history of knowledge from Ancient Greece to present day, in Europe and the Western world. This outline provides the basis for understanding where various research methods originate, and their epistemological, historical, political and social roots. This book provides social science researchers with an understanding of how research methods developed, and how their truth criteria, and what is accepted as knowledge, spring from human history. Research is often reduced to data collection, results and publication in the stressful, results-oriented academic environment. But research is a human enterprise, a product of both individual creativity and historical, political and social conditions. This book will focus on how shared research criteria (as we know them today) were developed through the work and thought of philosophers, social activists and researchers. This book will be useful for graduate and post-graduate students, particularly those studying Research Methods, and Philosophy of Science courses; and for experienced social science researchers who wish to understand how research methods have developed in human history.
Category: Social Science