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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

J. L. Heilbron

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780195112290
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199891153 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780195112290.001.0001
The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technology, ideas, discoveries, and learned institutions that have shaped our world over the past five centuries. Focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the early twenty-first century, the articles cover all disciplines, historical periods, concepts, and methodologies and philosophies. Coverage is international, tracing the spread of science from its traditional centers and explaining how the prevailing knowledge of non-Western societies has modified or contributed to the dominant global science as it is currently understood. One hundred biographies of the most iconic historic figures, chosen for their contributions to science and the interest of their lives, are also included.

Book.  785 pages.  604391 words. 

Subjects: History of Science and Technology

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