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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Autor:
J. L. Heilbroner (veja mais livros deste autor)
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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS(veja mais livros desta editora)

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Containing 609 encyclopedic articles 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, disc overies, 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 (Biology, Alchemy, Behaviorism), historical p eriods (the Scientific Revolution, World War II, the Cold War), concepts (Hypothesis, Space and Time, Ether), and methodologies and philosophies (Observation and Experiment, Darwinism). Coverage is international, tracing the spread of science from it s 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. Revealing the interplay between science and the wider culture, the Co mpanion includes entries on topics such as minority groups, art, religion, and science´s practical applications. One hundred biographies of the most iconic historic figures, chosen for their contributions to science and the interest of their live s, a re also included. Above all The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science is a companion to world history: modern in coverage, generous in breadth, and cosmopolitan in scope. The volume´s utility is enhanced by a thematic outline of th e enti re contents, a thorough system of cross-referencing, and a detailed index that enables the reader to follow a specific line of inquiry along various threads from multiple starting points. Each essay has numerous suggestions for further reading , all o f which favor literature that is accessible to the general reader, and a bibliographical essay provides a general overview of the scholarship in the field. Lastly, as a contribution to the visual appeal of the Companion, over 100 black-and-wh i te illu

Código de barras:
9780195112290
Dimensões:
6.60cm x 19.00cm x 25.00cm
Edição:
1
Marca:
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
Idioma:
Português
ISBN:
9780195112290
ISBN13:
9780195112290
Número de páginas:
994
Peso:
2300 gramas
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