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A history of scientific thought : elements of a history of science / edited by Michel Serres.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextLanguage: engfre Publication details: Oxford : Blackwell, 1995.ISBN:
  • 0631177396
Uniform titles:
  • Eléments d'histoire des science. English
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 509 21
Contents:
Introduction / Michel Serres -- 1. Babylon - 1800 / James Ritter -- 2. Measure for Measure: Mathematics in Egypt and Mesopotamia / James Ritter -- 3. Gnomon: The Beginnings of Geometry in Greece / Michel Serres -- 4. Archimedes: The Scientist's Canon / Michel Authier -- 5. Stories of the Circle / Catherine Goldstein -- 6. The Arab Intermediary / Paul Benoit and Francoise Micheau -- 7. Theology in the Thirteenth Century: A Science Unlike the Others / Paul Benoit -- 8. Algebra, Commerce and Calculation / Paul Benoit -- 9. The Galileo Affair / Isabelle Stengers -- 10. Refraction and Cartesian 'Forgetfulness' / Michel Authier -- 11. Working with Numbers in the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Centuries / Catherine Goldstein -- 12. Ambiguous Affinity: The Newtonian Dream of Chemistry in the Eighteenth Century / Isabelle Stengers -- 13. From Linnaeus to Darwin: Naturalists and Travellers / Jean-Marc Drouin -- 14. Paris 1800 / Michel Serres -- 15. Lavoisier: A Scientific Revolution / Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent -- 16. In Defence of Geology: The Origins of Lyell's Uniformitarianism / Geof Bowker -- 17. Mendel in the Garden / Jean-Marc Drouin -- 18. Pasteur and Pouchet: The Heterogenesis of the History of Science / Bruno Latour -- 19. Mendeleyev: The Story of a Discovery / Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent -- 20. Manufacturing Truth: The Development of Industrial Research / Geof Bowker -- 21. Joliot: History and Physics mixed together / Bruno Latour -- 22. The Invention of the Computer / Pierre Levy -- Chronology / Michel Authier.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Michel Serres -- 1. Babylon - 1800 / James Ritter -- 2. Measure for Measure: Mathematics in Egypt and Mesopotamia / James Ritter -- 3. Gnomon: The Beginnings of Geometry in Greece / Michel Serres -- 4. Archimedes: The Scientist's Canon / Michel Authier -- 5. Stories of the Circle / Catherine Goldstein -- 6. The Arab Intermediary / Paul Benoit and Francoise Micheau -- 7. Theology in the Thirteenth Century: A Science Unlike the Others / Paul Benoit -- 8. Algebra, Commerce and Calculation / Paul Benoit -- 9. The Galileo Affair / Isabelle Stengers -- 10. Refraction and Cartesian 'Forgetfulness' / Michel Authier -- 11. Working with Numbers in the Seventeenth and Nineteenth Centuries / Catherine Goldstein -- 12. Ambiguous Affinity: The Newtonian Dream of Chemistry in the Eighteenth Century / Isabelle Stengers -- 13. From Linnaeus to Darwin: Naturalists and Travellers / Jean-Marc Drouin -- 14. Paris 1800 / Michel Serres -- 15. Lavoisier: A Scientific Revolution / Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent -- 16. In Defence of Geology: The Origins of Lyell's Uniformitarianism / Geof Bowker -- 17. Mendel in the Garden / Jean-Marc Drouin -- 18. Pasteur and Pouchet: The Heterogenesis of the History of Science / Bruno Latour -- 19. Mendeleyev: The Story of a Discovery / Bernadette Bensaude-Vincent -- 20. Manufacturing Truth: The Development of Industrial Research / Geof Bowker -- 21. Joliot: History and Physics mixed together / Bruno Latour -- 22. The Invention of the Computer / Pierre Levy -- Chronology / Michel Authier.

Translation of: Eléments d'histoire des science.