Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations by W. F. BynumOxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations by W. F. Bynum

Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

EditorW. F. Bynum, Roy Porter

Hardcover | January 15, 2017

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This Dictionary is part of the Oxford Reference Collection: using sustainable print-on-demand technology to make the acclaimed backlist of the Oxford Reference programme perennially available in hardback format.The original words announcing great scientific discoveries, from the first 'Eureka!' to the cloning of Dolly the sheep, can all be found in this fascinating addition to the world-famous 'Oxford Quotations' range. An essential reference tool, put together over 15 years with the assistance of adistinguished team of specialist advisers, it includes full author descriptions, exact sources, and a word-finding index for easy reference. Scholarly but accessible, it also presents the human face of science, as scientists reflect on achievements and failures in their own lives and those ofothers. Darwin not only describes natural selection, but carefully assesses the pros and cons of marriage, while James Clerk Maxwell constructs an electric but poetic Valentine as well as his 'demon'. From Archimedes to Einstein and beyond, the Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations charts theprogress of the great ideas of science.
W. F. Bynum is Professor Emeritus of the history of medicine at the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London. His research has been directed at a number of topics, including the history of psychiatry, the relationship between basic science and medical practice, the history of disease, especially malaria ...
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Title:Oxford Dictionary of Scientific QuotationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:736 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 1.73 inPublished:January 15, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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