The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 6, Modern Life and Earth Sciences by Peter J. BowlerThe Cambridge History of Science: Volume 6, Modern Life and Earth Sciences by Peter J. Bowler

The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 6, Modern Life and Earth Sciences

EditorPeter J. Bowler, John V. Pickstone

Hardcover | April 13, 2009

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This book in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of the life and earth sciences since 1800. It provides comprehensive and authoritative surveys of historical thinking on major developments in these areas of science, on the social and cultural milieus in which the knowledge was generated, and on the wider impact of the major theoretical and practical innovations. The articles were written by acknowledged experts who provide concise accounts of the latest historical thinking coupled with guides to the most important recent literature. In addition to histories of traditional sciences, the book covers the emergence of newer disciplines such as genetics, biochemistry, and geophysics. The interaction of scientific techniques with their practical applications in areas such as medicine is a major focus of the book, as is its coverage of controversial areas such as science and religion and environmentalism.
Title:The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 6, Modern Life and Earth SciencesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.77 inPublished:April 13, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521572010

ISBN - 13:9780521572019


Table of Contents

1. Introduction Peter Bowler and John Pickstone; Part I. Workers and Places: 2. Amateurs and professionals David Allen; 3. Discovery and exploration Roy M. MacLeod; 4. Museums Mary P. Winsor; 5. Field stations and surveys Keith R. Benson; 6. Universities Jonathan Harwood; 7. Geological industries Paul Lucier; 8. Biomedical industries John P. Swan; 9. Public health Michael Warboys; Part II. Analysis and Experimentation: 10. Geology Mott T. Greene; 11. Geophysics and geochemistry David R. Oldroyd; 12. Paleontology Ronald Rainger; 13. Zoology Mario di Gregorio; 14. Botany Eugene Cittadino; 15. Anatomy, histology, and cytology Susan C. Lawrence; 16. Embryology Nick Hopwood; 17. Microbiology Olga Amsterdamska; 18. Physiology Richard L. Kramer; 19. Pathology Russell C. Maulitz; Part III. New Objects and Ideas: 20. Evolution Jonathan Hidge; 21. Genes Richard M. Burian and Doris T. Zallen; 22. Ecosystems Pascal Acot; 23. Immunology Thomas Soderquist, Craig Stillwell and Mark Jackson; 24. Cancer J. P. Gaudilliere; 25. The brain and the behavioral sciences Anne Harrington; 26. Biotechnology and genetic engineering Robert F. Bud; 27. Plate tectonics Henry Frankel; 28. Mathematical models Jeff Schank and Charles Twardy; Part IV. Science and Culture: 29. Religion and science James Moore; 30. Biology and human nature Peter Bowler; 31. Experimentation and ethics Susan E. Lederer; 32. Environmentalism Stephen A. Bocking; 33. Popular science Peter Bowler.