The Oxford Illustrated History of Science by Iwan Rhys MorusThe Oxford Illustrated History of Science by Iwan Rhys Morus

The Oxford Illustrated History of Science

EditorIwan Rhys Morus

Hardcover | June 20, 2017

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Science is the first ever fully illustrated global history of science, from Aristotle to the atom bomb - and beyond. The first part of the book tells the story of science in both East and West from antiquity to the Enlightenment: from the ancient Mediterranean world to ancient China; from the exchanges between Islamic and Christian scholars in the Middle Ages to the Chinese invention of gunpowder, paper, and theprinting press; from the Scientific Revolution of sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe to the intellectual ferment of the eighteenth century. The chapters that follow focus on the increasingly specialized story of science since end of the eighteenth century, covering experimental science in the laboratory from Michael Faraday to CERN; the exploration of nature, from intrepid Victorian explorers to twentieth century primatologists; themapping of the universe, from the discovery of Uranus to Big Bang theory; the impact of evolutionary ideas, from Lamarck, Darwin, and Wallace to DNA; and the story of theoretical physics, from James Clark Maxwell to Quantum Theory and beyond. A concluding chapter reflects on how scientists havecommunicated their work to a wider public, from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the internet in the early twenty-first century.
Iwan Rhys Morus first developed his interest in the history of science whilst studying natural sciences at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is currently Professor of History at Aberystwyth University and is the author of a number of books in the history of science, including Frankenstein's Children (1998), When Physics Became King (2005...
Title:The Oxford Illustrated History of ScienceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:432 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.03 inPublished:June 20, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Iwan Rhys Morus: Introduction1. James Evans: Science in the Ancient Mediterranean World2. Donald Harper: Science in Ancient China3. Sonja Brentjes: Medieval Science in the West and Middle East4. Dagmar Schaefer: Science in the Medieval East5. John Henry: The Scientific Revolution6. Jan Golinski: Enlightenment Science7. Iwan Rhys Morus: Experimental Cultures8. Amanda Rees: Exploring Nature9. Robert Smith: Mapping the Universe10. Peter Bowler: The Meaning of Life11. Matthew Stanley: Theoretical Visions12. Charlotte Sleigh: Communicating NatureFurther ReadingIndex