The Cambridge History of Science: Volume 8, Modern Science in National, Transnational, and Global Context

Modern Science in National and International Context

David; Numbers, Ronald Livingstone

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Brings together a group of highly respected specialists to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date history of modern science in national, transnational, and global contexts. Exploring local contexts of science and analyzing science using national and regional frameworks, the essays introduce the latest thinking in the history of science.

Hugh Richard Slotten is Associate Professor at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. He is the author of Radio's Hidden Voice: The Origins of Public Broadcasting in the United States (2009) and Patronage, Practice, and the Culture of American Science: Alexander Dallas Bache and the US Coast Survey (Cambridge, 1994).

Ronald L. Numbers is Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he taught between 1974 and his retirement in 2013. He has written or edited more than two dozen books, including The Creationists (1992, 2006), Science and Christianity in Pulpit and Pew (2007), and Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion (2009).

David N. Livingstone is Professor of Geography and Intellectual History at Queen's University Belfast and a Fellow of the British Academy.  He is the author of a number of books including Nathaniel Southgate Shaler and the Culture of American Science (1987), Darwin's Forgotten Defenders (1984), The Geographical Tradition (1992), Putting Science in its Place (2003), Adam's Ancestors (2008), and Dealing with Darwin (2006).


Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Herausgeber Hugh Richard Slotten, Ronald L. Numbers, David N. Livingstone
Seitenzahl 870
Erscheinungsdatum 09.04.2020
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-521-58081-6
Reihe Cambridge History of Science
Verlag Cambridge Academic
Maße (L/B/H) 23.1/16.5/5.1 cm
Gewicht 1361 g


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  • Notes on contributors; General editors' preface; 1. Introduction Hugh Richard Slotten; Part I. Transnational, International, and Global: 2. Science and imperialism since 1870 Michael Worboys and Pratik Chakrabarti; 3. The geomagnetic project: internationalism in science between the French Revolution and the Franco-Prussian war Nicolaas A. Rupke; 4. International science from the Franco-Prussian war to World War Two: an era of organization Brigitte Schroeder-Gudehus; 5. Internationalism in science after 1940 Ronald E. Doel; 6. International science in Antarctica James Spiller; 7. Missionary science John Stenhouse; 8. Museums of natural history and science Sally Gregory Kohlstedt; 9. National scientific surveys Hugh Richard Slotten; 10. Expeditionary science Richard J. Sorrenson; Part II. National and Regional: 11. United Kingdom David E. H. Edgerton and John V. Pickstone; 12. France: during the long nineteenth century Robert Fox and George Weisz; 13. France: post-1914 Dominique Pestre; 14. Germany Kathryn M. Olesko; 15. Russia and the former USSR Loren Graham; 16. Low countries Klaas van Berkel; 17. Scandinavia Jole R. Shackelford; 18. Italy Giuliano Pancaldi; 19. Spain Lino Campruba­ and Thomas F. Glick; 20. Greece Efthymios Nicolaidis; 21. Portugal Ana Simaµes and Maria Paula Diogo; 22. Europe: a commentary David Cahan; 23. Middle East Yakov M. Rabkin; 24. India Deepak Kumar; 25. Maghrib of North Africa Michael A. Osborne; 26. Sub-Saharan Africa Georgina M. Montgomery, John M. MacKenzie and Libbie J. Freed; 27. Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia: a commentary Hugh Richard Slotten; 28. China Shellen Wu and Fa-ti Fan; 29. Japan James R. Bartholomew; 30. Korea Geun Bae Kim and Yung Sik Kim; 31. Indochina C. Michele Thompson; 32. Indonesia Jennifer Munger; 33. Philippines Warwick Anderson; 34. East and Southeast Asia: a commentary Morris F. Low; 35. United States Ronald L. Numbers; 36. Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania R. W. Home; 37. Canada Suzanne E. Zeller; 38. United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania: a commentary Hugh Richard Slotten; 39. Spanish South America Marcos Cueto; 40. Greater Caribbean: Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies Stuart McCook; 41. Brazil Marilia Coutinho and Simon Schwartzman; 42. Latin America: a commentary Hebe Vessuri; Index.