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The Oxford Illustrated History of Science offers readers an accessible and entertaining introduction to the history of science as well as a valuable and authoritative reference work.

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  • ISBN: 9780199663279
  • ISBN: 9780191640315
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (447 pages)
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  • Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 2017.

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Formatted Contents Note: The taming of nature: the Royal Institution -- Diversifying display: science in the hands of workers -- Science for the nation (1): the Great Exhibition and its successors -- Science for the nation (2): natural history -- Science in the marketplace of the long nineteenth century -- The coming of mass media -- Science 2.0 -- Further Reading -- 1. SCIENCE IN THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD -- 2. SCIENCE IN ANCIENT CHINA -- 3. SCIENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL CHRISTIAN AND ISLAMIC WORLDS -- 4. SCIENCE IN THE PRE-MODERN EAST -- 5. THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION -- 6. ENLIGHTENMENT SCIENCE -- 7. EXPERIMENTAL CULTURES -- 8. EXPLORING NATURE -- 9. THE MEANING OF LIFE -- 10. MAPPING THE UNIVERSE -- 11. THEORETICAL VISIONS -- 12. COMMUNICATING SCIENCE -- Picture Acknowledgements -- Index.
Summary, etc.: The Oxford Illustrated History of Science offers readers an accessible and entertaining introduction to the history of science as well as a valuable and authoritative reference work.
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Subject: Science--History
Genre: Electronic books.
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