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Author Pyenson, Lewis.

Title Servants of nature : a history of scientific institutions, enterprises, and sensibilities / Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    509 PYE    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description xiv, 496 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Norton history of science.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-477) and index.
Contents Science and its past -- Institutions. Teaching : before the Scientific Revolution ; Teaching : from the time of the Scientific Revolution ; Sharing : early scientific societies ; Watching : observatories in the Middle East, China, Europe, and America ; Showing : museums ; Growing : botanical gardens and zoos -- Enterprises. Measuring : the search for precision ; Reading : books and the spread of ideas ; Travelling : discovery, maps, and scientific expeditions ; Counting : statistics ;Killing : science and the military -- Sensibilities. Participating : beyond scientific societies ; Appropriating : science in nations beyond Europe ; Believing : science and religion ; Knowing : progressing and proclaiming ; Knowing : relativizing.
Summary Following the establishment of institutions of higher learning, scientific societies and museums, the authors trace how the bodies that determine scientific tradition and guide innovation have acquired their authority. They also consider how scientific goals have changed and they examine the relationship between scientists, militarists and industrialists in modern times.
Subject Science -- Societies, etc. -- History.
Science -- Social aspects -- History.
Science -- Study and teaching -- History.
Added Author Sheets-Pyenson, Susan, 1949-
ISBN 0393046141
9780393317367 (paperback)
0393317366 (paperback)

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