Volume 30 2012

A Master of Science History

Essays in Honor of Charles Coulston Gillispie

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ISBN: 978-94-007-2626-0 (Print) 978-94-007-2627-7 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xix

  2. Charles Gillispie

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-13

      Publications by Charles Coulston Gillispie

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      Pages 15-24

      A Professional Life in the History of Science*

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      Pages 25-35

      A Career in the History of Science as a Student of Charles Gillispie

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      Pages 37-45

      Charles Gillispie in the Digital Age

  3. Archaeology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-62

      Peking Man: New Light on an Old Discovery

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      Pages 63-78

      The Puzzle Picture of Lucretius: A Thriller from Herculaneum

  4. Astronomy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 79-79

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      Pages 81-121

      Urania Propitia, Tabulae Rudophinae faciles redditae a Maria Cunitia Beneficent Urania, the Adaptation of the Rudolphine Tables by Maria Cunitz

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      Pages 123-133

      Simplicity in the Copernican Revolution: Galileo, Descartes, Newton

  5. Chemistry

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 135-135

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      Pages 137-164

      The Weekday Chemist: The Training of Aleksandr Borodin

  6. Geology, Biology and Natural Theology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 165-165

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      Pages 167-177

      The Genesis of Historical Research on the History of Geology, with Thoughts About Kirwan, de Luc, and Whiggery

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      Pages 179-195

      Five Discourses of Bible and Science 1750–2000

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      Pages 197-214

      “Natural Theology of Industry” in Seventeenth-Century China?: Ideas About the Role of Heaven in Production Techniques in Song Yingxing’s Heaven’s Work in Opening Things (Tiangong kaiwu)

  7. Mathematics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 215-215

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      Pages 217-234

      On the Role of the Ecole Polytechnique, 1794–1914, with Especial Reference to Mathematics

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      Pages 235-251

      The Notion of Variation in Leibniz

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      Pages 253-271

      Founding Acts and Major Turning-Points in Arab Mathematics

  8. Medicine and Health

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 273-273

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      Pages 275-295

      Chemotherapy by Design

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      Pages 297-325

      American Health Reformers and the Social Sciences in the Twentieth Century

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      Pages 327-340

      Quantity and Polity: Asylum Statistics and the Drive for Medical Evidence

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      Pages 341-353

      The Question of Efficacy in the History of Medicine

  9. Science and Industry in France

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      Pages 355-355

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      Pages 357-366

      Secrecy, Industry and Science. French Glassmaking in the Eighteenth Century

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