The History of Science in the United States: An Encyclopedia


"Science is an essential element of American civilization. The historical study of American science -- the study of the individuals, the institutions, the ideas, and the experiments that together constitute the rich fabric of science in the United States -- is a lively and exciting field of scholarship. However, the knowledge and interpretations generated by this scholarship have not been easily accessible to the high school or college student or to the interested general reader. This volume has been written to furnish that access".

-- Marc Rothenberg

(from the Introduction)

The History of Science in the United States: An Encyclopedia brings together more than 200 scholars, ranging from the leading experts in their fields to young scholars presenting the fruits of their research. It offers a vast body of information hitherto scattered in numerous journals and specialized monographs. The book's coverage includes the roles of institutions and disciplines, the history of medicine and technology, the relationship between science and technology, and the major figures in the history of science in the United States.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2001


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