Companion to the History of Modern Science


* A descriptive and analytical guide to the development of Western science from AD 1500, and to the diversity and course of that development first in Europe and later across the world* Presented in clear, non-technical language* Extensive indexes of Subjects and Names`Indeed a companion volume whose 67 essays give pleasure and instruction... an ambitious and successful work.' - Times Literary Supplement`This work is an essential resource for libraries everywhere. For specialist science libraries willing to keep just one encyclopaedic guide to history, for undergraduate libraries seeking to provide easily accessible information, for the devisers of university curricula, for the modern social historian or even the eclectic scientist taking a break from simply making history, this is the book for you.' - Times Higher Education Supplement`A pleasure to read with a carefully chosen typeface, well organized pages and ample margins ... it is very easy to find one's way around. This is a book which will be consulted widely.' - Technovation`This is a commendably easy book to use.' - British Journal of the History of Science`Scholars from other areas entering this field, students taking the vertical approach and teachers coming from any direction cannot fail to find this an invaluable text.' - History of Science Journal

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • R. C. Olby
  • G. N. Cantor
  • J. R. R. Christie
  • M. J. S. Hodge
  • John R. R. Christie
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1990


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