Making Modern Science: a historical survey

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Type Book
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Chicago Press
Number of pages464
ISBN (Print)978-0226068619, 0226068617
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2005
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Abstract

Opening with an introduction that explains developments in the history of science over the last three decades and the controversies these initiatives have engendered, the book then proceeds in two parts. The first section considers key episodes in the development of modern science, including the Scientific Revolution and individual accomplishments in geology, physics, and biology. The second section is an analysis of the most important themes stemming from the social relations of science-the discoveries that force society to rethink its religious, moral, or philosophical values. Making Modern Science thus chronicles all major developments in scientific thinking, from the revolutionary ideas of the seventeenth century to the contemporary issues of evolutionism, genetics, nuclear physics, and modern cosmology.