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History of Science


Alic, Margaret. Hypatia's Heritage: A History of Women in Science from Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century. Boston: Beacon Press, 1986.

Alioto, Anthony M. A History of Western Science. 2nd ed. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1993.

Appleby, Joyce, Lynn Hunt, and Margaret Jacob. Telling the Truth about History. New York: Norton, 1994.

Bloor, David. Knowledge and Social Imagery. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

Boorstin, Daniel J. The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself. New York: Random House, 1983.

Borgmann, Albert. Crossing the Postmodern Divide. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Browne, Janet. Charles Darwin: A Biography. Vol. 1, Voyaging. Vol. 2, The Power of Place. New York: Knopf, 1995–2002.

Bush, Vannevar. "Science, the Endless Frontier: A Report to the President by Vannevar Bush, Director of the Office of Scientific Research and Development, July 1945." Washington, D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1945.

Cohen, I. Bernard. Revolution in Science. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1985.

Daston, Lorraine, and Katharine Park. Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150–1750. Cambridge, Mass.: Zone Books, 2001.

Desmond, Adrian, and James Moore. Darwin. New York: Warner, 1991.

Dobbs, Betty Jo Teeter, and Margaret C. Jacob. Newton and the Culture of Newtonianism. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1995.

Eisenstein, Elizabeth. The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformation in Early Modern Europe. Cambridge, U.K., and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1979.

Gould, Stephen Jay. Ontogeny and Phylogeny. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1977.

Greene, Mott T. Geology in the Nineteenth Century: Changing Views of a Changing World. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1982.

——. Natural Knowledge in Preclassical Antiquity. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.

Haraway, Donna. Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science. New York: Routledge, 1989.

Hessen, Boris. "The Social and Economic Roots of Newton's Principia." [Soviet contributions to the International Congress for the History of Science and Technology, 1931.] Reprinted as The Social and Economic Roots of Newton's Principia. New York: Howard Fertig, 1971.

Keller, Evelyn Fox. A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock. San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1983.

Kevles, Daniel J. In the Name of Eugenics: Genetics and the Uses of Human Heredity. New York: Knopf, 1985.

Koyré, Alexander. Galileo Studies. Translated by John Mepham. Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press, 1978. Translation of Études galiléennes. Paris: Hermann and Cie, 1939.

Krimsky, Sheldon. Genetic Alchemy: The Social History of the Recombinant DNA Controversy. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1982.

Kuhn, Thomas. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1962.

Lindberg, David C. The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 B.C. to A.D. 1450. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

Mayr, Ernst. The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Merchant, Carolyn. The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1980.

Oelschlaeger, Max. The Idea of Wilderness: From Prehistory to the Age of Ecology. New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1991.

Rossiter, Margaret. Women Scientists in America: Struggles and Strategies to 1940. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982.

Shapin, Steven, and Simon Schaffer. Leviathan and the Air Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and the Experimental Life, Including a Translation of Thomas Hobbes, Dialogus Physicus De Natura Aerus. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1985.

Westfall, Richard. Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press, 1980.

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