By Bernard Lightman
The Wiley Blackwell better half to the background of Science is a unmarried quantity better half that discusses the historical past of technological know-how because it is finished at the present time, offering a survey of the debates and matters that dominate present scholarly dialogue, with contributions from major foreign scholars.
- Provides a single-volume assessment of present scholarship within the background of technological know-how edited by way of one of many major figures within the field
- Features 40 essays through top overseas students offering an summary of the most important debates and advancements within the background of science
- Reflects the shift in the direction of deeper ancient contextualization in the field
- Helps speak and combine views from the background of technological know-how with different components of old inquiry
- Includes dialogue of non-Western topics that are built-in during the chapters
- Divided into 4 sections in keeping with key analytic different types that mirror new ways within the field
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The landscape of the history of science is one we simultaneously inhabit and cultivate: as both science and our broader cultural concerns continue to change, so, too, will the history of science. But the fundamental shift that has taken place since the late 1970s appears to be permanent. Historians of science now treat science as something that has been produced historically and contingently, not arrived at through an increasing recognition of truths. It has emerged instead through the cultivation of particular values that have sustained the investigation of the material world around us, in different directions at different times and places.
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A companion to the history of science by Bernard Lightman