Servants Of Nature
A History Of Scientific Institutions, Enterprises, And SensibilitiesBook - 1999
In an avowedly non-postmodern history of science, Pyenson (history, U. of Southwestern Louisiana) and the late Sheets-Pyenson (philosophy, Concordia U., Montreal until 1998) survey the interfaces among scientific education, scientists' values, and cultural tensions between tradition and innovation from antiquity to "the century of relativity." Contains a dozen plates including a 16th- century print shop and Japan's first woman physicist (d. 1980). Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 1999.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Characteristics: xiv, 496 p.,  p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.