Servants of Nature

Servants of Nature

A History of Scientific Institutions, Enterprises, and Sensibilities

Book - 1999
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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.
ISBN: 9780393046144
Branch Call Number: 509 Pyenson 1999
Characteristics: xiv, 496 p., [8] p. of plates :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Sheets-Pyenson, Susan 1949-


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