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The Resource Servants of nature : a history of scientific institutions, enterprises, and sensibilities, Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson

Servants of nature : a history of scientific institutions, enterprises, and sensibilities, Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson

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Servants of nature : a history of scientific institutions, enterprises, and sensibilities
Title
Servants of nature
Title remainder
a history of scientific institutions, enterprises, and sensibilities
Statement of responsibility
Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Servants of Nature explores the interaction between scientific practice and public life from antiquity to the present. Drs Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson show how, in Asia, Europe and the New World, scientific expression has been allied closely with changes in three distinct areas of society: the institutions that sustain science; the moral, religious, political and philosophical sensibilities of scientists themselves; and the goal of the scientific enterprise
  • Following the establishment of institutions of higher learning, scientific societies and museums, the authors trace how the bodies that determine scientific tradition and guide innovation have acquired their authority. They also consider how scientific goals have changed and they examine the relationship between scientists, militarists and industrialists in modern times
Cataloging source
DLC
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Pyenson, Lewis
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Q124.6
LC item number
.P94 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sheets-Pyenson, Susan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Science
Label
Servants of nature : a history of scientific institutions, enterprises, and sensibilities, Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [453]-477) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science and its past -- Institutions. Teaching : before the Scientific Revolution ; Teaching : from the time of the Scientific Revolution ; Sharing : early scientific societies ; Watching : observatories in the Middle East, China, Europe, and America ; Showing : museums ; Growing : botanical gardens and zoos -- Enterprises. Measuring : the search for precision ; Reading : books and the spread of ideas ; Travelling : discovery, maps, and scientific expeditions ; Counting : statistics ;Killing : science and the military -- Sensibilities. Participating : beyond scientific societies ; Appropriating : science in nations beyond Europe ; Believing : science and religion ; Knowing : progressing and proclaiming ; Knowing : relativizing
Control code
40489189
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 496 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393046144
Lccn
98053198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Servants of nature : a history of scientific institutions, enterprises, and sensibilities, Lewis Pyenson and Susan Sheets-Pyenson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [453]-477) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Science and its past -- Institutions. Teaching : before the Scientific Revolution ; Teaching : from the time of the Scientific Revolution ; Sharing : early scientific societies ; Watching : observatories in the Middle East, China, Europe, and America ; Showing : museums ; Growing : botanical gardens and zoos -- Enterprises. Measuring : the search for precision ; Reading : books and the spread of ideas ; Travelling : discovery, maps, and scientific expeditions ; Counting : statistics ;Killing : science and the military -- Sensibilities. Participating : beyond scientific societies ; Appropriating : science in nations beyond Europe ; Believing : science and religion ; Knowing : progressing and proclaiming ; Knowing : relativizing
Control code
40489189
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xiv, 496 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393046144
Lccn
98053198
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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