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by Peter J. Bowler

eBook Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey ePub
Author: Peter J. Bowler
Language: English
ISBN: 0226068617
ISBN13: 978-0226068619
Publisher: University of Chicago Press; First edition (April 20, 2005)
Pages: 538
Category: History & Philosophy
Subcategory: Science
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 346
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Making Modern Science: . Bowler and Morus put together a fantastic survey of the history of science. I think it is adequately philosophical, and it does a great job of gauging the periods in history with a lens that is representative of the era. The problem I see with many works on history is that they approach the content of times past by applying a modern lens. While sometimes useful, I don't think this is a fair way to proceed. At any rate, this is not an issue in Morus and Bowler's work

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Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus. The field of history of science has been calling out for a book just like this one. Making Modern Science will be a great help in introductory courses and will provide important background for advanced courses. Peter J. Bowler FBA (born 8 October 1944) is a historian of biology who . Bowler FBA (born 8 October 1944) is a historian of biology who has written extensively on the history of evolutionary thought, the history of the environmental sciences, and on the history of genetics. Morus) Making modern science: a historical survey (Chicago, 2005). Experts and publishers: writing popular science in early twentieth-century Britain' in British Journal for the History of Science, xxxix (2006).

The development of science, according to respected scholars Peter J. Bowler and . Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, expands our knowledge and control of the world in ways that affect-but are also affected by-society and culture. Written by seasoned historians, this book will encourage students to see the history of science not as a series of names and dates but as an interconnected and complex web of relationships between science and modern society. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text. Bowler/Iwan Rhys Morus. All Documents from Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey. Get started today for free. hist 20 midterm 2015-10-28.

Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey. Into the midst of this uncertainty, historians of science Bowler and Morus have injected a refreshing dose of clarity and historical perspective

Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey. By LaRochelle, Patrick. Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey. Into the midst of this uncertainty, historians of science Bowler and Morus have injected a refreshing dose of clarity and historical perspective. Making Modern Science is a caution to those who put too much stock in the objectivity of science.

This book in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of the life and earth .

This book in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to the history of the life and earth sciences since 1800. It provides comprehensive and authoritative surveys of historical thinking on major developments in these areas of science, on the social and cultural milieus in which the knowledge was generated, and on the wider impact of the major theoretical and practical innovations. In Making Modern Science, a text designed for introductory college courses in the history of science and as a single-volume introduction for the general reader, Bowler and Morus explore both the history of science itself and its influence on modern thought.

Making Modern Science A Historical Survey.

The development of science, according to respected scholars Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, expands our knowledge and control of the world in ways that affect-but are also affected by-society and culture. In Making Modern Science, a text designed for introductory college courses in the history of science and as a single-volume introduction for the general reader, Bowler and Morus explore both the history of science itself and its influence on modern thought.Opening with an introduction that explains developments in the history of science over the last three decades and the controversies these initiatives have engendered, the book then proceeds in two parts. The first section considers key episodes in the development of modern science, including the Scientific Revolution and individual accomplishments in geology, physics, and biology. The second section is an analysis of the most important themes stemming from the social relations of science-the discoveries that force society to rethink its religious, moral, or philosophical values. Making Modern Science thus chronicles all major developments in scientific thinking, from the revolutionary ideas of the seventeenth century to the contemporary issues of evolutionism, genetics, nuclear physics, and modern cosmology.Written by seasoned historians, this book will encourage students to see the history of science not as a series of names and dates but as an interconnected and complex web of relationships between science and modern society. The first survey of its kind, Making Modern Science is a much-needed and accessible introduction to the history of science, engagingly written for undergraduates and curious readers alike.
Zehaffy
Bowler and Morus put together a fantastic survey of the history of science. I think it is adequately philosophical, and it does a great job of gauging the periods in history with a lens that is representative of the era. The problem I see with many works on history is that they approach the content of times past by applying a modern lens. While sometimes useful, I don't think this is a fair way to proceed. At any rate, this is not an issue in Morus and Bowler's work.

What's great about this book is that it does not focus on the history of physics, as so many books of this sort do. Coming from physics, the last thing I wanted was a book about the history of science that was 99% history of physics. The authors were able to get a nice blend of subjects, and they even hit topics like popular science in the 18th and 19th century.

All in all, this book is well written, very, very easy to read, and it has about as much useful information as can be put in so many pages. Above all, it is friendly to a readership not coming from the sciences. Though I come from the sciences, the other students in my class, all of whom were history graduate students with little or no training in the sciences, pointed that not much knowledge of science was necessary to clarify points made by the authors. For anyone that needs convincing on this issue, a quick look at the chapter on 20th century physics will convince you of the readability; no concept is introduced in such a way that it feel completely alien. They do a nice job of wording things.

I do have one negative criticism, though. The book is intended to talk about the making of modern science, but the problem is that much of the Baconian, as well as other philosophical inputs, were, largely, left out. In my view, this is a detriment, in any attempt to understanding the rise of modern science. My feeling was that one more chapter on the development of methods, even if a romp through history, would make for a good additional chapter.

This book is enjoyable, and I recommend it to the scientist, beginning historian of science, beginning philosopher of science, historian, and layman. For the layman, there may be no real need to read anything more, if one's desire is to simply grasp the big picture and gain some competency of the history of science.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
Bowler and Morus (B&M henceforth) set themselves two projects in this book. First, to create a general introductory overview of the history of science. Second, to introduce their reader (presumably an undergraduate history major) to arguments currently playing out amongst academics who study the history of science.

They are pretty successful at both, although a reader who buys this book without already being aware of the academic controversies may occasionally be puzzled by some of the positions that B&M take.

The tone is a bit dry and the number of facts per page can be overwhelming to someone who is learning this material for the first time. It's more of a textbook than a pleasure read. However, to my knowledge they have done an excellent job of covering relevant and significant people, events, connections to past knowledge, and social influences.

On several occasions, their "conclusions" at the end of each chapter are unsupported (at least in this book) assertions rather than actual consequences of the evidence and arguments they cover. No doubt this is largely due to the difficulty of compressing 550 years of scientific discovery into a single volume. I consider this the chief weakness of the book. Otherwise, it accomplishes its intended purpose well.

A professional historian will not need this book. A scientist or well educated layperson interested in history might find it overwhelming or simply too dense. But if you are looking for a middle ground between a completely academic volume and a pleasure read, or if you need a great bibliography or condensed summary volume, this is almost your only choice. Lucky for you it's well done.
Modimeena
This is an excellent text book on the history of science for students and other interested individuals. Part I is a great chronology starting with the roots of the Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment in classical traditions. I particularly enjoyed Part II which provides a nice overview of the context of modern scientific debates.
Tamesya
fine book
Doktilar
Very interesting overview of key developments in the history of modern science.
MarF
Popular science in viewed in a certain "positive" and "correct" way of doing it, a sort of Whiggish History. A lot of "myths" and "legends" of science revolve and exist regarding the popular views of science.

Making Modern Science is an excellent read for introductory into the History of Science. It offers very familiar examples, such as Darwin and Galileo, and a thorough explanation of the "real" science behind it. A lot of examples will go against textbook answers you'll be familiar with, and it'll be foreign at first. It will, however lead to new enlightenment on the subject, and offer hours of dedicated reading material.
Hugighma
Good read. Very factual and I use it for my class.
Book arrived as described. Got a new book for a used price. The shelf wear is totally unnoticeable. Great!! Arrived promptly as well. Overall completely satisfied with my purchase. Will definitely be looking for books from here again!
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