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Science And Society

Author : Peter Galison
ISBN : 0415937140
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Modern science has changed every aspect of life in ways that cannot be compared to developments of previous eras. This four-volume set presents key developments within modern physical science and the effects of these discoveries on modern global life. The first two volumes explore the history of the concept of relativity, the cultural roots of science, the concept of time and gravity before, during, and after Einstein's theory, and the cultural reception of relativity. Volume 3 explores the impact of modern science upon global politics and the creation of a new kind of war, and Volume 4 details the old and new efforts surrounding the elucidation of the quantum world, as well as the cultural impact of particle physics. The four thematically organized volumes in this collection This reprint collection pools the best scholarship available, collected from a large array of difficult to acquire books, journals, and pamphlets. Each volume begins with an introductory essay, written by one of the top scholars in thehistory of science. Students and scholars of modern culture, science, and society will find these volumes a veritable research gold mine. Available as single volumes or as a set: * Vol. 1:The Roots of Special Relativity 350 pp*[0-415-93715-9] * Vol. 2:The Roots of General Relativity 350 pp*[0-415-93716-7] * Vol. 3:Physical Sciences and the Language ofWar 350 pp*[0-415-93717-5] * Vol. 4:Quantum Histories 350 pp*[0-415-93718-3]

The Roots Of Special Relativity

Author : Peter Galison
ISBN : 9781136709098
Genre : History
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Cambridge History Of Science Volume 5 The Modern Physical And Mathematical Sciences

Author : Mary Jo Nye
ISBN : 0521571995
Genre : Mathematics
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A new and comprehensive examination of the history of the modern physical and mathematical sciences.

Social Theory

Author : Daniel W. Rossides
ISBN : 1882289501
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Social Theory: Its Origins, History, and Contemporary Relevance analyzes the tradition of social theory in terms of its origins and changes in kind of societies. Rossides provides a full discussion of the sociohistorical environments that generated Western social theory with a focus on the contemporary modern world. While employing a sociology of knowledge approach that identifies theories as aristocratic versus democratic, liberal versus socialist and also liberal feminist versus radical feminist; it attempts to construct a scientific, unified social theory in the West. Additionally, it also features African American theory, American culture studies, political and legal philosophy, and environmental theory.

Reader S Guide To The History Of Science

Author : Arne Hessenbruch
ISBN : 188496429X
Genre : Science
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"A readers' advisory to the best books on the history of science. Written by 200 international scholars, the 600 comparative essays begin with a bibliography of important works, followed by reviews of those sources in the body of the entry. Important concepts and processes, phenomena, and scientists as well as scientific developments in different countries are covered."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002.

Guide To Reprints

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American Journal Of Physics

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The Advancement Of Science And Its Burdens

Author : Gerald James Holton
ISBN : 0674005309
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How did Albert Einstein's ideas shape the imaginations of twentieth-century artists and writers? Are there national differences between styles of scientific research? By what mechanisms is progress in science achieved despite the enormous diversity of individual, often conflicting, efforts? These are just a few of the questions posed in The Advancement of Science, and Its Burdens. Gerald Holton, one of the century's leading historians of science, continues his analysis of how modern science works and how it influences our world, with particular emphasis on the role of the thematic elements--those often unconscious presuppositions that guide scientific work to success or failure. Many of the conclusions emerge from the author's extensive study of the contributions of Albert Einstein. Indeed, Holton's new introduction for this edition, "Einstein and the Cultural Roots of Modern Science," demonstrates that Einstein's daring main pursuit, the discovery of unity among seemingly disparate aspects of physics, was psychologically supported by a surprising ally: the high literary works in which he immersed himself, above all Goethe's. This case study alone may well be a classic example for studying the interaction of science and culture.

The Collected Works Of Eugene Paul Wigner

Author : Eugene Paul Wigner
ISBN : 9783662077917
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Not only was E.P. Wigner one of the most active creators of 20th century physics, he was also always interested in expressing his opinion in philosophical, political or sociological matters. This volume of his collected works covers a wide selection of his essays.

Cornell University Announcements Courses Of Study

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