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An Introduction to the History of Science (1918)

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An Introduction to the History of Science (1918)

SG$68.00

Title: An Introduction to the History of Science
Author: Walter Libby
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co, London. 1918. 1st UK edition.
Condition: Hardcover, very good. Minor wear to cover, ink stain on one edge. Text clean, unmarked. With 8 black and wh

Sold out!

Title: An Introduction to the History of Science
Author: Walter Libby
Publisher: George G. Harrap & Co, London. 1918. 1st UK edition.
Condition: Hardcover, very good. Minor wear to cover, ink stain on one edge. Text clean, unmarked. With 8 black and white illustrations or photographs.

About the book:

A wonderful introduction to the history of science, without distinguishing between the different scientific disciplines. An objective account which discusses Egypt, Babylon and the Middle East along with the standard accounts of Greece, Rome and Europe. Written by a Professor at the Carnegie Institute of Technology.

Contents:

1. Science and Practical Needs – Egypt and Babylonia

2. The Influence of Abstract Thought – Greece: Aristotle

3. Scientific Theory Subordinated to Application – Rome: Vitruvius

4. The Continuity of Science – The Medieval Church and the Arabs

5. The Classification of the Sciences – Francis Bacon

6. Scientific Method – Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey, Descartes

7. Science as Measurement – Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Boyle

8. Cooperation in Science – The Royal Society

9. Science and the Struggle for Liberty – Benjamin Franklin

10. The Interaction of the Sciences – Werner, Hutton, Black, Hall, William Smith

11. Science and Religion – Kant, Lambert, Laplace, Sir William Herschel

12. The Reign of Law – Dalton, Joule

13. The Scientist – Sir Humphrey Davy

14. Scientific Prediction – The Discovery of Neptune

15. Science and Travel – The Voyage of the Beagle

16. Science and War – Pasteur, Lister

17. Science and Invention – Langley’s Aeroplane

18. Scientific Hypothesis – Radioactive Substances

19. The Scientific Imagination

20. Science and Democratic Culture