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The Romance of Science

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The Romance of Science
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The Romance of Science
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dictionaries
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Archimedes Ser.
Series volume
v.52
The Romance of Science
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The Romance of Science
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Contents
  • Contents -- List of Contributors -- Chapter 1: Trevor Levere, Affinities That Matter -- Chapter 2: Elements, Instruments, and Menstruums: Boerhaave's Imponderable Fire Between Chemical Masterpiece and Physical Axiom -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 The Elements and Instruments of Chemistry -- 2.3 "Fire, Whether Void of Gravity" -- 2.4 Instruments of Fire -- 2.5 Menstruums, Chemical Causality, and the "Appetite of Union" -- 2.6 Conclusion -- Chapter 3: At the Medical Edge or, The Beddoes Effect -- 3.1 The Breathing Campaign -- 3.2 The Galvanic Turn -- 3.3 Conclusion -- Chapter 4: "Men of Letters" and "Men of Press Copies": The Cultures of James Watt's Copying Machine -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Origins of the Watt Copying Machine -- 4.3 The Copying Machine in the Broader Culture of Mechanized Reproduction -- 4.4 Copying Machines and the Civil Service in the Nineteenth Century -- 4.5 Conclusion -- Chapter 5: Poetry, Chemistry, and Wisdom -- Chapter 6: Facts or Fantasies in the Chemistry Lecture Theatre? -- Appendix -- The Edinburgh Ladies' Petition to Dr. Moyes, with Lord Byron's Reply -- Chapter 7: Poetry in War and War in Nature. From Vauban to Naturphilosophie to Clausewitz -- Chapter 8: John Herschel's Geology: The Cape of Good Hope in the 1830s -- 8.1 The Mountain Setting of Herschel's Observatory at Feldhausen, Cape Colony -- 8.2 John Herschel's Geological Fieldwork at the Cape -- 8.3 Herschel Among the Geologists -- 8.4 Conclusion: Where Does This Story of Herschel's Geological Work in South Africa Lead? -- Chapter 9: More Food for Thought: Mill, Coleridge and the Dismal Science of Economics -- References -- Chapter 10: "These Can Not All Have an Interest for England": Symmetry, Beauty and the Trouble with Romanticism in Britain -- 10.1 Erring on the Side of Beauty -- 10.2 Defining Romanticism in an English Context
  • 10.3 Transcendentalism and Scottish Brains -- 10.4 Fives All the Way Down -- 10.5 Spectacle and the Beauty of Refutation -- 10.6 Grand Tours -- Chapter 11: Science Born of Poison, Fire and Smoke: Chemical Warfare and the Origins of Big Science -- Chapter 12: Politics, Morality, Innovation, and Misrepresentation in Physical Science and Technology -- 12.1 The Ozone Layer -- 12.2 Hertz's Experiments on Electric Waves -- 12.3 Marconi's and Fleming's Wireless Demonstration -- 12.4 Fraunhofer's Glass -- 12.5 Helmholtz's Cosmopolitanism -- Chapter 13: Fishing an Extreme Environment: Science, Sovereignty and Hudson Bay -- 13.1 Background Issues: Environmental History of Hudson Bay and International Law -- 13.2 Scientific Expeditions and Arctic Sovereignty -- 13.3 Canadian Hudson Bay and Strait Expeditions 1884-1904 -- 13.4 Hudson Bay Fisheries and Arctic Expeditions 1913-1914 -- 13.5 Frits Johansen and the Biological Board's Hudson Bay Fisheries Expeditions 1920-1929 -- 13.6 Hudson Bay and Strait Fishery Expedition of 1930 -- 13.7 Conclusion: Hudson Bay Sovereignty Through Science, Not Fish -- Chapter 14: Collectors, Displays and Replicas in Context: What We Can Learn from Provenance Research in Science Museums -- 14.1 Provenance Research and Scientific Instruments -- 14.1.1 Collectors in Context: Building the Canadian Surveying Landmark Collection -- 14.1.1.1 Mapping the Surveyors -- 14.1.2 Display as History: Mathematical Models in Context -- 14.1.2.1 Museum Display as Function and History -- 14.1.2.2 Broken: The Recent History of the Models -- 14.1.3 Replicas in Context: Babbage, Guatelli and Cohen -- 14.1.3.1 IBM, Guatelli and da Vinci in Post-World War II America -- 14.2 Conclusions -- Chapter 15: Context, Connections and Culture: The History of Science in Canada as a Field of Study -- 15.1 Context: What Science? -- 15.2 Connections: What Boundaries?
  • 15.3 Culture: What Nation? -- 15.4 Conclusion -- Index
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