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THE HISTORY OF WESTERN SCIENCE

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  • sunnyleone813@rocketmail.com
    Thousands of books have been written on the history of Western science. The list below gives details and brief descriptions of a hundred or so that are
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 17, 2013
      Thousands of books have been written on the history of Western science. The list

      below gives details and brief descriptions of a hundred or so that are especially

      good introductions to the field (or parts of it). The list is, by design, selective

      and idiosyncratic. The books on it were chosen because they combine solid

      scholarship, broad coverage, and an accessible style. Most include extensive

      bibliographies of more specialized books and articles. Virtually all are in print as

      of this writing [Fall 1998], and should be readily available through large

      bookstores and their on-line equivalents.

      The list does not include articles, primary sources, or books that deal only in part

      with historical issues. Nor, for the moment, does it include works on the histories

      of mathematics, technology, and medicine. It makes no attempt to include non-Western

      scientific traditions. These limits are designed both to keep the list to a

      manageable size and to keep it within the bounds of its compilers' expertise. Like

      all arbitrary limits, they are subject to change.

      Information on publishers, publication dates, and in-print status were accurate as

      of this writing and will be updated periodically if necessary. The abbreviations "U"

      (for university) and "UP" (for university press) are used throughout.

      Thanks to all who contributed suggestions and commented on various drafts of the

      list, especially: Stephen Brush, Rich Kremer, David Wilson, Herbert Folsom, Susan

      Abrams, and Mark Solovey. Special thanks to Constance Malpas, who encouraged the

      project at its outset, and to Melissa Oliver, who made possible its transition to

      the web. Suggested additions, deletions, corrections, or other changes are welcomed

      at:
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