Archimedes

The Romance of Science: Essays in Honour of Trevor H. Levere

Editors: Buchwald, Jed, Stewart, Larry (Eds.)

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  • Contains first rate essays ranging from technical history of science to environmental issues
  • Addresses the spaces in which science has been conducted, from field science to laboratories, exploring issues of public interest and concerns over government influence
  • A wide geographic range, from Europe to the United States and Canada in the transformation of the sciences from the 18th to the 20th centuries
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About this book

The Romance of Science pays tribute to the wide-ranging and highly influential work of Trevor Levere, historian of science and author of Poetry Realised in Nature, Transforming Matter, Science and the Canadian Arctic, Affinity and Matter and other significant inquiries in the history of modern science. Expanding on Levere’s many themes and interests, The Romance of Science assembles historians of science -- all influenced by Levere's work -- to explore such matters as the place and space of instruments in science, the role and meaning of science museums, poetry in nature, chemical warfare and warfare in nature, science in Canada and the Arctic, Romanticism, aesthetics and morals in natural philosophy, and the “dismal science” of economics. The Romance of Science explores the interactions between science's romantic, material, institutional and economic engagements with Nature.

About the authors

Jed Buchwald is Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History at Caltech and is finishing a book on the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. His most recent publications are The Zodiac of Paris (Princeton, 2010, co-author Diane Greco Josefowicz), Isaac Newton and the Origin of Civilization (Princeton, 2012, co-author Mordechai Feingold), and “Kirchhoff’s theory for optical diffraction” (Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 70 (2016):464-511, co-author Chen-Pang Yeang).

Larry Stewart is Professor of History at the University of Saskatchewan and is currently writing a study of experiment during the late Enlightenment and first industrial revolution.  His most recent work, edited with Erika Dyck, is The Uses of Humans in Experiment. Perspectives from the 17th to the 20th Century (Brill/Rodopi, 2016).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Trevor Levere, Affinities That Matter

    Hamm, Ernie

    Pages 1-7

  • Elements, Instruments, and Menstruums: Boerhaave’s Imponderable Fire Between Chemical Masterpiece and Physical Axiom

    Boantza, Victor D.

    Pages 9-46

  • At the Medical Edge or, The Beddoes Effect

    Stewart, Larry

    Pages 47-64

  • “Men of Letters” and “Men of Press Copies”: The Cultures of James Watt’s Copying Machine

    Miller, David Philip

    Pages 65-79

  • Poetry, Chemistry, and Wisdom

    Knight, David

    Pages 81-94

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: August 10, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58436-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-58435-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Romance of Science: Essays in Honour of Trevor H. Levere
Editors
  • Jed Buchwald
  • Larry Stewart
Series Title
Archimedes
Series Volume
52
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58436-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58436-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58435-5
Series ISSN
1385-0180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 310
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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