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An Introduction to the History of Science

By Walter Libby
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  • AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
    • CHAPTER I
      • SCIENCE AND PRACTICAL NEEDS—EGYPT AND BABYLONIA
      • REFERENCES
    • SCIENCE AND PRACTICAL NEEDS—EGYPT AND BABYLONIA
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER II
      • THE INFLUENCE OF ABSTRACT THOUGHT—GREECE: ARISTOTLE
      • REFERENCES
    • THE INFLUENCE OF ABSTRACT THOUGHT—GREECE: ARISTOTLE
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER III
      • SCIENTIFIC THEORY SUBORDINATED TO APPLICATION—ROME: VITRUVIUS
      • REFERENCES
    • SCIENTIFIC THEORY SUBORDINATED TO APPLICATION—ROME: VITRUVIUS
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER IV
      • THE CONTINUITY OF SCIENCE—THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH AND THE ARABS
      • REFERENCES
    • THE CONTINUITY OF SCIENCE—THE MEDIEVAL CHURCH AND THE ARABS
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER V
      • THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SCIENCES—FRANCIS BACON
      • Bacon's Catalogue of Particular Histories by Titles (1620)
        • Next come Histories of the Greater Masses
        • Next come Histories of Species
        • Next come Histories of Man
        • Histories must also be written of Pure Mathematics; though they are rather observations than experiments
      • Next come Histories of the Greater Masses
      • Next come Histories of Species
      • Next come Histories of Man
      • Histories must also be written of Pure Mathematics; though they are rather observations than experiments
      • REFERENCES
    • THE CLASSIFICATION OF THE SCIENCES—FRANCIS BACON
    • Bacon's Catalogue of Particular Histories by Titles (1620)
      • Next come Histories of the Greater Masses
      • Next come Histories of Species
      • Next come Histories of Man
      • Histories must also be written of Pure Mathematics; though they are rather observations than experiments
    • Next come Histories of the Greater Masses
    • Next come Histories of Species
    • Next come Histories of Man
    • Histories must also be written of Pure Mathematics; though they are rather observations than experiments
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER VI
      • SCIENTIFIC METHOD—GILBERT, GALILEO, HARVEY, DESCARTES
      • REFERENCES
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • SCIENTIFIC METHOD—GILBERT, GALILEO, HARVEY, DESCARTES
    • REFERENCES
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VII
      • SCIENCE AS MEASUREMENT—TYCHO BRAHE, KEPLER, BOYLE
      • REFERENCES
    • SCIENCE AS MEASUREMENT—TYCHO BRAHE, KEPLER, BOYLE
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • COÖPERATION IN SCIENCE—THE ROYAL SOCIETY
      • REFERENCES
    • COÖPERATION IN SCIENCE—THE ROYAL SOCIETY
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER IX
      • SCIENCE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY—BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
      • REFERENCES
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • SCIENCE AND THE STRUGGLE FOR LIBERTY—BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
    • REFERENCES
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER X
      • THE INTERACTION OF THE SCIENCES—WERNER, HUTTON, BLACK, HALL, WILLIAM SMITH
      • REFERENCES
    • THE INTERACTION OF THE SCIENCES—WERNER, HUTTON, BLACK, HALL, WILLIAM SMITH
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER XI
      • SCIENCE AND RELIGION—KANT, LAMBERT, LAPLACE, SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL
      • REFERENCES
    • SCIENCE AND RELIGION—KANT, LAMBERT, LAPLACE, SIR WILLIAM HERSCHEL
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER XII
      • THE REIGN OF LAW—DALTON, JOULE
      • REFERENCES
    • THE REIGN OF LAW—DALTON, JOULE
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • THE SCIENTIST—SIR HUMPHRY DAVY
      • REFERENCES
    • THE SCIENTIST—SIR HUMPHRY DAVY
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • SCIENTIFIC PREDICTION—THE DISCOVERY OF NEPTUNE
      • REFERENCES
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • SCIENTIFIC PREDICTION—THE DISCOVERY OF NEPTUNE
    • REFERENCES
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XV
      • SCIENCE AND TRAVEL—THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE
      • REFERENCES
    • SCIENCE AND TRAVEL—THE VOYAGE OF THE BEAGLE
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • SCIENCE AND WAR—PASTEUR, LISTER
      • REFERENCES
    • SCIENCE AND WAR—PASTEUR, LISTER
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • SCIENCE AND INVENTION—LANGLEY'S AEROPLANE
      • REFERENCES
    • SCIENCE AND INVENTION—LANGLEY'S AEROPLANE
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • SCIENTIFIC HYPOTHESIS—RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES
      • List of Radioactive Substances
      • REFERENCES
    • SCIENTIFIC HYPOTHESIS—RADIOACTIVE SUBSTANCES
    • List of Radioactive Substances
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • THE SCIENTIFIC IMAGINATION
      • REFERENCES
    • THE SCIENTIFIC IMAGINATION
    • REFERENCES
    • CHAPTER XX
      • SCIENCE AND DEMOCRATIC CULTURE
      • REFERENCES
    • SCIENCE AND DEMOCRATIC CULTURE
    • REFERENCES
    • INDEX
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