Changing Perspectives in the History of Science : Essays in Honour of Joseph Needham. First Editon in dustjacket

By: NEEDHAM, Joseph) TEICH, Miluslas (ed.) COHEN, I. Bernard

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(NEEDHAM, Joseph). Changing Perspectives in the History of Science : Essaysin Honour of Joseph Needham.. Edited by Mikulas Teich and Robert Young. Lo ndon : Heinemann, (1973). First Edition. Pp (4),[v]-xxi,(1),[1]-490, frontispiece portrait. Illustrated. Index. 8vo, brown cloth, gilt letering to pale blue panel to spine. "From time to time volumes appear which attempt to indicate the cross-currents and attitudes which are prevalent m the discipline of the history of science, and others which are emerging. It was felt that such a collection of essays should be presented to Joseph Needham whose work has both inspired and reflected the growing scope and increasing depthof historical studies of science in its multiple relations. 'How it all fi ts in' is shown in the remarkable biographical essay about Joseph Needham contributed, as it were, by his alterego. Where Neeclham's influence has become most discernable is in the area of comparative history of science and technology. [...] The volume conveys a rich and complex set of interrelated perspectives which in a sense defy categorisation and thus point the way toward a study of science and its history in the totality of their relations." (from the dj). Contents : Introduction (by Mikulas Teich and Robert Young). 1. The making of an honorary Taoist (by Henry Holorenshaw). 2. Bronze technology in the east : a metallurgical study of early Thai bronzes, with some speculations on the cultural transmission of technology (by Cyril Stanley Smith). 3. The crank in Graeco-Roman antiquity (by A.G. Drachmann). 4. Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century science in India and some problems of comparative studies (by A. Rahman). 5. The inner elixir (Nei Tan);Chinese physiological alchemy (by Lu Gwei-Djen). 6. The medico-chemical world of the Paracelsians (by Allen G. Debus). 7. The spectre of Van Helmont and the idea of continuity in the history of chemistry (by Walter Pagel). 8. William Delland the idea of university (by Charles Webster). 9. Reasons and evaluation in the history of cience (by Mary Hesse). 10. Some evaluations of reason i n sixteenth- and seventeenth-century natural philosophy (by P.M. Rattansi).11. Explanation and gravity (by Gerd Buchdahl). 12. Tragedy in the history of science (by Jerome R. Ravetz). 13. Time and motion : reflections on the non-existence of time (b Maria Luisa Righini Bonelli, translated by Thomas B. Settle). 14. A note on Harvey's 'egg' as Pandora's 'box' (by I. Bernard Cohen). 15. The [Star of David], [pentacle], and [octogram], and other geo metrical and scientific talismans and symbolisms(by Derek J. de Solla Price). 16. Botanical nomenclature and its translation (by Andre Haudricourt, translated by M.J.S. Rudwick). 17. The role of science in the industrial revolution : a study of Josiah Wedgwood as a scientist and industrial chemist (by Neil McKendrick). 18. The Industrial revolution and the rise of the science of geology (by Roy Porter). 19. The historiographic and ideological contexts of the nineteenth-century debate on man's place in nature (by Robert Young). From 'enchyme' to 'cyto-skeleton' : the development of ideas on thechemical organization of living matter (by Mikulas Teich). Very good in pr ice-clipped dustjacket. 100.00

Title: Changing Perspectives in the History of Science : Essays in Honour of Joseph Needham. First Editon in dustjacket

Author Name: NEEDHAM, Joseph) TEICH, Miluslas (ed.) COHEN, I. Bernard

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Publisher: Heinemann, London, 1973, ISBN:0435549251:

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