An Introduction to the History of Science by Walter Libby

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Author Libby, Walter, 1867-
LoC No. 17008227
Title An Introduction to the History of Science
Contents Science and practical needs: Egypt and Babylonia -- The influence of abstract thought: Greece: Aristotle -- Scientific theory subordinated to application: Rome: Vitruvius -- The continuity of science: the medieval church and the Arabs -- The classification of the sciences: Francis Bacon -- Scientific method: Gilbert, Galileo, Harvey, Descartes -- Science as measurement: Tycho Brahe, Kepler, Boyle -- Coöperation in science: the Royal Society -- Science and the struggle for liberty: Benjamin Franklin -- The interaction of the sciences: Werner, Hutton, Black, Hall, William Smith -- Science and religion: Kant, Lambert, Laplace, Sir William Herschel -- The reign of law: Dalton, Joule -- The scientist: Sir Humphry Davy -- Scientific prediction: the discovery of Neptune -- Science and travel: the voyage of the Beagle -- Science and war: Pasteur, Lister -- Science and invention: Langley's aeroplane -- Scientific hypothesis: radioactive substances -- The scientific imagination -- Science and democratic culture.
Language English
LoC Class Q: Science
Subject Science -- History
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