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Books and the Sciences in History

Books and the Sciences in History

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Marina Frasca-Spada, Nick Jardine, Rosamond McKitterick, Jerry Brotton, Anthony Grafton, Ann Blair, Sachiko Kusukawa, Adam Mosley, Lauren Kassell, Silvia De Renzi, William Clark, Richard Yeo, Thomas Broman, Mary Terrall, Emma Spary, Aileen Fyfe, Adrian Johns, Jonathan Topham, Eugenia Roldàn Vera, Lisa Jardine, Alan Stewart, James Secord
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  • Date Published: November 2000
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521659390

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  • The history of the sciences and the history of the book are complementary, and there has been much recent innovative research in the intersection of these lively fields. This accessibly-written, well-illustrated volume is the first systematic general work to do justice to the fruits of recent scholarship. The twenty specially-commissioned chapters cover the period from the Carolingian renaissance of learning to the mid-nineteenth-century consolidation of science, and examine all aspects of the authorship, production, distribution, and reception of manuscripts, books and journals in the various sciences.

    • This is the first comprehensive collection of historical essays on the subject in the rapidly-expanding field of science in relation to the book
    • All the essays are very readable and are nearly all attractively illustrated with a range of unusual subjects
    • Offers a useful introduction to an important interdisciplinary field of study
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    • Date Published: November 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521659390
    • length: 456 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • contains: 89 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    Introduction: books and sciences Marina Frasca-Spada and Nick Jardine
    Part I. Triumphs of the Book:
    1. Books and sciences before print Rosamond McKitterick
    2. Printing the world Jerry Brotton
    3. Geniture collections, origins and uses of a genre Anthony Grafton
    4. Annotating and indexing natural philosophy Ann Blair
    5. Illustrating nature Sachiko Kusukawa
    6. Astronomical books and courtly communication Adam Mosley
    7. Reading for the philosophers' stone Lauren Kassell
    8. Writing and talking of exotic animals Silvia De Renzi
    Part II. Learned and Conversable Reading:
    9. Compendious footnotes Marina Frasca-Spada
    10. On the bureaucratic plots of the research library William Clark
    11. Encyclopaedic knowledge Richard Yeo
    12. Periodical literature Thomas Broman
    13. Natural philosophy for fashionable readers Mary Terrall
    14. Rococo readings of the book of nature Emma Spary
    15. Young readers and the sciences Aileen Fyfe
    16. The physiology of reading Adrian Johns
    Part III. Publication in the Age of Science:
    17. A textbook revolution Jonathan Topham
    18. Useful knowledge for export Eugenia Roldàn Vera
    19. Editing a hero of modern science Lisa Jardine and Alan Stewart
    20. Progress in print James Secord
    Afterwords: Books, texts, and the making of knowledge Nick Jardine
    The past, present, and future of the scientific book Adrian Johns
    Notes on contributors.

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    Marina Frasca-Spada, University of Cambridge

    Nick Jardine, University of Cambridge

    Contributors

    Marina Frasca-Spada, Nick Jardine, Rosamond McKitterick, Jerry Brotton, Anthony Grafton, Ann Blair, Sachiko Kusukawa, Adam Mosley, Lauren Kassell, Silvia De Renzi, William Clark, Richard Yeo, Thomas Broman, Mary Terrall, Emma Spary, Aileen Fyfe, Adrian Johns, Jonathan Topham, Eugenia Roldàn Vera, Lisa Jardine, Alan Stewart, James Secord

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