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Vitalizing Nature in the Enlightenment
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Peter Walmsley : Locke’s essay and the rhetoric of science.
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Chemical knowledge in the early modern world
This newest annual edition of "Osiris" brings together a variety of scholars to consider a topic of increasing interest in the history of science: expertise. Focusing specifically on the roleExpand
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The Language of Mineralogy: John Walker, Chemistry and the Edinburgh Medical School, 1750-1800
Contents: Introduction Who was John Walker? The life of a notable naturalist Sorting the evidence: analysis and the nomenclature of matter Becoming a naturalist: travel, classification and patronageExpand
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The Interactive Notebook: How Students Learned to Keep Notes during the Scottish Enlightenment
Concentrating on the rich tradition of graphic culture that permeated Scotland’s universities during the long eighteenth century, this essay argues that student lecture notebooks were a sophisticatedExpand
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Science and Beliefs: From Natural Philosophy to Natural Science, 1700–1900
Contents: Introduction: Science and beliefs, David M. Knight. Part I Beliefs Within Science: The metaphysics of science in the Romantic era, Barry Gower Rearranging 17th-century natural history intoExpand
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Scottish chemistry, classification and the late mineralogical career of the ‘ingenious’ Professor John Walker (1779–1803)
  • M. Eddy
  • Chemistry, Sociology
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
  • 1 December 2004
During the first decade of the nineteenth century, Edinburgh was the scene of several lively debates concerning the structure of the Earth. Though the ideas of groups like the ‘Wernerians’ and theExpand
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Scottish chemistry, classification and the early mineralogical career of the ‘ingenious’ Rev. Dr John Walker (1746 to 1779)
  • M. Eddy
  • Sociology
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
  • 1 December 2002
The Rev. Dr John Walker was the Professor of Natural History at the University of Edinburgh from 1779 to 1803. Although his time in this position has been addressed by several studies, the previousExpand
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The shape of knowledge : children and the visual culture of literacy and numeracy.
In 1787 an anonymous student of the Perth Academy spent countless hours transforming his rough classroom notes into a beautifully inscribed notebook. Though this was an everyday practice for manyExpand
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