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Science: A Four Thousand Year History
E veryone agrees that science has a history. Refl ect a little, and you'll realize that science must have many histories: For while we often talk about a generalized ideal of " science, " we usually
Newton: The Making of Genius
A unique and accessible account of Newton's popular and scientific reputation. Isaac Newton is now universally celebrated as a genius of science, renowned for his innovatory work on gravity and
Pandora's Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment
Had God intended Women merely as a finer sort of cattle, he would not have made them reasonable.' Writing in 1673, Bathsua Makin was one of the first women to insist that girls should receive a
A microscopic reality tale
The earliest microscopes shed light on a once-invisible world, but microscopists were uncertain about how well the images reflected reality — just as they are today.
Sex, Botany, and Empire: The Story of Carl Linnaeus and Joseph Banks
Enlightenment botany was replete with sexual symbolism-to the extent that many botanical textbooks were widely considered pornographic. Carl Linnaeus's controversial new system for classifying plants
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