The History of Science in the Netherlands: Survey, Themes and Reference

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Klaas Van Berkel, Albert Van Helden, L. C. Palm
BRILL, 1999 - Science - 659 pages
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In the 400 years of its modern history the Netherlands has produced a distinguished array of eminent mathematicians, scientists and medical researchers including many Nobel-prize winners and other internationally recognised figures, from Stevin, Snel, and Huygens in the 17th century to Lorentz, Kammerlingh Onnes, Buys Ballot, De Vries, de Sitter, and Oort in the 19th and 20th centuries. Yet it has often been noted that the history of science in the Netherlands is underepresented in the international literature. The handbook "A History of Science in The Netherlands" aims to correct this situation by providing a chronological and thematic survey of the field from the 16th century to the present, essays on selected aspects of science in the Netherlands, and reference biographies of about 65 important Dutch scientists. Written by more than 10 experts from Europe and North America, the handbook is the standard English-language reference work for the field.
  

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Contents

Stevin and the Mathematical Practitioners l580l620
13
Academics and Aristocrats l620l700
37
Science in the Service of the Enlightenment l700l795
68
Reorganization and the Beginning of Recovery l795l870
95
Professionalization and Expansion l870l9l4
130
The Interbellum Period l9l4l940
170
The Natural Sciences in the Colonies
210
The Sciences after the Second World War
229
The Market and the Makers
311
Science and Belief in Dutch History
332
Science and Philosophy in the Netherlands
348
A Brief Survey with an
367
Biographies 407
502
Introduction
615
Literature on the History of Science Medicine and Technol
631
Notes on Contributors
645

Medicine and Health Care in the Netherlands l500l800
239
Classical or Modern? UniversityPreparatory Education
279

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About the author (1999)

Mary Eggermont-Molenaar works in Canada as a writer and translator. Alice Kehoe is a retired professor of anthropology from Marquette University. Inge Genee is an assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Lethbridge. Klaas van Berkel is a professor of modern history at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Albert Van Helden is professor of history at Rice University and the author of "The Invention of the Telescope,

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