Cosmology, Atomic Theory, Evolution: Classic Readings in the Literature of Science

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William Cecil Dampier Dampier, Margaret Dampier
Courier Dover Publications, 2003 - Science - 275 pages
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"Sir William Cecil Dampier's Readings in the Literature of Science has long been a classic. Unlike many other collections, it has the virtue of dealing thoroughly with three major subjects which are at the very heart of science: cosmogony, atomic theory and evolution. For each, the readings have been selected so as to give a continuous story, enabling the reader to share in the great excitement of the process of scientific discovery and the growth of knowledge from the earliest times to the present. Here, in the original writings of the men who have made science, are displayed the noble qualities of the disciplined imagination which are the chief defining characteristics of the scientific enterprise."-I. Bernard Cohen, Professor of the History of Science, Harvard University. 1959 ed. 36 figures. 7 tables.
  

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Contents

COSMOGONY
1
ARIsTARCHUs AND ARCIIMEDZs
7
Corsnmcus
13
NEWTON
31
LAPLACE
43
FOUCAULT Sroruas BUNsEN AND KIRCHHOFF
50
Ernsrnrn Mmicowsiu Ennmcron Relativity
57
THE ATOMIC THEORY
69
Aroma AND Monxcuuzs
105
THE Pinuontc
113
AN Eeuuy M1cRosc0P1s1
181
THn LINNAEAN SYsTEM or CLAssIFICATION
187
L wuxcc
195
ON 1n GEOLOGY Lvnu
206
WbHun
213
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229

LAVOIsIER AND THE Rrsz or MODERN CHEMIsTRY
84
CHEMIsTRY AND THE Aromc THEORY
93
THE COMBINATION 01 GASEs
100
T11E CHROMOsOME T1mom or HnlumnY
262
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271
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