Cambridge Readings in the Literature of Science: Being Extracts from the Writings of Men of Science to Illustrate the Development of Scientific Thought

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William Cecil Dampier Dampier-Whetham, William Cecil Dampier Dampier, Margaret Dampier-Whetham
Cambridge University Press, Mar 21, 2013 - Science - 302 pages
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First published in 1928, as the second edition of a 1924 original, this book presents a series of extracts illustrating the development of scientific thought. The text is divided into three sections: 'Cosmogony', 'The Atomic Theory', and 'The Theory of Evolution'. Within each section the extracts run chronologically, revealing the development of the subject in the thought of succeeding ages. Illustrative figures are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of science.
 

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Contents

COSMOGONY
1
ARISTARCHUS AND ARCHIMEDES
7
GALILEO GALILEI
14
NEWTON
31
LAPLACE
44
FOUCAULT STOKES BUNSEN AND KIRCHHOFF
50
THE ATOMIC THEORY
69
LAVOISIER AND THE RISE OF MODERN CHEMISTRY
83
RADIOACTIVITY AND THE STRUCTURE OF THE ATOM
160
THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION
168
PHYSIOLOGUS
179
AN EARLY MICROSCOPIST
181
THE LINNAEAN SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION
187
LYELL
206
WOHLER
213
Omens or SPECIES
229

CHEMISTRY AND THE ATOMIC THEORY
93
THE COMBINATION OF GASES
100
TIIE PERIODIC
113
THE IONIC DIss0CIATION THEORY
127
PosITIVE RAYS AND ISOTOPES
147
THE LAWS OF HEREDITYZ MENDEL
247
THE CHROMOSOME THEORY OF HEREDITY
262
INDEX
271
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