The History of Science in the United States: An Encyclopedia
This encyclopaedia examines all aspects of the history and historiography of science in the United States, from colonial times to the present day. Special emphasis is placed on the history of medicine and technology and on the relationship between science and technology and science and medicine. These interrelationships form a perspective that allows the reader to see how technology and medicine influenced and in turn were influenced by the progress of scientific thought in the United States. More than 500 entries ranging from 200 words to 3000 words are all written by experts in the field to form a forum for established scholars and younger scholars presenting the fruits of their research.
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This single-volume encyclopedia comprises 500 short- to medium-length articles, all written by experts in the field, on the development of science and medicine in the United States. The typical ... Read full review
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