Book ID: CBB000071597

Telling lives in science: Essays on scientific biography (1996)

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Shortland, Michael (Editor)
Yeo, Richard R. (Editor)


Cambridge University Press


Publication Date: 1996
Physical Details: xi + 295 pp.; notes; index

Description Contents: Shortland, Michael, Yeo, Richard: Introduction. Söderqvist, Thomas: Existential projects and existential choice in science: Science biography as an edifying genre. Outram, Dorinda: Life-paths: Autobiography, science, and the French Revolution. Knight, David: From science to wisdom: Humphry Davy's life. Hunter, Michael: Robert Boyle and the dilemma of biography in the age of the Scientific Revolution. Yeo, Richard: Alphabetical lives: Scientific biography in historical dictionaries and encyclopaedias. Cantor, Geoffrey: The scientist as hero: Public images of Michael Faraday. Vicinus, Martha: “Tactful organising and executive power”: Biographies of Florence Nightingale for girls. Porter, Roy: Taking histories, medical lives: Thomas Beddoes and biography. Gascoigne, John: The scientist as patron and patriotic symbol: The changing reputation of Sir Joseph Banks. Moore, James: Metabiographical reflections on Charles Darwin.


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Authors & Contributors
Holmes, Richard
Akeroyd, F. Michael
Howe, Michael J. A.
James, Frank A.J.L.
Jay, Mike
Kenyon, T. K.
Journals
Notes and Records: The Royal Society Journal of the History of Science
Technology's Stories
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Annals of Science: The History of Science and Technology
British Journal for the History of Science
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science
Publishers
Cambridge University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Pantheon Books
Rosenberg Pub.
Thoemmes
Yale University Press
Concepts
Chemistry
Science
Technology
Medicine
Travel; exploration
Biographies
People
Davy, Humphry
Beddoes, Thomas
Darwin, Charles Robert
Faraday, Michael
Banks, Joseph
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
17th century
Enlightenment
Places
British Isles
Great Britain
United States
England
Australia
Pacific Ocean
Institutions
Royal Society of London
Bristol Pneumatic Institute
Royal Institution of Great Britain
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