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David Marcus Knight (1936–2018): An Appreciation (2019)


The article is a biography of the historian of science, David M. Knight. It contains reminiscences of the author's relations with Knight while he was a postgraduate at Oxford and thereby conveys an impression of the state of history of science in Britain in the 1960s. It offers a conspectus of Knight's prolific literary activity and teaching career at the University of Durham. His love of chemistry and admiration for the work of Sir Humphry Davy is emphasised.

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Authors & Contributors
James, Frank A.J.L.
Nye, Mary Jo
Kenyon, T. K.
Furukawa, Yasu
Golinski, Jan V.
Mauskopf, Seymour H.
Bulletin for the History of Chemistry
Studium: Tijdschrift voor Wetenschaps- en Universiteitgeschiedenis
Ambix: Journal of the Society for the History of Alchemy and Chemistry
Chemical Heritage
化学史研究 [Kagakushi kenkyū; Journal of the Japanese Society for the History of Chemistry]
Eighteenth-Century Studies
Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
History of science, as a discipline
Historians of science, modern
Discipline formation
Davy, Humphry
Beddoes, Thomas
Davy, John
Cohen, Ernst
Verdoorn, Frans
Bocks, Paul
Time Periods
20th century, late
19th century
21st century
20th century, early
18th century
20th century
Great Britain
Utrecht (Netherlands)
Royal Society of London
Koninklijke Nederlandse Chemische Vereniging (KNCV)
Science History Institute (SHI)
Bristol Pneumatic Institute

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