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Introductory Comments – Experimentation in Plant Sciences from the Enlightenment to the 19th Century (2010)


In context of the last International Congress of History of Science and Technology on ―Ideas and Instruments in Social Context‖ held in Budapest from 28 July to 2 August 2009, Brigitte Hoppe and I were pleased to propose a symposium about the ―formation of experimentation in natural sciences and especially in plant sciences from 18th to 19th centuries‖. The aim of our debates was to re-examine a facet of the history of botanical sciences, which has been often disregarded by historians of science during the last decades, with the exception of the outstanding studies of Leonard K. Nash (1957), François Delaporte (1982) and Ursula Klein and W. Lefèvre (2007). This volume presents a collection of papers by authors from several countries with different cultural background. They follow up from different viewpoints the aim to study the rise, the development, and the role of experimentation in plant sciences which became a basic method in the modern natural sciences and likewise in botany.

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Authors & Contributors
Schickore, Jutta
Sibum, H. Otto
Newman, William R.
Gliboff, Sander
Elina, Olga
Hon, Giora
Atti e Memorie, Rivista di Storia della Farmacia
Science in Context
HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology
The Plant Cell
Endeavour: Review of the Progress of Science
Cambridge University Press
Basic Books
Indiana University
Trent Editions
Experiments and experimentation
Science and art
Darwin, Charles Robert
Jacobi, Moritz Hermann
Wolff, Christian von
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Graaf, Regnier de
Sylvius, Franciscus de La Boe
Time Periods
19th century
18th century
20th century
17th century
20th century, early
16th century
Great Britain
Scandinavia; Nordic countries
Vilniaus universitetas

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