In Making Modern Science, a text designed for introductory college. to respected scholars Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, expands our knowledge and. PETER J. BOWLER and IWAN RHYS MORUS, Making modern science: A historical survey. Chicago: The University of Chicago press, Results 1 – 30 of 30 Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey by Peter J. Bowler; Iwan Rhys Morus and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.

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University of Chicago Press, Paper: B Dewey Decimal Classification Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, expands our knowledge and control of the world in ways that affect-but are also affected by-society and culture. Makint Making Modern Sciencea text designed for introductory college courses in the history of science and as a single-volume introduction for the general reader, Bowler and Morus explore both the history of science itself and its influence on modern thought.


Opening with an introduction makiing explains developments in the history of science over the last three decades and the controversies these initiatives have engendered, the book then proceeds in two parts. The first section considers key episodes in the development of modern science, including the Scientific Revolution and individual accomplishments in geology, physics, and biology. The second section is an analysis of the most important themes stemming from the social relations of science-the discoveries that force society to rethink its religious, moral, or philosophical values.

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Making Modern Scienc e thus chronicles all major developments in scientific thinking, from the revolutionary ideas of the seventeenth century to the contemporary issues of evolutionism, genetics, nuclear physics, and modern cosmology. Written by seasoned historians, this book will encourage students to see the history of science not as a series of names and dates but as an interconnected and complex web of relationships between science and modern society.

The first survey of its kind, Making Modern Science is a much-needed and accessible introduction to the history of science, engagingly written for undergraduates and curious readers alike.

Bowler is professor of the history of science in the School of Anthropological Studies at Queen’s University, Belfast, and the author of Reconciling Science and Kodern Attractively illustrated and easy to use, the book explains difficult scientific and philosophical issues in brief and often surprisingly clear terms. The field of history of science has been calling out for a book just like this one.


Making Modern Science will be a great help in introductory courses and will provide important background for advanced courses. A timely, informative, challenging, and very welcome achievement.

Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey

Making Modern Science naking a detailed and fascinating glimpse into the vibrant tradition of scientific inquiry that has so shaped our contemporary world. Bowler and Morus have written an excellent historical survey that general readers and scholars alike will find rich and stimulating. Finally, two first-rate academic historians—one a specialist in biological and earth sciences, one in physical sciences —both firmly committed to sociological, contextual approaches, offer an overview of their discipline for the beginning student.

The book situates biological and physical knowledge within a myriad of socio-cultural contexts, such as religion, the state, economic theory, patronage, and war.

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