The Cambridge History of Science, Volume 8: Modern Science in National, Transnational, and Global Context

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Edited by Hugh Richard Slotten, Ronald L Numbers and David N Livingstone
Cambridge University Press, 2020

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About this book

This volume in the highly respected Cambridge History of Science series is devoted to exploring the history of modern science using national, transnational, and global frames of reference. Organized by topic and culture, its essays by distinguished scholars offer the most comprehensive and up-to-date nondisciplinary history of modern science currently available. Essays are grouped together in separate sections that represent larger regions: Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Oceania, and Latin America. Each of these regional groupings ends with a separate essay reflecting on the analysis in the preceding chapters. Intended to provide a balanced and inclusive treatment of the modern world, contributors analyze the history of science not only in local, national, and regional contexts but also with respect to the circulation of knowledge, tools, methods, people, and artifacts across national borders.


Notes on contributors
General editors’ preface

1. Introduction Hugh / Richard Slotten

Part I. Transnational, International, and Global:
2. Science and imperialism since 1870 / Michael Worboys and Pratik Chakrabarti
3. The geomagnetic project: internationalism in science between the French Revolution and the Franco-Prussian war / Nicolaas A. Rupke
4. International science from the Franco-Prussian war to World War Two: an era of organization / Brigitte Schroeder-Gudehus
5. Internationalism in science after 1940 / Ronald E. Doel
6. International science in Antarctica / James Spiller
7. Missionary science / John Stenhouse
8. Museums of natural history and science / Sally Gregory Kohlstedt
9. National scientific surveys / Hugh Richard Slotten
10. Expeditionary science / Richard J. Sorrenson

Part II. National and Regional:
11. United Kingdom / David E. H. Edgerton and John V. Pickstone
12. France: during the long nineteenth century / Robert Fox and George Weisz
13. France: post-1914 / Dominique Pestre
14. Germany / Kathryn M. Olesko
15. Russia and the former USSR / Loren Graham
16. Low countries / Klaas van Berkel
17. Scandinavia / Jole R. Shackelford
18. Italy / Giuliano Pancaldi
19. Spain / Lino Camprubí and Thomas F. Glick
20. Greece / Efthymios Nicolaidis
21. Portugal / Ana Simões and Maria Paula Diogo
22. Europe: a commentary / David Cahan
23. Middle East / Yakov M. Rabkin
24. India / Deepak Kumar
25. Maghrib of North Africa / Michael A. Osborne
26. Sub-Saharan Africa / Georgina M. Montgomery, John M. MacKenzie and Libbie J. Freed
27. Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia: a commentary / Hugh Richard Slotten
28. China / Shellen Wu and Fa-ti Fan
29. Japan / James R. Bartholomew
30. Korea / Geun Bae Kim and Yung Sik Kim
31. Indochina / C. Michele Thompson
32. Indonesia / Jennifer Munger
33. Philippines / Warwick Anderson
34. East and Southeast Asia: a commentary / Morris F. Low
35. United States / Ronald L. Numbers
36. Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania / R. W. Home
37. Canada / Suzanne E. Zeller
38. United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania: a commentary / Hugh Richard Slotten
39. Spanish South America / Marcos Cueto
40. Greater Caribbean: Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies / Stuart McCook
41. Brazil / Marilia Coutinho and Simon Schwartzman
42. Latin America: a commentary / Hebe Vessuri


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