The Resource The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy, edited by J.L. Heilbron

The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy, edited by J.L. Heilbron

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The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy
Title
The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy
Statement of responsibility
edited by J.L. Heilbron
Title variation
History of physics and astronomy
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Encompassing more than 200 alphabetically arranged entries, The Oxford Guide to the History of Physics and Astronomy traces the evolution of these bodies of knowledge as well as planetary science from the Renaissance to the beginning of the twenty-first century. For students, teachers, scientists, and readers of popular science books, the Guide deciphers the techniques and philosophies of physics and astronomy as well as the historical periods from which they emerged. Inside are Galileo's falling bodies, Newton's world system, pulsars and quasars, and proper quanta of other topics as illuminating as Light, as absorbing as Black Holes, and as expansive as the Theory of Everything. Biographies of leading contributors to natural knowledge, arranged where appropriate in pairs as in Plutarch's Lives, connect the personal with the general development of scientific ideas and the wider course of discovery." "The entries follow an elaborate organizational plan, which amounts to a new classification of knowledge, its institutional settings, and its applications. This plan is reprinted in the opening pages of the Guide." "Thoroughly cross-referenced, and accented with attractive black and white artwork, no other source is as systematic and authoritative or as informative and inviting in its coverage of physics, astronomy and planetary science."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC7
LC item number
.O94 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • dictionaries
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Heilbron, J. L
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  • Physics
  • Astronomy
Label
The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy, edited by J.L. Heilbron
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Directory of contributors
  • A thematic listing of entries
  • The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 358 p.
Isbn
9780195171983
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004020388
Note
Also in History of Science Coll.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2557815-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2557815
  • (Sirsi) o56413002
  • (OCoLC)56413002
Label
The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy, edited by J.L. Heilbron
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Directory of contributors
  • A thematic listing of entries
  • The Oxford guide to the history of physics and astronomy
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxi, 358 p.
Isbn
9780195171983
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004020388
Note
Also in History of Science Coll.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 2557815-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)2557815
  • (Sirsi) o56413002
  • (OCoLC)56413002

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