Nature Engaged : Science in Practice from the Renaissance to the Present Hardback
Edited by Mario Biagioli, Jessica Riskin
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History series
This volume gathers essays that focus on the worldliness of science, its inseparable engagement in the major institutional bases of social life: law, market, church, school, and nation.
With a chronological span reaching from the Renaissance to Big Science, its topics range from sundials to genetic sequences, from calculating instruments to devices that simulate human behavior, from early cartography to techniques for tracing radioactive fallout on a global scale.
The book aims to show readers, with episodes drawn from the span of their modern history, the sciences in action throughout human society.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 301 pages, 7 Illustrations, black and white; XI, 301 p. 7 illus.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 28/11/2012
- Category: General & world history
- ISBN: 9780230102767