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The Resource Science as public culture : chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820, Jan Golinski

Science as public culture : chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820, Jan Golinski

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Science as public culture : chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820
Title
Science as public culture
Title remainder
chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820
Statement of responsibility
Jan Golinski
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Science as Public Culture joins a growing number of recent studies examining science as a practical activity in specific social settings. Jan Golinski considers the development of chemistry in Britain from 1760 to 1820, and relates it to the rise and subsequent eclipse of forms of civic life characteristic of the European Enlightenment. Within this framework the careers of prominent chemists like William Cullen, Joseph Black, Joseph Priestley, Thomas Beddoes, and Humphry Davy are interpreted in a new light. The major discoveries of the time, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and the electrical decomposition of water, are set against the background of alternative ways of constructing science as a public enterprise. The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the relationship between scientific activity and processes of social and political change in a period of great transformations in chemistry and in the conditions of public life
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DLC
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Golinski, Jan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry
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Science as public culture : chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820, Jan Golinski
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-322) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24666558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 342 pages
Isbn
9780521394147
Lccn
91039024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1434043
Label
Science as public culture : chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820, Jan Golinski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
24666558
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 342 pages
Isbn
9780521394147
Lccn
91039024
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1434043

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