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Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

The Invisible Industrialist

Manufacture and the Construction of Scientific Knowledge

Authors: Gaudillière, J.

Editors: Löwy, Ilana (Ed.)

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Industrial methods, and industrially produced instruments, reagents and living organisms are central to research activities today. They play a key role in the homogenization and the diffusion of laboratory practices, thus in their transformation into a stable and unproblematic knowledge about the natural world. This book displays the - frequently invisible - role of industry in the construction of fundamental scientific knowledge through the examination of case studies taken from the history of nineteenth and the twentieth century physics, chemistry and biomedical sciences.

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OTTO SIBUM Fellow Researcher, Max Planck Institut fur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin JEFF HUGHES Lecturer in History of Science and Technology, University of Manchester TERRY SHINN is conducting research ANTHONY TRAVIS Deputy Director, Sidney M. Edelstein Centre for the History and Philosophy of Science, Technology and Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel JORDAN GOODMAN Senior Lecturer in History, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology NICOLAS RASMUSSEN Lecturer in History of Science, University of Sidney PETER KEATING Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Quebec (Montreal) ALBERTO CAMBROSIO Associate Professor, Department of Social Studies of Medicine, McGill University (Montreal) VIVIEN WALSH Senior Lecturer in Innovation and Technology Management, UMIST NELLY OUDSHOORN Lecturer, Department of Science and Technology Dynamics, University of Amsterdam

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Invisible Industrialist
Book Subtitle
Manufacture and the Construction of Scientific Knowledge
Authors
Editors
  • Ilana Löwy
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-26443-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26443-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-64753-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 379
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