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Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

Making Space for Science

Territorial Themes in the Shaping of Knowledge

Editors: Agar, Jon, Smith, Crosbie (Eds.)

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In recent years there has been a growing recognition that a mature analysis of scientific and technological activity requires an understanding of its spatial contexts. Without these contexts, indeed, scientific practice as such is scarcely conceivable. Making Space for Science brings together contributors with diverse interests in the history, sociology and cultural studies of science and technology since the Renaissance. The editors aim to provide a series of studies, drawn from the history of science and engineering, from sociology and sociology and science, from literature and science, and from architecture and design history, which examine the spatial foundations of the sciences from a number of complementary perspectives.

About the authors

Crosbie Smith is Reader in History and Cultural Studies of Science at the University of Kent at Canterbury.

Jon Agar is Lecturer in the History of Technology at the University of Manchester.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Making Space for Science

    Pages 1-23

    Smith, Crosbie (et al.)

  • Projection and the Ubiquitous Virtue of Geometry in the Renaissance

    Pages 27-38

    Bennett, Jim

  • From the Alps to Egypt (and Back Again): Dolomieu, Scientific Voyaging, and the Construction of the Field in Eighteenth-Century Natural History

    Pages 39-63

    Cooper, Alix

  • ‘I Do Know the Machinery of the Universe’: System and Individuality in Edgar Allan Poe’s Eureka

    Pages 64-83

    Higginson, Ian

  • ‘A Most Important Trespass’: Lewis Gordon and the Glasgow Chair of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, 1840–55

    Pages 87-117

    Marsden, Ben

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Space for Science
Book Subtitle
Territorial Themes in the Shaping of Knowledge
Editors
  • Jon Agar
  • Crosbie Smith
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
978-1-349-26324-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-26324-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 374
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