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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2007) 37 (suppl): 35–72.
Published: 01 March 2007
...-correction nuclear weapons testing molecular biology DOOGAB YI* The coming of reversibility: The discovery of DNA repair between the atomic age and the information age ON DECEMBER 18, 1956, Prescott Bush, U.S. Senator from Connecticut, had a con- versation with the members of the Department of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (2): 194–225.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Literacy,” a metaphor and a political vision conceived to bring about the Socialist “Information Age.” © 2019 by the Regents of the University of California 2019 algorithm Cold War computer science A. Ershov Information Age D. Knuth programming Soviet education KSENIA TATARCHENKO...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 February 2012
... Psychological Study of Social Issues; SSRS, Society for Social Responsibility in Science. M EGAN BAR N HART S ETH I Information, Education, and Indoctrination: The Federation of American Scientists and Public Communication Strategies in the Atomic Age ABSTRACT Immediately following World War II, atomic...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (3): 349–388.
Published: 01 June 2017
... of Genetics (1961), this one intended for an intermediate audience.62 Although this work was focused on conveying scientific information rather 59. Bentley Glass, Review of Genetics in the Atomic Age by Charlotte Auerbach Scientific Monthly 83, no. 6 (1956): 311. On Glass s prominence as public...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 311–322.
Published: 28 May 2020
... sociologist of science Yves Gingras deals with these issues in Science and Religion: An Impossible Dialogue (translated by Peter Keating). One of Gingras s objectives is to inform the reader about the many meth- odological problems with prevailing historical approaches to studying science and religion (7...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 217–247.
Published: 28 May 2020
... Language, and Modern Mathematical Theory on the Move, Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences 48, no. 3 (2018): 259 99; Stephanie Dick, AfterMath: The Work of Proof in the Age of Human Machine Collaboration, Isis 102, no. 3 (2011): 494 505; Massimo Mazzotti, The Geometers of God: Mathematics and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 248–301.
Published: 28 May 2020
...-party elite and based on particular informed initiatives sustained by all classes and in all directions. 21 More importantly, the intellectuals who answered the Enquiry called for impartial 18. Boris Fausto, A revoluc¸a o de 1930: Histo´ria e historiografia (Sa o Paulo: Companhia das Letras, 1997). 19...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 183–198.
Published: 02 April 2020
... world can be characterized by three elements that emerge from the ethos of our time: the new role that information plays in human life, biopolitics as a gov- ernance strategy, and the rise of autonomy as a foundational ethical principle. Contemporary society is driven by information, knowledge, and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 81–89.
Published: 02 April 2020
...-digital instrumentation, to the rise of computa- tional modeling and simulation as the so-called third paradigm of science, coding and computerized analysis became part of the handiwork of many scientific practitioners. We have watched as diverse aspects of computation as an information processing...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 90–128.
Published: 02 April 2020
... uniformity declined in the early twentieth century amidst evidence of regular climatic shifts in the Earth s Ice Ages, the changing climate became a way to explain the rise and fall of civilizations, as well as changes within vegetation communities. Huntington, who helped found the Ecological Society of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 566–572.
Published: 01 November 2019
... pathologies from the 1930s inform debates BOOK REV I EWS | 569 about the reducibility of biological phenomena such as aging? The very public spat between Peter Medawar self-styled spokesperson of mainstream (reduc- tionist) biology and novelist and sometime philosopher of science Arthur Koestler surrounded by...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 556–565.
Published: 01 November 2019
.... Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2019. 240 pp., illus, index. ISBN 978-0-2620-3904-8. $32.00 (hardcover). Over the last decade, histories of data, information, and quantification have flourished in direct engagement with our towering twenty-first-century social technologies: big data, digital surveillance, and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 471–503.
Published: 01 November 2019
... World War II in late 1941.10 Soon thereafter he was named Expert Consultant to the Secretary of War on the topic and joined other academic social scientists at the Research Branch of the U.S. Army s Division of Education and Information (formerly the Morale Services Division) in a collective effort to...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (5): 504–555.
Published: 01 November 2019
... plasmolyzed and turgescent cell was hazy, and depended on the species, tissue type, and even age of the plant: The cited differences show that the border is not sharp. 48 Nor does it seem to have occurred to de Vries in 1876 to explore why a 4 5% potassium nitrate solution and a 20 30% sugar solution would...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 351–383.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Chicago Press, 2016), 333 34. 9. Peter A. Chow-White, The Informationalization of Race: Communication, Databases, and the Digital Coding of the Genome, in Genetics and the Unsettled Past: The Collision of DNA, Race, and History, ed. Keith Wailoo, Alondra Nelson, and Catherine Lee (New Brunswick, NJ...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 384–419.
Published: 01 September 2019
... to moderation directly informed both scientists and the administration’s eventual decision in 1980 to minimize executive involvement. Despite some environmentalists’ and scientists’ calls for a more proactive position aligned with their ethical perspectives about the future implications of climate...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 420–446.
Published: 01 September 2019
...); Christo- pher McKnight Nichols and Nancy C. Unger, eds., A Companion to the Gilded Age and Pro- gressive Era (Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2017). BU I L D I NG CANALS FROM PANAMA TO MARS | 423 (1835 1910).6 By 1877, fifteen years had passed since Schiaparelli became the director of Brera Observatory in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (3): 273–299.
Published: 01 June 2019
... young geographer came striding over the summit of Shirouma, the White Horse Peak in the Hida range. Having just returned from studying in Germany and Austria, Yamasaki Naomasa was perhaps predisposed to hunt for evidence of an ice age, then the subject of intense scholarly scrutiny in Europe.3 And...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (3): 241–272.
Published: 01 June 2019
... codified annual censuses of Algerian citrus. All landowners with more than 25 trees had to provide an annual report to local officials, detailing the size of their groves as well as the number and age of their citrus trees, distinguishing between oranges, tangerines and clementines, lemons, and grapefruits...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (3): 300–337.
Published: 01 June 2019
... Dialogical Turn: New Roles for Sociology in the Postdisciplinary Age, ed. Charles M. Camic and Hans Joas (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2004), 23 42. 12. For an exploration of these shifts, see the contributions in Rens Bod, Jaap Maat, and Thijs Weststeijn, eds., The Making of the Humanities: Volume II...