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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 17–24.
Published: 02 April 2020
... Studies in the Physical (Natural) Sciences ABSTRACT This essay is part of a special issue entitled Looking Backward, Looking Forward: HSNS at 50, edited by Erika Lorraine Milam. THEN In the editorial of the first volume of Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences (HSPS), the editor, Russell...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 25–30.
Published: 02 April 2020
... Kuznetsov from *Zuoyue Wang (zywang@cpp.edu) is a professor of history at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an associate editor of Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences since 2007. The following abbreviations are used: HSPS, Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences and Historical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (1): 41–69.
Published: 01 February 2019
... capture multiple variations. A sabbatical with Wright in 1933 helped hone Anderson’s mathematical skills while helping him understand what mathematics could and could not do. He and Tukey shared an interest in conveying data graphically. This long-standing commitment to applying mathematics to natural...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (3): 493–500.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Craig Ashley Hanson © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Mary Terrall . Catching Nature in the Act: Réaumur and the Practice of Natural History in the Eighteenth Century . : University of Chicago Press , 2014 . 275 pp., illus., bibl., index. ISBN: 9-780-2260-8860...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (5): 581–593.
Published: 01 November 2018
...David Sepkoski One of the best arguments for approaching the history of information processing and handling in the human and natural sciences as a “history of data” is that it focuses our attention on relationships, convergences, and contingent historical developments that can be obscured following...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (4): 297–318.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Peter Dear Darwin used taxonomic arguments widely in his work on transformism and natural selection, especially in attempts to persuade other (typically non-transformist) naturalists of the correctness of his ideas in Origin of Species. But, as has long been noticed, classificatory practices in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2014) 44 (3): 197–233.
Published: 01 June 2014
... natural history displays in museums around the world, and to more specific cultural and scientific developments characteristic of the processes of modernization at work in early twentieth-century Spanish society. Modern taxidermy, it is argued, has been incorporated in various ways into political and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (3): 390–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
...-0226520797 . $45.00 (cloth). Expanding the History of Natural History BY MARCO TAMBORINI* MAURIZIO ESPOSITO, Romantic Biology, 1890 1945. London; New York: Routledge, 2016. 272 pp., index. ISBN 978-1138662285. $52.95 (paper). OLIVIER RIEPPEL. Phylogenetic Systematics: Haeckel to Hennig. London; New York...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2013) 43 (5): 589–618.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Tomomi Kinukawa Using two sets of correspondences centered around specimen exchanges, this paper analyzes daily practices of naturalists to shed light on ambiguities and contradictions in early modern European naturalists’ conception of commodified nature, which mere reading of literature on ideal...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2018) 48 (1): 56–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., natural historians had amassed large quantities of taxonomic data, but lacked quantitative and visual methods to produce and communicate knowledge derived from their data collections. As our “main witness” (in Ian Hacking’s sense), we call on the German paleontologist H. G. Bronn—one of the earliest...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2013) 43 (3): 381–389.
Published: 01 June 2013
... . Filosofía natural Mutisiana: Edición facsimilar y estudio de un manuscrito inédito de José Celestino Mutis y Bosio, correspondiente a su tercera oración inaugural pronunciada en el Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Santa Fé, Octubre de 1764 . Bogotá : Pontificia Universidad Javeriana , 2009...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (2): 114–142.
Published: 01 April 2012
...://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2012 Eugene Rabinowitch cold war scientific internationalism Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists domestic anticommunism 114 | Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Vol. 42, Number 2, pps. 114-142. ISSN 1939-1811, electronic ISSN 1939-182X. © 2012 by the Regents...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (1): 107–116.
Published: 01 February 2017
... . $45.00 (hardcover). Melinda Baldwin . Making Nature: The History of a Scientific Journal . Chicago and London : University of Chicago Press , 2015 . 309 pp., illus., bibl., index. ISBN 978-0-226-26145-4 . $45.00 (hardcover). Gowan Dawson and Bernard Lightman , Eds. Victorian...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (1): 42–75.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Carolyne R. Larson This article explores the emotional community of museum natural scientists in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Argentina, a context in which the growth of museum natural sciences and nation-state formation became closely intertwined. Influenced by powerful nineteenth...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2011) 41 (4): 365–404.
Published: 01 October 2011
..., and to reevaluate the epistemological value of visualization in the making of natural knowledge. By analyzing Linnaeus's use of drawings, maps, tables, and diagrams, I will show that he did not, as has been asserted, reduce the discipline of botany to text, and that his visual thinking played a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2011) 41 (1): 1–40.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Lewis Pyenson Eighteenth-century natural-history illustration in the Dutch East Indies reveals verisimilitude as a goal shared between colonial artists and their counterparts in Europe. Natural-history images more generally exhibit common styles in the world settled and dominated by Europeans...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 90–128.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Melissa Charenko In the early twentieth century, there was no consensus about the nature of climate. Focusing on ecological understandings of climate, this article contends that the diverse scientific practices used by ecologists to reconstruct past climates resulted in different notions of climate...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (3): 357–396.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Steve Ruskin Charles Aiken was a Colorado ornithologist and specimen dealer whose career spanned almost sixty years, roughly 1870–1930. He was an entrepreneurial naturalist who operated a long-running commercial natural history dealership in Colorado Springs, which enabled him to pursue his passion...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2008) 38 (2): 313–323.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Pamela O. Long ©© 2008 by The Regents of the University of California Ogilvie Brian W. . The Science of Describing: Natural History in Renaissance Europe . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 2006 . xvi + 385 pp., illus. ISBN 0-226-62087-5. $45 (hardcover), $27 (paper...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (3): 300–337.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... I show that the concept of fact emerged as part of a historical knowledge tradition, which comprised both human and natural empirical study. Around 1800, parts of this tradition, including the concept of fact, were integrated into the epistemological basis of several emerging disciplines, including...