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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2199–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.199
Published: 02 April 2020
... because it offers a comparative history of the American, French, British, and Soviet efforts. O Reagan naturally has less time to paint a detailed picture of each nation s efforts in his book, but O Reagan is able to look at bigger themes than the other authors. From O Reagan s book one gets a feeling for...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-290–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.90
Published: 02 April 2020
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495504–555 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.504
Published: 01 November 2019
..., hydrochloric acid), would diffuse downward through the filter and into the water below. The sizing Grahammentions does not refer to the linear dimensions of his French letter paper, but rather to the gelatinous coating applied by the man- ufacturer to make it suitable for writing or painting. It was the size...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485637–647 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.637
Published: 01 November 2018
... impulses.19 By painting most psychosurgeries as eagerly requested procedures that provided relief to people of all races and both genders (if regrettably also yielding somewhat diminished mental capacities and a downregulated or obliterated personality), its medical boosters avoided the suggestion they...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485616–626 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.616
Published: 01 November 2018
... Stasi files as the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. East Germans protest against the tyranny of the German Democratic Republic and its secret police, historian Paul Betts recounts, manifested itself early on in a spray-painted slogan scrawled on the exterior of the Ministry of State Secu- rity: I Want...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484536–547 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.536
Published: 01 September 2018
...., illus., index. ISBN 978-0521745055. £19.99 (paper). Humans have always told stories about animals. One of the earliest remnants of culture in Europe, the Lascaux cave paintings depict three enduring motifs: humans, animals, and abstract patterns. Aesop populated his fables with tor- toises, wolves, and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 433281–333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.3.281
Published: 01 June 2013
...Lewis Pyenson The theories of relativity in physics and the style known as Cubism in painting found a favorable reception by theoretical physicists, on the one hand, and avant-garde art dealers and patrons, on the other hand, across the seven years before the First World War. The climate in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483390–401 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.390
Published: 01 June 2018
... evolutionary and synthetic biology. Or, as C. H. Waddington (1905 1975) put it, the dialogue between painting and science about the nature of the external world 45 is fundamental for expanding biological knowledge. Hence, the genesis of important shifts in biological thinking should also be sought at the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483259–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.259
Published: 01 June 2018
... exogenous to his own was evidence that the theory was merely derivative consisting of old ideas in new clothing and reflecting differing national or personal styles of mathematics.17 Schwartz s defenders (including Schwartz himself), conversely, painted the theory s uni- fication of so many exogenous...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482180–222 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.180
Published: 01 April 2018
... (Paris: Le Seuil, 2014); Jeanne Haffner, The View from Above: The Science of Social Space (Cambridge, MA: TheMIT Press, 2013). On Troll, see Chunglin Kwa, Painting and Photographing Landscapes: Pictorial Conventions and Gestalts Configurations 16 (2008): 57 75; and Sonja Du¨mpelmann, Flights of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 482223–245 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.2.223
Published: 01 April 2018
... Scientist journalist, painted the imminent coming of a new Ice Age in such dramatic terms that the House of Commons ordered the Meteorolog- ical Office to report on Calder s pronouncements.35 There have been no changes in the climate, or in factors affecting it, in recent years which suggest that an ice...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 48124–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.1.24
Published: 01 February 2018
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 475629–652 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.5.629
Published: 01 November 2017
... variations in form and size. Whereas Milne-Edwards painted a static picture of the elementary units of organisms, bearing a constant and predeter- mined basic form, Raspail described cells that were subject to changes over time.22 They varied in form and size because, like organisms themselves, they...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474578–587 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.578
Published: 01 September 2017
... Books Earth Series, a series of twenty-one titles focusing on the cultural history of natural phenomena. It is a beautiful book, exquisitely and lavishly illustrated with color photographs, paintings, and maps. Like her previous books, such as Imagining Mount Athos: Visions of a Holy Place from Homer...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 474494–528 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.4.494
Published: 01 September 2017
... States in first decade of the early twentieth century.2 Although Cornish painted Lash Miller and his colleagues as an isolated and recalcitrant minority, the role of the atomic theory in high school chemistry was in fact an ongoing topic of debate among American science educators. The rise of phys- ical...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 473349–388 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.3.349
Published: 01 June 2017
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 472255–262 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.2.255
Published: 01 April 2017
... who help bring fossils to life. As Pyne follows the stories of these particularly well-known fossils, from their initial discovery and analysis to their presentation and recep- tion in popular culture, the role of external factors, such as chance, becomes paramount. Pyne s narrative paints a picture...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2017; 47142–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2017.47.1.42
Published: 01 February 2017
... like Ambrosetti s dem- onstrate, was a mark of true scientific vocation, so long as that enthusiasm did not admit the insidious influence of bias or blind one to the true importance of one s work. Mindful of this distinction, La Razo´n painted Ambrosetti as an ideal balance between enthusiasm for his...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 464490–527 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.4.490
Published: 01 September 2016
... the inhabitants of Tierra del Fuego: These men were absolutely naked and bedaubed with paint, their long hair was tangled, their mouths frothed with excitement, and their expression was wild, startled, and distrustful. They possessed hardly any arts, and like wild animals lived on what they could...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 462119–153 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.2.119
Published: 01 April 2016
... center. Source: NARA RG 326-G, Box 4, AEC-54-4941. 16. There was greater knowledge relating to long-term or chronic human exposures to radiation such as that seen among workers using radium paints. On the history of radiation safety, see J. Samuel Walker, Permissible Dose: A History of Radiation...