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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2017) 47 (2): 164–199.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Adam M. Sowards Exploration has always centered on claims: for country, for commerce, for character. Claims for useful scientific knowledge also grew out of exploration’s varied activities across space and time. The history of the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913–18 exposes the complicated...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 129–182.
Published: 02 April 2020
...Petr A. Druzhinin This study explores the full set of handwritten and printed materials associated with the 1869 publication of the first version of Dmitrii Mendeleev’s periodic system of elements: “An Attempt at a System of Elements Based on Their Atomic Weight and Chemical Affinity.” Using...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (4): 384–410.
Published: 23 September 2020
... revolutionary moment where supra-national scientific research, coordination, and conservation politics for the ocean first emerged; with International Council for the Exploration of the Sea becoming a key model for all subsequent marine science diplomacy. This essay is part of a special issue entitled Science...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2019) 49 (4): 420–446.
Published: 01 September 2019
... Panama Theodore Roosevelt Percival Lowell John F. Wallace canal astronomy engineering EMILY SIMPSON* Building Canals from Panama to Mars: Technological Progress and Scientific Ideals ABSTRACT This article explores common themes between the Martian canal debate and the building of the Panama...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (2): 119–153.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Helen Anne Curry This paper explores the nature of scientific research and innovation at the intersection of technological systems via a study of atomic age plant breeding. I show how the well-established framework of “large technological systems” can be deployed to understand research dynamics in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (2): 273–302.
Published: 01 April 2015
..., and the organicist tradition behind the institution (today known as the Scripps Institution of Oceanography). The essay is divided into two parts. In the first we will explore the relations among the SMA and the philosophical ideas, sociopolitical concerns, and scientific policies that shaped its...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (4): 429–459.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Lino Camprubí; Sam Robinson The Strait of Gibraltar has a long tradition of political and scientific uniqueness. Twentieth-century submarine warfare added the ocean’s depth as a new dimension for those wanting to control and understand the Strait. During the Cold War the surveillance of this...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2012) 42 (5): 341–388.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jessica Wang This essay brings together and builds upon histories of cold war American science and studies of objectivity, scientific personae, and the self by exploring the physicist Merle A. Tuve‘s career in the late 1940s and 1950s as a history of selfhood and the emotional dimensions of...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2016) 46 (3): 313–359.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Marta Jordi Taltavull One model, the resonance model, shaped scientific understanding of optical dispersion from the early 1870s to the 1920s, persisting across dramatic changes in physical conceptions of light and matter. I explore the ways in which the model was transmitted across these...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (4): 323–339.
Published: 23 September 2020
...: Joseph Banks, the British State and the Uses of Science in the Age of Revolution)Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), esp. 153. In contrast, a long dure´e history of science diplomacy has yet to be written, although a recent suggestion that seventeenth-century scientific explorations already...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (4): 411–432.
Published: 23 September 2020
... received wisdom, the term science diplomacy identifies the pro- motion of scientific collaborations and exchanges as a way to establish or improve cooperative and cordial relations between nations.6 Being a concept of recent coinage, however, its ancestry has yet to be fully explored, although the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (4): 456–481.
Published: 23 September 2020
... perspectives. In the 1960s and 1970s, Soviet views on the biosphere prevailed thanks to the influence of Soviet scientists in the International Council of Scientific Unions and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. In the 1980s, the domination of this field by US scientists...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (4): 340–363.
Published: 23 September 2020
... the University of California 2020 scientific conferences meteorology statistics Belgium Adolphe Quetelet soft power science diplomacy transnational science DAVID AUBIN* Congress Mania in Brussels, 1846 1856: Soft Power, Transnational Experts, and Diplomatic Practices ABSTRACT In 1853...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (4): 433–455.
Published: 23 September 2020
... Center, Fondren Library, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, httpslegacy.lib.utexas.edu/taro/ricewrc/00224/00224-P.html; UN, United Nations; UNESCO, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; WWF, World Wildlife Fund. | 433 Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences, Vol. 50...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (5): 703–757.
Published: 01 November 2015
... physicists encountered while building their professional infrastructure, and from the demands of funding their research in Cold War America. Through an exploration of how physicists developed philosophical positions within institutional contexts and deployed those positions in their rhetoric, I argue first...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 217–247.
Published: 28 May 2020
... Physics in the United States 1920 1950, Historical Studies in the Physical and Biological Sciences 17 (1 Jan 1986): 55 98; John W. Servos, Mathematics and the Physical Sciences in America, 1880 1930, Isis 77, no. 4 (1986): 611 29; Daniel J. Kevles, The Physicists: The History of a Scientific Community...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 248–301.
Published: 28 May 2020
... Ciencias y la Tecnolog ´a 3 (1991): 325 48, on 327. 262 | T A VARES , B AGDONAS AND V I DE I R A attracted most interest because of the opportunity to explore Brazil s rich biomes and extensive landmass.44 However Brazil was not just the destination of explorers. It already had a scientific community in...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (3): 311–322.
Published: 28 May 2020
... Science . New Haven, CT : Yale University Press , 2017 . 312 pp., index. ISBN 978-0-300-21617-2 . $30.00 (cloth). Yves Gingras . Science and Religion: An Impossible Dialogue. Cambridge : Polity Press , 2017 . 272 pp., illus., index. ISBN 978-1-509-51893-7 . $26.95 (paper). Exploring...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2015) 45 (2): 217–272.
Published: 01 April 2015
... organization, and the development of scientific fields has been curtailed by a conceptual division of macro and micro perspectives on institutional change (in science and elsewhere), and created a shortage of systematic explorations of how local small-scale change relates to transforma- tions on a structural...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences (2020) 50 (1-2): 17–24.
Published: 02 April 2020
... McCormmach, outlined the scope of the new journal: It would be devoted to the history of the physical sciences in the post-Scientific Revolution period. It would encourage the study of the interdependence of the several physical sciences, and of their relation to the life sciences too, as well as the...