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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2016; 463392–427 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2016.46.3.392
Published: 01 June 2016
... the interest of reassessing this picture by analyzing the temporal, national, and epistemological viewpoint from which it is written. I use for this purpose an exemplary case study: Adolphe Ganot’s physics textbooks in France and their translation by Edmund Atkinson in England. In this context, I...
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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
... William Lash Miller distributed a booklet instructing Ontario teachers how to teach chemistry without the atomic theory. According to Lash Miller and his Toronto colleagues, who edited a new textbook in 1906, teaching the atomic theory to beginners bred flawed and fuzzy reasoning. Lash Miller was a...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2209–216 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.209
Published: 02 April 2020
... briefly for the University of Minnesota and returned in 1930, all the while contributing to the nuclear theory of atomic and molecular 210 | W E S T FA L L spectra based on data from high-voltage accelerators and co-writing an acclaimed textbook the first by American authors on quantum mechanics, Theory...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2020; 501-2129–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2020.50.1-2.129
Published: 02 April 2020
... works, from school textbooks to scholarly monographs, take for granted a chronology that is, in fact, demonstrably false. This leads us to pose the question of whether it might be necessary to reeval- uate other aspects of the so-called solid foundations of the story of the periodic law s discovery...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 495573–584 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.5.573
Published: 01 November 2019
... portray their work as scientific. The Museum is the brainchild of Ken Ham, who also heads Answers in Genesis. An Australian immigrant to the United States, Ham was previously a science teacher who became infuriated by the fact that some of his students assumed that their textbooks that taught evolutionary...
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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
... Untersuchungen (Berlin: Sanders chen Buchhandlung, 1839), 209 11. Julius Sachs printed Zellhaut (Zellwand) in his textbooks to indicate the synonymy, in his Lehrbuch der Botanik: Nach dem gegenwa¨rtigen Stand der Wis- senschaft, 1st ed. (Leipzig: Wilhelm Engelmann, 1868), 2. 7. On the debates over the...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2013; 434391–452 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2013.43.4.391
Published: 01 September 2013
... not) in selected textbooks and monographs dealing with problems in the interdisciplinary borderland between the physical and organic dimensions of chemistry. While it appears that those on the physical side were more comfortable with such models than those on the organic side, it is also clear that...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494459–469 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.459
Published: 01 September 2019
...Joseph Satish Vedanayagam © 2019 by the Regents of the University of California 2019 Adam R. Shapiro . Trying Biology: The Scopes Trial, Textbooks, and the Antievolution Movement in American Schools . Chicago and London : University of Chicago Press , 2015 . 200 pp. , illus., index...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 494351–383 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.4.351
Published: 01 September 2019
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493300–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.300
Published: 01 June 2019
.... Lichtenberg was professor of physics in Go¨ttingen between 1770 and 1799. He was the teacher of famous German scholars such as Alexander von Hum- boldt (1769 1859) and Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777 1855), and the editor of four widely read and highly influential textbooks on physics published between 1784 and...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 493273–299 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.3.273
Published: 01 June 2019
... Scottish geologist Archibald Geikie s 1877 textbook Physical Geography, a work that many among the first generation of 11. On the early transference and translation of geological terms, especially as related to Sino- Japanese intellectual exchange, see Arakawa Kiyohide, Kindai nichu¯ gakujyutsu yo¯go no...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492194–225 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.194
Published: 01 April 2019
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2019; 492151–193 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2019.49.2.151
Published: 01 April 2019
...- partments, and the commissioning of new textbooks by academic presses.32 Publishers also discerned a demand for works that explained big bang cos- mology in terms accessible to a general readership.33 It was in this context of a rekindled scientific and popular curiosity about the universe at large that...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 485568–580 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.5.568
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the inner city that showed the highest percentage of non-related people living under one roof, combined with the most overcrowded apart- ments, and the highest percentage of non-resident lodgers.29 As Schwabe emphasized in his 1872 textbook-like treatise on the theory and methods of visualization...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484526–535 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.526
Published: 01 September 2018
... exclusively from manikin demonstrations and textbooks. As med- ical practitioners, they were taught to identify the pathologies of birth before they even occurred, and intervene at the first sign of complication with anes- thesia, forceps, and eventually cesarean section surgery.8 The tendency for doctors to...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 484475–525 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.4.475
Published: 01 September 2018
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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
... fu¨r Mathematik (httpzbmath.org/) use the standard numerical reference conventions for the respective databases, e.g. MR0035918 (12, 31d and Zbl 37.07301 for the first volume of Laurent Schwartz s textbook on the theory of distributions, which was the 35918th overall review in the MathSciNet...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483300–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.300
Published: 01 June 2018
... changed the way research chemists think and organic chemistry is taught11 The authors of a popular textbook 9.On the historiography of recent chemistry, see Peter J. T. Morris, The Fall and Rise of the History of Recent Chemistry Ambix 58, no. 3 (2011): 238 56. 10. Anthony Cook et al., Computer-Aided...
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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. 2018; 483338–379 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/hsns.2018.48.3.338
Published: 01 June 2018
... displacement of the world s most active centers for gravitational research, kept general relativity out of most physicists research articles and classroom lectures during the 1930s. Einstein noted plaintively in the foreword to a colleague s 1942 textbook, I believe that more time and effort might well be...
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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
... this development. The year 1928 was a marker date, too, in the history of plant sociology: it saw the publication of Pflanzensoziologie (Plant Sociology) by Josias Braun- Blanquet (1884 1980).10 This founder textbook of the so-called Zu¨rich- Montpellier school (named after the cities in which Braun...