In Making Modern Science, a text designed for introductory college. to respected scholars Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus, expands our knowledge and. PETER J. BOWLER and IWAN RHYS MORUS, Making modern science: A historical survey. Chicago: The University of Chicago press, Results 1 – 30 of 30 Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey by Peter J. Bowler; Iwan Rhys Morus and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles.

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In Making Modern Sciencea text designed for introductory college courses in the ad of science and as a single-volume introduction for the general reader, Bowler and Morus explore both the history of science itself and its influence on modern thought.

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Opening with an introduction that explains developments in the history of science over the last three decades and the controversies these initiatives have engendered, the book then proceeds in two parts.

The first section considers key episodes in the development of modern sdience, including the Scientific Revolution and individual accomplishments in geology, physics, and biology.

Making Modern Science

The second section is an analysis of the most important themes stemming from the social relations of science-the discoveries that force society to rethink its religious, moral, or philosophical values. Making Modern Scienc e thus chronicles all major developments in scientific thinking, from the revolutionary ideas of the seventeenth century to the contemporary issues of evolutionism, genetics, nuclear physics, and modern cosmology.

Written by seasoned historians, this book will encourage students to see the history of science not as a series of names and dates but as an interconnected and complex web of relationships between science and modern society.

The first survey of its kind, Making Modern Science is a much-needed and accessible introduction to the history of science, engagingly written for undergraduates and curious readers alike. Attractively illustrated and easy to use, the book explains difficult scientific and philosophical issues in brief and often surprisingly clear terms.


The field of history of science has been calling out for a book just like this one. Making Modern Science will be a great help in introductory courses and will provide important background for advanced courses.

A timely, informative, challenging, and very welcome achievement. Making Modern Science provides a detailed and fascinating glimpse into the vibrant tradition zcience scientific inquiry that has so shaped our contemporary world. Bowler and Morus have written an excellent historical survey that general readers and scholars alike will find rich and stimulating.

Finally, two first-rate academic historians—one a specialist in biological and earth sciences, one in physical sciences —both firmly committed to sociological, contextual approaches, offer an overview of their discipline for the beginning student.

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