A companion to the history of American science / edited by Georgina M. Montgomery and Mark A. Largent.
Contributor(s): Montgomery, Georgina M [editor.] | Largent, Mark A [editor.].Material type: BookSeries: Wiley-Blackwell companions to American history: Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex, UK ; Malden, MA : John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 692 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781119072225; 1119072220; 9781119072232; 1119072239.Subject(s): Science -- United States -- History | Science | United States | SCIENCE / HistoryGenre/Form: History. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Companion to the history of American science.DDC classification: 509.73 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Agricultural sciences / Samantha Noll -- Anthropology / Adrian Young -- Astronomy and astrophysics / Peter J. Susalla -- Chemistry / Ann E. Robinson -- Computer science / Stephanie Dick -- Conservation biology / Christian C. Young -- Economics / Ross B. Emmett -- Experimental psychology / Jim Wynter Porter -- Genetics / Melinda Gormley -- Geophysics / Matthew Shindell -- Marine biology / Samantha Muka -- Medical genetics / Andrew J. Hogan -- Metrology and atmospheric science / James Bergman -- Molecular and cellular biology / Lijing Jiang -- Nuclear, high energy, and solid state physics / Joseph D. Martin -- Nutrition / Jessica Mudry -- Paleoanthropology / Matthew R. Goodrum -- Paleontology / Paul D. Brinkman -- Ecology / Gina Rumore -- Sociobiology and evolutionary psychology / Abraham H. Gibson and Michael Ruse -- Sociology / Sebastián Gil-Riaño -- Space and planetary sciences / Erik M. Conway -- Biotechnology / Nathan Crowe -- Darwinism / Adam M. Goldstein -- Science education / Adam R. Shapiro -- Environmental science / Daniel Zizzamia -- The american eugenics movement / Christine Neejer -- Evolution and creation debates / Arthur Ward -- Field and laboratory / Jeremy Vetter -- Gender and science / Donald L. Opitz -- The germ theory / Jacob Steere-Williams -- Instruments / Sara J. Schechner -- Science and literature / Stephan Rachman -- Museums / Amy Kohout -- Natural history / Pamela M. Henson -- Nature study / Sally Gregory Kohlstedt -- Science and policy / Kevin C. Elliot -- Popularizing science / Constance Areson Clark -- Science and postcolonialism / Banu Subramanian -- Racial science / Robert Bernasconi -- Relativity in America / Daniel Kennefick -- Science and religion / Mark A. Waddell -- Sex and science / Miriam G. Ruemann -- Zoos and aquariums / Christian C. Young.
Description based on print version record.
A Companion to the History of American Science presents an authoritative overview of the most recent scholarship on the history of American science - from the intellectual curiosity of the Founding Fathers to the country's cutting-edge technological achievements in the 21st century. Featuring contributions from a wide range of established and emerging scholars in related scientific fields, essays explore specific sciences, the intersections of modern science and American society, and techno-science issues in American science historiography. Essays are written with an eye toward accessibility for students, scholars, and nonspecialists alike, and cover topics ranging from astronomy, agriculture, biology, chemistry, ecology, and eugenics to relativity, military technology, Big Science, and many more. A key theme is the fundamental question of how the United States - with so few scientific resources and lagging far behind its European counterparts at the beginning of the 19th century - so rapidly developed into an influential and productive scientific community. A Companion to the History of American Science offers illuminating insights into the histories of various disciplines and important topics in the two-and-a half century narrative of scientific minds, policies, and events that transpired in the United States.--Book Jacket.