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Dibner Institute Studies in the History of Science and Technology

The Systems Approach in Management and Engineering, World War II and After

This groundbreaking book charts the origins and spread of the systems movement.

Closely linked essays examine distinctive national patterns of industrialization.

A History of Developmental Evolution

Historians, philosophers, sociologists, and biologists explore the history of the idea that embryological development and evolution are linked.

The Evolving Cable Network and Its Implications

The technology of undersea communications, from stranded-wire telegraph cables in the 1850s to fiber-optic cables at the end of the twentieth century, and its social, political, and economic impact.

An Evolving Polarity

Notions of nature and art as they have been defined and redefined in Western culture, from the Hippocratic writers and Aristotle of Ancient Greece to nineteenth-century chemistry and twenty-first century biomimetics.

Historians of philosophy, science, and mathematics explore the influence of Kant's philosophy on the evolution of modern scientific thought.

Science and the Art of War through the Age of Enlightenment

Essays analyze the connections between science and technology and military power in the late medieval, Renaissance, and Enlightenment periods.

Representations of the Sciences in Nineteenth-Century Periodicals

Essays examining the ways in which the Victorian periodical press presented the scientific developments of the time to general and specialized audiences.

The Birth of Microphysics
New Perspectives

Recent historical research and new perspectives on the Islamic scientific tradition.

This volume moves chemical instruments and experiments into the foreground of historical concern, in line with the emphasis on practice that characterizes current work on other fields of science and engineering.

Nature and the Disciplines in Renaissance Europe

This volume examines the transformation in ways of studying naturethat took place in Western Europe during the fifteenth and sixteenthcenturies.

Edited by N. M. Swerdlow

This volume presents recent work on Babylonian celestialdivination and on the Greek inheritors of the Babyloniantradition.