Science in the Making

Science in the Making : Scientific Development as Chronicled by Historic Papers in the "Philosophical Magazine", with Commentaries and Illustrations

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With the publication of Volume Four of the Science in the Making series, this outstanding publishing achievement is now complete. This four volume set outlines the major scientific developments of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as reported in the pages of the Philosophical Magazine, since its first publication in 1798. Begining with the period 1798-1850, each volume chronicles half a century of scientific progress, containing not only classic works by such eminent peope as Faraday, Kelvin, Maxwell, Rutherford, Bohr, J. J. Thomson and Mott, but also papers of an amusing and controversial nature, reflecting the era. During its 200 year history, the Philosophical Magazine was transformed from a journal that specialised in physics and more latterly condensed matter. The course of this two hundred years of scientific advancement is followed in these beautifully produced volumes - the papers are reproduced in their original form and are preceded by informative commentaries setting the papers in the context of their time. They include plates of historic apparatus and portraits of the celebrated scientists. This publishing landmark has become a comprehensive review of scientific thought and achievement in the physical sciences during the last two hundred years and will be essential for every serious scientific library to own. Volume One: 1798-1850 Volume Two: 1850-1900 Volume Three: 1900-1950 Volume Four: 1950-1998 * Science in the Making Complete Four Volume Set is available for the special price of u250.00show more

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  • Hardback | 1660 pages
  • 174 x 246 x 158.75mm | 4,173.05g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748408282
  • 9780748408283