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Catherine Bernard

(1663–1712?), French novelist, playwright, and poet. Born in Rouen to a comfortable Huguenot family, she moved to Paris to pursue her literary interests. Bernard wrote four ...

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The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

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Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science
Length:
767 words

...shall not cease from exploration/And the end of all our exploring/Will be to arrive where we started/And know the place for the first time.” Erwin Schrödinger , What Is Life? (1944). Jacques Monod , Chance and Necessity (1972). Stephen J. Gould , Wonderful Life (1989). Catherine Wilson , The Invisible World: Early Modern Philosophy and the Invention of the Microscope (1995). Simon Conway Morris , The Crucible of Creation (1998). Lily Kay , Who Wrote the Book of Life? (2000). Giuliano...

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Magic Universe: A Grand Tour of Modern Science

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, History of Science
Length:
3,688 words

...samples of ancient halo stars, astronomers began to see the trends in element-making early in the history of our Galaxy, as the typical exploding stars became less massive. ‘Certain chemical elements don't form until the stars that make them have had time to evolve,’ noted Catherine Pilachowski of the US National Optical Astronomy Observatory, when reporting in 2000 on a survey of nearly 100 halo stars. ‘Therefore we can read the history of star formation in the compositions of the oldest stars.’ According to the multi-institute team to which Pilachowski...

Popularization of Science

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Marcel Chotkowski LaFollette

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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Current Version:
2015

...of Chicago Press, 2013. Television content and presentation of science from the 1940s to the 1990s. Lewenstein, Bruce V. “Magazine Publishing and Popular Science after World War II.” American Journalism 6 (1989): 218–234. The growth of popular science magazines. Lutz, Catherine A. , and Jane L. Collins . Reading National Geographic . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1993. Comprehensive analysis of National Geographic Magazine . Mitman, Gregg . Reel Nature: America’s Romance with Wildlife on Film . Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1999...

Research And Development

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Steven W. Usselman

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

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Current Version:
2015

...1996. On the military and early computing, especially SAGE. Fagerberg, Jan , David C. Mowery , and Richard R. Nelson , eds. The Oxford Handbook of Innovation . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Includes many salient articles on aspects of R&D since 1945. Fisk, Catherine L. Working Knowledge: Employee Innovation and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800–1930 . Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009. Essential to understanding the legal basis of corporate research. Galambos, Louis . “Theodore N. Vail and the Role of ...

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