History of Science

Pages: 272
Series: Beginner's Guides
Imprint: Oneworld
Illustrations: Illustrations

History of Science

A Beginner's Guide

Sean F. Johnston

Weaving together intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, this book offers an appraisal of the history of science and the nature of this discipline.
Paperback
9781851686810 (1 Aug 2009)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Weaving together intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, Sean Johnston offers a unique appraisal of the history of science and the nature of this evolving discipline. Science is all-encompassing and new developments are usually mired in controversy; nevertheless, it is a driving force of the modern world. Based on its past, where might it lead us in the twenty-first century?

Additional Information

Series Beginner's Guides
Pages 272
Imprint Oneworld
Illustrations Illustrations

About the Author

Sean F. Johnston is Reader in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Glasgow. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy with a prior career as a physicist and systems engineer.

Reviews

"Compellingly written…As an introduction to the historiography of science, this book is superb…a wonderfully rich volume, ideal for the newbie historian or interested layperson.”

- British Society for the History of Science