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History of Science

A Beginner's Guide

Sean F. Johnston

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?

  • Publication date: August 1, 2009
  • ISBN: 9781851686810
  • RRP: £9.99
  • Pages: 272
  • Publication date: December 1, 2012
  • ISBN: 9781780741598
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Pages: 232


“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

Sean F. Johnston

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.

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