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The Resource Newton's apple and other myths about science, edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis

Newton's apple and other myths about science, edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis

Label
Newton's apple and other myths about science
Title
Newton's apple and other myths about science
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Cataloging source
UAB
Dewey number
001.96
Index
index present
LC call number
  • Q172.5.E77
  • Q172.5.P82
LC item number
  • N49 2015
  • N48 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
Q 172.5.E77
NLM item number
N561 2015
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Numbers, Ronald L.
  • Kampourakis, Kostas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Science
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Science
  • Public Opinion
  • REFERENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Science
  • Science
  • Discoveries in science
  • Errors, Scientific
  • Science
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Vorurteil
  • Erreurs scientifiques
  • Erreurs scientifiques
  • Science
Label
Newton's apple and other myths about science, edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lawrence M. Principe
  • Myth 5. That Galileo publicly refuted Aristotle's conclusions about motion by repeated experiments made from the Campanile of Pisa
  • John L. Heilbron
  • Myth 6. That the apple fell and Newton invented the law of gravity, thus removing God from the cosmos
  • Patricia Fara
  • Nineteenth century
  • Myth 7. That Friedrich Wohler's synthesis of urea in 1828 destroyed vitalism and gave rise to organic chemistry
  • Peter J. Ramberg
  • Myth 8. That William Paley raised scientific questions about biological origins that were eventually answered by Charles Darwin
  • Adam R. Shapiro
  • Medieval and early modern science
  • Myth 9. That nineteenth-century geologists were divided into opposing camps of Catastrophists and Uniformitarians
  • Julie Newell
  • Myth 10. That Lamarckian evolution relied largely on use and disuse and that Darwin rejected Lamarckian mechanisms
  • Richard W. Burkhardt Jr
  • Myth 11. That Darwin worked on his theory in secret for twenty years, his fears causing him to delay publication
  • Robert J. Richards
  • Myth 12. That Wallace's and Darwin's explanations of evolution were virtually the same
  • Michael Ruse
  • Myth 13. That Darwinian natural selection has been "the only game in town"
  • Nicolaas Rupke
  • Myth 1. That there was no scientific activity between Greek antiquity and the scientific revolution
  • Myth 14. That after Darwin (1871), sexual selection was largely ignored until Robert Trivers (1972) resurrected the theory
  • Erika Lorraine Milam
  • Myth 15. That Louis Pasteur disproved spontaneous generation on the basis of scientific objectivity
  • Garland E. Allen
  • Myth 16. That Gregor Mendel was a lonely pioneer of genetics, being ahead of his time
  • Kostas Kampourakis
  • Myth 17. That "social Darwinism" has had a profound influence on social thought and policy, especially in the United States of America
  • Ronald L. Numbers
  • Twentieth century
  • Myth 18. That the Michelson-Morley experiment paved the way for the special theory of relativity
  • Michael H. Shank
  • Theodore Arabatzis and Kostas Gavroglu
  • Myth 19. That the Millikan oil-drop experiment was simple and straightforward
  • Mansoor Niaz
  • Myth 20. That neo-Darwinism defines evolution as random mutation plus natural selection
  • David J. Depew
  • Myth 21. That melanism in peppered moths is not a genuine example of evolution by natural selection
  • David W. Rudge
  • Myth 22. That Linus Pauling's discovery of the molecular basis of sickle-cell anemia revolutionized medical practice
  • Bruno J. Strasser
  • Myth 23. That the Soviet launch of Sputnik caused the revamping of American science
  • Myth 2. That before Columbus geographers and other educated people thought the earth was flat
  • Education
  • John L. Rudolph
  • Generalizations
  • Myth 24. That religion has typically impeded the progress of science
  • Peter Harrison
  • Myth 25. That science has been largely a solitary enterprise
  • Kathryn M. Olesko
  • Myth 26. That the "scientific method" accurately reflects what scientists actually do
  • Daniel P. Thurs
  • Myth 27. That a clear line of demarcation has separated science from pseudoscience
  • Lesley B. Cormack
  • Michael D. Gordin
  • Myth 3. That the copernican revolution demoted the status of the Earth
  • Michael N. Keas
  • Myth 4. That alchemy and astrology were superstitious pursuits that did not contribute to science and scientific understanding
Control code
925305924
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674089167
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.4159/9780674089167
  • 40025377339
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c7sp09
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925305924
Label
Newton's apple and other myths about science, edited by Ronald L. Numbers and Kostas Kampourakis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Lawrence M. Principe
  • Myth 5. That Galileo publicly refuted Aristotle's conclusions about motion by repeated experiments made from the Campanile of Pisa
  • John L. Heilbron
  • Myth 6. That the apple fell and Newton invented the law of gravity, thus removing God from the cosmos
  • Patricia Fara
  • Nineteenth century
  • Myth 7. That Friedrich Wohler's synthesis of urea in 1828 destroyed vitalism and gave rise to organic chemistry
  • Peter J. Ramberg
  • Myth 8. That William Paley raised scientific questions about biological origins that were eventually answered by Charles Darwin
  • Adam R. Shapiro
  • Medieval and early modern science
  • Myth 9. That nineteenth-century geologists were divided into opposing camps of Catastrophists and Uniformitarians
  • Julie Newell
  • Myth 10. That Lamarckian evolution relied largely on use and disuse and that Darwin rejected Lamarckian mechanisms
  • Richard W. Burkhardt Jr
  • Myth 11. That Darwin worked on his theory in secret for twenty years, his fears causing him to delay publication
  • Robert J. Richards
  • Myth 12. That Wallace's and Darwin's explanations of evolution were virtually the same
  • Michael Ruse
  • Myth 13. That Darwinian natural selection has been "the only game in town"
  • Nicolaas Rupke
  • Myth 1. That there was no scientific activity between Greek antiquity and the scientific revolution
  • Myth 14. That after Darwin (1871), sexual selection was largely ignored until Robert Trivers (1972) resurrected the theory
  • Erika Lorraine Milam
  • Myth 15. That Louis Pasteur disproved spontaneous generation on the basis of scientific objectivity
  • Garland E. Allen
  • Myth 16. That Gregor Mendel was a lonely pioneer of genetics, being ahead of his time
  • Kostas Kampourakis
  • Myth 17. That "social Darwinism" has had a profound influence on social thought and policy, especially in the United States of America
  • Ronald L. Numbers
  • Twentieth century
  • Myth 18. That the Michelson-Morley experiment paved the way for the special theory of relativity
  • Michael H. Shank
  • Theodore Arabatzis and Kostas Gavroglu
  • Myth 19. That the Millikan oil-drop experiment was simple and straightforward
  • Mansoor Niaz
  • Myth 20. That neo-Darwinism defines evolution as random mutation plus natural selection
  • David J. Depew
  • Myth 21. That melanism in peppered moths is not a genuine example of evolution by natural selection
  • David W. Rudge
  • Myth 22. That Linus Pauling's discovery of the molecular basis of sickle-cell anemia revolutionized medical practice
  • Bruno J. Strasser
  • Myth 23. That the Soviet launch of Sputnik caused the revamping of American science
  • Myth 2. That before Columbus geographers and other educated people thought the earth was flat
  • Education
  • John L. Rudolph
  • Generalizations
  • Myth 24. That religion has typically impeded the progress of science
  • Peter Harrison
  • Myth 25. That science has been largely a solitary enterprise
  • Kathryn M. Olesko
  • Myth 26. That the "scientific method" accurately reflects what scientists actually do
  • Daniel P. Thurs
  • Myth 27. That a clear line of demarcation has separated science from pseudoscience
  • Lesley B. Cormack
  • Michael D. Gordin
  • Myth 3. That the copernican revolution demoted the status of the Earth
  • Michael N. Keas
  • Myth 4. That alchemy and astrology were superstitious pursuits that did not contribute to science and scientific understanding
Control code
925305924
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 287 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674089167
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
  • 10.4159/9780674089167
  • 40025377339
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1c7sp09
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925305924

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