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Published: 13 April 2015

552 Pages | 8 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199978151

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Making 20th Century Science

How Theories Became Knowledge

Stephen G. Brush

  • A large-scale examination of scientific development in the 20th century.
  • Discusses cases like Mendeleev's Periodic Law, light-quantum hypothesis, and chromosome theory.
  • Draws conclusions on the methodology behind the formation of scientific theories.