Bibliography for History of Modern Science in Britain

A Brief History of Oxford (university website)
A Short History of Cambridge (university website)
G. Bugliarello, "A New Trivium and Quadrivium"  2001 Sigma Xi Forum.

J. Burke, Connections. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1978.

J. B. Conant, L. K. Nash (eds.),  Harvard Case Histories in Experimental Science, vol. 1.  Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1957.

J. G. Crowther, Founders of British Science. London: The Cresset Press, 1960.

A. Greenberg, A Chemical History Tour:  Picturing Chemistry from Alchemy to Modern Molecular Science. New York: Wiley, 2000.

D. Knight,  Ideas in Chemistry:  A History of the Science. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1992.

G. P. Landow, "Haraway on Modest Witnesses and the Scientific Method" VictorianWeb. 
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E. Potter, Gender and Boyle's Law of Gases. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

S. Shapin and S. Schaffer, Leviathan and the Air-Pump: Hobbes, Boyle, and The Experimental Life. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1985.

R. Strong, The Spirit of Britain:  A Narrative History of the Arts. New York: Fromm International, 2000.

M. White, Isaac Newton:  The Last Sorcerer. Reading MA: Perseus Books, 1997.

S. H. Lyons, The Royal Society 1660-1940:  A History of its Administration under its Charters. New York: Greenwood Press, 1968.

E. N. d. C. Andrade,  Sir Isaac Newton:  His Life and Work. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1958.

J. Burke,  The Day the Universe Changed. Boston : Little, Brown, 1985.

J. L. Carrell, "Newton's Vice." Smithsonian. 31: 130-144, 2000.

D. Gjertsen,  The Classics of Science:  A Study of Twelve Enduring Scientific Works. New York: Lilian Barber Press, Inc., 1984.

R. Hatch, "The Life of Sir Isaac Newton."  Luminarium website <>
also published in Encyclopedia Americana  20, 288-292, 1988. 

M. V. Orna and M. P. Goodstein, Chemistry and Artists' Colors, 2nd ed.  1998.

W. K. Thomas and W. U. Ober, A Mind For Ever Voyaging:  Wordsworth at Work Portraying Newton and Science. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 1989.

N. J. W. Thrower,  Standing on the Shoulders of Giants:  A Longer View of Newton and Halley. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.

F. L. Holmes and T. H. Levere, Eds. Instruments and Experimentation in the History of Chemistry. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2000.

C. Djerassi and R. Hoffman, Oxygen:  a play in two acts. Wiley, New York, 2001.

R. Hoffmann, "Mme. Lavoisier." American Scientist  90, 22-24, 2002.

K. MacDermott, "Celebrating Chemistry History:  Members re-create Priestley commemoration, celebrate ACS anniversary in Pennsylvania."  Chemical & Engineering News  79, 43-44, November 5, 2001.  

J. G. Crowther,  Men of Science:  Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, James Prescott Joule, William Thomson, James Clerk Maxwell. New York: W. W. Norton, 1936. 

D. Knight, (1986). The Age of Science:  The scientific world-view in the nineteenth century. New York: Basic Blackwell Inc., 1986.

O. Sacks,  Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood. New York: Knopf, 2001.

S. Borman, "Michael Faraday Feted on 200th Anniversary of His Birth."  Chemical & Engineering News  17-20, September 23, 1991.

K. J. Laidler, To Light Such a Candle:  Chapters in the History of Science and Technology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998.

D. K. C. MacDonald, Faraday, Maxwell, and Kelvin. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1964.

R. Hamblyn, The Invention of Clouds:  How an Amateur Meteorologist Forged the Language of the Skies. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2001.

S. Garfield, Mauve:  How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World. W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 2001. 

Giunta, C., "Using history to teach scientific method:  the role of errors." J. Chem. Ed. 78: 623-627, 2001.

Giunta, C. J., "Using History to Teach Scientific Method:  The Case of Argon." J. Chem. Ed. 75: 1322-1325, 1998.

E. N. d. C. Andrade, Rutherford and the Nature of the Atom.  Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1964.

N. Annan, The Dons:  Mentors, Eccentrics and Geniuses.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press,  1999.

J. Hendry, Cambridge Physics in the Thirties.  Bristol:  Adam Hilger Ltd, 1984.

Lucy, C. A., "Analytical Chemistry:  A Literary Approach." J. Chem. Ed. 77: 459-470, 2000.

Fruton, J. S., A Skeptical Biochemist. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1992.

Kohler, R. E.,  From Medicinal Chemistry to Biochemistry:  The Making of a Biomedical Discipline. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1982.

Rayner-Canham, Marelene and Geoffrey, Women in Chemistry:  Their Changing Roles from Alchemical Times to the Mid-Twentieth Century. Washington, DC: American Chemical Society and the Chemical Heritage Foundation, 1998.

C. P. Snow, The New Men. Scribners, New York, 1954.   

J. D. Watson, The Double Helix. Atheneum, New York, 1968.

Maddox, B., Rosalind Franklin: The Dark Lady of DNA. New York: Harper Collins, 2002.

Ord, M. G. and Stocken, L. A. , Eds., Quantum Leaps in Biochemistry. (Foundations of Modern Biochemistry vol. 2) Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press Inc., 1996.

Freemantle, M. “Cambridge Marks 300 Years of Chemistry.” C&EN  80 39-43, 2002.

Freemantle, M. "U.K. Chemistry Under Pressure." C&EN  80, 31-36, 2002.

"Molecular Marvels." CAM (Cambridge Alumni Magazine) 33, 2001.

Snow, C. P., The Two Cultures; and, a Second Look. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1963.

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