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‘A World of New Ideas’: 1650–1820

Volume 1: The Isles

Synthesizes Welsh history of science during the long eighteenth century.

‘A World of New Ideas’: 16501820 is a series of two volumes revealing the often-forgotten contributions made by Welsh scientists to the scientific history of the long eighteenth century. The first volume—The Isles—centers on the contribution made in Wales particularly, but also includes England, Scotland, and Ireland. By presenting a synthesis of published material and original research in three sections (Theory, Practice, and Results), its chapters examine how Welsh contributions fit into the history of science developed from the quasi-magical worlds of alchemy and early chemistry, through the advent of Cartesian and Newtonian science, to the world of technological innovation and industrial development.

208 pages | 15 halftones | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2

Scientists of Wales

Physical Sciences: History and Philosophy of Physical Sciences


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Table of Contents

Introduction
The Decline of Magic: from Alchemy to Science.
The God Question.
Spreading the Word.
Science in Wales
The British Diaspora
Scientific Networks
The Wider Welsh Diaspora
Artisan Science
Engine of Change: Welsh Science at the dawn of the Nineteenth Century
Conclusion
Notes/Bibliography/Index

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