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Knight, David M.

Overview
Works: 90 works in 406 publications in 1 language and 10,068 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Textbooks  Portraits  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, Publishing director, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q125, 509
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David M Knight
Ideas in chemistry : a history of the science by David M Knight( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of science : the scientific world-view in the nineteenth century by David M Knight( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de enorme ontwikkeling van de wetenschap in de 19e eeuw die van invloed is geweest op de wijze van denken in de 19e en 20e eeuw
Sources for the history of science, 1660-1914 by David M Knight( Book )

23 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classical scientific papers: chemistry by David M Knight( Book )

15 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Facsimile reproductions of famous scientific papers"--Jacket
Humphry Davy : science & power by David M Knight( Book )

28 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural science books in English, 1600-1900 by David M Knight( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of the chemist : the social history of chemistry in Europe, 1789-1914( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zoological illustration : an essay towards a history of printed zoological pictures by David M Knight( Book )

6 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voyaging in strange seas : the great revolution in science by David M Knight( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776 American colonists declared their independence. Between these two events old authorities collapsed, Luther's Reformation divided churches, and various discoveries revealed the ignorance of the ancient Greeks and Romans. A new, empirical worldview had arrived, focusing now on observation, experiment, and mathematical reasoning. This book takes us along on the great voyage of discovery that ushered in the modern age. The author, a historian of science, locates the Scientific Revolution in the great era of global oceanic voyages, which became both a spur to and a metaphor for scientific discovery. He introduces the well-known heroes of the story (Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus) as well as lesser-recognized officers of scientific societies, printers and booksellers who turned scientific discovery into public knowledge, and editors who invented the scientific journal. He looks at a wide array of topics, from better maps to more accurate clocks, from a boom in printing to medical advancements. He portrays science and religion as engaged with each other rather than in constant conflict; in fact, science was often perceived as a way to uncover and celebrate God's mysteries and laws. -- From publisher's website
Classical scientific papers: chemistry, second series. Papers on the nature and arrangement of the chemical elements by David M Knight( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atoms and elements: a study of theories of matter in England in the nineteenth century by David M Knight( Book )

10 editions published between 1967 and 1970 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of modern science : science, technology, medicine and modernity : 1789-1914 by David M Knight( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the inventions of the nineteenth century, the scientist is one of the most striking. In revolutionary France the science student, taught by men active in research, was born; and a generation later, the graduate student doing a PhD emerged in Germany. In 1833 the word "scientist" was coined; forty years later science (increasingly specialised) was a becoming a profession. Men of science rivalled clerics and critics as sages; they were honoured as national treasures, and buried in state funerals. Their new ideas invigorated the life of the mind. Peripatetic congresses, great exhibitions, museums, technical colleges and laboratories blossomed; and new industries based on chemistry and electricity brought prosperity and power, economic and military. Eighteenth-century steam engines preceded understanding of the physics underlying them; but electric telegraphs and motors were applied science, based upon painstaking interpretation of nature. The ideas, discoveries and inventions of scientists transformed the world: lives were longer and healthier, cities and empires grew, societies became urban rather than agrarian, the local became global. And by the opening years of the twentieth century, science was spreading beyond Europe and North America, and women were beginning to be visible in the ranks of scientists. This book brings together the people, events, and discoveries in the field of science for this period in history
A companion to the physical sciences by David M Knight( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and beliefs : from natural philosophy to natural science, 1700-1900( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of science : the history of science in western culture since 1600 by David M Knight( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural theology; selections by William Paley( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Paley set out to prove the existence of God from the evidence of the beauty and order of the natural world. Famously beginning by comparing the world to a watch, whose design is self-evident, he goes on to provide examples from biology, anatomy, and astronomy in order to demonstrate the intricacy and ingenuity of design that could only come from a wise and benevolent deity. Paley's legalistic approach and skilful use of metaphor and analogy were hugely successful and equally controversial. Charles Darwin, whose investigations led to very different conclusions in The Origin of Species, was greatly influenced by the book's cumulative structure and accessible style
Science and spirituality : the volatile connection by David M Knight( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Until the end of the eighteenth century, almost everyone believed that the empirical world of science could produce evidence for a wise and loving God. By the twenty-first century, this comforting certainty had virtually vanished. Why? What caused such a cataclysmic change in attitudes to science and to the world?" "Science and Spirituality is the history of the interaction between Western science and faith, and of the sometimes productive and occasionally disastrous ways in which scientists have engaged with religious beliefs and institutions. It details the cultural and intellectual politics that ignited the descriptive 'cause' of science, eventually bringing about its ideological separation from its former ally, the Church." "Journeying from the French Revolution to the present day, and taking in such figures as Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes, Charles Darwin, Immanuel Kant, Albert Einstein, Mary Shelley and Stephen Hawking, David Knight shoes how science evolved from medieval and Renaissance forms of natural theology into the empirical discipline we know today. Focusing on the overthrow of Church and state in revolutionary France, and on the crucial nineteenth-century period when a newly emerging scientific community rendered science culturally accessible, Science and Spirituality explores the volatile connection between science and faith and challenges the myth of their being locked in inevitable conflict. The book shows how scientific disenchantment has provided some of our most flexible and powerful metaphors for God, such as the hidden puppet-master and the blind watchmaker, and illustrates the way in which questions of moral and spiritual value continue to intervene in the scientific endeavour."--Jacket
Science in the romantic era by David M Knight( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The transcendental part of chemistry by David M Knight( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public understanding of science : a history of communicating scientific ideas by David M Knight( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between the French Revolution in 1789 and the 'chemists' war' (1914-18), science became culturally and economically vital; seemingly pervasive but also difficult. This book explores how science was disseminated during this period, moving from a time in the late eighteenth century when science was not widely regarded as a necessary tool for investigating the world to the start of the twentieth century, when it was crucial."
 
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Alternative Names
David M. Knight British historian

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Languages
English (268)

Covers
Humphry Davy : science & powerThe making of the chemist : the social history of chemistry in Europe, 1789-1914The making of modern science : science, technology, medicine and modernity : 1789-1914Science and beliefs : from natural philosophy to natural science, 1700-1900Natural theology; selectionsScience and spirituality : the volatile connectionScience in the romantic eraPublic understanding of science : a history of communicating scientific ideas