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Knight, David M.

Overview
Works: 124 works in 350 publications in 1 language and 9,701 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Dictionaries  Bibliography  Textbooks  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: Q125, 509
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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 )
19 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural theology or, evidence of the existence and attributes of the deity, collected from the appearances of nature by William Paley ( )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 936 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
Sources for the history of science, 1660-1914 by David M Knight ( Book )
21 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The age of science : the scientific world-view in the nineteenth century by David M Knight ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 684 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
Classical scientific papers: physics : facsimile reproductions of famous scientific papers by David M Knight ( Book )
15 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Facsimile reproductions of famous scientific papers"--Jacket
Humphry Davy : science & power by David M Knight ( Book )
24 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural science books in English, 1600-1900 by David M Knight ( Book )
14 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zoological illustration : an essay towards a history of printed zoological pictures by David M Knight ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of the chemist : the social history of chemistry in Europe, 1789-1914 ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Classical scientific papers: chemistry, second series. Papers on the nature and arrangement of the chemical elements by David M Knight ( Book )
13 editions published between 1968 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 352 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 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The making of modern science : science, technology, medicine and modernity : 1789-1914 by David M Knight ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 279 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
Voyaging in strange seas : the great revolution in science by David M Knight ( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 251 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
A companion to the physical sciences by David M Knight ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nature of science : the history of science in western culture since 1600 by David M Knight ( Book )
7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 233 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 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and spirituality : the volatile connection by David M Knight ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The transcendental part of chemistry by David M Knight ( Book )
5 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science in the romantic era by David M Knight ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Public understanding of science : a history of communicating scientific ideas by David M Knight ( Book )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the era of political and industrial revolution, preachers, poets, artists, writers and lecturer-performers attracted large publics ready to be convinced of intellectual and social progress made visible through science. Did scientists (a nineteenth-century word) have an easily learned and more widely applicable method? Who was best at communicating it: scientists, popularisers or critics? David Knight's history reveals how the successes and failures of our ancestors help us understand the position science comes to occupy now."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Alternative Names
Knight, David
Knight, David 1936-
Knight, David 1936 November 30-
Knight, David Marcus
Knight David Marcus 1936-....
Naito, D. M. 1936-
ナイト, D. M
Languages
English (202)
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