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Debus, Allen G.

Overview
Works: 88 works in 378 publications in 7 languages and 7,205 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  Discographies  Biography  Directories  Poetry 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: Q141, 509.22
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Most widely held works about Allen G Debus
 
Most widely held works by Allen G Debus
World who's who in science : a biographical dictionary of notable scientists from antiquity to the present by Allen G Debus( Book )

30 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 1,423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biographical dictionary of notable scientists from antiquity to the present
Man and nature in the Renaissance by Allen G Debus( Book )

53 editions published between 1978 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man and Nature in the Renaissance offers an introduction to science and medicine during the earlier phases of the scientific revolution, from the mid-fifteenth century to the mid-seventeenth century. Renaissance science has frequently been approached in terms of the progress of the exact sciences of mathematics and astronomy, to the neglect of the broader intellectual context of the period. Conversely, those authors who have emphasized the latter frequently play down the importance of the technical scientific developments. In this book, Professor Debus amalgamates these approaches: The exact sciences of the period are discussed in detail, but reference is constantly made to religious and philosophical concepts that play little part in the science of our own time. Thus, the renewed interest in mystical texts and the subsequent impact of alchemy, astrology, and natural magic on the development of modern science and medicine are central to the account. Major themes that are followed throughout the book include the effects of humanism, the search for a new method of science, and the dialogue between proponents of the mystical-occult world view and the mathematical-observational approach to nature
The English Paracelsians by Allen G Debus( Book )

24 editions published between 1965 and 1968 in English and French and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medicine in seventeenth century England; a symposium held at UCLA in honor of C.D. O'Malley by Charles Donald O'Malley( Book )

9 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science, medicine, and society in the Renaissance; essays to honor Walter Pagel by Allen G Debus( Book )

34 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and education in the seventeenth century: the Webster-Ward debate by Allen G Debus( Book )

17 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermeticism and the Renaissance : intellectual history and the occult in early modern Europe by Allen G Debus( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the book of nature : the other side of the Scientific Revolution by Allen G Debus( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present volume is composed of papers read at a series of sessions centered on the history of Renaissance and early modern science and medicine held in Saint Louis at the Sexteenth Century Studeies Conference, October 24-27, 1996
Chemistry, alchemy, and the new philosophy, 1550-1700 : studies in the history of science and medicine by Allen G Debus( Book )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Fludd and his Philosophicall key : being a transcription of the manuscript at Trinity College, Cambridge by Robert Fludd( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete entertainment discography, from 1897 to 1942 by Brian Rust( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical dream of the Renaissance by Allen G Debus( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiencing nature : proceedings of a conference in honor of Allen G. Debus by Paul Harold Theerman( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, honoring the renowned historian of science, Allen G Debus, explores ideas of science - 'experiences of nature' - from within an historiographical tradition that Debus has done much to define. As his work shows, the sciences do not develop exclusively as a result of a progressive and inexorable logic of discovery. A wide variety of extra-scientific factors, deriving from changing intellectual contexts and differing social millieus, play crucial roles in the overall development of scientific thought
Chemistry and medical debate : van Helmont to Boerhaave by Allen G Debus( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The chemical promise : experiment and mysticism in the chemical philosophy, 1550-1800 : selected essays of Allen G. Debus by Allen G Debus( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are some who would question the need to republish papers that have already appeared elsewhere. Walter Pauel once said that scholars should think in terms of books rather than research papers since the latter become lost in the literature. When he told me this year ago I was not entirely convinced. Surely the young scholar must publish papers to secure his academic position. In addition, throughout his career he attends conferences many of which will require the publication of his papers in the resultant conference volumes. By their very nature such papers often discuss topics in greater detail than that scholar's subsequent books. In this case also the papers tend to become "lost" even when there exit extensive guides to the literature such as the Critical Bibliography published annually in Isis for historians of science. Many of my own papers over the past forty-five years have indeed appeared in such conference volumes as in journals
Alchemy and early modern chemistry : papers from Ambix( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science vs. pseudo-science : the persistent debate by Allen G Debus( Book )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ke xue yu li shi : yi ge hua xue lun zhe de ping jia by Allen G Debus( Book )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu gong fen si bu fen : di yi bu fen ke xue yu li shi, yi ge xin ling yu de dan sheng ; di er bu fen ke xue shi, zhi ye hua yu tong yi ; di san bu fen hua xue shi de yi yi ; di si bu fen ke xue ge ming, yi ge hua xue lun zhe de zai ping jia
 
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Man and nature in the Renaissance
Alternative Names
Allen G. Debus American historian of science

Allen G. Debus Amerikaans wetenschapsgeschiedkundige (1926-2009)

Allen G. Debus historiador de la ciencia

Allen G. Debus storico delle scienze statunitense

Allen G. Debus Wissenschaftshistoriker

Debus, Allen

Debus, Allen G.

Debus, Allen George.

Debus, Allen George 1926-

アレン・G・ディーバス

ディーバス, A. G

ディーバス, アレン・G

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Reading the book of nature : the other side of the Scientific RevolutionExperiencing nature : proceedings of a conference in honor of Allen G. DebusChemistry and medical debate : van Helmont to BoerhaaveAlchemy and early modern chemistry : papers from Ambix