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Fox, Robert 1938-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 206 publications in 3 languages and 4,850 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Collaborator, Other, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: Q183.4.F8, 509.2
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Most widely held works by Robert Fox
Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact science by Charles Coulston Gillispie ( Book )
14 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pierre-Simon Laplace was among the most influential scientists in history. Often referred to as the lawgiver of French science, he is known for his technical contributions to exact science, for the philosophical point of view he developed in the presentation of his work, and for the leading part he took in forming the modern discipline of mathematical physics. His two most famous treatises were the five-volume Traite de mecanique celeste (1799-1825) and Theorie analytique des probabilites (1812). In the former, he demonstrated mathematically the stability of the solar system in accordance with the universal Newtonian law of gravity. In the latter, he developed probability from a set of miscellaneous problems concerning games, averages, mortality, and insurance risks. These estimates of error and statistical inferences could be applied to social, medical, and legal matters, as well as to the physical sciences. This book traces the development of Laplace's research program and of his participation in the Academy of Science during the last decades of the Old Regime into the early years of the French Revolution
The Organization of science and technology in France, 1808-1914 ( Book )
10 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The caloric theory of gases: from Lavoisier to Regnault by Robert Fox ( Book )
12 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technological change : methods and themes in the history of technology by Robert Fox ( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Technological Change gathers together examples of the best current thinking on methodology and the theoretical perspectives that are increasingly of concern to historians of technology, whilst at the same time presenting other papers which reflect the 'state of the art' in key areas of historical debate. The volume emphasises the need both to establish a common forum for theoretical and empirical research and also to delineate the shared concerns of these two treatments, which are too often reflected as conflicting rather than mutually supportive approaches to the writing of the history of technology
Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939 laboratories, learning, and college life by Robert Fox ( )
13 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book shows that physics in pre-war Oxford has a colourful and dynamic history. Its examination of physics teaching and research in the university's constituent colleges reveals a unique world that helped to make Oxford physics in the 20th century, a force to rival that of the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge
Reflexions on the motive power of fire : a critical edition with the surviving scientific manuscripts by Sadi Carnot ( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Education, technology, and industrial performance in Europe, 1850-1939 by Robert Fox ( Book )
10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The savant and the state : science and cultural politics in Nineteenth-Century France by Robert Fox ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"There has been a tendency to view science in nineteenth-century France as the exclusive territory of the nation's leading academic centers and the powerful Paris-based administrators who controlled them. Ministries and the great savants and institutions of the capital seem to have defined the field, while historians have ignored or glossed over traditions on the periphery of science. In The Savant and the State, Robert Fox charts new historiographical territory by synthesizing the practices and thought of state-sanctioned scientists and those of independent communities of savants and commentators with very different political, religious, and cultural priorities. Fox provides a comprehensive history of the public face of French science from the Bourbon Restoration to the outbreak of the Great War. Following the Enlightenment, many different interests competed to define the role of science and technology in French society. Political and religious conservatives tended to blame the scientific community for upsetting traditional values and, implicitly, delivering France into the hands of revolutionary extremists and Napoleonic bureaucrats. Scientists, for their part, embraced the belief that observation and experimentation offered the surest way to the knowledge and wisdom on which the welfare of society depended. This debate, Fox argues, became a contest for the hearts and minds of the French citizenry."--Project Muse
The patronage of science in the nineteenth century ( Book )
8 editions published in 1976 in 3 languages and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Luxury trades and consumerism in ancien régime Paris : studies in the history of the skilled workforce ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Since the 16th century, Paris has been a leading arbiter of taste and the ultimate source of luxury goods for Europe and the world. This text examines the origins of the luxury trades of Paris and their role in the wider economic development of France and Europe. It aims to provide an entry into some of the many questions raised by the growth of the luxury trades, bringing together eight detailed case studies of specific trades, with five more wide-ranging and theoretical contributions. It aims to offer both the results of research and a range of perspectives and methodological reflections on the subject as a whole
The culture of science in France, 1700-1900 by Robert Fox ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science, industry, and the social order in post-revolutionary France by Robert Fox ( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and French and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Harriot : an Elizabethan man of science ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Réflexions sur la puissance motrice du feu by Sadi Carnot ( Book )
7 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in French and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laboratories, workshops, and sites : concepts and practices of research in industrial Europe, 1800-1914 by Robert Fox ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'organisation de l'enseignement des sciences : la voie ouverte par le Second Empire by Nicole Hulin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas Harriot and his world : mathematics, exploration, and natural philosophy in early modern England ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Natural dyestuffs and industrial culture in Europe, 1750-1880 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Oxford handbook of the history of physics by Jed Z Buchwald ( Book )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book brings together cutting-edge writing by more than twenty leading authorities on the history of physics from the seventeenth century to the present day. By presenting a wide diversity of studies in a single volume, it provides authoritative introductions to scholarly contributions that have tended to be dispersed in journals and books not easily accessible to the general reader. While the core thread remains the theories and experimental practices of physics, the Handbook contains chapters on other dimensions that have their place in any rounded history. These include the role of lecturing and textbooks in the communication of knowledge, the contribution of instrument-makers and instrument-making companies in providing for the needs of both research and lecture demonstrations, and the growing importance of the many interfaces between academic physics, industry, and the military
Charles Dupin, 1784-1873 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cette étude cherche à comprendre Charles Dupin dans son temps et à saisir le rôle qu'il a joué dans l'élaboration des savoirs scientifiques, économiques et sociaux du XIXe siècle. Les débats sur les avantages du libre-échangisme et du protectionnisme, l'apprentissage du parlementarisme et la question sociale ainsi que les nouvelles formes de philanthropie sont évoqués
 
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