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Gillispie, Charles Coulston

Overview
Works: 182 works in 913 publications in 4 languages and 16,987 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Reference works  Pictorial works  Biography  Military history  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Publishing director, Director, Other, Originator, Creator
Classifications: Q141, B
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Most widely held works about Charles Coulston Gillispie
 
Most widely held works by Charles Coulston Gillispie
Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 2,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides information on the history of science through articles on the professional lives of scientists. All periods of science from classical antiquity to modern times are represented
Genesis and geology; a study in the relations of scientific thought, natural theology, and social opinion in Great Britain, 1790-1850 by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

58 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in English and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1951, Genesis and Geology describes the background of social and theological ideas and the progress of scientific researches that, between them, produced the religious difficulties that afflicted the development of science in early industrial England. The book makes clear that the furor over On the Origin of Species was nothing new: earlier discoveries in science, particularly geology, had presented major challenges, not only to the literal interpretation of the Book of Genesis, but even more seriously to the traditional idea that Providence controls the order of nature with an eye to fulfilling divine purpose. A new Foreword by Nicolaas A. Rupke places this book in the context of the last forty-five years of scholarship in the social history of evolutionary thought
The edge of objectivity; an essay in the history of scientific ideas by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

63 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and polity in France at the end of the old regime by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

54 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the 1770s through the 1820s, the French scientific community predominated in the world to a degree that no other scientific establishment did in any period prior to the Second World War. In his classic Science and Polity in France: The End of the Old Regime, Charles Gillispie analyzed the cultural, political, and technical factors that encouraged scientific productivity on the eve of the Revolution. In the present monumental sequel to that work, which Princeton is reissuing concurrently, he examines how the revolutionary and Napoleonic contexts contributed to modernization of both politics and science."--Jacket
The Montgolfier brothers and the invention of aviation, 1783-1784 : with a word on the importance of ballooning for the science of heat and the art of building railroads by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

19 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 558 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
Lazare Carnot savant; a monograph treating Carnot's scientific work by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

18 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monuments of Egypt : the Napoleonic edition : the complete archaeological plates from la Description de l'Egypte( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and French and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays and reviews in history and history of science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'expédition d'Egypte : 1798-1801 by Henry Laurens( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in French and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography( Book )

17 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

22 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazare Carnot savant et sa contribution à la théorie de l'infini mathématique by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography( Book )

30 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

15 editions published between 1970 and 1981 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazare and Sadi Carnot : a scientific and filial relationship by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

22 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazare Carnot was the unique example in the history of science of someone who inadvertently owed the scientific recognition he eventually achieved to earlier political prominence. He and his son Sadi produced work that derived from their training as engineers and went largely unnoticed by physicists for a generation or more, even though their respective work introduced concepts that proved fundamental when taken up later by other hands. There was, moreover, a filial as well as substantive relation between the work of father and son. Sadi applied to the functioning of heat engines the analysis that his father had developed in his study of the operation of ordinary machines. Specifically, Sadi's idea of a reversible process originated in the use his father made of geometric motions in the analysis of machines in general. This unique book shows how the two Carnots influenced each other in their work in the fields of mechanics and thermodynamics, and how future generations of scientists have further benefited from their work
A master of science history : essays in honor of Charles Coulston Gillispie by Jed Z Buchwald( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New essays in science history ranging across the entire field and related in most instance to the works of Charles Gillispie, one of the field's founders
Complete dictionary of scientific biography by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The edge of objectivity; an essay in the history of scientific ideas
Alternative Names
Charles Coulston Gillispie Amerikaanse historicus van de wetenschap

Charles Coulston Gillispie historiador estadounidense

Charles Coulston Gillispie historiador estatunidenc

Charles Gillispie

Charles Gillispie historien américain

Charles Gillispie US-amerikanischer Wissenschaftshistoriker

Coulston Gillispie, Charles

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Coulston-Gillispie, Charles 1918-2015

Gillipsie, Charles Coulston

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Gillispie, Charles C.

Gillispie, Charles C. 1918-

Gillispie, Charles C. 1918-2015

Gillispie, Charles Coulston

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Languages
English (471)

French (27)

Italian (5)

Spanish (1)

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The edge of objectivity; an essay in the history of scientific ideasA Diderot pictorial encyclopedia of trades and industry : manufacturing and the technical arts in plates, selected from L'Encyclopédie, ou, Dictionnaire raisonne des sciences, des arts et des métiers, of Denis DiderotScience and polity in France at the end of the old regimePierre-Simon Laplace, 1749-1827 : a life in exact scienceMonuments of Egypt : the Napoleonic edition : the complete archaeological plates from la Description de l'EgypteEssays and reviews in history and history of science