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Gillispie, Charles Coulston

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Works: 194 works in 932 publications in 3 languages and 17,023 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, Originator, Other, Creator
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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 )

29 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and held by 2,485 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
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 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

34 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in English and held by 844 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
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 )

24 editions published between 1951 and 1996 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 648 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 and elegantly written sequel to that work, which Princeton is reissuing concurrently, he examines how the revolutionary and Napoleonic context contributed to modernization both of politics and science. In politics, argues Gillispie, the central feature of this modernization was conversion of subjects of a monarchy into citizens of a republic in direct contact with a state enormously augmented in power. To the scientific community, attainment of professional status was what citizenship was to all Frenchmen in the republic proper, namely the license to self-governance and dignity within the respective contexts. Revolutionary circumstances set up a resonance between politics and science since practitioners of both were future oriented in their outlook and scornful of the past. Among the creations of the First French Republic were institutions providing the earliest higher education in science. From them emerged rigorously trained people who constituted the founding generation in the disciplines of mathematical physics, positivistic biology, and clinical medicine. That scientists were able to achieve their ends was owing to the expertise they provided the revolutionary and imperial authorities in education, medicine, warfare, empire building, and industrial technology
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 )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This vividly illustrated book introduces the reader to the brothers Montgolfier, who launched the first hotair balloon in Annonay, France on 4 June 1783.Originally published in 1983.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
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 559 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 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and polity in France : the revolutionary and Napoleonic years by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

22 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 345 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
Essays and reviews in history and history of science by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 189 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 )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of scientific biography( Book )

18 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 )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1981 in English and held by 103 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 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 58 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 engineering 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 analysi
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
The Montgolfier Brothers and the Invention of Aviation 1783-1784 by Charles Coulston Gillispie( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries 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.

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Gillispie, Charles C. 1918-2015

Gillispie, Charles Coulston

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Languages
English (435)

French (26)

Spanish (1)

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A 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 DiderotGenesis and geology, a study in the relations of scientific thought, natural theology, and social opinion in Great Britain, 1790-1850Genesis and geology : a study in the relations of scientific thought, natural theology, and social opinion in Great Britain, 1790-1850Science 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'EgypteScience and polity in France : the revolutionary and Napoleonic yearsEssays and reviews in history and history of science