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Bynum, W. F. (William F.) 1943-

Works: 165 works in 836 publications in 9 languages and 17,656 library holdings
Genres: History  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Quotations  Reference works  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Notebooks  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Publishing director, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QH365, 575.0162
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Most widely held works by W. F Bynum
Dictionary of the history of science by W. F Bynum( Book )

91 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of the concepts or ideas that characterize the core features of recent Western science. Focuses on the last 5 centuries. There is emphasis on historiography and the philosophical and metaphysical principles of science, as well as "those parts of the social and human sciences historically most closely linked with the natural sciences." No biographical entries. Entries are lengthy and contain references and authors' initials. Many cross references. Biographical index
A little history of science by W. F Bynum( Book )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its power. From ancient Greek philosophers through Einstein and Watson and Crick to the computer-assisted scientists of today, men and women have wondered, examined, experimented, calculated, and sometimes made discoveries so earthshaking that people understood the world--or themselves--in an entirely new way. This inviting book tells a great adventure story: the history of science. It takes readers to the stars through the telescope, as the sun replaces the earth at the center of our universe. It delves beneath the surface of the planet, charts the evolution of chemistry's periodic table, introduces the physics that explain electricity, gravity, and the structure of atoms. It recounts the scientific quest that revealed the DNA molecule and opened unimagined new vistas for exploration. Emphasizing surprising and personal stories of scientists both famous and unsung, A Little History of Science traces the march of science through the centuries. The book opens a window on the exciting and unpredictable nature of scientific activity and describes the uproar that may ensue when scientific findings challenge established ideas. With delightful illustrations and a warm, accessible style, this is a volume for young and old to treasure together."--
History of medicine : a very short introduction by W. F Bynum( )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title explores the history of Western medicine, examining the key turning points, discoveries, and controversies in its rich history from classical times to the present
Oxford dictionary of scientific quotations by W. F Bynum( Book )

30 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Compiled over 15 years with the assistance of a distinguished team of specialist advisers, the Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations includes full author descriptions, exact sources, and a word-finding index for easy reference."--Jacket
Companion encyclopedia of the history of medicine by W. F Bynum( Book )

33 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive reference work which surveys all aspects of the history of medicine, both clinical and social, and reflects the complementary approaches to the discipline. The editors have assembled an international team of scholars to provide detailed and informative factual surveys with contemporary interpretations and historiographical debate. Special Features * Comprehensive: 72 substantial and original essays from internationally respected scholars * Unique: no other publication provides so much information in two volumes * Broad-ranging: includes
The western medical tradition : 1800 to 2000 by W. F Bynum( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed and authoritative account of the last two centuries of the development of 'Western' medicine, a tradition now important everywhere in the world. It is a new account, written by leading experts who not only describe the most important people, events, and transformations, but give explanations for why medicine developed as it did, becoming as important as it has in the modern world. It contains one of the first historical summaries of the development of medicine after the Second World War. It is an authoritative source of new information as well as a synthesis of the current state of knowledge on this fascinating subject. The Western Medical Tradition, 1800 2000 is a companion volume to The Western Medical Tradition, 800 BC to AD 1800
The Anatomy of madness : essays in the history of psychiatry by W. F Bynum( Book )

50 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great discoveries in medicine( Book )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An unrivaled account of turning points and breakthroughs in medical knowledge and practice from ancient Egypt, India and China to the latest technology"--Page [4] of jacket
Science and the practice of medicine in the nineteenth century by W. F Bynum( Book )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ji zhong jie shao le 19 shi ji de yi xue ke xue shi de gai nian, zu zhi ji gou de xing shi yi ji zhuan ye pei zhi deng fang mian, zhong dian chan shu le 1800 nian zhi di yi ci shi jie da zhan qian xian dai yi xue de xing cheng guo cheng
Remarkable plants that shape our world by Helen Bynum( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Imagine a typical morning--munching on a bowl of cereal, sipping coffee, dressing for the day, riding to work. Every moment of this common routine draws on the power of plants, and the centuries of development that brought wheat, coffee beans, cotton, and rubber--among many others--into our daily lives. Remarkable Plants celebrates the wonder and utility of the green kingdom, taking a detailed look at how plants have shaped our world. It focuses on eighty key species and richly explores their history, highlighting their importance and bringing to light surprising stories. Organized thematically into eight sections, the book starts with "Transformers" (including rice, beans, olives) and moves through sections such as "Heal and Harm" (poppy, aloe, strychnos) and "Revered and Adored" (lotus, frankincense, rose). Each species is introduced with its common and scientific names and followed by an exploration of its cultural, historical, botanical, and symbolic associations. Hundreds of botanical illustrations show full plants as well as highlight distinctive leaves, blooms, and fruits. Rooted in one of the world's most important and renowned temples of greenery, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Remarkable Plants is a symbiotic balance of science and art that will open readers' eyes to the deep influence of the natural world on our modern one."--Publisher's description
William Hunter and the eighteenth-century medical world( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of medical biography( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides authoritative biographical coverage of major medical practitioners in all times and cultures. While its emphasis is on practitioners within the Western medical tradition, it also covers practitioners of alternative medicines, as well as major figures within traditional Chinese, Indian, and Islamic medicine. In addition, special essays survey these medical traditions, which are more difficult to appreciate within a biographical framework. Contains over 1100 entries on almost every important figure in medicine who ever lived. Includes extensive overview essays on the important medical traditions of the world--e.g. Chinese, Indian, Islamic. With over 300 images that depict medical practictioners and medical practices from around the world and bibliographies that provide students and researchers the next step in learning about these individuals and their work
Medicine and the five senses( Book )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the days of Hippocratic 'bedside medicine' to the advent of the CAT scanner, doctors have always relied on their senses in diagnosing and treating disease. Medical education, from the apprenticeship, to the rise of the laboratory, has sought to train the senses of students who must act like medical detectives."--Back Cover
Medical fringe & medical orthodoxy, 1750-1850( Book )

14 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medizingeschte / England (18.-19. Jh.)
Botanical sketchbooks : with 275 illustrations by Helen Bynum( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While highly finished drawings and paintings frequently feature in histories of botanical art, the preparatory sketches, first impressions and creative thoughts on paper behind them are rarely seen and have often remained hidden and locked away. 'Botanical Sketchbooks' brings these personal and vividly spontaneous records gloriously back into the light
A cultural history of the human body( Book )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers years of the human body as a physical, social, spiritual and cultural object
Living and dying in London( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the war of nature, from famine and death, the most exalted object which we are capable of conceiving, namely the production of the higher animals, directly follows. Written for a general readership, On the Origin of Species sold out on the day of its publication and has remained in print ever since
Brunonianism in Britain and Europe( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical journals and medical knowledge : historical essays( Book )

10 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Dictionary of the history of science
History of medicine : a very short introductionOxford dictionary of scientific quotationsCompanion encyclopedia of the history of medicineThe western medical tradition : 1800 to 2000The Anatomy of madness : essays in the history of psychiatryGreat discoveries in medicineScience and the practice of medicine in the nineteenth centuryWilliam Hunter and the eighteenth-century medical world
Alternative Names
Bynum, Bill 1943-

Bynum, W. F.

Bynum, W.F. 1943-

Bynum, W. F. (William F.), 1943-

Bynum, William.

Bynum, William 1943-

Bynum, William F.

Bynum, William F. 1943-

Bynum, William Frederick.

Bynum, William Frederick 1943-

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