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Levere, Trevor Harvey

Overview
Works: 51 works in 240 publications in 2 languages and 7,921 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Festschriften 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Trevor Harvey Levere
Transforming matter : a history of chemistry from alchemy to the buckyball by Trevor Harvey Levere( )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 2,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chemistry explores the way atoms interact, the constitution of the stars, and the human genome. Knowledge of chemistry makes it possible for us to manufacture dyes and antibiotics, metallic alloys, and other materials that contribute to the necessities and luxuries of human life. In Transforming Matter, noted historian Trevor H. Levere emphasizes that understanding the history of these developments helps us to appreciate the achievements of generations of chemists. Levere examines the dynamic rise of chemistry from the study of alchemy in the seventeenth century to the development of organic and inorganic chemistry in the age of government-funded research and corporate giants. In the past two centuries, he points out, the number of known elements has quadrupled. And because of synthesis, chemistry has increasingly become a science that creates much of what it studies. Throughout the book, Levere follows a number of recurring themes: theories about the elements, the need for classification, the status of chemical science, and the relationship between practice and theory. He illustrates these themes by concentrating on some of chemistry's most influential and innovative practitioners. Transforming Matter provides an accessible and clearly written introduction to the history of chemistry, telling the story of how the discipline has developed over the years"--Publisher description
Instruments and experimentation in the history of chemistry( )

12 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume moves chemical instruments and experiments into the foreground of historical concern, in line with the emphasis on practice that characterizes current work on other fields of science and engineering. From the days of the alchemists through the creation of the modern laboratory, chemistry has been defined by its instruments and experimental techniques. Historians, however, have tended to focus on the course of chemical theory rather than on the tools and experiments that drove the theory. This volume moves chemical instruments and experiments into the foreground of historical concern, in line with the emphasis on practice that characterizes current work on other fields of science and engineering. The principal themes are: change and stability, precision, the construction and transformation of apparatus, the dissemination of instruments, and the bridging of disciplines through instruments. The essays are divided into three chronological sections: The Practice of Alchemy (reviewing the material and iconographic evidence as well as the written record and the issue of reproducibility of alchemical experiments), From Hales to the Chemical Revolution (discussing significant seventeenth- and eighteenth-century innovations as well as smaller innovations that cumulatively extended the reach and improved the quality of chemical experimentation), and The Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (discussing the increasingly important role of innovative apparatus as chemistry grew into the first large-scale modern scientific discipline)."--Publisher's description
Poetry realized in nature : Samuel Taylor Coleridge and early nineteenth-century science by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

19 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume establishes the fundamental importance of science in Coleridge's intellectual development
Affinity and matter: elements of chemical philosophy, 1800-1865 by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

21 editions published between 1971 and 1993 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of science by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

17 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is a tribute to Stillman Drake by some of his friends and colleagues, and by others on whom his work has had a formative influence. It is difficult to know him without succumbing to his combination of discipline and enthusiasm, even in fields remote from Renaissance physics and natural philosophy; and so he should not be surprised in this volume to see emphases and methods congenial to him, even on topics as remote as Darwin or the chemical revolution. Therein lies whatever unity the discerning reader may find in this book, beyond the natural focus and coherence of the largest section, on Galileo, and the final section on Drake's collection of books, a major and now accessible resource for research in the field that he has made his own. We have chosen, as the occasion for presenting the volume to Stillman Drake, Galileo's birthday; Galileo has had more than one birthday party in Toronto since Drake came to the University of Toronto. As for the title, it reflects a shared conviction that experiment is the key to science; it is what scientists do. Drake has already asserted that emphasis in the title of his magisterial Galileo at Work, and we echo it here. Those who have had the privilege and pleasure of working and arguing with Stillman over the years know his tenacity, penetration, and vigour. They also know his generosity and humility. We owe him much
Chemists and chemistry in nature and society, 1770-1878 by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the chemical "revolution" in 18th-century Europe and Britain and its influences on the 19th century. This volume recalls how Coleridge incorporated chemistry into a philosophy of nature; how Faraday extended Davy's work; and how even Hegel's philosophy of geology was based on chemistry
Science and the Canadian Arctic : a century of exploration, 1818-1918 by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a study of the nature and role of science in the exploration of the Canadian Arctic, beginning with the Northwest Passage expeditions of the Royal Navy in 1818 and ending with the Canadian Arctic Expedition of 1913-1918
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by Stillman Drake( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A curious field-book; science & society in Canadian history by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing chemistry and steam : the minutes of a coffee house philosophical society, 1780-1787 by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume transcribes and comments on the manuscript Minutes of the meetings in a London coffee house of a group of 18th century scientists, who discussed some of the key scientific issues of the day
Editing texts in the history of science and medicine : papers given at the seventeenth annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, 6-7 November 1981 by Conference on Editorial Problems( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The romance of science : essays in honour of Trevor H. Levere.( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Romance of Science pays tribute to the wide-ranging and highly influential work of Trevor Levere, historian of science and author of Poetry Realised in Nature, Transforming Matter, Science and the Canadian Arctic, Affinity and Matter and other significant inquiries in the history of modern science. Expanding on Levere's many themes and interests, The Romance of Science assembles historians of science -- all influenced by Levere's work -- to explore such matters as the place and space of instruments in science, the role and meaning of science museums, poetry in nature, chemical warfare and warfare in nature, science in Canada and the Arctic, Romanticism, aesthetics and morals in natural philosophy, and the "dismal science" of economics. The Romance of Science explores the interactions between science's romantic, material, institutional and economic engagements with Nature."-- $c Provided by publisher
The enlightenment of Thomas Beddoes : science, medicine and reform by Trevor Harvey Levere( )

8 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Beddoes (1760-1808) lived in "decidedly interesting times" in which established orders in politics and science were challenged by revolutionary new ideas. Enthusiastically participating in the heady atmosphere of Enlightenment debate, Beddoes' career suffered from his radical views on politics and science. Denied a professorship at Oxford, he set up a medical practice in Bristol in 1793. Six years later - with support from a range of leading industrialists and scientists including the Wedgwoods, Erasmus Darwin, James Watt, James Keir and others associated with the Lunar Society - he established a Pneumatic Institution for investigating the therapeutic effects of breathing different kinds of "air" on a wide spectrum of diseases. The treatment of the poor, gratis, was an important part of the Pneumatic Institution and Beddoes, who had long concerned himself with their moral and material well-being, published numerous pamphlets and small books about their education, wretched material circumstances, proper nutrition, and the importance of affordable medical facilities. Beddoes' democratic political concerns reinforced his belief that chemistry and medicine should co-operate to ameliorate the conditions of the poor
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by Stillman Drake( Book )

16 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From summetria to symmetry : the making of a revolutionary scientific concept by Giora Hon( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concept of symmetry is inherent to modern science, and its evolution has a complex history that richly exemplifies the dynamics of scientific change. This study is based on primary sources, presented in context: the authors examine closely the trajectory of the concept in the mathematical and scientific disciplines as well as its trajectory in art and architecture. The principal goal is to demonstrate that, despite the variety of usages in many different domains, there is a conceptual unity underlying the invocation of symmetry in the period from antiquity to the 1790s which is distinct from the scientific usages of this term that first emerged in France at the end of the 18th century. The key figure in revolutionizing the concept of symmetry is the mathematician, Adrien-Marie Legendre. His achievements in solid geometry (1794) are contrasted with the views of the philosopher, Immanuel Kant, on the directionality of space (1768)."--Jacket
Research & influence : a century of science in the Royal Society of Canada by Royal Society of Canada( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Descriptive catalogue of Van Marum's scientific instruments in Teyler's Museum by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martinus van Marum : Life and Work by R. J Forbes( Book )

5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discussing chemistry and steam the minutes of a coffee house philosophical society, 1780-1787( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Van Marum's scientific instruments in Teyler's Museum. By G. L'E. Turner and T.H. Levere by Gerard L'Estrange Turner( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in Dutch and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Transforming matter : a history of chemistry from alchemy to the buckyball
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Instruments and experimentation in the history of chemistryPoetry realized in nature : Samuel Taylor Coleridge and early nineteenth-century scienceNature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of scienceScience and the Canadian Arctic : a century of exploration, 1818-1918Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of scienceDiscussing chemistry and steam : the minutes of a coffee house philosophical society, 1780-1787Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of scienceFrom summetria to symmetry : the making of a revolutionary scientific conceptDiscussing chemistry and steam the minutes of a coffee house philosophical society, 1780-1787
Alternative Names
Levere, T. H.

Levere, T. H. 1944-

Levere, T. H. (Trevor Harvey)

Levere, T. H. (Trevor Harvey), 1944-

Levere, Trevor 1944-

Levere, Trevor H.

Levere, Trevor H. (Trevor Harvey)

Levere, Trevor H. (Trevor Harvey), 1944-

Levere, Trevor Harvey

Levere, Trevor Harvey 1944-

ルヴィア, T. H

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English (200)

Dutch (1)