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Kargon, Robert H. (Robert Hugh)

Overview
Works: 20 works in 139 publications in 3 languages and 6,144 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: QC16.M58, 530.0924
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert H Kargon
The rise of Robert Millikan : portrait of a life in American science by Robert H Kargon( Book )

9 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Atomism in England from Hariot to Newton by Robert H Kargon( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1983 in English and Italian and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science in Victorian Manchester : enterprise and expertise by Robert H Kargon( Book )

20 editions published between 1977 and 2017 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The evolution of an urban scientific community under the pressures of conceptual and social change is the main focus of this book. Manchester was Victorian Britain's leading industrial city. In order to describe and analyze the transformation of science in the eighteenth century, Robert Kargon closely examines Manchester through successive stages. In so doing, he traces the evolution of science from an activity pursued by gentlemen-amateurs to a highly specialized profession. At the end of this process, the author shows, a major transformation in our understanding of the nature of science can be discerned: scientific knowledge, it was realized, could be produced. Science was no longer regarded primarily as the divine design rendered into laws of nature, but rather as a method, or instrument, to be applied to novel areas of human endeavor. Science had become on the one hand enterprise, and on the other expertise. In each chapter, Kargon relates the changing conception of science and its social role to the birth, growth, and character of the city's scientific institutions. The contours of the scientific community - its interests, concerns, and approaches to what it came to see as critical problem - were shaped by its civic environment. Its character, in turn, responded to the development of the disciplines represented within it. As the sciences increased in specialization and complexity during the course of the nineteenth century, they placed new stress upon the community, affecting the composition of its membership and the nature of its leading institutions. The scientific frontier reacted upon Manchester just as Manchester acted upon it. Now available in paperback, this classic work in history includes a new introduction by the author."--Book cover
Invented Edens : techno-cities of the twentieth century by Robert H Kargon( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Techno-cities are planned cities that were developed in conjunction with large industrial or technological enterprises, blending the technological and the pastoral, the mill town and the garden city. This book looks at several examples, including Norris, Tennessee, Torviscosa, Italy, and Disney's Celebration, Florida
Victorian science; a self-portrait from the presidential addresses of the British Association for the Advancement of Science by George Basalla( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Maturing of American science : a portrait of science in public life drawn from the presidential addresses of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1920-1970 by Robert H Kargon( Book )

10 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kelvin's Baltimore lectures and modern theoretical physics : historical and philosophical perspectives by William Thomson Kelvin( Book )

10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World's fairs on the eve of war : science technology & modernity, 1937-1942 by Robert H Kargon( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the first world's fair in London in 1851, at the dawn of the era of industrialization, international expositions served as ideal platforms for rival nations to showcase their advancements in design, architecture, science and technology, industry, and politics. Before the outbreak of World War II, countries competing for leadership on the world stage waged a different kind of war with cultural achievements and propaganda appealing to their own national strengths and versions of modernity in the struggle for power. World s Fairs on the Eve of War examines five fairs and expositions from across the globe including three that were staged (Paris, 1937; Dusseldorf, 1937; and New York, 1939 40), and two that were in development before the war began, but never executed (Tokyo, 1940; and Rome, 1942). This coauthored work considers representations of science and technology at world s fairs as influential cultural forces, and at a critical moment in history, when tensions and ideological divisions between political regimes would soon lead to war
The space telescope : a study of NASA, science, technology, and politics by Robert W Smith( Book )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of James Clerk Maxwell by Lewis Campbell( Book )

3 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879) was a Scottish physicist well-known for his extensive work with electromagnetism, colour analysis, and kinetic theory. Considered by many to be a giant in his field with significant influence on the physicists who would follow, Maxwell spent time as a professor at Aberdeen University, King's College, London, and Cambridge. This 1882 Life by his friend Lewis Campbell and natural philosopher William Garnett represents an important - and lengthy - investigation into Maxwell's life and thought. Part I is concerned
Enterprise and expertise by Robert H Kargon( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and atomism in England : from Hariot to Newton by Robert H Kargon( Book )

2 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Graunt, Francis Bacon, and the Royal society : the reception of statistics by Robert H Kargon( Book )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Development of American science in the 19th and 20th centuries ; Sessions I & II. [Sound recording( Recording )

1 edition published in 1974 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The counterrevoltution of progress : a civic culture of modernity in Chicago, 1880 - 1910 by Robert H Kargon( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Imagined geographies : Princeton, Stanford and the boundaries of useful knowledge in postwar America by Robert H Kargon( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visions of the atomic age : towards a comparative perspective ; ["Visions of the Atomic Age" Cnference held ... 7 - 8 February 2003]( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Invented Edens: Techno-cities of the Twentieth Century (Lemelson Center studies in invention and innovation) by Robert H Kargon( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Newton, Barrow and the hypothetical physics by Robert H Kargon( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Kargon, R. H.

Kargon, Robert

Kargon, Robert H.

Kargon, Robert H. (Robert Hugh)

Kargon, Robert Hugh

Kargon, Robert W.

Languages
English (133)

Italian (3)

Latin (1)

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Invented Edens : techno-cities of the twentieth centuryThe space telescope : a study of NASA, science, technology, and politics