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Golinski, Jan

Works: 6 works in 83 publications in 2 languages and 3,340 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: Q125, 507.22
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Most widely held works by Jan Golinski
Making natural knowledge : constructivism and the history of science by Jan Golinski( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Making Natural Knowledge: Constructivism and the History of Science, Jan Golinski reviews recent writing on the history of science and shows how it has been dramatically reshaped by a new understanding of science itself. In the last few years, scientific knowledge has come to be seen as a product of human culture, an approach that has challenged the tradition of the history of science as a story of steady and autonomous progress. Golinski has written a sympathetic but critical survey of this exciting field of research, at a level that can be appreciated by students or anyone else who wants in introduction to contemporary thinking in the development of the sciences."--Jacket
Science as public culture : chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820 by Jan Golinski( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science as Public Culture joins a growing number of recent studies examining science as a practical activity in specific social settings. Jan Golinski considers the development of chemistry in Britain from 1760 to 1820, and relates it to the rise and subsequent eclipse of forms of civic life characteristic of the European Enlightenment. Within this framework the careers of prominent chemists like William Cullen, Joseph Black, Joseph Priestley, Thomas Beddoes, and Humphry Davy are interpreted in a new light. The major discoveries of the time, including nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and the electrical decomposition of water, are set against the background of alternative ways of constructing science as a public enterprise. The book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the relationship between scientific activity and processes of social and political change in a period of great transformations in chemistry and in the conditions of public life
The sciences in enlightened Europe( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text explores the complex relations between "enlightened" values and the making of scientific knowledge. Here monsters and automata, barometers and botanical gardens, polite academies and boisterous clubs are all given their due place in the landscape of enlightened Europe. The contributors examine the production of new disciplines through work with instruments and techniques; consider how institutions of public taste and conversation helped provide a common frame for the study of human and nonhuman natures; and explore the regional operations of scientific culture at the geographical fringes of Europe
British weather and the climate of enlightenment by Jan Golinski( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Weather and the Climate of Enlightenment reveals how a new sense of the national climate emerged in the eighteenth century from the systematic recording of the weather, and how it was deployed in discussions of the health and welfare of the population. - Publisher
Discussing chemistry and steam : the minutes of a coffee house philosophical society, 1780-1787 by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 158 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
Zakłady Mechaniczne Ursus, 1893-1967 : XX lat produkcji ciągników w Polsce Ludowej by Jan Golinski( Book )

3 editions published in 1967 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Science as public culture : chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820
English (80)

Polish (3)

Science as public culture : chemistry and enlightenment in Britain, 1760-1820The sciences in enlightened EuropeBritish weather and the climate of enlightenmentDiscussing chemistry and steam : the minutes of a coffee house philosophical society, 1780-1787