Isis 97 (2006), 4

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Table of Contents


Page vi

A "Large and Graceful Sinuosity"
Thomas L. Hankins
Page 605

Amateur Scientists, the International Geophysical Year, and the Ambitions of Fred Whipple
W. Patrick McCray
Page 634

"The Joy in Believing"
Michael Pettit
Page 659

Amir R. Alexander
Page 678

Mathematics in Narratives of Geodetic Expeditions
Mary Terrall
Page 683

Historical Mathematics in the French Eighteenth Century
Joan L. Richards
Page 700

Tragic Mathematics
Amir R. Alexander
Page 714


Eberhard Gischler, A. M. C. Sengor, David C. Cassidy
Page 727

Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus: Making Modern Science: A Historical Survey, and Andrew Ede and Lesley B. Cormack: A History of Science in Society: From Philosophy to Utility,
rev. by Hunter Crowther-Heyck
Page 731

Yves Gingras, Peter Keating and Camille Limoges: Du scribe au savant: Les porteurs du savoir de l'Antiquite a la revolution industrielle,
rev. by Ian G. Stewart
Page 732

Ivor Grattan-Guinness: Landmark Writings in Western Mathematics, 1640-1940,
rev. by Della Fenster
Page 733

David Kaiser: Pedagogy and the Practice of Science: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives,
rev. by Ronald E. Doel
Page 734

Chunglin Kwa: De ontdekking van het weten: Een andere geschiedenis van de wetenschap,
rev. by Huib J. Zuidervaart
Page 736

Julius A. Stratton and Loretta H. Mannix: Mind and Hand: The Birth of MIT, and Charles M. Vest: Pursuing the Endless Frontier: Essays on MIT and the Role of Research Universities,
rev. by Arne Hessenbruch
Page 736

Gian Battista Vai and William Cavazza: Four Centuries of the Word Geology: Ulisse Aldrovandi 1603 in Bologna,
rev. by Brian W. Ogilvie
Page 738

Steven A. Walton: Instrumental in War: Science, Research, and Instruments between Knowledge and the World,
rev. by Jacob Darwin Hamblin
Page 739

Philip J. van der Eijk: Medicine and Philosophy in Classical Antiquity: Doctors and Philosophers on Nature, Soul, Health, and Disease,
rev. by Christopher Cosans
Page 740

Cecilia Trifogli: Oxford Physics in the Thirteenth Century (ca. 1250-1270): Motion, Infinity, Place, and Time, and Cecilia Trifogli: Liber Tertius Physicorum Aristotelis: Repertorio delle,
rev. by Rega Wood
Page 741

Gerard L'E. Turner: Elizabethan Instrument Makers: The Origins of the London Trade in Precision Instrument Making,
rev. by Sara Schechner
Page 743

Roger Berkowitz: The Gift of Science: Leibniz and the Modern Legal Tradition,
rev. by William Clark
Page 745

Jean-Vincent Blanchard: L'optique du discours au XVIIe siecle: De la rhetorique des jesuites au style de la raison moderne (Descartes, Pascal),
rev. by Sven Dupre
Page 746

Hasok Chang: Inventing Temperature: Measurement and Scientific Progress,
rev. by Mott Greene
Page 747

Ronald W. Cooley: "Full of All Knowledg": George Herbert's Country Parson and Early Modern Social Discourse,
rev. by Eric H. Ash
Page 748

Felix Driver and Luciana Martens: Tropical Visions in an Age of Empire,
rev. by Jim Endersby
Page 749

Thierry Gontier: Descartes et la causa sui: Autoproduction divine, autodetermination humaine,
rev. by Steffen Ducheyne
Page 749

Pierre-Noel Mayaud: Le conflit entre l'astronomie nouvelle et l'Ecriture sainte aux XVIe et XVIIe siecles: Un moment de l'histoire des idees: Autour de l'affaire Galilee,
rev. by Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Page 750

Marco Panza: Newton et les origines de l'analyse: 1664-1666,
rev. by Michel Blay
Page 752

Susan Scott Parrish: American Curiosity: Cultures of Natural History in the Colonial British Atlantic World,
rev. by William Leach
Page 752

Guenter B. Risse: New Medical Challenges during the Scottish Enlightenment,
rev. by Roger L. Emerson
Page 753

Rafael Angel Rodriguez Sanchez: La introduccion de la medicina moderna en Espana: Una imagen de nuestra renovacion cientifica (1687-1727) desde la Teoria de la Ciencia de Thomas S. Kuhn,
rev. by Abel Alves
Page 754

Martin J. S. Rudwick: Bursting the Limits of Time: The Reconstruction of Geohistory in the Age of Revolution,
rev. by Rhoda Rappaport
Page 755

Jonathan Simon: Chemistry, Pharmacy, and Revolution in France, 1777-1809,
rev. by Jose Ramon Bertomeu-Sanchez
Page 757

Julie Robin Solomon and Catherine Gimelli Martin: Francis Bacon and the Refiguring of Early Modern Thought: Essays to Commemorate "The Advancement of Learning" (1605-2005),
rev. by Rose-Mary Sargent
Page 758

Hubert Steinke: Irritating Experiments: Haller's Concept and the European Controversy on Irritability and Sensibility, 1750-90,
rev. by Sarah Knott
Page 759

Judith Zinsser: Men, Women, and the Birthing of Modern Science,
rev. by Robert A. Nye
Page 760

Katharine Anderson: Predicting the Weather: Victorians and the Science of Meteorology,
rev. by Gregory Good
Page 761

Theodore Arabatzis: Representing Electrons: A Biographical Approach to Theoretical Entities,
rev. by Thomas Nickles
Page 763

Michael Bliss: Harvey Cushing: A Life in Surgery,
rev. by Kim Pelis
Page 764

Albert Einstein: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein. Volume 7: The Berlin Years: Writings, 1918-1921, and Albert Einstein: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein,
rev. by Lewis Pyenson
Page 766

Robert Fox and Graeme Gooday: Physics in Oxford, 1839-1939: Laboratories, Learning, and College Life,
rev. by Bruce J. Hunt
Page 767

Wilhelm Fussl: Oskar von Miller 1855-1934: Eine Biographie,
rev. by Deborah R. Coen
Page 768

Sandra Herbert: Charles Darwin, Geologist,
rev. by Dennis R. Dean
Page 769

Sharon E. Kingsland: The Evolution of American Ecology, 1890-2000,
rev. by Joel B. Hagen
Page 770

Harro Maas: William Stanley Jevons and the Making of Modern Economics,
rev. by Ben Marsden
Page 770

Robert Markley: Dying Planet: Mars in Science and the Imagination,
rev. by K. Maria D. Lane
Page 772

Michela Massimi: Pauli's Exclusion Principle: The Origin and Validation of a Scientific Principle,
rev. by Edward MacKinnon
Page 773

John Parker: R. L. Moore: Mathematician and Teacher,
rev. by David Lindsay Roberts
Page 774

Sumathi Ramaswamy: The Lost Land of Lemuria: Fabulous Geographies, Catastrophic Histories,
rev. by Michael F. Robinson
Page 775

Helen M. Rozwadowski: Fathoming the Ocean: The Discovery and Exploration of the Deep Sea,
rev. by Muriel L. Blaisdell
Page 776

Tapan K. Sarkar, Robert J. Mailloux, Arthur A. Oliner, Magdalena Salazar-Palma and Dipak L. Sengupta: History of Wireless,
rev. by Paul J. Nahin
Page 778

Hans-Walter Schmuhl: Grenzuberschreitungen: Das Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut fur Anthropologie, menschliche Erblehre und Eugenik 1927-1945,
rev. by Sheila Faith Weiss
Page 779

Jay Schulkin: Curt Richter: A Life in the Laboratory,
rev. by Anne Harrington
Page 780

Bart Schultz: Henry Sidgwick--Eye of the Universe: An Intellectual Biography,
rev. by Frank M. Turner
Page 781

Howard P. Segal: Recasting the Machine Age: Henry Ford's Village Industries,
rev. by Merritt Roe Smith
Page 782

Kenneth E. Wilkening: Acid Rain Science and Politics in Japan: A History of Knowledge and Action toward Sustainability,
rev. by David Biggs
Page 783

Diana Wyndham: Eugenics in Australia: Striving for National Fitness,
rev. by Claire Hooker
Page 784

Michael W. Young: Malinowski: Odyssey of an Anthropologist, 1884-1920,
rev. by Ivan Strenski
Page 786

Erik M. Conway: High-Speed Dreams: NASA and the Technopolitics of Supersonic Transportation, 1945-1999,
rev. by Stephen G. Craft
Page 787

Alan H. Goodman, Deborah Heath and M. Susan Lindee: Genetic Nature/Culture: Anthropology and Science beyond the Two-Culture Divide,
rev. by Angela N. H. Creager
Page 788

Gennady Gorelik: The World of Andrei Sakharov: A Russian Physicist's Path to Freedom,
rev. by Michael D. Gordin
Page 790

Marcus Hall: Earth Repair: A Transatlantic History of Environmental Restoration, and Finis Dunaway: Natural Visions: The Power of Images in American Environmental Reform,
rev. by Jeremy Vetter
Page 791

James R. Hansen: First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong,
rev. by Asif A. Siddiqi
Page 793

Oren Solomon Harman: The Man Who Invented the Chromosome: A Life of Cyril Darlington,
rev. by Alan H. Rushton
Page 794

N. Katherine Hayles: My Mother Was a Computer,
rev. by Laura Otis
Page 795

Jeff Hecht: Beam: The Race to Make the Laser,
rev. by Thomas Lassman
Page 796

Judith A. Houck: Hot and Bothered: Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America,
rev. by Wendy Kline
Page 797

Alexei B. Kojevnikov: Stalin's Great Science: The Times and Adventures of Soviet Physicists,
rev. by Karl Hall
Page 798

Christophe Lecuyer: Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930-1970,
rev. by Martin Kenney
Page 799

Maura Phillips Mackowski: Testing the Limits: Aviation Medicine and the Origins of Manned Space Flight,
rev. by Amy E. Foster
Page 800

Arthur L. Norberg: Computers and Commerce: A Study of Technology and Management at Eckert-Mauchly Computer Company, Engineering Research Associates, and Remington Rand, 1946-1957,
rev. by Charles Yood
Page 801

Sara Tjossem: The Journey to PICES: Scientific Cooperation in the North Pacific,
rev. by Matthew McKenzie
Page 802

Elliot S. Valenstein: The War of the Soups and the Sparks: The Discovery of Neurotransmitters and the Dispute over How Nerves Communicate,
rev. by Carl Craver
Page 803

Jose van Dijck: The Transparent Body: A Cultural Analysis of Medical Imaging,
rev. by David Serlin
Page 804

Spencer R. Weart: The Discovery of Global Warming,
rev. by Chris Young
Page 804

Gary Wright: Ocean Sciences Bridging the Millennia: A Spectrum of Historical Accounts,
rev. by Vera Schwach
Page 806

Harry Collins and Trevor Pinch: Dr. Golem: How to Think about Medicine,
rev. by Sergio Sismondo
Page 807

Kim Cuddington and Beatrix E. Beisner: Ecological Paradigms Lost: Routes of Theory Change. (Theoretical Ecology.),
rev. by Peder Anker
Page 808

Susan Haack: Defending Science--Within Reason: Between Science and Cynicism,
rev. by Peter Lipton
Page 808

George Reisch: How the Cold War Transformed Philosophy of Science: To the Icy Slopes of Logic,
rev. by Jordi Cat
Page 809

Notes on Contributors
Page 812

Index to ISIS, Volume 97, 2006
Page 817

Contents, Volume 97
Page 831

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