The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the History of Science is a single volume companion that discusses the history of science as it is done today, providing a survey of the debates and issues that dominate current scholarly discussion, with contributions from leading international scholars.
- Provides a single-volume overview of current scholarship in the history of science edited by one of the leading figures in the field
- Features forty essays by leading international scholars providing an overview of the key debates and developments in the history of science
- Reflects the shift towards deeper historical contextualization within the field
- Helps communicate and integrate perspectives from the history of science with other areas of historical inquiry
- Includes discussion of non-Western themes which are integrated throughout the chapters
- Divided into four sections based on key analytic categories that reflect new approaches in the field
Bernard Lightman is Professor of Humanities at York University, Toronto, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, former Editor of the journal Isis, and Vice-President and President Elect of the History of Science Society. Professor Lightman has published over 50 articles and is author of The Origins of Agnosticism (1987) and Victorian Popularizers of Science (2007). He is also editor or co-editor of several collections, Victorian Science in Context (1997), Science in the Marketplace (2007), and Victorian Scientific Naturalism (2014). In addition, he is the series editor of 'Science and Culture in the Nineteenth Century.'