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A History of Science

Hilary Bates hbates at amgen.com
Thu Jun 22 15:46:28 EST 1995

mhacker at omnifest.uwm.edu (Mary K. Hacker) wrote:
>Hello Everyone!
>        I am a student currently enrolled in an independent study class.  The
>challenge that I have chosen for myself is to create a curriculum (or
>suggested curriculum) for a class on the history of science.  I am aware that
>this could be a monumentally huge topic and need to create some boundaries 
>for myself & the curriculum.  My question is this: Does anyone know of a
>text or writing that can provide me with a comprehensive timeline of 
>science: biology, chemistry, physics, and important specialties etc.?
>        Also, since I attend a women's college (Alverno College, Milw Wi), 
>It would be nice to give due attention to the accomplishments of women in
>the field.  Thanks for any suggestions that you may have. :)

This is kind of a long shot, but it would be worth hunting out articles,
books etc. by Margaret Gowing, one-time Professor of the History of Science
at Oxford. She might even still be there, though as she was no spring chicken
when I was there as an undergraduate nearly 20 years ago, I think it unlikely.
History of Science was offered as a second year option in the Chemistry
BA course, but I didn't know anyone who took it.

Hope this helps,

Best of luck - let us all know how you get on.

hbates at amgen.com

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