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The Romance of Science: Essays in Honour of Trevor H. Levere

  • Jed Buchwald
  • Larry Stewart

Part of the Archimedes book series (ARIM, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Larry Stewart
    Pages 47-64
  3. David Knight
    Pages 81-94
  4. Robert G. W. Anderson
    Pages 95-115
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 301-310

About this book


The Romance of Science pays tribute to the wide-ranging and highly influential work of Trevor Levere, historian of science and author of Poetry Realised in Nature, Transforming Matter, Science and the Canadian Arctic, Affinity and Matter and other significant inquiries in the history of modern science. Expanding on Levere’s many themes and interests, The Romance of Science assembles historians of science -- all influenced by Levere's work -- to explore such matters as the place and space of instruments in science, the role and meaning of science museums, poetry in nature, chemical warfare and warfare in nature, science in Canada and the Arctic, Romanticism, aesthetics and morals in natural philosophy, and the “dismal science” of economics. The Romance of Science explores the interactions between science's romantic, material, institutional and economic engagements with Nature.


History of chemistry Romanticism Medicine Economic history Chemical Masterpiece and Physical Axiom Beddoes Effect James Watt’s Copying Machine Poetry in War War in Nature Vauban Naturphilosophie Clausewitz Dismal Science of Economics Origins of Big Science Romanticism in Britain

Editors and affiliations

  • Jed Buchwald
    • 1
  • Larry Stewart
    • 2
  1. 1.CaltechPasadenaUSA
  2. 2.College of Arts & ScienceUniversity of SaskatchewanSaskatoonCanada

About the editors

Jed Buchwald is Doris and Henry Dreyfuss Professor of History at Caltech and is finishing a book on the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphs. His most recent publications are The Zodiac of Paris (Princeton, 2010, co-author Diane Greco Josefowicz), Isaac Newton and the Origin of Civilization (Princeton, 2012, co-author Mordechai Feingold), and “Kirchhoff’s theory for optical diffraction” (Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 70 (2016):464-511, co-author Chen-Pang Yeang).

Larry Stewart is Professor of History at the University of Saskatchewan and is currently writing a study of experiment during the late Enlightenment and first industrial revolution.  His most recent work, edited with Erika Dyck, is The Uses of Humans in Experiment. Perspectives from the 17th to the 20th Century (Brill/Rodopi, 2016).

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Romance of Science: Essays in Honour of Trevor H. Levere
  • Editors Jed Buchwald
    Larry Stewart
  • Series Title Archimedes
  • Series Abbreviated Title Archimedes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-58435-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86408-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-58436-2
  • Series ISSN 1385-0180
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-0064
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 310
  • Number of Illustrations 32 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics History of Science
    Food Science
    Popular Science in Humanities / Arts
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