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Post by Steven Seitel » October 20th, 2020, 9:45 am

An Introduction to the History of Science by Walter Libby .

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An highly accessible introductory history of the development of scientific thought, method, and application from the first practical concepts of time and space (Babylonia, Egypt) to the development of the first successful heavier-than-air flying machine (Langley) and the discovery of radioactivity (Curie). (Steven Seitel)
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Post by Steven Seitel » October 20th, 2020, 10:02 am

Here we go again...

In his unfortunately rather dismissive preface, Professor Libby directs this work to "youth of from seventeen to twenty-two years of age (and their intellectual compeers)..." I had to look up "compeers." I figure this book is about my speed, though I blew by the upper age limit more than half a century ago. :lol:

This is, he further says, "...a psychological introduction, having the mental capacity of a certain class of readers always in view, rather than a logical introduction, which would presuppose in all readers both full maturity of intellect and considerable initial interest in the history of science." One can almost hear the stuffing falling from his shirt. :roll:

Once finished looking down his nose at potential readers, Professor Libby constructs an excellent and highly readable popular history--in ordinary English prose--of the development of scientific thought and method, checking all the most important boxes along the way. It's a good read.

Steve
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Post by craigdav1 » October 20th, 2020, 11:08 am

MW coming up.

edit: Let me know if any changes are needed. We'll stay in the Launch Pad for awhile.

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 20th, 2020, 11:40 am

Terrific, thank you! Populating the MW now...

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 20th, 2020, 11:58 am

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 20th, 2020, 12:48 pm

Dave, I have a question. In the title to the first post, what does "(-0)" at the end signify?
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 20th, 2020, 1:03 pm

Hi Steve,

That's where the author's dob-dod goes. I was curious about the author after reading your post above, so I took a look to see who he was and in the process found this on wikisource: Walter Libby (1867-1955) see: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Author:Walter_Libby
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Post by Steven Seitel » October 20th, 2020, 1:13 pm

Ah...I see, thanks.

I did find that Wikisource entry, but it doesn't tie that Walter Libby to this particular book. You would think they'd list it if he was the author. I didn't find any other citations, either. Do you think it's safe to assume this is the same Walter Libby? If so, we know the dob-dod.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 20th, 2020, 1:19 pm

Taking another look, you are correct that it may not be the same one. The two articles cited are from a Walter Libby at Northwestern, not Carnegie Institute of Technology. Although PG has his date of birth as 1867...
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Post by craigdav1 » October 20th, 2020, 1:23 pm

The Gutenberg link has his dob as 1867 so I'm thinking they are the same person.

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 20th, 2020, 2:18 pm

More evidence of dob, at least:
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Libby%2C%20Walter%2C%201867-

Given the coincidence of dob, I'm also thinking we have the right Walter Libby (1867-1955). If somebody later proves the contrary, I suppose we can correct the catalog entry.

Dave, Jo...Thanks for the advice.

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Post by Steven Seitel » October 20th, 2020, 3:08 pm

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » October 20th, 2020, 3:17 pm

Steven Seitel wrote:
October 20th, 2020, 2:18 pm
More evidence of dob, at least:
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Libby%2C%20Walter%2C%201867-

Given the coincidence of dob, I'm also thinking we have the right Walter Libby (1867-1955). If somebody later proves the contrary, I suppose we can correct the catalog entry.

Dave, Jo...Thanks for the advice.

Steve
In the dedication to this book, he mentions his students in Chicago and Pittsburgh. That is consistent with him being at both Northwestern and Carnegie Institute. IMO this confirms we have the right guy. :)
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Post by Steven Seitel » October 20th, 2020, 3:20 pm

Excellent detective work! :thumbs:

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Post by Sunrise2020 » October 21st, 2020, 4:32 am

Hi Steve,
I'm happy to DPL for you. :D
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