The Strength of American Materials -- An Environmental History of Engineering Science

The Strength of American Materials -- An Environmental History of Engineering Science

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From the Franklin Institute's General Report on the Explosions of Steam-Boilers     One of the many pleasures of writing "Tocqu...

Eye-Candy for HoTeES

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" After a week of great posts by my colleagues, I give you a bit of fluff, a Flickr ...

Big Histories of Science

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For some time now, historians of science--including those who transformed the field with their c...

Next Week: PACHS Introductory Symposium

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As many of you know, the Philadelphia Area Center for the History of Science (PACHS) anchors an inc...

Trust in Standardized Test Scores

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If you are like me, you have been following the Chicago Teacher's strike over the past week....

Tocqueville's Ghost

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Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences  recently gave me the opportunity to review three thou...
Editorializing

Editorializing

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Roger Cohen's recent piece in the Times -- The Organic Fable -- has caused quite an uproar! Briefly put, Cohen reports on a new stu...
Down with epistemological rubrics!

Down with epistemological rubrics!

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I was struck by this passage in Erik Hmiel's review of Joel Isaac's new book, Working Knowledge: Making the Human Sciences from Par...
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