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    After the Flood. Imagining the Global Environment in Early Modern Europe.Ovanes Akopyan - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):126-128.
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  2. After the Flood. Imagining the Global Environment in Early Modern Europe: By Lydia Barnett, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019, Xi+264 Pp., $49.95 (Hardcover), ISBN: 9781421429519. [REVIEW]Ovanes Akopyan - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):126-128.
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  3. John Hill (1714?–1775) on ‘Plant Sleep’: Experimental Physiology and the Limits of Comparative Analysis.Justin Begley - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):41-63.
    ABSTRACT The phenomenon of ‘plant sleep’ – whereby vegetables rhythmically open and close their leaves or petals in daily cycles – has been a continual source of fascination for those with botanical interests, from the Portuguese physician Cristóbal Acosta and the Italian naturalist Prospero Alpini in the sixteenth century to Percy Bysshe Shelley and Charles Darwin in the nineteenth. But it was in 1757 that the topic received its earliest systemic treatment on English shores with the prodigious author, botanist, actor, (...)
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    Linear Programming From Fibonacci to Farkas.Norman Biggs - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):1-21.
    ABSTRACT At the beginning of the 13th century Fibonacci described the rules for making mixtures of all kinds, using the Hindu-Arabic system of arithmetic. His work was repeated in the early printed books of arithmetic, many of which contained chapters on ‘alligation', as the subject became known. But the rules were expressed in words, so the subject often appeared difficult, and occasionally mysterious. Some clarity began to appear when Thomas Harriot introduced a modern form of algebraic notation around 1600, and (...)
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    Malleable Anatomies. Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy.Margaret Carlyle - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):128-131.
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  6. Malleable Anatomies. Models, Makers, and Material Culture in Eighteenth-Century Italy: By Lucia Dacome, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2017, 320 Pp., $100 (Hardcover), ISBN 9780198736189. [REVIEW]Margaret Carlyle - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):128-131.
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    Mineral and Mineralogy in Late Qing China: Translations and Conceptualizations, 1860s–1910s.Xi Ma - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):64-91.
    ABSTRACT This article critically examines the translations of two terms – mineral and mineralogy – in modern China. The last decades of the Qing dynasty witnessed a transition in the terminological usage of the Chinese equivalents of mineral and mineralogy from jinshi and jinshi xue to kuangwu and kuangwu xue. A scrutiny of this transition raises questions regarding not only the exchanges in scientific knowledge between China, the West, and Japan since the nineteenth century, but the changes in the understanding (...)
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    New Insight Into the Origins of the Calculus War.Miguel Palomo - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):22-40.
    The consensus today is that both Newton and Leibniz created calculus independently. Yet, this was not so clear at the beginning of the eighteenth century. A bitter controversy took place at that time, which came to be known as the ‘calculus war’, probably the greatest clash in the history of science. While it is accepted that the debate started when Fatio de Duillier publicly accused Leibniz of plagiarism in 1699, earlier evidence of its origins can be found in an exchange (...)
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    The Problem of Lysenkoism: Why We Cannot Explain It Away?Kirill Rossiianov - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):117-125.
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  10. The Problem of Lysenkoism: Why We Cannot Explain It Away?: The Lysenko Controversy as a Global Phenomenon. Vols. 1,2. Genetics and Agriculture in the Soviet Union and Beyond,Edited by W.deJong-Lambert and N. Krementsov, NY, Springer, 2017, Xiv+191pp.; Xi+243pp., € 89.99; € 99.99 (Hardcover), ISBN 978-3-319-39175-5. [REVIEW]Kirill Rossiianov - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):117-125.
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    Counting Human Chromosomes Before 1960: Preconceptions, Perceptions and Predilections.Alan R. Rushton - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):92-116.
    ABSTRACT In 1956 the biomedical world was surprised to hear a report that human cells each contained forty six chromosomes, rather than the forty eight count that had been documented since the 1920s. Application of available techniques to culture human cells in vitro, halt their division at metaphase, and disperse chromosomes in an optical plane permitted perception of visual images not seen before. Researchers continued to obtain the preconceived forty eight counts until reeducation with these novel epistemic ‘chromosomes’ convinced them (...)
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    Einstein in Bohemia.Matthew Stanley - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):131-132.
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  13. Einstein in Bohemia: By M. Gordin, Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 2020, Xi +343 Pp., $29.95. Hardback. ISBN 978-0-691-17737-3. [REVIEW]Matthew Stanley - 2021 - Annals of Science 78 (1):131-132.
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