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    Herschel and Whewell's Version of Newtonianism.David B. Wilson - 1974 - Journal of the History of Ideas 35 (1):79.
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    Seeking Nature's Logic: Natural Philosophy in the Scottish Enlightenment.David B. Wilson - 2009 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    "Studies the path of natural philosophy (i.e., physics) from Isaac Newton through Scotland into the nineteenth-century background to the modern revolution in physics.
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    George Gabriel Stokes on Stellar Aberration and the Luminiferous Ether.David B. Wilson - 1972 - British Journal for the History of Science 6 (1):57-72.
    Acceptance of Augustin Fresnel's wave theory of light posed numerous questions for early nineteenth-century physicists. Among the most pressing was the problem of the properties of the luminiferous ether. Fresnel had shown that light waves were transverse. Therefore, since, among ordinary materials, only solids support transverse vibrations, there existed striking likenesses between highly tangible solids and the highly intangible ether. Accordingly, such men as Augustin-Louis Cauchy, James MacCullagh, Franz Neumann, and George Green constructed various theories of an elastic-solid ether.1 At (...)
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  4. Convergence: Metaphysical Pleasure Versus Physical Constraint.David B. Wilson - 1991 - In Menachem Fisch & Simon Schaffer (eds.), William Whewell: A Composite Portrait. Clarendon Press. pp. 233--54.
     
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    P. G. Tait and Edinburgh Natural Philosophy, 1860–1901.David B. Wilson - 1991 - Annals of Science 48 (3):267-287.
    Though P. G. Tait was in a seemingly perfect position to teach both William Thomson's thermodynamics and James Clerk Maxwell's electromagnetic theory of light, he did not. Tait probably first encountered the new thermodynamics in the 1850s at Queen's College, Belfast, and presented the ideas in his inaugural lecture at Edinburgh in 1860, soon making energy theory the centre-piece of his course there. The comprehensiveness of energy theory plus Thomson's opposition to Maxwell's electromagnetic theory evidently combined in causing Tait to (...)
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    Essay Review: Aether Studies: Nineteenth Century Aether Theories, the Ethereal Aether: A History of the Michelson-Morley-Miller Aether Drift Experiments, 1880–1930Nineteenth Century Aether Theories. SchaffnerKenneth F. . Pp. Xii + 278. £3·25.The Ethereal Aether: A History of the Michelson-Morley-Miller Aether Drift Experiments, 1880–1930. SwensonLoyd S.Jr, . Pp. Xxii + 362. $10·00.David B. Wilson - 1974 - History of Science 12 (3):220-227.
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    Butts on Whewell's View of True Causes.David B. Wilson - 1973 - Philosophy of Science 40 (1):121-124.
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    Roger L. Emerson. Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh, and St. Andrews Universities. 704 Pp. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008. £150. [REVIEW]David B. Wilson - 2009 - Isis 100 (3):653-654.
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    Whewell Versus Mill: The Last Word? [REVIEW]David B. Wilson - 2008 - Metascience 17 (1):165-168.
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    Andrew Warwick. Masters of Theory: Cambridge and the Rise of Mathematical Physics. 520 Pp., Illus., Bibl., Index. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. $85 ; $29. [REVIEW]David B. Wilson - 2004 - Isis 95 (1):130-131.
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    David Knight. The Making of Modern Science: Science, Technology, Medicine, and Modernity, 1789–1914. Xiv + 370 Pp., Illus., Index. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2009. $31.95. [REVIEW]David B. Wilson - 2011 - Isis 102 (2):369-371.
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    From Galaxies to Turbines: Science, Technology, and the Parsons Family. Garrett W. Scaife.David B. Wilson - 2001 - Isis 92 (3):616-618.
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    Victorian Science and Religion.David B. Wilson - 1977 - History of Science 15 (1):52-67.
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  14. British Journal for the History of Science. John Brooke.David B. Wilson - 1990 - Isis 81 (2):282-285.
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  15. Did the Devil Make Darwin Do It?: Modern Perspectives on the Creation-Evolution Controversy.David B. Wilson & Warren D. Dolphin (eds.) - 1996 - Iowa State University Press.
     
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  16. Did the Devil Make Darwin Do It? Modern Perspectives on the Creation-Evolution Controversy.David B. Wilson - 1987 - Journal of the History of Biology 20 (2):284-285.
     
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