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  1. Knowledge in Transit.James A. Secord - 2004 - Isis 95 (4):654-672.
    What big questions and large‐scale narratives give coherence to the history of science? From the late 1970s onward, the field has been transformed through a stress on practice and fresh perspectives from gender studies, the sociology of knowledge, and work on a greatly expanded range of practitioners and cultures. Yet these developments, although long overdue and clearly beneficial, have been accompanied by fragmentation and loss of direction. This essay suggests that the narrative frameworks used by historians of science need to (...)
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    Knowledge in Transit.James A. Secord - 2004 - Isis 95 (4):654-672.
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    Victorian Sensation: The Extraordinary Publication, Reception, and Secret Authorship of "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation".James A. Secord & John M. Lynch - 2001 - Journal of the History of Biology 34 (3):565-579.
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    Edinburgh Lamarckians: Robert Jameson and Robert E. Grant.James A. Secord - 1991 - Journal of the History of Biology 24 (1):1 - 18.
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    Nature’s Fancy: Charles Darwin and the Breeding of Pigeons.James A. Secord - 1981 - Isis 72 (2):163-186.
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    Newton in the Nursery: Tom Telescope and the Philosophy of Tops and Balls, 1761–1838.James A. Secord - 1985 - History of Science 23 (2):127-151.
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    Introduction.James A. Secord - 1993 - British Journal for the History of Science 26 (4):387-389.
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    The Discovery of a Vocation: Darwin’s Early Geology.James A. Secord - 1991 - British Journal for the History of Science 24 (2):133-157.
    When HMS Beagle made its first landfall in January 1832, the twenty-two-year-old Charles Darwin set about taking detailed notes on geology. He was soon planning a volume on the geological structure of the places visited, and letters to his sisters confirm that he identified himself as a ‘geologist’. For a young gentleman of his class and income, this was a remarkable thing to do. Darwin's conversion to evolution by selection has been examined so intensively that it is easy to forget (...)
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    The Geological Survey of Great Britain as a Research School, 1839–1855.James A. Secord - 1986 - History of Science 24 (3):223-275.
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    Pasteur and the Process of Discovery: The Case of Optical Isomerism.Gerald L. Geison & James A. Secord - 1988 - Isis 79 (1):6-36.
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    Introduction.James A. Secord - 2009 - Isis 100 (3):537-541.
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    The J.H.B. Bookshelf.Shirley A. Roe, James A. Secord, Keith R. Benson & Jane Malenschein - 1988 - Journal of the History of Biology 21 (2):351-356.
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    Science in Context. Robert S. Cohen, Yehuda Elkana, Simon Schaffer, Gad Freudenthal.James A. Secord - 1990 - Isis 81 (2):289-290.
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  14. Cultures of Natural History.Nicholas Jardine, James A. Secord & E. C. Spary - 1996
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    Andrew Hunter . Thornton and Tully’s Scientific Books, Libraries, and Collectors: A Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to the History of Science. Xii + 405 Pp., Illus., Tables, App., Index. Fourth Edition. Aldershot, England/Brookfield, Vt.: Ashgate, 2000. $139.95. [REVIEW]James A. Secord - 2003 - Isis 94 (3):566-567.
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  16. Controversy in Victorian Geology: The Cambrian-Silurian Dispute.James A. Secord - 1988 - Journal of the History of Biology 21 (1):169-170.
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    C. L. E. Lewis;, S. J. Knell . The Making of the Geological Society of London. Ix + 471 Pp., Illus., Index. London: Geological Society, 2009. £120. [REVIEW]James A. Secord - 2011 - Isis 102 (1):150-151.
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    Geological Tensions in an Idyllic Field.James A. Secord, Malcolm Howells, Gary D. Couples & David Oldroyd - 2004 - Metascience 13 (1):1-27.
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    History of Natural History William Glen, The Road to Jaramillo: Critical Years of the Revolution in Earth Science. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 1982. Pp. Xx + 459. ISBN 0-8047-1119-4. $37.50. [REVIEW]James A. Secord - 1984 - British Journal for the History of Science 17 (3):316-318.
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    Like Engend'ring Like: Heredity and Animal Breeding in Early Modern England. Nicholas Russell.James A. Secord - 1989 - Isis 80 (2):311-312.
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    Revolutions in the Head: Darwin, Malthus and Robert M. Young.James A. Secord - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Science 54 (1):41-59.
    The late 1960s witnessed a key conjunction between political activism and the history of science. Science, whether seen as a touchstone of rationality or of oppression, was fundamental to all sides in the era of the Vietnam War. This essay examines the historian Robert Maxwell Young's turn to Marxism and radical politics during this period, especially his widely cited account of the ‘common context’ of nineteenth-century biological and social theorizing, which demonstrated the centrality of Thomas Robert Malthus's writings on population (...)
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    The Lamp of Learning: Two Centuries of Publishing at Taylor & Francis. W. H. Brock, A. J. Meadows.James A. Secord - 2001 - Isis 92 (2):366-367.
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