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  • 19th Century Scientific American - Though very different from todays Scientific American Magazine, the articles of the 19th Century Scientific American is a nice read for students of this period.
    www.history.rochester.edu/Scientific_American
  • 4000 Years of Women in Science - Women's contributions to Science, from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century.
    www.astr.ua.edu/4000WS/4000WS.html
  • A Science and Technology Odyssey - A Timeline of the History of Science and Technology from 20,000 BC to 1800.
    www.science-ebooks.com/timeline
  • A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom - Complete text of the 1896 classic by Andrew Dickson White.
    human-nature.com/reason/white/contents.html
  • A Science Odyssey - Presents the people and the discoveries of 20th century science and technology in a variety of accessible, and interactive Web features. Based on the PBS television series.
    www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso
  • About Daylight Saving Time - History from Benjamin Franklin to the present. U.S. law and practice. Worldwide time change dates.
    webexhibits.org/daylightsaving
  • Ancient Greek Science - Learn about the scientists of Ancient Greece, what they have contributed to science, and information about their background.
    www.angelfire.com/ca5/ancientgreecescience
  • Archive for history of science of the Natural History Museum, Vienna - Information about the Archive's collections of Letters (e.g. Goethe, Humboldt) and drawings (e.g Ferdinand Lucas Bauer).
    www.nhm-wien.ac.at/NHM/Archiv/english2.html
  • Birr Castle Demesne - A science museum in Ireland devoted to the astronomical, engineering botantical and photographical work of the Parsons family.
    www.birrcastle.com
  • Bright Sparcs - A biographical, bibliographical and archival database of more than 3,000 Australian scientists with links to related articles and images.
    www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs
  • Calendars Through the Ages - History and FAQs of various calendars, including Julian, Gregorian, Jewish, Islamic, Chinese, and Mayan. Astronomy, years, months, and days of the week.
    www.webexhibits.com/calendars
  • Catalog of the Scientific Community in the 16th and 17th Centuries - A collection of 631 detailed biographies of scientists. Part of the Galileo project, and compiled by the late Richard S. Westfall. The collection is searchable, but there does not appear to be a contents page.
    es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo/Catalog/catalog.html
  • Center for History of Recent Science - Science as it is happening just about now, but studied from a historical prespective.
    recentscience.gwu.edu
  • Darwin-L Archives on the Historical Sciences - Archives of messages and supporting materials from Darwin-L, a professional discussion group on the history and theory of the historical sciences.
    rjohara.net/darwin.html
  • Dibner Institute for History of Science and Technology - Research center at MIT, sponsors Fellows programs.
    dibinst.mit.edu
  • ECHO: Exploring and Collecting History Online - Science and Technology - Project for creating digital histories of recent scientists. Includes a large directory of history of science and technology websites.
    echo.gmu.edu
  • Epact: Scientific Instruments of Medieval and Renaissance Europe - Epact is an online database of medieval and Renaissance scientific instruments made before 1600 A.D.
    www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/epact
  • Eric's Treasure Trove of Scientific Biography - Biography for a large number of scientists from Eric's good Treasure Trove project.
    www.treasure-troves.com/bios/bios.html
  • Faith and Reason. - On the historical interactions of science and religion. (From PBS.)
    www.pbs.org/faithandreason/intro/histo-body.html
  • From Antiquity to Einstein - Lecture notes from Jose Wudka of the University of California, Riverside.
    phyun5.ucr.edu/~wudka/Physics7/Notes_www/node2.html
  • Green Lion Press - A small independant book publisher specializing in history of mathematics and history of science. Includes information on ordering, books available, and how to contact them.
    www.greenlion.com
  • H-GIG History of Science and Mathematics Links - A useful resource from the History Department at the University of California, Riverside.
    www.ucr.edu/h-gig/scimedindex.html
  • H-Net Child - History of Childhood and Youth
    www.h-net.msu.edu/~child
  • History of Evolutionary Thought - A timeline with information on major contributors to biology, geology, and paleontology from Aristotle up to the 20th century. From the UC Berkeley Museum of Paleontology.
    www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/evothought.html
  • History of Optics - Timeline of optical discoveries and theories, from Euclid to the laser.
    members.aol.com/WSRNet/D1/hist.htm
  • History of Phrenology on the Web - Phrenology, though now generally discredited, was an important historical precursor of later developments in psychology and neuroscience. This site contains essays on the history of phrenology, a collection of phrenological images, a large bibliography, and digitized books relevant to the history of phrenology and the history of evolutionary thought.
    pages.britishlibrary.net/phrenology
  • History of Remote Sensing - Gives some hallmarks in the history of remote sensing, which, when tied to human history, have profoundly changed the way we view and understand our world.
    observe.arc.nasa.gov/nasa/exhibits/history/history_0.html
  • History of Russian Science - WWW Virtual Guide to the History of Russian and Soviet Science and Technology
    web.mit.edu/slava/guide
  • History of Salt - Sodium chloride in history, with many links to further relevant material. From the Salt Institute.
    www.saltinstitute.org/38.html
  • History of Science - Book reviews from The Bactra Review.
    www.santafe.edu/~shalizi/reviews/subjects/history-of-science.html
  • History of Science and Ethics Internet Resources - Links to museums, historical instruments galleries, electronic publications, papers, e-mail groups and books
    www.lib.lsu.edu/sci/chem/internet/history.html
  • History of Science Society - Dedicated to fostering interest and scholarly research in the history of science and its social and cultural relations. Site informs about the profession, teaching and research efforts, and society activities.
    www.hssonline.org
  • History of Science, Medicine, and Technology at Johns Hopkins University - Undergraduate, Graduate, Doctoral, and combined MD-PhD programs in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology offered jointly through the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Medicine.
    www.hopkinsmedicine.org/graduateprograms/history_of_science
  • History of the Light Microscope - Overview of microscope styles and history.
    www.utmem.edu/personal/thjones/hist/hist_mic.htm
  • History of the Physical Sciences in India - Essay outlining developments in the study of physics and chemistry in India. Lists some of the early atomic theories, as well as insights gathered in the fields of astronomy, optics, sound, and other branches of physics.
    india_resource.tripod.com/physics.htm
  • HOPOS - Web site of The History of the Philosophy of Science Working Group.
    scistud.umkc.edu/hopos
  • Horus Publications Etexts Index. - Gives access to online versions of numerous historical writings on science, as well as graphical material. (Part of the main Horus site, but hard to find from the top level.)
    www.horuspublications.com/etexts/index-e.html
  • Institute and Museum of History of Science - Florence, Italy - The museum and web site are particularly rich resources for the life and work of Galileo.
    galileo.imss.firenze.it
  • International Commission on History of Meteorology - Information about the commission and about meetings discussion the history of meteorology.
    www.colby.edu/ichm
  • International Union of History and Philosophy of Science - Division of History of Science - Information on the organization, together with a links page and listings of upcoming conferences.
    ppp.unipv.it/dhs
  • Internet for History and Philosophy of Science - A free "teach yourself" tutorial on Internet information skills for historians and philosophers of science.
    www.humbul.ac.uk/vts/hps
  • Internet History of Science Sourcebook - Links to documents and Web resources pertaining to the history of science including original texts from great scientific thinkers.
    www.fordham.edu/halsall/science/sciencesbook.html
  • Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Scientific Revolution -
    www.fordham.edu/halsall/mod/modsbook09.html
  • Isaac Newton Links - From The Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
    www.newton.cam.ac.uk/newton.html
  • Jesuits and the Sciences: 1540-1995 - An exhibit of rare scientific works from the Cudahy Collection of Jesuitica.
    www.luc.edu/libraries/science/jesuits/index.html
  • Jordanus - An international catalogue of mediaeval scientific manuscripts.
    jordanus.ign.uni-muenchen.de/cgi-bin/iccmsm?seite=home&sprache=en
  • Linus Pauling and the Twentieth Century : Virtual Tour of the Pauling Exhibit - Information on the life and work of one of the 20th century's most important chemists.
    www.paulingexhibit.org/exhibit
  • Macleay Museum of the History of Science - In Sydney Australia. Many photographs and descriptions of exhibits.
    www.usyd.edu.au/su/macleay/index.htm
  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science - Located in Berlin, Germany. Gives access to publications and preprints, online primary sources, information about the institute, links, etc.
    www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/ENGLHOME.HTM
  • Max Planck Society Historical Archives - Mission statement and contact information.
    www.mpg.de/english/general/archiv.html
  • Mayan Math - An exposition of Mayan calendar glyphs.
    www.crystalinks.com/may.html
  • Mexican Society for the History of Science and Technology - Contact information and conference announcements in English and Spanish.
    www.smhct.org
  • Museum of Microscopy - A virtual museum of microscopes, ranging from the earliest 16th century European instruments to modern microscopes from around the world.
    micro.magnet.fsu.edu/primer/museum/index.html
  • Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford - Library calalog, image library, and numerous virtual exhibits available online.
    www.mhs.ox.ac.uk
  • Muslim Scientists, Mathematicians and Astronomers Before European Renaissance, 700-1500 C.E. - Historical review of the Muslim contribution to humanity and Islamic Civilization. Gives biographies of scientists and describes their contributions and influence on European thought and discoveries.
    salam.muslimsonline.com/~azahoor
  • Muslims in Science - Biographical sketches of many of the greatest contributors to the development of scientific thought from within the Islamic tradition.
    mhegazy.topcities.com/muslims_in_science.htm
  • National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists - Catalogue of archives of the papers of contemporary British scientists.
    www.bath.ac.uk/Centres/NCUACS/home.htm
  • Natural Magick - Giambattista della (John Baptist) Porta (1537?-1615), was a Neapolitan scholar of notable ability who had devoted great attention to the study of natural and physical science. Compendeum of life's work, completed in 1584. 1658 English Translation.
    www2.tscnet.com/pages/omard1/jportat4.html
  • People of Ideas (Philosophers, Scientists and Theologians) - Brief biographies of many key figures, from ancient Greece to the late 20th century. By Presbyterian minister Miles Hodges.
    www.newgenevacenter.org/reference/contents.htm
  • Philosophy, Science and Technology in India - History of rational philosophy, scientific method, epistomology and technology in ancient India.
    india_resource.tripod.com/indianhistory.html
  • Profiles in Science - Biographical information and archival collections of several prominent twentieth-century American biomedical scientists.
    profiles.NLM.nih.gov
  • Ptolemy's map - A small description of Ptolemy's famous map.
    www.empereur.com/ptolemy.html
  • Resources in the History of Science and Technology - A directory of online and print resources from the University of Alberta library.
    www.library.ualberta.ca/library_html/subjects/sts/sts.html
  • Reviews of History of Science books - Reviews, by Danny Yee, of a range of books on the history of science, mostly popular titles.
    dannyreviews.com/s/history_of_science.html
  • Robert Grosseteste's Imagination Symbol. Play Grosseteste Roulette! - Lots of links to pages concerned with this important mediƦval scientist, although presented in a rather unorthodox manner.
    www.calstatela.edu/faculty/nthomas/symbol.htm
  • Science & Discovery Audio Tapes - Sells lectures on the history of science on audiocassete.
    www.audioclassics.net/html/sci_files/science.htm
  • Science Heritage Center, Cairo University - History of science in ancient and islamic Egypt.
    www.frcu.eun.eg/www/universities/html/shc/index.htm
  • Science Timeline - A chronology from the 7th millenium BC to the present day, with brief explanations of events in the history of Western natural philosophy and sciences.
    www.sciencetimeline.net
  • Scientific Societies in the Second Golden Age of Dutch Science, 1850-1914 - From the doctoral dissertation of Ilja Nieuwland.
    odur.let.rug.nl/~nieuwlnd/Societies.html
  • Selection Of Web And Other Internet Sources And Addresses - Long list of internet resources in the field of the history of science.
    galileo.imss.firenze.it/~tsettle/index.html
  • Sixty Centuries of Copper - A history of copper mining, the development of metal-working processes and the uses of copper through the past six thousand years; originally published in 1965.
    60centuries.copper.org
  • SJSU Virtual Museum - Biographies from the history of mathematics, science, and technology.
    www.sjsu.edu/depts/Museum/aamenu.html
  • Society for the History of Natural History - International society devoted to the history of botany, zoology and geology, in the broadest sense, including natural history collections, exploration, art and bibliography.
    www.shnh.org
  • Some Early Microscopes from the Optical Institute in Wetzlar - Carl Kellner founded what was named the Optical Institute in Wetzlar Germany in 1849. By 1851 he employed twelve workmen and was producing his first microscopes.
    www.bestweb.net/~wissner/kellner/kellner1.html
  • The Antikythera Mechanism - An ancient greek geared mechanism, apparently a device for astronomical calculation.
    www.giant.net.au/users/rupert/kythera/kythera.htm
  • The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920 - Documents the historical formation and cultural foundations of the movement to conserve and protect America's natural heritage.
    memory.loc.gov/ammem/amrvhtml/conshome.html
  • The Royal Society - Library - Library of the Royal Society of London, the premier British scientific institution since 1660. The library contains extensive resources for research in the history of science.
    www.royalsoc.ac.uk/library/index.html
  • The Scientific Revolution - The year 1543 may be taken as the beginning of the scientific revolution, for it was then that Copernicus published The Revolution of the Heavenly Bodies and Vesalius, On the Structure of the Human Body. Within a century and a half, man's conception of himself and the universe he inhabited was altered, and the scholastic method of reasoning was replace by new scientific methods.
    mars.acnet.wnec.edu/~grempel/courses/wc2/lectures/scientificrev.html
  • The Scientific Revolution HomePage - Study Guide, Timelines, Biographies, Glossaries, Diagrams, Flash Movies, Searchable Catalogue of Sci-Rev Community, Bibliographies, Links, Original Research.
    web.clas.ufl.edu/users/rhatch/pages/03-Sci-Rev/SCI-REV-Home/index.htm
  • Today in Science History - Memorializes births and deaths of famous and not so famous scientists of the past, and other events in science history. Searchable.
    www.todayinsci.com
  • Virtual Center: Cataloguing, Annotating, and Reviewing Sites on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine - Lots of thoroughly categorized links to material in the field.
    echo.gmu.edu/center/index.html
  • Women in Science and Medicine - Some brief biographies, and interactive quizzes on female scientists.
    www2.worldbook.com/features/features.asp?feature=wscimed&page=html/intro.htm&direct=no
  • Writing On Hands: Memory and Knowledge in Early Modern Europe - An exhibition of scientific illustrations concerning the hand in renaissance anatomy, psychology, mathematics, music, rhetoric, religion, palmistry, and alchemy.
    www.writingonhands.org
  • Writings of Charles Darwin on the web - Provides the writings of Charles Darwin in citable form with original page numbers and bibliographical details.
    pages.britishlibrary.net/charles.darwin
  • Horus Publications - There is a lot of useful material for researchers in the History of Science (both beginners and the more experienced) here, but you will have to dig a bit through the site. From Professor Ronald Tobey of the University of California, Riverside.
    www.horuspublications.com/index.html
  • The Galileo Project - An extensive resource on the life, the times, and the work of Galileo Galilei.
    es.rice.edu/ES/humsoc/Galileo

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