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- DescriptionThis work offers an extensive account of how people have used nature to think about what counts as good, beautiful or valuable. The essays here cover a diverse array of topics, including the connection of cosmic and human orders from ancient Greece to contemporary America.
- Author BiographyLorraine Daston is the director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. She is the author of Classical Probability in the Enlightenment, coauthor of Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150 1750, and editor of Biographies of Scientific Objects, the last published by the University of Chicago Press. Fernando Vidal is a research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. He is author of Piaget before Piaget and the forthcoming Analyse et sauvegarde de l'ame au siecle des Lumieres.
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication06/01/2004
- SubjectHistory: World & General
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note6 halftones, 11 line drawings
- Weight682 g
- Width143 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine32 mm
- Edited byFernando Vidal,Lorraine Daston
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