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  • Scientific Revolution(1407 clicks)
    Dr. Robert A. Hatch. Includes biographies
  • A History of the Growth of the Steam Engine(716 clicks)
    By Robert Henry Thurston. 1896
  • About the History of Medicine(762 clicks)
  • AIP Center for the History of Physics(2930 clicks)
    American Institute of Physics. "A mission to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and allied fields including astronomy, geophysics, optics, and the like."
  • Alexander Graham Bell's Path to the Telephone(719 clicks)
  • Alfred Rusel Wallace(1661 clicks)
    British biologist
  • Archives of Women in Science and Engineering(2720 clicks)
    Guide to the collections plus more.
  • Australian Science Archives Project(2600 clicks)
    Information on over 3,000 Australian scientists from the 18th century to the present!
  • Catalog of the Scientific Community in the 16th and 17th Centuries(2948 clicks)
    "This catalog is a collection of 631 detailed biographies on members of the scientific community during the 16th and 17th centuries with vital facts about each individual and their contributions to science."
  • Charles Darwin's Ship HMS Beagle Links(1781 clicks)
    excellent
  • Chymistry of Isaac Newton, The(1482 clicks)
    With the support of the National Science Foundation, The Chymistry of Isaac Newton is producing a scholarly online edition of Newton's alchemical manuscripts integrated with new research on Newton's chymistry.
  • Classic Papers in the History of Chemistry(2958 clicks)
  • Classics in the History of Psychology(2624 clicks)
    An Electronic Resource Developed by Christopher D. Green, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Commodore 64(968 clicks)
    The Commodore 64 was the first computer for many families. This program looks at what you can do with the famous C-64. Demonstrations include The Wine Steward, Skate or Die, Strike Fleet, the Koala Pad, Master Composer, Tetris, and Berkeley Software's GEOS. Includes a visit to a Commodore Owners Users Group meeting and an interview with Max Toy President of Commodore. Originally broadcast in 1988.
  • Complete Works of Charles Darwin Online(1243 clicks)
  • Conquest of the Air(723 clicks)
    This drama follows man's attempts to fly from ancient times through the first balloons, the Wright Brothers, and other pioneers, using dramatic re-enactment and working models of early flying machines. Beginning with World War I, archival footage is used. Much on mid-1930s commercial aircraft and experimental planes including early helicopters. In conclusion, some sword-rattling appropriate to the opening months of World War II.
  • Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe, The(785 clicks)
    Book by Sarah Lowengard
  • Darwin(1237 clicks)
  • Darwin Correspondence Project(986 clicks)
  • Darwin Digital Library of Evolution(1464 clicks)
    The goal of this undertaking is to make the full literature of evolution available online within a historically and topically coherent structure. The work of Charles Robert Darwin is our pivot, but our framework includes the 17th century to the present and encompasses the history of evolution as a scientific theory with deep roots and broad cultural consequences.
  • Darwin-Hooker Letters(296 clicks)
  • Down the Gasoline Trail(892 clicks)
    Cartoon showing what happens to a drop of gasoline from the time it flows into the gas tank to when it is exploded in the engine cylinder. This "fantastic voyage" through a glisteningly clean Chevrolet engine is an excellent example of the soft-sell industrial, where the product that's promoted is hardly ever mentioned by name.
  • Early Classics in Biogeography, Distribution, and Diversity Studies: To 1950(2074 clicks)
    A bibliography of historical sources in biogeography and related fields, with links to biographical information and the full-text of some 200 of the sources.
  • Echo(891 clicks)
    ECHO (Exploring and Collecting History Online) is a directory to 5,000+ websites concerning the history of science, technology, and industry. You can search it, browse it according to category, or even look at the tag cloud we've generated.
  • ECHO: History of Science and Technology(3184 clicks)
    Cataloguing, Annotating, and Reviewing Sites on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Edward Jenner and the Discovery of Vaccination(1769 clicks)
  • Eli Whitney Museum(2866 clicks)
    Report on the excavations at this important archeological site. Whitney's factory introduced interchangeable parts in manufacturing.
  • Engines and Innovation: Lewis Laboratory and American Propulsion Technology(480 clicks)
    byVirginia P. Dawson. The NASA History Series . 1991
  • Evolution Homepage(1576 clicks)
    BBC
  • Five Major Misconceptions About Evolution(1633 clicks)
  • GeoClio(2672 clicks)
  • Greek Medicine form the Gods to Galen(1491 clicks)
  • H-Sci-Med-Tech(3028 clicks)
    "A discussion list and web site intended for the growing number of scholars who study science, medicine and technology across a wide variety of periods and regions of the world. "
  • History of Apple Computers(1482 clicks)
    from apple-history.com
  • History of Astronomy(1960 clicks)
    "Astronomiae Historia / History of Astronomy was created in January 1995 on behalf of the Working Group for the History of Astronomy in the Astronomische Gesellschaft. Since March 1998 this site is also maintained on behalf of Commission 41 (History of Astronomy) of the International Astronomical Union."
  • History of Chinese Medicine(1672 clicks)
    "The ChiMed web site is managed by an international group of scholars who study the history of medicine in China."
  • History of Computing(2141 clicks)
    Materials on the history of computing.
  • History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine(1668 clicks)
    Important for HISTLINE, a dynamic bibliography and for the image collection.
  • History of Psychology(2067 clicks)
  • History of Science on the World Wide Web(1989 clicks)
  • History of Science Sourcebook(1968 clicks)
    Good site created by Paul Halsall
  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine(748 clicks)
  • History of Technology Research Unit(1908 clicks)
    "Our mission is to explore new ways of understanding technological change through oral history and to harness the power of the Internet in presenting the history of technology in the virtual museum environment."
  • Ideas Into Hardware(565 clicks)
    By Virginia Dawson.A History of the Rocket Engine Test Facility at the NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Influenza Pandemic of 1918, The(1372 clicks)
    The influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 killed more people than the Great War, known today as World War I (WWI), at somewhere between 20 and 40 million people. It has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in recorded world history. More people died of influenza in a single year than in four-years of the Black Death Bubonic Plague from 1347 to 1351. Known as "Spanish Flu" or "La Grippe" the influenza of 1918-1919 was a global disaster.
  • International Commission on History of Meteorology(1765 clicks)
    "...to promote the scholarly study of the history of meteorology, climatology, and related sciences including their social and cultural aspects."
  • Magic and Medicine in Harry Potter(1183 clicks)
    Do Mandrakes Really Scream? From U.S. National Library of Medicine,
  • Medicine, History of(1377 clicks)
  • NASA History(1728 clicks)
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NASA History, Thinking About(770 clicks)
  • NOAA History(2666 clicks)
    "NOAA History is an intrinsic part of the history of the United States and the development of its science and commercial infrastructure."
  • Oral History on Space, Science and Technology(1820 clicks)
    "This file consists of two parts. The first is a catalog of oral history interviews conducted by the staff of Department of Space History, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution over the period 1981 through 1990...The second part of the file is full text copies of selected interview transcripts from the Museum's collection."
  • Pedro Paulet: Peruvian Space and Rocket Pioneer(2062 clicks)
    "The inventor of the liquid fuel motor (1895) and the first modern rocket propulsion system (1900) was a Peruvian engineer and statesman. His story is told here by his great niece."
  • Popular Science(1856 clicks)
    Search back issues
  • Race: Are We So Different?(902 clicks)
    A Project of the American Anthropological Association
  • Realizing the Dream of Flight(660 clicks)
    By Virginia P. Dawson and Mark D. Bowles
  • Recent Dissertations in the Medical Humanities(1306 clicks)
  • Risorse Internet per la storia delle scienze e dell'ingegneria(1638 clicks)
    Repertorio di risorse Internet ad accesso libero, selezionate in base sia alla loro utilità per gli studiosi, sia alla loro affidabilità dal punto di vista informatico e degli aggiornamenti. Si tratta di siti creati da enti, editori e istituzioni autorevoli, che consentono il reperimento di informazioni di interesse generale da affiancare a quelle della collezione storica della biblioteca. La pagina è in continua evoluzione (sono benvenuti suggerimenti, segnalazioni di link, critiche, all' indirizzo c.lamberti@ing.unipi.it ) ed al momento comprende:
  • Science and Technology in the Making(1850 clicks)
    "Although many faculty members make increasing use of the World Wide Web for teaching, it is less frequently used for primary research. Science and Technology in the Making (STIM), a project supported by a two-year grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, experiments with exactly that: historical research over the Internet."
  • Selected Classic Papers from the History of Chemistry(1721 clicks)
    "Most of the entries reside either at the Classic Chemistry site at Le Moyne College or on the historical papers section of John Park's ChemTeam site. Links to classic papers outside the Classic Chemistry site are clearly credited."
  • Society for the History of Technology(1689 clicks)
    "An interdisciplinary organization, SHOT is concerned not only with the history of technological devices and processes, but also with the relations of technology to science, politics, social change, the arts and humanities, and economics."
  • Space Exploration, History of(1629 clicks)
  • Stephen Jay Gould, Unofficial Archive(1210 clicks)
    " tephen Jay Gould (1941-2002) was among the best known and widely read scientists of the late 20th century. A paleontologist and educator at Harvard University, Gould made his largest contributions to science as the leading spokes-person for evolutionary theory. His monthly columns in Natural History magazine and his popular works on evolution have earned him numerous awards and one of the largest readerships in the popular-science genre — penning altogether over twenty successful books throughout his career."
  • Taming Liquid Hydrogen: The Centaur Upper Stage Rocket(532 clicks)
    By Virginia P. Dawson and Mark D. Bowles
  • The Alfred Russel Wallace Page(1717 clicks)
    Extensive materials by and on the celebrated naturalist and social critic Alfred Russel Wallace (1823-1913), including the full-text of about 200 of his writings.
  • The Beat Goes On: A History of Cardiology(1439 clicks)
  • The Caltech Institute Archives(1778 clicks)
    "The Institute Archives serves as the collective memory of Caltech by preserving the papers, documents, artifacts and pictorial materials that tell the school's history, from 1891 to the present. Researchers will also find here a wealth of sources for the history of science and technology worldwide, stretching from the time of Copernicus to today."
  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein (233 clicks)
  • The Era of Biomedicine: Science, Medicine, and Public Health in Britain and France after the Second (2200 clicks)
  • The History of Evolutionary Thought(1558 clicks)
  • The Medieval Science Page(1877 clicks)
    Arranged by topics.
  • The Origin of Species(1794 clicks)
    By Charles Darwin
  • The story of the submarine (1916)(693 clicks)
    by Farnham Bishop ... illustrated with photographs and drawings. Published 1916 by Century in New York .
  • The Voyage Of The Beagle - Charles Darwin(1594 clicks)
  • Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices(767 clicks)
    Subtitle: Radium Research in Earlt 20th Century Vienna. Book by Maria Rentetzi
  • Understanding Evolution(1418 clicks)
  • Virtual Guide to the History of Russian and Soviet Science and Technology(1687 clicks)
    The WWW guide.
  • Wonders of the Deep(678 clicks)
    By Victor E Allemandy. the story of the Williamson submarine expedition. Published 1915 by Jarrold & sons in London .