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  • Scientific Revolution(995 clicks)
    Dr. Robert A. Hatch. Includes biographies
  • A History of the Growth of the Steam Engine(364 clicks)
    By Robert Henry Thurston. 1896
  • About the History of Medicine(409 clicks)
  • AIP Center for the History of Physics(2573 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(372 clicks)
  • Alfred Rusel Wallace(1260 clicks)
    British biologist
  • Archives of Women in Science and Engineering(2364 clicks)
    Guide to the collections plus more.
  • Australian Science Archives Project(2211 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(2577 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(1391 clicks)
    excellent
  • Chymistry of Isaac Newton, The(1109 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(2453 clicks)
  • Classics in the History of Psychology(2243 clicks)
    An Electronic Resource Developed by Christopher D. Green, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • Commodore 64(564 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(873 clicks)
  • Conquest of the Air(389 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(416 clicks)
    Book by Sarah Lowengard
  • Darwin(882 clicks)
  • Darwin Correspondence Project(485 clicks)
  • Darwin Digital Library of Evolution(1015 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.
  • Down the Gasoline Trail(406 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(1702 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(463 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(2721 clicks)
    Cataloguing, Annotating, and Reviewing Sites on the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Edward Jenner and the Discovery of Vaccination(1371 clicks)
  • Eli Whitney Museum(2355 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(127 clicks)
    byVirginia P. Dawson. The NASA History Series . 1991
  • Evolution Homepage(1234 clicks)
    BBC
  • Five Major Misconceptions About Evolution(1058 clicks)
  • GeoClio(2329 clicks)
  • Greek Medicine form the Gods to Galen(1110 clicks)
  • H-Sci-Med-Tech(2381 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(1126 clicks)
    from apple-history.com
  • History of Astronomy(1594 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(1339 clicks)
    "The ChiMed web site is managed by an international group of scholars who study the history of medicine in China."
  • History of Computing(1778 clicks)
    Materials on the history of computing.
  • History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine(1321 clicks)
    Important for HISTLINE, a dynamic bibliography and for the image collection.
  • History of Psychology(1396 clicks)
  • History of Science on the World Wide Web(1578 clicks)
  • History of Science Sourcebook(1607 clicks)
    Good site created by Paul Halsall
  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine(393 clicks)
  • History of Technology Research Unit(1571 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(152 clicks)
    By Virginia Dawson.A History of the Rocket Engine Test Facility at the NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Influenza Pandemic of 1918, The(773 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(1348 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(817 clicks)
    Do Mandrakes Really Scream? From U.S. National Library of Medicine,
  • Medicine, History of(1034 clicks)
  • NASA History(1373 clicks)
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • NASA History, Thinking About(418 clicks)
  • NOAA History(2196 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(1479 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(1570 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(952 clicks)
    Search back issues
  • Race: Are We So Different?(470 clicks)
    A Project of the American Anthropological Association
  • Realizing the Dream of Flight(157 clicks)
    By Virginia P. Dawson and Mark D. Bowles
  • Recent Dissertations in the Medical Humanities(956 clicks)
  • Risorse Internet per la storia delle scienze e dell'ingegneria(1298 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(1509 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(1369 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(1372 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(1202 clicks)
  • Stephen Jay Gould, Unofficial Archive(821 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(141 clicks)
    By Virginia P. Dawson and Mark D. Bowles
  • The Alfred Russel Wallace Page(1299 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(1110 clicks)
  • The Caltech Institute Archives(1387 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 Era of Biomedicine: Science, Medicine, and Public Health in Britain and France after the Second (1662 clicks)
  • The History of Evolutionary Thought(1171 clicks)
  • The Medieval Science Page(1543 clicks)
    Arranged by topics.
  • The Origin of Species(1345 clicks)
    By Charles Darwin
  • The story of the submarine (1916)(340 clicks)
    by Farnham Bishop ... illustrated with photographs and drawings. Published 1916 by Century in New York .
  • The Voyage Of The Beagle - Charles Darwin(1240 clicks)
  • Trafficking Materials and Gendered Experimental Practices(407 clicks)
    Subtitle: Radium Research in Earlt 20th Century Vienna. Book by Maria Rentetzi
  • Understanding Evolution(1053 clicks)
  • Virtual Guide to the History of Russian and Soviet Science and Technology(1358 clicks)
    The WWW guide.
  • Wonders of the Deep(348 clicks)
    By Victor E Allemandy. the story of the Williamson submarine expedition. Published 1915 by Jarrold & sons in London .