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Science  30 Sep 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5744, pp. 2167-2168
DOI: 10.1126/science.1118059

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Making Modern Science. A Historical Survey. By Peter J. Bowler and Iwan Rhys Morus. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2005. 537 pp. $65, £45.50. ISBN 0-226-06860-9. Paper, $25, £17.50. ISBN 0-226-06861-7.

In a survey intended for interested readers and introductory courses, the authors examine historical episodes (from the scientific revolution to "the emergence of the human sciences") and then discuss selected themes (from "organization of science" through "science and technology" to "science and gender").