Models: The Third Dimension of Science (Writing Science)

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"...this collection of essays [provides] rich food for thought, and [is] a valuable source of material for comparison that goes well beyond the study of three dimensional models and includes, for example, the history of science as material culture, relationships between science and the public, and the relationship between different media in scientific practice." - Social Studies of Science "This finely focused theme and the historical specificity of each author's contribution sustain and propel the reader through this rich, provocative collection," - Science Magazine " ... [T]he wide-ranging chapters suggest intriguing aproaches to the investigation of objects which readers may wish to emulate." - Rittenhouse: Journal of the Scientific Instrument Enterprise "...[I]f you are interested in the history of science then Models-The Third Dimension of Science edited by Soraya de Chadarevian and Nick Hopwood is a highly stimulating and thought-provoking book to read." - Acta Zoologica "This book is wonderful...a real treasure trove." - The American Biology Teacher

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Now that '3-D models' are so often digital displays on flat screens, it is timely to look back at the solid models that were once the third dimension of science. This book is about wooden ships and plastic molecules, wax bodies and a perspex economy, monuments in cork and mathematics in plaster, casts of diseases, habitat dioramas, and extinct monsters rebuilt in bricks and mortar. These remarkable artefacts were fixtures of laboratories and lecture halls, studios and workshops, dockyards and museums. Considering such objects together for the first time, this interdisciplinary volume demonstrates how, in research as well as in teaching, 3-D models played major roles in making knowledge. Accessible and original chapters by leading scholars highlight the special properties of models, explore the interplay between representation in two dimensions and three, and investigate the shift to modelling with computers. The book is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the sciences, medicine, and technology, and in collections and museums.

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de Chadarevian, Soraya; Hopwood, Nick; Baker, Malcolm; Boumans, Marcel; Evans, Christopher; Francoeur, Eric; Griesemer, James; Jordanova, Ludmilla; Mazzolini, Renato G.; Mehrtens, Herbert
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