General Resource Web Links
by Len Bruton
Eric Weinstein's World of Science <http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/>
from Wolfram Research is an excellent starting point for
Johnson, George (2002) "Here They Are, Science's 10 Most
New York Times, September 24, 2002 can be found at <http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/24/science/24BEAU.html?pagewanted=print&position
Internet History of Science Sourcebook, Fordham University
Excellent beginning source of time-line and developments. Famous
biographies available. Good detail, good-quality links to other sources.
Chronology from 30,000BC to 500BC. St. Andrew's University, Scotland, U.K.
Also see Full Mathematical Chronology, St. Andrew's University,
Scotland, U.K. --
includes links to all major mathematicians
Full index of Mathematical History Topics, St. Andrew's University,
First-rate history of science site at Washington State University,
for library research.
Here are MacTutor's 100 most popular bibliographies -- extremely
useful! From St.
Andrew's University, Scotland, U.K. <http://www-gap.dcs.st-and.ac.uk/~history/Miscellaneous/Popular.html>
The Museum of the History of Science, Oxford University <http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/>
has on-line exhibits, an image library and many useful links. Parts
of this site
remain under construction, but the
overall quality is still very good
The University of Delaware Library <http://www2.lib.udel.edu/subj/hsci/internet.htm>
provides a History of Science and Technology and A Guide to Internet
site is very comprehensive and somewhat useuful.
The Alan Turing homepage -- humanistic, good leads to other sources
in this field
also see , ,
, and Kurt G
includes thousands of sorted links to philosophy resources on the
internet and has
several additional features. See especially: GEMSArchive.
The History of the Royal Society of London. St. Andrew's University,
Exceptionally useful. <http://www-groups.dcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/~history/Societies/RShistory.html>
The Copernicus Frombork Musuem in Poland, "Nicolai Copernici
Beyond the focus on Copernicus, the Museum is worth exploring.
The Inquisition. Excellent summary of this period in religious and
Important Astronomers, their Instruments and Discoveries, from ~1500
BC to the early
1800s. University of Arizona <http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/billa/psc/hist1.html>.
Note this is the first of three sequential web pages.
Ten Definitions of Innovation, prepared by Debra M. Amidon,
listed in Collaborative Innovation and the Knowledge Economy
ScienceTimeLine.Org -- from 1000AD to 2000AD. Interesting details on
a period of 1000 years; a reasonably good overview of highlights
Each part of the timeline covers a different period. Between 1000 and
periods span 100 years. The years 1600 to 1900 are broken into
periods of 50 years,
while the 20th century is covered in four blocks of 25 years each.
At the top of the page for each time period is some text which has
the heading "Setting
the scene" and which has a yellow background. This part of the
some general information about the ideas and event of the time.
Underneath the scene-setting text is a section with the heading
which has a green background. This part of the page provides details
scientific ideas, people, events and inventions of the period.
Go to the Faculty of Sciences, Central University of Venezuela <http://euler.ciens.ucv.ve/english/mathematics/>
for a good selection of high-quality biographies of humankind's most
Here's a good website for physicists'
biographies at the University of Cambridge in the UK, and another
Through the Centuries" with a clickable timeline for the
who have done their life's work at Cambridge.
If you would like to find further information about nuclear weapons
and many related
issues, plus biographies of all the scientists involved in the
visit The Nuclear Files <http://www.nuclearfiles.org/>.
Bienvenidos a Galapagos! <http://www.terindell.com/asylum/jason/index.html>
courtesy Melissa Binde (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Glass Bead Game (Das Glasperlenspiel)
a wonderful assortment of biographies in science.
Here is the official biography of Stuart
Kauffman posted at the Santa fe
Here's what he is up to now --
of compexity theory to business and finance.
We seek empirical evidence for cosmological events that are of
interest -- and here's
a great example that tends to confirm the theory of our
the most distant receding supernova ever seen <http://www.lbl.gov/Science-Articles/Research-Review/Magazine/2001/Fall/departments/frontline/supernova.html>
The Department of Chemistry
at the University of Guelph provides a very useful and very basic
of the Development of Mechanics. We start with the
classic tour, from Descartes, through Newton, Leibniz and
Faraday, to "the
peak of classical physics". We then proceed to the tour of experimental
observations that advanced the formation of quantum theory. The
third part of
the overview, "Quantum
Theory Comes of Age," takes us from Neils Bohr through
to Paul Dirac. Lacking any great detail, this overview remains
useful. The mathematical
basics for quantum theory at this site is very clearly presented.
From the Chemical Heritage Association, the Chemical Achievers web
site has exceptional
value and deserves exploration.
If you have introductory-level science questions, ScienceNet from the
U.K. can be
If you have an interest in the future of science, technology and
public policy, here's
a useful page from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and
The home page of the American Institute
provides many useful background links.
Cosmic questions and controversy? Here is the Counterbalance
Meta Library, a shared collection of topics, definitions, audio
and video clips
which cover the constructive interaction of science, ethics,
philosophy and religion.
The National Library of Medicine Audiovisual Program Development
Branch has an interesting
site introducing AV techniques to examine such things as the
and Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature <http://lhncbc.nlm.nih.gov/apdb/video/vidprod/vidprod.html>.
A useful page on some basic laws of chemistry <http://www.chm.davidson.edu/ChemistryApplets/GasLaws/>
from Davidson College, N.C.
impact of science on society: three famous folks' bios, speeches,
Looking for information about famous inventors and inventions? This
excellent site provides great links, biographies and information
for the invention-hungry!!
Xrefer, the web's reference engine.
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