Deconstructing discovery

David Philip Miller, Discovering Water: James Watt, Henry Cavendish and the Nineteenth-Century ‘Water Controversy’. Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004)

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This is an admirable book. Readers who successfully negotiate its subtle analysis and its extended interlinked case studies will learn much about what scientific ‘discovery’ has meant and much about what two very different ‘discoverers’—James Watt and Henry Cavendish—could be made to signify in mid-nineteenth-century scientific culture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-106
Number of pages2
JournalNotes & Records of the Royal Society of London
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2006

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