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By Babak Ashrafi (auth.), Kostas Gavroglu, Jürgen Renn (eds.)

The current quantity, compiled in honor of a superb historian of technological know-how, physicist and remarkable individual, Sam Schweber, is exclusive in assembling a wide spectrum of positions at the historical past of technology by means of a few of its major representatives. Readers will locate it illuminating to profit how well-liked authors pass judgement on the present prestige and the longer term views in their box. scholars will locate this quantity necessary as a advisor in a fragmented box that is still ruled by means of idiosyncratic services and that also lacks a methodical canon. The essays have been written according to our invitation to explicate the perspectives of the authors about the kingdom of the historical past of technology this present day and the problems we felt are with regards to its destiny. even supposing no longer all of the students invited to write down have contributed an essay, this quantity can however be regarded as a slightly complete survey of the current country of the heritage of technological know-how. all of the papers amassed right here mirror in a single means or one other the robust effect Sam Schweber exerted up to now many years in his mild means, at the heritage of technology in addition to at the lives of lots of its protagonists world wide. All who've had the potential for encountering him have benefited from his recommendation, benevolence, and friendship. Sam Schweber’s highbrow style, his ardour for wisdom, and his erudition are all encompassing. It, for that reason, appeared becoming to honor him with a set of essays of similar breadth; not anything much less might suffice.

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