History of Science
Classical Chemistry: Papers and a historial review of
important concepts in chemistry, both introductory and advanced.
History of Physics: At the American Institute of Physics,
has extensive online exhibits, images and texts.
WWW Virtual Library: History of Science, Technology and Medicine.
As far as we are aware there are no groups specifically dedicated to
science history. Related groups to try include sci.philosophy.meta,
sci.classics and bionet.women-in-bio.
Fifty Round_Trips Through History, Technology, Science and Culture:
by James Burke (ISBN: 074320008X). Authored by the man known for the
"Connections" television series, provides the usual quirky and
serendipidous trips through the history of science & technology.
by Dava Sobel (ISBN: 0802713122). Subtitled, "The True Story of a Lone
Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time."
Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes (ISBN: 0684813785). A detailed account of the physics
and people involved in producing the atomic bomb.
Paul de Kruif (ISBN - 0-1560-0262-0; 1926)
A historical perspective of
many important discoveries in bacteriology from
Leeuwenhoek to Pasteur.
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