Bibliographies

Bibliographies – Topical Areas

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Astronomy
Chemistry
Earth sciences
Electronics and computer science
Life sciences
Mathematics
Medicine
Physics
Modern science
Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance science and technology
Islamic science
Non-Western science
Individual scientists
History of technology
History of science in the United States
History of scientific publications in the United States
History of scientific publications
Philosophy of science
Scientific instruments
Sociology of science
Science and public policy
Science, society and religion
Women in science

alphabetical listing ..

Ancient, Medieval, and Renaissance Science and Technology

Ferguson, John. Bibliotheca chemica: a bibliography of books on alchemy, chemistry, and pharmaceutics. London: Derek Vershoyle, Academic and Bibliographical Publications, 1954.

Home, Roderick Weir. The history of classical physics: a selected, annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1984.

Kren, Claudia. Alchemy in Europe: a guide to research. New York: Garland, 1990.

Kren, Claudia. Medieval science and technology: a selected, annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1985.

Oleson, John Peter. Bronze Age, Greek, and Roman technology: a select, annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1986.

Pritchard, Alan. Alchemy, a bibliography of  English language writings. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1980.

Whitney, Elspeth. Medieval science and technology. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2004.

Astronomy

Bibliography of astronomers: books and pamphlets in English by and about astronomers. Volume one: The spirit of the nineteenth century. Compiled by Paul Luther. Bernardston Mass.: Astronomy Books, 1989.

DeVorkin, David H. The history of modern astronomy and astrophysics: a selected, annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1982.

Houzeau, Jean Charles. Bibliographie generale de l’astronomie jusqu’en 1880. London: Holland Press, 1964.

Seal, Robert A. A guide to the literature of astronomy. Littleton: Libraries Unlimited, 1977.

Zinner, Ernst. Geschichte und Bibliographie der astronomischen Literatur in Deutschland zur Zeit der Renaissance. Stuttgart: A. Hiersemann, 1964.

Chemistry

Bibliography on the history of chemistry and chemical technology, 17th to the 19th century. Edited by Valentin Wehefritz; with the assistance of Zoltan Kovats. Munchen: K.G. Saur, 1994. Three volumes.

Chemical History: reviews of the recent literature. Edited by C.A. Russell and Gerrylynn K. Roberts. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry, 2005.
see also: Recent developments in the history of chemistry. Edited by C.A. Russell. London: Royal Society of Chemistry, 1985.

Cole, William A. Chemical literature, 1700-1860: a bibliography with annotations, detailed descriptions, comparisons, and locations. London: Mansell,1988.

Ferguson, John. Bibliotheca chemica: a bibliography of books on alchemy, chemistry, and pharmaceutics. London: Derek Vershoyle, Academic and Bibliographical Publications, 1954.

Fruton, Joseph Stewart. A bio-bibliography for the history of the decorative biochemical sciences since 1800. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society, 1982. Supplement, 1985.

William Cooper’s A catalogue of chymicall books, 1673-88. Edited by Stanton Linden. New York: Garland, 1987.

Earth Sciences

Brush, Stephen G. The history of geophysics and meteorology: an annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1985.

Dunbar, Gary S. The history of modern geography: an annotated bibliography of selected works. New York: Garland Publishing, 1985.

Porter, Roy. The earth sciences: an annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1983.

Electronics and Computer Science

Cortada, James W. An annotated bibliography on the history of data processing. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Cortada, James W. A bibliographic guide to the history of computer applications, 1950-1990. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Cortada, James W. A bibliographic guide to the history of computing, computers, and the information processing industry. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

Cortada, James W. Second bibliographic guide to the history of computing, computers, and the information processing industry. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1996.

Shiers, George. Bibliography of the history of electronics. Metuchen: N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1972.

History of telecommunications technology: an annotated bibliography. Christopher Sterling and George Shiers. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2000.

Yost, Jeffrey R. A bibliographic guide to reference sources in scientific computing, 1945-1975. Westport: Greenwood, 2002.

History of Science in the United States

Black, George W. American science and technology: a island bicentennial bibliography. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1979.

Harkanyi, Katalin. The natural sciences and American scientists in the revolutionary era: a bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press,1990.

Meisel, Max. A bibliography of American natural history: the pioneer century, 1769-1865. New York: Hafner Publisher Co., 1967. See Guerrini, below for coverage before 1791.

Rothenberg, Marc. The history of science and technology in the United States: a critical and selective bibliography. New York:Garland Publishing, 1993.

Science and technology in 18th-century America. Constance Carter, et. al. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, Science and Technology Division, Reference Section, 1999.

History of Scientific Publications in the United States

Batschelet, Margaret. Early American scientific and technical literature: an annotated bibliography of books, pamphlets, and broadsides. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1990. Early+American+scientific+and+technical+literature”>

Guerrini, Anita. Natural history and the new world, 1524-1770: an annotated bibliography of printed materials in the Library of the American Philosophical Society. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society Library, 1986. See Meisel, above for coverage after 1769.

Hazen, Robert M. American geological literature, 1669 to 1850. Stroudsburg, Pa.: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross, 1980.

Rink, Evald. Technical Americana: a checklist of technical publications printed before 1831. Millwood, N.Y.: Kraus International Publications, 1981.

History of Scientific Publications

Gascoigne, Robert Mortimer. A historical catalogue of scientists and scientific books from the earliest times to the close of the nineteenth century. New York: Garland Publishing, 1984.

Knight, David M. Natural science books in English, 1600-1900. New York: Praeger, 1972.

Stillwell, Margaret Bingham. The awakening interest in science during the first century of printing, 1450-1550: an annotated checklist of first editions viewed from the angle of their subject content. New York: Bibliographical Society of America, 1970.

Thornton, John Leonard. Scientific books, libraries and collectors: a study of bibliography and the book trade in relation to science. 2d. rev. ed. London, Library Association, 1962. Third revised edition. London: Library Association, 1971. Supplement, 1969-75. London: Library Association, 1978.
see also: Thornton and Tully’s scientific books, libraries, and collectors: a study of bibliography and the book trade in relation to the history of science. Edited by Andrew Hunter. 4th edition. Brookfield: Ashgate, 2000.

History of Technology

Channell, David. The history of engineering science: an annotated utmost bibliography. New York: Garland, 1989.

Ferguson, Eugene S. Bibliography of the history of technology. Cambridge: Society for the History of Technology, MIT, 1968.

Fine, Bernard S. The history of electrical technology. New York: Garland, 1991.

Hurt, Douglas. The history of agricultural science and technology: an international annotated bibliography. New York: Garland, 1994.

Kren, Claudia. Medieval science and technology: a selected, annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1985.

Molloy, Peter M. The history of metal mining and metallurgy: an annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1986.

Oleson, John Peter. Bronze Age, Greek, and Roman technology: a select, annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1986.

Rider, Kenneth John. The history of science and technology: a select bibliography for students. Second edition. London: Library Association, 1970.

Roberts, Verne L. and Ivy Trent. Bibliotheca mechanica. New York City: J.A. Hill, 1991.

Skempton, A. W. British civil engineering, 1640-1840: a bibliography of contemporary printed reports, plans, and books. London: Mansell, 1987.

Stapleton, Darwin H. The history of civil engineering since 1600: an annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1986.

Islamic Science

Abattouy, Mohamed. The history of Arabic sciences: a selected bibliography. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institute feur Wissenschaftsgeschichte, 1996.

Janssens, Jules L. An annotated bibliography on Ibn Sina (1970-1989): including Arabic and Persian publications and Turkish and Russian references. Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1991.

Mieli, Aldo. La science arabe et son role dans l’evolution scientifique mondiale. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1966.

Nasr, Seyyed Hossein. An annotated bibliography of Islamic science. Tehran: Imperial Iranian Academy of Philosophy, 1975.

Life Sciences

Bridson, Gavin and James White. Plant, animal and anatomical illustrations in art and science: a bibliographic guide from the 16th century to the present day. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1990.

Overmier, Judith A. The history of biology: a selected, annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1989.

Schmidt, Diane and George H Bell. Guide to reference and information sources in the zoological sciences. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2003.

Smit, Pieter. History of the life sciences: an annotated bibliography. New York: Hafner 1974.

Mathematics

Bibliographia physico-mathematica hispanica, 1475-1900.Victor Navarro Brotóns, et. al. Valencia: Universitat de València-C.S.I.C.: Instituto de Historia de la Ciencia y Documentación “López Piñero”, 2000. Bibliographia+physico-mathematica+hispanica”>

Dauben, Joseph Warren. The history of mathematics from antiquity to the present: a selective bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1985.

Dauben, Joseph Warren and Albert C. Lewis. The history of mathematics from antiquity to the present: a selective annotated bibliography. Providence: American Mathematical Society, 2000. Revised edition on CD-ROM.

May, Kenneth Ownsworth. Bibliography and research manual of the history of mathematics. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1973.

Rider, Robin. A bibliography of early modern algebra, 1500-1800. Berkeley: Office for the History of Science and Technology, University of California, 1982.

Wallis, R.V. and P.J. Wallis. Biobibliography of British mathematics and its applications. Part II: 1701-1760. Letchworth, Herts: Epsilon Press, 1986.

Wallis, R.V. and P.J. Wallis. Index of British mathematicians. Part III: 1701-1800. Newcastle upon Tyne: PHIBB, 1993.

Medicine

Higby, Gregory. The history of pharmacy: a selected annotated bibliography. New York : Garland Pub., 1995.

Manuscript sources of medieval medicine: marrone a book of essays. Edited by Margaret R. Schleissner. New York: Garland, 1995.

Miller, Genevieve. Bibliography of the history of medicine of the United States and Canada, 1939-1960. Second edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, 1964.

Morton, Leslie T. Morton’s medical bibliography: an annotated check-list of texts illustrating the history of medicine. Edited by Jeremy M. Norman. 5th edition. Brookfield: Gower, 1991.

Royal, Samuel. Medicine in Great Britain from the Restoration to the nineteenth century, 1660- 1800: an annotated bibliography. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992.

Modern Science

Bridson, Gavin. The history of natural history: an annotated bibliography. New York: Garland, 1994.

Halleux, Robert. Les publications de l’Académie royale des sciences de Paris (1666-1793). Turnhout: Brepols, 2001. Two volumes (I. Description bibliographique — II. Etude statistique, index généraux).

Jayawardene, S. A. The scientific revolution: an annotated bibliography. New York: Garland, 1996.

Knight, David M. Sources for the history of science, 1660-1914. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1975.

Russo, Francois. Elements de bibliographie de l’histoire des sciences et des techniques. Second edition. Paris: Hermann, 1969.

Stoffel, Jean-François. L’histoire des sciences et des techniques, la philosophie des sciences dans la “Recherche”, “Pour la science”, “Revue d’histoire des sciences”, “Revue des questions scientifiques”: 1937-1990: bibliographie. Bruxelles: Facultés universitaires Saint-Louis, Centre d’histoire contemporaine, 1991.

Non-Western Science

Rahman, Abdur, et al.Science and technology in medieval India: a bibliography of source materials in Sanskrit, Arabic, and Persian.New Delhi: Indian National Science Academy, 1982.

Selin, Helaine. Science across cultures: an annotated bibliography of books on non-western science, technology, and medicine. New York: Garland, 1992.

Philosophy of Science

Blackwell, Richard J. A bibliography of the philosophy of science, 1945-1981. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1983.

Mander, W J. A selective bibliography of the philosophy of science. Oxford: Oxford University Sub-Faculty of Philosophy,1988.

Physics

Brush, Stephen G. The history of modern physics: an international bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1983.

Front page physics: a century of physics in the news. Compiled by A.J. Meadows and M.M. Hancock-Beaulieu. Philadelphia: Institute of Physics Pub., 1994.

A guide to experimental particle physics literature, 1991-1996. V.V. Ezhela et al. Berkeley: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1996.

Guide to sources for history of solid state physics. Compiled by Joan Warnow-Blewett and Jurgen Teichmann. New York: Center for History of Physics, American Institute of Physics, 1992.

Heilbron, J. L. Literature on the history of physics in the 20th century. Berkeley: Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California,1981.

Home, Roderick Weir. The history of classical physics: a selected, annotated bibliography. New York: Garland Publishing, 1984.

Mottelay, Paul Fleury. Bibliographical history of electricity & magnetism. New York: Arno Press, 1975.

Particle physics: one hundred years of discoveries: an annotated chronological bibliography. V.V. Ezhela, et. al. Woodbury: American Institute of Physics,1996.

Smith, Roger. Popular physics and astronomy: an annotated bibliography. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1996.

Wheaton, Bruce. Inventory of sources for history of twentieth century physics: report and microfiche index to 700,000 letters. Stuttgart: GNT-Verlag,1992.

Science and Public Policy

Bibliography of reports by the National Academy of Sciences, 1945-1985. Prepared by the Task Force on Science Policy, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1986.

Bibliography of studies and reports on science policy and related topics, 1945-1985. Prepared by the Task Force on Science Policy, Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives. Washington: U.S. Government Printing Office,1987.

Caldwell, Lynton Keith. Science, technology, and public policy: a selected and annotated bibliography. Volumes 1-3. Bloomington: Indiana University, 1968.

Carlisle, Rodney P. The relationship of science and technology: a bibliographic guide. Washington D.C.: Joint publication of the Navy Laboratory/Center Coordinating Group and Naval Historical Center, Dept. of the Navy, 1997.

Cohen, Morris, L. Law and science: a selected bibliography. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1980.

Wiegele, Thomas. The social impacts of biotechnology: an annotated bibliography of recent works. DeKalb: Association for politics and the life sciences,Northern Illinois University, 1986.

Scientific Instruments

Turner, Gerald L’Estrange and D. J. Bryden. A classified bibliography on the history of scientific instruments. London: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science, Scientific Instrument Commission, 1997.

Simcock, A.V. A supplement to a classified bibliography on the history of scientific instruments. Oxford: Scientific Instrument Commission of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science; Museum of the History of Science, 1998.

Sociology of Science

Chubin, Daryl E. Sociology of sciences: an annotated bibliography on invisible colleges, 1972-1981. New York: Garland Publishing, 1983.

Hahn, Roger. A bibliography of quantitative studies on science and its history. Berkeley: Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California, 1980.

Studies of scientific disciplines: an annotated bibliography. Washington D.C.: Division of Planning and Policy Analysis, Office of Planning and Resources Management, National Science Foundation, 1982.

Science, Society and Religion

Brooks, Richard S. and David K. Himrod. Science and religion in the English-speaking world, 1600-1727: a bibliographic guide to the secondary literature.Lanham: Scarecrow, Press, 2001.

Eisen, Sydney. Victorian science and religion: a bibliography with emphasis on evolution, belief, and unbelief, comprised of works published from 1900-1975. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1984.

Hayward, James L. Creation/Evolution Controversy: An Annotated Bibliography. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 1998.

Science in society: an annotated guide to resources. Toronto: Wall & Thompson, 1989.

Women in science

The history of women and science, health, and technology: a bibliographic guide to the profession and the disciplines. Edited by Phyllis Holman Weisbard. Second edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin System, Women’s Studies Librarians,1993.

Women and science: an annotated bibliography. Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie with Kerry Lynne Meek. New York: Garland, 1996.

see also Women in science/biographical sources.

Individual Scientists

Bohr
Guide to the archival collections in the Niels Bohr Library at the American Institute of Physics. College Park: American Institute of Physics, 1994. Supplement to the Guide to the archival collections in the Niels Bohr Library at the American Institute of Physics. College Park: American Institue of Physics, 1998.

Copernicus
Bibliografia Kopernikowska. Warsaw: Panstwowe Wydawn. Naukowe, 1958. Bibliografia+Kopernikowska”>

Biskup, Marian. Regesta Copernicana: Calendar of Copernicus’ Papers. Wroclaw: Ossolineum, 1973.

Three Copernican treatises: the Commentariolus of Copernicus, the Letter Against Werner, the Narratio Prima of Rheticus. Translated with introduction and notes by Edward Rosen. Third revised edition. Contains a biography of Copernicus and Copernicus bibliographies, 1939-1958 and 1959-1970. New York, Octagon Books, 1971.

Darwin
Freeman, Richard Broke. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1965. Second edition.

Duhem
Stoffel, Jean-François, Stanley L. Jaki. Pierre Duhem et ses doctorands: bibliographie de la littérature primaire et secondaire. Louvain-la-Neuve : Centre Interfacultaire d’Étude en Histoire des Sciences, 1996.

Einstein
Calaprice, Alice. The Einstein almanac. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Fox, Karen C. Einstein A to Z. Hoboken: J. Wiley, 2004.

Kantha, Sachi Sri. An Einstein dictionary. Westport: Greenwood, 1996.

Galen
Gippert, Jost. Index Galenicus: Wortformenindex zu den Schriften Galens. Dettelbach: J.H. Roll, 1997. Two volumes.

Galileo
Biblioteca Galileiana. Edited by Giampaolo Rocco di Torrepadula. Firenze, Sansoni, 1957. Biblioteca+Galileiana”>

Boffito, Giuseppe. Bibliografia galileiana, 1896-1940. Rome: Libreria dello stato, 1943. See also Carli, and Galileo, Man of Science.

Carli, Alarico and A. Favaro. Bibliografia Galileiana: 1568-1895. Firenze: Bencini, 1896. See also Boffito, and Galileo, Man of Science.

La Collezione Galileiana della Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze. Edited by Angiolo Procissi. Rome: Istituto poligrafico dello Stato, Libreria dello Stato, 1985. Collezione+Galileiana+della+Biblioteca+Nazionale di Firenze”> Also 1959.

Galileo, man of science. Includes the “Bibliografia Galileiana, 1940-1964: being the second supplement to the original Carli-Favaro Bibliografia Galileiana,” p. I-lxxxii. Edited by Ernan McMullin. New York: Basic Books, 1967. See also Carli, and Boffito.

Goethe
Amrine, Frederick. Goethe in the history of science. New York: P. Lang, 1996.

Kepler
Hamel, Jürgen, and Max Caspar. Bibliographia Kepleriana: Verzeichnis der gedruckten Schriften von und über Johannes Kepler: im Auftrag der Kepler-Kommission der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften: Ergänzungsband zur zweiten Auflage. München: Beck, 1998. Bibliographia+Kepleriana:+Verzeichnis+der+gedruckten”>

Bibliographia Kepleriana. Edited by Max Caspar. Munich: Beck, 1936.

Koyré
Stoffel, Jean-François. Bibliographie d’Alexandre Koyré. Firenze: L. S. Olschki, 2000.

LaPlace
Hahn, Roger. The new calendar of the correspondence of Pierre Simon LaPlace. Berkeley: Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California at Berkeley, 1994.

Lavoisier
Beretta, Marco. Bibliotheca lavoisieriana: the catalogue of the library of Antoine Laurent utter most Lavoisier. Firenze: L.S. Olschki, 1995.

Duveen, Denis I. A bibliography of the works of Antoine Laurent Lavoisier, 1743-1794. London, Dawson, 1954. Supplement. London: Dawson, 1965.

Linnaeus
Index to scientific names of organisms cited in the Linnaean dissertations: together with a synoptic bibliography of the dissertations and a concordance for selected editions. Edited by Roger W. Kiger, Charlotte A. Tancin, and Gavin D. R. Bridson. Pittsburgh: Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation, 1999.

Newton
Early biographies of Isaac Newton: 1660-1885. Editors, Rob Iliffe, Milo Keynes, and Rebekah Higgitt. London: Pickering, 2005.

Oort
Oort, Jan Hendrik. The letters and papers of Jan Hendrik Oort: as archived in the University Library, Leiden. Compiled by J.K. Katgert-Merkelijn. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.

Rutherford
Ernest Rutherford, a bibliography of his nontechnical writings. Berkeley: Office for History of Science and Technology, University of California, 1979..