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1Title:  On aesthetics in science   
 Creator:  Wechsler, Judith, 1940- 
 Publication:  Birkhäuser, Boston, c1988. 
 Notes:  Originally published: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c1978. With new introduction. "A Pro scientia viva title." Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-169) and index. 
 Extent:  xiv, 180 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. 
 Subjects:  Science -- Aesthetics

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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2Title:  On aesthetics in science   
 Creator:  Wechsler, Judith, 1940- 
 Publication:  MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass, c1978. 
 Notes:  Includes index. Bibliography: p. [165]-169. 
 Extent:  180 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Science -- Aesthetics

 
Collection:  Linda Hall Library 
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3Title:  Truth or beauty: science and the quest for order   
 Creator:  Orrell, David. 
 Publication:  Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn, London, 2012. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-337) and index. 
 Extent:  348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Science -- Aesthetics | Science -- History

 
Collection:  Yale University 
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4Title:  Elegance in science : the beauty of simplicity / Ian Glynn.   
 Creator:  Glynn, Ian. 
 Publication:  Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.  
 Extent:  xvii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm 
 Subjects:  Science - Aesthetics | Science - History

 
Collection:  Wellcome Collection 
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5Title:  Elegance in science: the beauty of simplicity   
 Creator:  Glynn, Ian. 
 Publication:  Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 2010. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-262) and index. Science is often thought of as a methodical but dull activity. But the finest science, the breakthroughs most admired and respected by scientists themselves, is characterized by elegance. What does elegance mean in the context of science? Economy is a considerable part of it; creativity too. Sometimes, a suggested solution is so simple and neat that it elicits an exclamation of wonder from the observer. The greatest science, whether primarily theoretical or experimental, reflects a creative imagination." "In this book, the distinguished physiologist and writer Ian Glynn explores some of the finest examples of elegance in science: the delightful simplicity of the laws discovered by Kepler and Newton in the motion of the planets; Galileo's experiments with an inclined plane; the remarkable work of Thomas Young on light; dazzling insights into the counterintuitive workings of our perception demonstrated by Richard Gregory and Vilayanur Ramachandran; and the several breakthroughs that led to Crick and Watson's unravelling of the structure and function of DNA. The result is a fascinating tour through some of the most important episodes in the history of science. 
 Extent:  xvii, 271 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
 Subjects:  Science -- Aesthetics | Science -- History

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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6Title:  Truth or beauty: science and the quest for order   
 Creator:  Orrell, David. 
 Publication:  Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn, 2012. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references (p. [289]-337) and index. 
 Extent:  348 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Science -- Aesthetics | Science -- History

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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7Title:  Elegance in science: the beauty of simplicity   
 Creator:  Glynn, Ian. 
 Publication:  Oxford University Press, Oxford, New York, 2010. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references and index. 
 Extent:  xvii, 271 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. 
 Subjects:  Science -- Aesthetics | Science -- History

 
Collection:  Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 
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8Title:  Beyond the finite : the sublime in art and science / edited by Roald Hoffmann and Iain Boyd Whyte.   
 Creator:  Hoffmann, Roald.  | Whyte, Iain Boyd, 1947- 
 Publication:  New York : Oxford University Press, [2011], ©2011.  
 Extent:  xvii, 173 pages, 15 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm 
 Subjects:  Science - Aesthetics | Sublime, The, in art

 
Collection:  Wellcome Collection 
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9Title:  Truth or beauty : science and the quest for order / David Orrell.   
 Creator:  Orrell, David 
 Publication:  New Haven : Yale University Press, 2012.  
 Extent:  348 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm 
 Subjects:  Science - Aesthetics | Science - History | Esthetics | Science - history

 
Collection:  Wellcome Collection 
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10Title:  On aesthetics in science   
 Creator:  Wechsler, Judith, 1940- 
 Publication:  MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass, c1978. 
 Notes:  Includes index. Bibliography: p. [165]-169. 
 Extent:  [iv], 180 p. : illus., diagrs. ; 23 cm. 
 Subjects:  Science -- Aesthetics | Science -- Philosophy | Science -- History | Darwinism

 
Collection:  American Philosophical Society 
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11Title:  A beautiful question : finding nature's deep design / Frank Wilczek.   
 Creator:  Wilczek, Frank 
 Publication:  London : Allen Lane, an Imprint of Penguin Books, 2015.  
 Extent:  430 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm 
 Subjects:  Physics - Philosophy | Science - Aesthetics | Harmony of the spheres

 
Collection:  Wellcome Collection 
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12Title:  Speech to Berkeley Democratic Club (1945) and six other talks, 1945-1972   
 Creator:  Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985 
 Notes:  Forms part of the Niels Bohr Library Miscellaneous Physics Collection. Other talks include: Persuasion, Coercion, and Overpowering (1965); Science and the Ethics of Coercion (1967); Prediction and Invention (1968); Aesthetics and the "Right Answer" (1972; The Character of a University; and The Role of Science Museums (n.d.). One talk from 1945 is untitled. 
 Extent:  7 items (1 inch). 
 Subjects:  Science -- Moral and ethical aspects | Science museums | Science -- Aesthetics | Berkeley Democratic Club

 
Collection:  American Institute of Physics 
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13Title:  Truth and beauty: aesthetics and motivations in science   
 Creator:  Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995 
 Publication:  University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1987. 
 Notes:  Gift of the Ronald C. Taylor Collection. Donated by Ming-Ying Wei and David K. Taylor. Includes bibliographies. 
 Extent:  x, 170 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
 Subjects:  Milne, Edward Arthur, -- 1896-1950 | Eddington, Arthur Stanley, -- Sir, -- 1882-1944 | Schwarzschild, K. -- (Karl), -- 1873-1916 | Science -- Aesthetics | Physics -- Philosophy | Motivation (Psychology)

 
Collection:  University of Oklahoma 
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14Title:  Truth and beauty: aesthetics and motivations in science   
 Creator:  Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910- 
 Publication:  University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1987. 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographies. 
 Extent:  x, 170 p. : illus., ports., tables, charts ; 23 1/2 cm. 
 Subjects:  Milne, Edward Arthur, -- 1896-1950 | Eddington, Arthur Stanley, -- Sir, -- 1882-1944 | Schwarzschild, K. -- (Karl), -- 1873-1916 | Science -- Aesthetics | Physics -- Philosophy | Motivation (Psychology) | Science -- Philosophy

 
Collection:  American Philosophical Society 
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15Title:  Aesthetic science: representing nature in the Royal Society of London, 1650-1720   
 Creator:  Wragge-Morley, Alexander 
 Notes:  Includes bibliographical references and index. "The scientists affiliated with the early Royal Society of London have long been regarded as forerunners of modern empiricism, rejecting the symbolic and moral goals of Renaissance natural history in favor of plainly representing the world as it really was. Alexander Wragge-Morley challenges this interpretation by arguing that key figures such as John Ray, Robert Boyle, Nehemiah Grew, Robert Hooke, and Thomas Willis saw the study of nature as an aesthetic project. In fact, they practiced a science that depended on harnessing the embodied pleasures and pains that arise from sensory experience. Aesthetic Science reveals how judgments of taste and pleasures played a central role in the formation of consensus in scientific communities and the emergence of what we now understand as scientific objectivity"-- 
 Extent:  243 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm 
 Subjects:  Ray, John, -- 1627-1705 | Boyle, Robert, -- 1627-1691 | Grew, Nehemiah, -- 1641-1712 | Hooke, Robert, -- 1635-1703 | Willis, Thomas, -- 1621-1675 | Royal Society (Great Britain) | Royal Society (Great Britain) | Boyle, Robert, 1627-1691 | Grew, Nehemiah, 1641-1712 | Hooke, Robert, 1635-1703 | Ray, John, 1627-1705 | Willis, Thomas, 1621-1675 | Royal Society (Great Britain) | Royal Society London | Royal society (GB) 17e siècle | Science -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century | Science -- Aesthetics | Knowledge, Theory of | Senses and sensation -- Great Britain | Science history | Esthetics history | Empiricism history | Sensation | History, 17th Century | History, 18th Century | United Kingdom | Knowledge, Theory of | Science | Science Aesthetics | Senses and sensation | Great Britain | Ästhetik | Naturphilosophie | Naturwissenschaften | Wissenschaft | Wissenschaftstheorie | Sciences Grande-Bretagne 17e siècle | Sciences Esthétique | History

 
Collection:  University of Pennsylvania 
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