What are the good books? It’s hard to know which sources to trust when you enter a new field. Four leading scholars have contributed bibliographic essays that serve as solid introductions to their fields of specialization. These articles first appeared in the HSS Newsletter in 1988 and 1989. Online versions are now available.
Reading the History of Science: A List of Good Places to Start, by A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Russian and Soviet Science and Technology, by Loren R. Graham
Life Sciences in the 20th Century, by Garland E. Allen
The Scientific Revolution, by Richard S. Westfall
Historians of Science and the “Real World”, by Jeffrey L. Sturchio. This article that appeared in the HSS Newsletter in 1988 focuses on public history careers for historians of science.