Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics

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Widely regarded as a classic in its field, Constructing Quarks recounts the history of the post-war conceptual development of elementary-particle physics. Inviting a reappraisal of the status of scientific knowledge, Andrew Pickering suggests that scientists are not mere passive observers and reporters of nature. Rather they are social beings as well as active constructors of natural phenomena who engage in both experimental and theoretical practice. "A prodigious piece of scholarship that I can heartily recommend." ...

Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics 1999, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226667997

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Constructing Quarks: A Sociological History of Particle Physics 1984, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226667980

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