Category Archives: history of science


Key Concepts in Energy ,  Springer – Engineering Book Series, Heilderberg- New York,  2014. at             “Waiting for the energy crisis: Europe and the United States on the eve of the first oil shock”, Historical … Continue reading

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Estimating Oil Reserves: History and Methods”, in Fossil Fuel and the Environment, Shahriar Khan (ed.), IN-Tech, Vukovar, (2011), pp. 143-166. Open-Access Book.

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 “The perfect technology: the jacquard in XIX century Portugal” , in Michele Merger(ed.), Tranfers de technologie en Méditerranée, (Paris: Presses Universitaires de Sorbonne, 2006), 447-466.                                                            “Las Ciencias de observación en Portugal”, LLuL Revista de la Sociedad Espanola de Historia de … Continue reading

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“A Estatística do Corpo: antropologia física e antropometria na alvorada do século XX“, Etnográfica, 7, 2 (2003):   283-303. “Opportunity and Chance. The introduction of sampling methods in Portugal“, E-Journal of Portuguese History, 1, 2, (2003). “Informação e gestão na Real … Continue reading

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