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The Scientific Revolution: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

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The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries witnessed such fervent investigations of the natural world that the period has been called the "Scientific Revolution." New ideas and discoveries not only redefined what human beings believed, knew, and could do, but also forced them to redefine themselves with respect to the strange new worlds revealed by ships and scalpels, telescopes and microscopes, experimentation and contemplation. Explanatory systems were made, discarded, and remade by some of the best-known names in the entire history of science--Copernicus, Galileo, Newton--and by many others less recognized but no less important. In this Very Short Introduction Lawrence M. Principe explores the exciting developments in the sciences of the stars (astronomy, astrology, and cosmology), the sciences of earth (geography, geology, hydraulics, pneumatics), the sciences of matter and motion (alchemy, chemistry, kinematics, physics), the sciences of life (medicine, anatomy, biology, zoology), and much more. The story is told from the perspective of the historical characters themselves, emphasizing their background, context, reasoning, and motivations, and dispelling well-worn myths about the history of science.

About the Author

Lawrence M. Principe is Drew Professor of the Humanities, in the Department of the History of Science and Technology, Johns Hopkins University.

Table of Contents

Introduction: science and natural philosophy

1. New worlds and old worlds

2. The connected world

3. The superlunar world

4. The sublunar world

5. The microcosm and the living world

6. The artificial world

7. Building a world of science

Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199567416
Author:
Principe, Lawrence M
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Principe, Lawrence M.
Author:
null, Lawrence M.
Subject:
History
Subject:
History, Other | History of Science
Subject:
History of Science-General
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
15 b/w halftones
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
4.4 x 6.8 x 0.5 in 0.3 lb

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