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Ingenious Pursuits: Building the Scientific Revolutionby Lisa Jardine
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Focusing on some of the remarkable advances of the 17th and 18th centuries (e.g. the discovery of the circulation of blood, selective animal and plant breeding, and the development of chemical substance analysis), Jardine (Renaissance studies, U. of London) shows how they grew out of pressures and practices of the discoverers' everyday lives.
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From the author of the highly acclaimed "Worldly Goods, " a brilliant rethinking of the most exciting period in science--the Renaissance--connecting the era's famous leaps of imagination in the humanities with the creative inspiration behind its scientific discoveries.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -431) and index.
About the Author
Lisa Jardine is author of the highly acclaimed Worldly Goods: A New History of the Renaissance. She is Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, and Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
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