Synopses & Reviews
This is a concise but wide-ranging account of all aspects of the Scientific Revolution from astronomy to zoology. The third edition has been thoroughly updated, and some sections revised and extended, to take into account the latest scholarship and research and new developments in historiography.
"The Scientific Revolution - by whatever name - marks a period of fundamental historical change. In this little book, John Henry provides a clearly organized and gracefully written introduction to its complexities; not only to past achievements and enduring aspirations, but to the unfinished business of historical interpretation." -- Robert A. Hatch, University of Florida
"Henrys book remains the most comprehensive short introduction to the Scientific Revolution available." -- Rob Iliffe, University of Sussex, UK
"With the third edition of The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science, John Henry continues his admirable track record for thoughtful and well targeted improvement of an already fine product, with timely additions and modifications reflecting the evolving state of research and debate in the field. From its first edition this has been our Programs introductory textbook of choice, whilst the innovative and continually expanding bibliographical referencing system, keyed to topics as they arise in the text, is commended to our students on all levels." -- Professor John Schuster, University of New South Wales, Australia
A new edition of one of the most successful and established textbooks in the field, now revised, updated and extended to take into account the latest scholarship and research
About the Author
JOHN HENRY is a Reader in the History of Science at the University of Edinburgh, UK. He has published widely on the history of science from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements * Acknowledgements for the Third Edition * The Scientific Revolution and the Historiography of Science * Renaissance and Revolution * The Scientific Method * Magic and the Origins of Modern Science * The Mechanical Philosophy * Religion and Science * Science and the Wider Culture * Conclusion * Bibliography * Glossary * Index