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The scientific revolution : a very short introduction, Lawrence M. Principe

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The scientific revolution : a very short introduction
Title
The scientific revolution
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence M. Principe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 book the author 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
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Cataloging source
BKL
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Principe, Lawrence
Dewey number
509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Q125
LC item number
.P75 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
266
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science
  • Technology
  • World history
  • Science
  • Technology
  • World history
  • Naturwissenschaften
  • Wissenschaftliche Revolution
  • Vetenskap
  • Science
  • Technology
  • World history
  • Wissenschaftliche Revolution
  • World history
  • Technology
  • Science
Label
The scientific revolution : a very short introduction, Lawrence M. Principe
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New worlds and old worlds -- The connected world -- The superlunar world -- The sublunar world -- The microcosm and the living world -- Building a world of science
Control code
ocn726873105
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiv, 148 pages
Isbn
9780199567416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)726873105
Label
The scientific revolution : a very short introduction, Lawrence M. Principe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-140) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
New worlds and old worlds -- The connected world -- The superlunar world -- The sublunar world -- The microcosm and the living world -- Building a world of science
Control code
ocn726873105
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xiv, 148 pages
Isbn
9780199567416
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)726873105

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