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The Scientific Revolution: Aspirations and Achievements, 1500-1700
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Humanity Books
Publication date March 1, 1998
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781573925440
ISBN-10 1573925446
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
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Original list price $49.00
Other format details sci/tech
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: This clear and concise survey charts the momentous change, the shift from ancient and medieval science to the beginnings of modern science, that has come to be called the Scientific Revolution.

Starting with traditions of the ancient Greeks and the Christianizing of pagan philosophy during the middle ages, later chapters go on to show how these ancient and medieval traditions were either overhauled or overthrown by early moderm natural philosophers. Aristotelian cosmology was replaced by a new astronomy and physics, and animal physiology and medicine were put on new foundations. New scientific methodologies were proposed and scientific societies were organized to harness the power of science for the good of the state. Professor Jacob provides a masterful summary of the most recent scholarship surrounding these developments in language accessible to the nonscientist.

But this narrative does not stop at an account of the events themselves--it sets them in a broader cultural context. The impact on science of the invention of the printing press is discussed as is the contribution of Renaissance humanism, Neoplatonism and magic. Even more importantly, the dynamic relations between religion and science are treated in detail and the question addressed of just how the crisis of authority in science reflected the crisis of authority in society.

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Hardcover
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With Astrid Desbordes, Marc Boutavant (other contributor) | from Prometheus Books (March 1, 1998)
9780391039773 | details & prices | 148 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $39.95
This edition also contains Edmond, the Moonlit Party
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from Humanity Books (March 1, 1998)
9781573925440 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $49.00
About: This clear and concise survey charts the momentous change, the shift from ancient and medieval science to the beginnings of modern science, that has come to be called the Scientific Revolution.
Paperback
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With Sam Bosma (other contributor) | from Prometheus Books (March 1, 1998)
9780391039780 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $12.50
This edition also contains Fantasy Sports
About: An introduction to a large and complicated subject, which has come to be called the Scientific Revolution, this book refers to the fundamental changes in our understanding of the natural world that occurred in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
from Humanity Books (March 1, 1998)
9781573925464 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $23.99

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