Voyaging in Strange Seas : the Great Revolution in Science The Great Revolution in Science

Auteur: Knight, David
Taal: Engels
Voyaging in Strange Seas : the Great Revolution in Science

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An ambitious, landmark history of the Scientific Revolution, from the age of Columbus to the age of Cook In 1492 Columbus set out across the Atlantic; in 1776 American colonists declared their independence. Between these two events old authorities collapsed-Luther's Reformation divided churches, and various discoveries revealed the ignorance of the ancient Greeks and Romans. A new, empirical worldview had arrived, focusing now on observation, experiment, and mathematical reasoning. This engaging book takes us along on the great voyage of discovery that ushered in the modern age. David Knight, a distinguished historian of science, locates the Scientific Revolution in the great era of global oceanic voyages, which became both a spur to and a metaphor for scientific discovery. He introduces the well-known heroes of the story (Galileo, Newton, Linnaeus) as well as lesser-recognized officers of scientific societies, printers and booksellers who turned scientific discovery into public knowledge, and editors who invented the scientific journal. Knight looks at a striking array of topics, from better maps to more accurate clocks, from a boom in printing to medical advancements. He portrays science and religion as engaged with each other rather than in constant conflict; in fact, science was often perceived as a way to uncover and celebrate God's mysteries and laws. Populated with interesting characters, enriched with fascinating anecdotes, and built upon an acute understanding of the era, this book tells a story as thrilling as any in human history.
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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Pocket
Verschijningsdatum
mei 2015
Afmetingen
23,7 x 16,4 x 3,5 cm
Aantal pagina's
344 pagina's
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Auteur
Knight, David
Uitgever
Yale University Press

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9780300212754

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NUR code
680
Subtitel
The Great Revolution in Science

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