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The Scientific Revolution

An Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio World Companions)

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Written in English

387 pages

We expect science to be a realm of constant innovation and change, sometimes benevolent and sometimes terrifying. Yet it was not always so. In European and other civilizations, theoretical science was a marginal activity before the 17th century, practiced by few and possessing little cultural authority.Many are familiar with the ideas of Copernicus, Descartes, and Galileo. But here the reader is also introduced to lesser known ideas and contributors to the Scientific Revolution, such as the mathematical Bernoulli Family and Andreas Vesalius, whose anatomical charts revolutionized the study of the human body. More marginal characters include the magician Robert Fludd. The encyclopedia also discusses subjects like Arabic science and the bizarre history of blood transfusions, and institutions like the Universities of Padua and Leiden, which were dominant forces in academic medicine and science.

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The Scientific Revolution

An Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio World Companions)

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We expect science to be a realm of constant innovation and change, sometimes benevolent and sometimes terrifying. Yet it was not always so. In European and other civilizations, theoretical science was a marginal activity before the 17th century, practiced by few and possessing little cultural authority.Many are familiar with the ideas of Copernicus, Descartes, and Galileo. But here the reader is also introduced to lesser known ideas and contributors to the Scientific Revolution, such as the mathematical Bernoulli Family and Andreas Vesalius, whose anatomical charts revolutionized the study of the human body. More marginal characters include the magician Robert Fludd. The encyclopedia also discusses subjects like Arabic science and the bizarre history of blood transfusions, and institutions like the Universities of Padua and Leiden, which were dominant forces in academic medicine and science.

The Scientific Revolution

An Encyclopedia (ABC-Clio World Companions)

1 edition

This edition was published in by ABC-CLIO


Classifications

Library of Congress
Q127.E8 B87 2001, Q127.E8 B87 2001eb, Q127.E8B87 2001

The Physical Object

Format
Library Binding
Number of pages
387
Dimensions
10.3 x 7.3 x 1 inches
Weight
1.9 pounds

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Open Library
OL11120510M
ISBN 10
0874368758
ISBN 13
9780874368758
LC Control Number
2001003382
Library Thing
3301331
Goodreads
6724378

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