The Scientific Revolution and the Origins of Modern Science

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Jun 3, 2008 - History - 176 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Renaissance and Revolution
Magic and the Origins of Modern Science
The Mechanical Philosophy
Religion and Science
Science and the Wider Culture
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

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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.

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