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History of science : antiquity to 1700. Part 3

Author: Lawrence Principe
Publisher: Chantilly, Va. : Teaching Co., ©2002.
Series: Great courses on tape.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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Three tapes from set of 9 videocassettes surveying the history of science in the western world from the second millennium B.C. to the early eighteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Video recordings
History
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Principe
OCLC Number: 51934592
Notes: Tape 1, lectures 25-28 ; tape 2, lectures 29-32 ; tape 3, lectures 33-36.
Performer(s): Lectures presented by Professor Lawrence M. Principe.
Description: 3 videocassettes : sd., col. ; 1/2 in + course guidebook (ii, 61 p. ; 22 cm.)
Details: VHS.
Contents: Tape 1: --
lecture 25. Renaissance natural magic --
lecture 26. Copernicus and calendrical reform --
lecture 27. Renaissance technology --
lecture 28. Tycho, Kepler, and Galileo --
Tape 2: --
lecture 29. The new physics --
lecture 30. Voyages of discovery and natural history --
lecture 31. Mechanical philosophy and revived atomism --
lecture 32. Mechanism and vitalism --
Tape 3: --
lecture 33. Seventeenth-century chemistry --
lecture 34. The forces of Isaac Newton --
lecture 35. The rise of scientific societies --
lecture 36. How science develops.
Series Title: Great courses on tape.
Responsibility: Lawrence Principe.

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Three tapes from set of 9 videocassettes surveying the history of science in the western world from the second millennium B.C. to the early eighteenth century.

Covers the Renaissance and scientific revolution, from 1450-1700. Interest in natural magic followed by lectures about Copernicus' heliocentrism, Tycho's observations, Kepler's laws, and Galileo's new physics. Also discusses Isaac Newton, rise of scientific societies, the growth of technology, the development of chemistry, and calendrical reform.

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