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Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution : a Global Perspective.

Author: Toby E Huff
Publisher: Leiden : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study, beginning with the Dutch-invented telescope of 1608 and then Galileo's discoveries, casts the European advancements in modern science, technology, and economic development into a global framework.
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Huff, Toby E.
Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolution : A Global Perspective.
Leiden : Cambridge University Press, ©2010
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toby E Huff
ISBN: 9780511990656 0511990650
OCLC Number: 700706237
Description: 1 online resource (370 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; PART I SOMETHING NEW UNDER THE SUN; 1 Introduction; 2 Inventing the Discovery Machine; 3 The New Telescopic Evidence; 4 The "Far Seeing Looking Glass" Goes to China; 5 The Discovery Machine Goes to the Muslim World; PART II PATTERNS OF EDUCATION; 6 Three Ideals of Higher Education: Islamic, Chinese, and Western; PART III SCIENCE UNBOUND; 7 Infectious Curiosity I: Anatomy and Microbiology; 8 Infectious Curiosity II: Weighing the Air and Atmospheric Pressure. 9 Infectious Curiosity III: Magnetism and Electricity10 Prelude to the Grand Synthesis; 11 The Path to the Grand Synthesis; 12 The Scientific Revolution in Comparative Perspective; Epilogue: Science, Literacy, and Economic Development; Selected References; Index.

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This study, beginning with the Dutch-invented telescope of 1608 and then Galileo's discoveries, casts the European advancements in modern science, technology, and economic development into a global framework.

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